A Rare Brooks Brothers Warehouse Sale Kicks The Sample Sale Schedule Back Into Gear With Proenza Schouler, Ghurka, Saturdays NYC & More

it's been a relatively quiet few months on the Sample Sale front, but it's about time for that to change as retailers are closing in on cancellation dates for Spring deliveries, and designers are getting ready to unload overstock and empty out their warehouses. One such warehouse is that bastion of classicism, BROOKS BROTHERS, who launched a three day shoe and accessory warehouse today just around the corner from its Midtown flagship. While the venerated retailer's elevated fare may still bee too stodgy for the fashion-y crown, it's shoe offerings have always had fans across the boars, and with most of the offerings at this sale priced at 80% off the original retail price, this will be a blowout for as long as the stock lasts. A visit this morning showed that selection may vary depending on size, so if you are a very popular size (sorry 9Ds) there may not be as many styles available as you would hope. Bog and tiny-footed folk may fare better, and the makers available include Red Wing, Allen Edmonds, the exclusive English label Peal & Co., and shoe connoisseur favorite Edward Green, whose pricey label the retailer appears to be dropping.
If shoes aren't your bag, then there are plenty of other bargains to be found like chunky knitted cashmere mufflers for under $50, hats from Stetson and Locke & Co. and various leathergoods from wallets to formal briefcases. While there is a selection of women's merchandise, the vast majority of the offerings are for men. You will immediately know if this is a sale you can't miss, and you have until Thursday to shop.

Also along the classic line, traditional leather brand GHURKA has returned to the sale schedule this week through Thursday offering up to 75% off bags and accessories for men and women, and promising enough product to fill Soiffer Haskin's cavernous facility.

Back to clothes, British contemporary sportswear chain REISS LONDON is at 260 Fifth Avenue starting today through Sunday featuring up to 70% off its men's and women's collections.

For a little bit more rarefied tastes, the celebrated PROENZA SCHOULER will be offering up to 70% off its apparel, shoes and accessories on Wooster Street in SoHo starting on Wednesday the 21st. Look for long lines of style obsessed shoppers.

Also on Wednesday, men's casual label SATURDAYS NYC will be taking up residence in Chelsea Market offering sportswear, shoes and beach basics through Sunday .

Bridal and Evening specialist ROMONA KEVEZA has become a red carpet regular, but her bridal wear also fuels her business. Both are expected to be on offer starting on Thursday for three days on Greene Street in SoHo.

Finally, Sunday brings the return of JOHN HARDY to Soiffer Haskin for the brand's seasonal clearance featuring Sterling silver, gold and precious gemstones at up to 65% off regular prices.

See our SALE ROLL sidebar for hours and locations as well as late-breaking events. Coming up, look for big names like Versace along with popular brands like Milly, The Kooples, Desigual and more.


Nicholas K, Brian Atwood, Freemans Sporting Club, Canali & More Keep The Winter Sample Sales Humming

It is the dreary time of year when retail therapy may be the only way to get through short, cold days until Spring finally starts to take hold. This week, the Sample sale schedule has been doing its part to lift shoppers' spirits, starting with a debut in nomad from beauty and fragrance chain RITUALS. Customers have been responding well to the sale this week featuring bath and body indulgences along with gift sets and beauty items open through Sunday.

Also this week, designer NICHOLAS K enlisted 260SampleSale for the first time for his women's sample sale in SoHo. Look for savings on the advanced Contemporary collection also through Sunday. For good measure, last week's HERVE LEGER archive sale has been extended through Sunday. The label has recently changed hands, and is due for a revamp, relaunch or repositioning of some sort, so this may be the last chance for a while to pick up an iconic bandage dress.

For anyone with a taste for more advanced fare, the esteemed SoHo boutique IF is holding its seasonal basement sale through Sunday. Look for directional European labels like Margiela, Dries Van Notes and more at below-wholesale prices while they last.

For the tried and true menswear classicists, Lower East Side boutique FREEMANS SPORTING CLUB is holding its winter sale from Friday to Sunday at its Rivington Street boutique. Known for its timeless, meticulously constructed men's tailored clothing and sportswear, she label has evolved from Lower East Side pseudo-heritage brand trailblazer to classic clothing mainstay, and looks like a weekend must for men who are disenchanted with the parade of sneakers and streetwear that fashion seems be pushing on them these days.

This weekend, designer BRIAN ATWOOD appears to be holding a final clearing out of his stock of women's designer shoes advance of an expected relaunch of his signature brand. Fans looking for past favorite styles should be expected to turn up at the East Village Standard Hotel's penthouse on Friday and Saturday for a last chance before, hopefully, Atwood is ready to reveal the next steps for his brand.

Finally, Italian menswear mainstay CANALI will be taking over Soiffer Haskin for four days starting on Sunday with discounts on its luxurious men's tailored clothing, sportswear and accessories. It will be stock-up time for suited gentlemen looking for something more than middle-of-the-road classics.

Be sure to keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for hours and locations as well as any late-breaking events


Shop Fivestory's Blowout, Dennis Basso's Fur Frenzy, Aquatalia's Footwear Feast & More This Weekend

The Sample Sale Schedule is rolling along this week as the big designers have finished their seasonal clearances, the more independent brands now step in.

For example, classic accessory designer ERNEST ALEXANDER has been holding his latest sale in NoMad this week through Friday featuring savings of up to 70% off accessories as well as his apparel lines.

In a similar vein, custom shirtmaker PROPER CLOTH will continue its sale through Saturday in SoHo featuring racks and racks of shirts in a myriad of fabrics as well as a small selection of furnishings and some very well priced cashmere sweaters (if you can still get one).

America's oldest shoemaker, FRYE is sharing its sample sale in NoMad with AQUATALIA's high-tech Italian-made, waterproof footwear for men and women. While the sale is an efficient, streamlined affair with limited offerings, enough merchandise is available that secondary markdowns have already been taken. The duo's sale runs through Sunday.

Fans of the higher end of high fashion have already been flocking to FIVESTORY's seasonal off-site final clearance. The posh Upper East Side boutique is taking 60% to 80% off a lavish if a bit hit-or-miss assortment of American and European designer finery including a healthy offering of extravagant heels through Sunday the 28th.

Finally, New York's cult furrier DENNIS BASSO has landed once again at Soiffer-Haskin with a selection of fur outerwear of nearly every configuration including selections in shearling for those less inclined to sporting the more lavish pelts. Alongside the furs, Basso's equally opulent ready-to-wear collection will also be available at significant discount through Sunday.

Be sure to keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for additional sales as well as late breaking events and updated hours and locations. Next week, luxe ready-to-wear returns with HERVE LEGER and MORGANE Le FAY plus a cosmetics blowout and more.


Winter Sales March On With Jason Wu, Theory, Helmut Lang & More

Well, Shophounders, we have had a nice Winter Break, and we are back to remind you that just because the Holidays are over, that doesn't;t mean that the Sample Sale schedule has just gone completely dark. In fact, you can't call the season finished if there are still THEORY and HELMUT LANG sales on the calendar, and it just so happens that starting today, Tuesday, the sibling brands will be holding their seasonal joint sample and irregular sale event through Friday at Clothingline in the Garment District. Be warned that everything in the sale is sold "as is", and a full size range of anything may not be available, but, seasoned shoppers will tell you that these are the places where some of the biggest bargains can be found.

For something a bit more luxe, today also marks the start of the JASON WU sample sale on Greene Street in SoHo through Sunday. The former FLOTUS fave is offering his full assortment of collections from the main ready-to-wear line to shoes, accessories, handbags and the GREY Jason Wu diffusion line as well as his collaboration with athletic brand Fila.

Anyone looking for new duds before they hit the ski slopes is likely to be heading to NoMad for the SPYDER Warehouse Sale which also starts today. Savings start at 60% off performance athletic wear and accessories for Men and Women.

It has been an exceptionally cold winter so far, and while they are not for anyone, there are few things that protect fend off the bitter cold as well as furs. One of the city's biggest furriers, FREDRICK GELB will be opening its showroom to the public starting today. Expect classic coats as well as more discreet reversible and fur-lined coats and vests. Shop through the end of the month.

Finally, The designer best known for the glitzy Baby Phat line has long since moved on, and her more refined KIMORA LEE SIMMONS collection will be available for two days starting on Wednesday the 17th. Look for Fall samples starting as low as $40 and previous season's merchandise at 50% off in Chelsea.

Be sure to check our SALE ROLL sidebar for times, locations and late breaking additions to the schedule. Next week, get ready for a cavalcade for shoes from Frye, Aquatalia, Schutz, Butter, Golo and more plus more fur from Dennis Basso and Uptown boutique Fivestory's seasonal clearance blowout.


Last Minute Sample Shopping With Hugo Boss, Eileen Fisher, Tocca, Desigual & More

The Sample Sale schedule is in for a bit of a lull as we head into the Holidays and the inevitable post-Christmas clearances, but there are still a few events worth checking out this week. Here are some highlights:

EILEEN FISHER has turned her current sample sale over to the folks at 260SampleSale to manage this week in SoHo through Wednesday.

Who doesn't like a fragrant candle? TOCCA is counting on everybody as it launches its seasonal sale today at 260 Fifth Avenue in NoMad alongside STILA which brings the opportunity to pick up a hostess gift along with some new makeup through Saturday.

Festive clothing will be the order of the day at DESIGUAL's three-day sale starting today through Thursday at Clothingline. Find a brightly patterned party outfit for everyone in the whole family.

Finally, HUGO BOSS will drop a special four-day Holiday Sale starting on Wednesday through Saturday at Soiffer Haskin which promises savings of up to 70% off its collections with an emphasis on festive Holiday gear and last minute gift items.

See our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for hours and locations as well as last-minute additions, and Happy Holidays!


Holiday Crush Sales With Buscemi, Altuzarra, Sophia Webster, Ippolita, Adam Lippes & More

With Chanukah happening right now, and one more full weekend before Christmas, shopping is at a peak just in time for some sample sales that should be particularly appealing. Here's a few highlights:

Popular premium denim label J BRAND has been going on all week at 260 Fifth Avenue and will run through the weekend for ever popular jeans gifting opportunities.

Italian luxury furrier GIULIANA TESO will be sharing her sale with opulent handbag label V.B.H. through Friday the 15th for those looking for some end-of-the-year extravagance.

Always reliable gifts like hats and gloves will be heavily featured at sales form PORTOLANO in the Garment District through the 22nd as well as MEG COHEN in SoHo through Saturday through the 16th

Luxury sneaker heads will likely be raiding the first BUSCEMI sample sale in SoHo through Sunday the 17th while ladies looking for equally exclusive footwear are expected to swarm the one-day-only SOPHIA WEBSTER sale on Saturday the 16th. (UPDATE) Along the same lines, TABITHA SIMMONS has extended her sale in SoHo through Saturday with additionally reduced prices starting at $75.

Designer milliner EUGENIA KIM is opening her Garment District showroom once again for a timely holiday sale featuring her beautifully made headwear for men and women along with shoes & accessories for the winter.

Jewelry designer IPPOLITA makes a well timed return to Soiffer Haskin in midtown for anyone looking for special jewelry gifts in gold or sterling silver.

For women looking for a little something special for themselves, maybe for a glamorous New Year's Eve, there's a 2-day ALTUZARRA sale in Tribeca through Friday the 15th and if you miss that one, ADAM LIPPES starts a 4-day sale in NoMad on Saturday the 16th through Tuesday.

For more sales and  all details, see our SALE ROLL sidebar for updated information. next week, make time for Eileen Fisher, Superdry and Desigual among others as we head towards Christmas.


A Holiday Sample Cavalcade With LaPerla, ISAIA, Alice + Olivia, Tory Burch, Christofle, Frette & More

Well, Shophounders, in case you thought people were over Sample Sales, we would refer you to the fistfight that reportedly broke out earlier this week at the ALICE AND OLIVIA sale earlier this week. People are still enthused about a designer bargain which could be seen by the around-the-corner line in front of the LA PERLA and KEVYN AUCOIN sale opening in SoHo yesterday. Both of those sales will run through the weekend along with a bumper crop of others timed to maximize holiday shopping.

Also running through the weekend are men's luxury Italian sartoria fave ISAIA along with its about-to-be-revamped sibling label EIDOS featuring a guest appearance by exclusive eyewear brand BARTON PERREIRA where some deep but still pricey discounts will be found. 

Still on the luxury train, today marks the appearance of the seasonal CHRISTOFLE sale at Soiffer Haskin through Monday the 11th. This time around the french silver brand is teamed with JUDITH LEIBER's opulent handbags and POMELLATO jewelry.

In the middle of her seasonal sale, TORY BURCH has taken over Clothingline in the Garment District through Saturday featuring deep savings on her full collection.

On there affordable side, contemporary chain FRENCH CONNECTION is in the middle of a midtown sample sale that ends tomorrow which is when men's sportswear label GILDED AGE will launch a two-day holiday gift sale in SoHo featuring classic denim and sportswear.

Finally, on Friday, Italian linen maestro FRETTE will be holding a sale promising up to 80% off through Tuesday in SoHo on grand Street which should be a promising place to shop for home gifts.

Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar for updated hours and locations as well as other sales. Next week, an extra-long Holiday shopping season marches on with shoes from Schutz, Tabitha Simmons and Buscemi along with Altuzarra, Desigual and more.


It's The J.Crew Takeover + Billy Reid, Steven Alan, Feit, Nancy Gonzalez & More

The post-Thanksgiving sample sale week feels a little bit bigger than it actually is mainly because it's J.CREW & MADEWELL time. Twice a year, the retailer takes over much of 260SampleSales's top venues to clear out its samples, a sale which typically sparks a huge public response despite the caveats that the overwhelming majority of merchandise is only in sample sizes, and sometimes the chain's own in-store promotions offer better discounts. Still, we have never left a J.Crew Sample Sale empty-handed. This year we got a brand-new tuxedo, so, you never know. At the men's location in SoHo, we saw lots of great shoes in multiple sizes even on the third day of the sale as well as bins overflowing with neckties and other accessories alongside the racks and racks of sample shirts. Today starts additional reductions of 30%, making it a worthy visit.

A block east, STEVEN ALAN is sharing 260's other SoHo store with designer BILLY REID and modern artisanal shoe brand FEIT. Reid's merchandise makes up the majority of the offerings, as Alan has already held a big sale in Sunset Park earlier this season, while Feit has commandeered much of the lower level. The prices are good at around 80% off with special cannot miss items like Reid's $10 ties.

Also this week seasonal stalwart AUTUMN CASHMERE is running a well-times Holiday sale through next Friday on weekdays only at its Garment District showroom. Cashmere for the whole family will be featured making an excellent gift-shopping destination.

MEG COHEN's winter sale also features the precious fiber with more cashmere hats, scarves and gloves looking to land under someone's Christmas tree through Saturday.

Finally, on Saturday the 2nd, those looking for more opulent fare will be converging on Soiffer Haskin for NANCY GONZALEZ sale featuring her signature bags and accessories made from crocodile and other exotic skins. As usual, leave the kids and strollers at home and prepare to check everything through Tuesday the 5th.

Consider all of tis a warm-up for next week which will bring big sales for La Perla, Nanette Lepore, Tory Burch, Alice and Olivia, Barton PerrieraIsaia and more. Be sure to check our SALE ROLL sidebar for hours, locations and other updated information.


Pre-Holiday Blowouts Starring Marc Jacobs, Bulgari, Anna Sui, Gucci, Gant, Elizabeth And James & More

It's a busy Sample Sale week we're having before a brief lull for Thanksgiving. After that, we will be fully immersed in Holiday Shopping, but in the meantime, this is an excellent week to get some pre-Holiday shopping done for those who like to plan ahead.

Let's start with he heavy hitters. MARC JACOBS is back, and though his brand has shed a bit of clout among the city's tastemakers, it still remains a popular label, and its new repositioning as a single collection somewhere between "Designer" and "Upper Contemporary" means that most of the offerings should be somewhat more affordable than they have been in seasons past. The sale starts on Wednesday the 15th, and will run through Sunday the 19th.

One of Jacobs' fellow 90s superstars, ANNA SUI is also having a sample sale this week in the garment district. Starting on Monday, the sale will end this Friday the 17th and include an abundance of her vibrant, vintage-inspired wares as well as many one-of-a-kind runway samples and other items.

Looking for international luxury mega-brands? None other than GUCCI, whose sample sales are usually private, is holding a Jewelry and Watch sale at the Metropolitan Pavilion on Thursday and Friday, and excellent opportunity to find some extra special gifts.

Those hunting for even more opulent baubles will have to hold out until Saturday when the four-day BVLGARI sale begins at Soiffer Haskin through Tuesday. Look for precision watches, leather goods, fragrances and, of course, precious jewelry featuring diamonds and multicolored gemstones.

While it technically starts next week, writing instrument enthusiasts will not want to miss the MONTBLANC sale in NoMad from Monday through Wednesday just before Thanksgiving. Famous for those pens, shoppers will find watches, jewelry and accessories as well.

The Olsen sisters held their sample sale for The Row a few weeks ago, and now its time for their more affordable collection, ELIZABETH and JAMES to take the spotlight at the Chelsea Market starting tomorrow the 15th through Sunday the 19th. Originally a sporty contemporary line, the collection has grown up along with its owners, and those who remember it as a casual separates collection should find much more sophisticated looks at this week's sale.

Another seasonal highlight, the GANT sample sale started an extended residency today in SoHo. It will be running for over a solid week until the day before Thanksgiving. That's a long time for a lot of merchandise to unload. While this sale has evolved over the seasons as the label has, its current form features an abundance of classic mens clothing comprised almost entirely of samples, so shoppers who fall outside that arrow size range might need to satisfy themselves with a small offering of accessories. Sample sized gentlemen, however can have a field day there through the 22nd.

Longtime downtown designer NILI LOTAN is enjoying a career boost at the moment, which makes it a perfect time to check out her sale starting on Thursday at her Tribeca headquarters. Look for deep savings on her luxurious sportswearthrouogh Saturday the 18th.

Finally, sneaker fans wait all season to pounce at THE NEWS Showroom sale in SoHo which starts on Thursday. The early birds get the best pick of the minimalist but luxurious COMMON PROJECTS sneakers they always have, but shoppers will also show up for TIM COPPENS, COLOVOS, CLU and a host of other emerging contemporary labels. The three-day blowout ends on Saturday.

That should be enough to keep any eager shopper busy, but a look at our SALE ROLL sidebar shows even more events as well as updated hours and locations for everything. After the Holiday weekend, get ready for the ever-popular dueling J.Crew and Madewell sales and much more.


Big Sale Weekend With Giorgio Armani, Gilt Warehouse, Phillip Lim, Bandier & Helmut Lang

The Shophound has been preoccupied with some other projects for the past week or so, but we are back to update our SALE ROLL sidebar at left, and make note of what has been a pretty full sample sale week. 

Along with the extension of last week's PAUL SMITH Sample Sale through this Saturday, this week has seen major sales from SFERRA, BANDIER and S’WELL', 3.1 PHILLIP LIM and HELMUT LANG to name just a few. All of these sales are still running today, though Sferra is on its last day, and one other longtime shopper's favorite, the Aeffe Showroom Sale featuring MOSCHINO, ALBERTA FERRETTI and JEREMY SCOTT, will close tomorrow. Going through the weekend are Lang at the Chelsea Market, Lim in SoHo, Bandier and S'Well which are sharing space at 260 Fifth Avenue. Don't worry if you were too busy to shop this week, because this weekend will bring THE GILT SAMPLE SALE starting with an exclusive preview on Friday night with various tickets shopping sessions through Sunday. If anyone is looking for a major mega-designer fix, then they should head to Soiffer Haskin on Saturday for the seasonal GIORGIO ARMANI sale featuring all of his major collections running through Wednesday the 15th.

As for next week you may want to save up as the ever-popular MARC JACOBS and GANT sales will serve as a pre-holiday season treat featuring Jacobs' newly repositioned brand and more accessible price range. Stay tuned for more sale news and see our updated SALE ROLL at left for all hours and locations.