The Comme des Garçons Mega-Sale Is Coming Back With Dover Street Market Too!
More Last Minute Sample Sales

CDG-DSM-SuperMarketMarket-CutWe told you that there would likely be a few last minute sale announcements this week, and we weren't wrong. Like the private JIMMY CHOO sale that went public today at Metropolitan Pavilion (through tomorrow the 5th), Several covetable labels made their sample plans know with only days and even hours to spare, but the big exciting news comes from COMME des GARÇONS who announced that their only-once-every-few-years blowout sale is coming back in a couple of weeks on May 20th for three days at Skylight Clarkson Square, a new venue for them that should hopefully be cavernous enough to mitigate the inevitable long lines that this event has generated in the past. The "Super-Market-Market" will be offering not only every brand user the Comme des Garçons umbrella (and there are always more of those than you think), but also DOVER STREET MARKET brands as well. We're not sure if this means DSM-labeled merchandise and specialty items like their housewares, or if this will be more of a warehouse sale meant to include clearance leftover merchandise from past seasons? Maybe it's a little of both? Either way is fine with us.

But back to this week. There's plenty to fill out your shopping schedule if you weren't already booked up.
Tomorrow, Thursday the 5th, brings a one-day GIAMBATTISTA VALLI sale in West Chelsea that is promising up to 80% off the popular couturier's ready-to-wear collections. It hasn't been fully specified, but we are guessing that the sale would include both the luxurious main collection as well as the more accessible and sporty Giamba line. 

Anyone looking for more prosaic fare should look for JAMES JEANS on Greenwich Street just north of Tribeca where denim for men and women will be 50% to 80% off from Thursday to Friday.

The other longtime seasonal fave happening tomorrow through Saturday is the Staff USA sale in Chelsea featuring the DSQUARED2, MAISON MARGIELA and MM➅ collections for men and women. Bargains aplenty have been known to be found at this event in the past, but novice shoppers should be warned that it is typically heavy on sample sizes. It is a veteran crowd-pleaser, so it's one worth getting up early for.

As always, find details and locations on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left where we do our best to update any other last-minute additions that we catch wind of.


Spring Contemporary Sales From J.Lindeberg, Sandro, Maje & More

It's only a few weeks away from Regular retailers' first markdowns, so the Sample Sale schedule continues to heat up for the season. Here are this week's highlights:

It's a great week for trendy, contemporary brands with a continental edge, starting today with popular French sibling chains SANDRO (select items pictured above) and MAJE (select items pictured below). They will be sharing space at 260 Fifth Avenue featuring their signature sleek contemporary apparel, shoes and accessories for men and women.

Downtown at 150 Greene Street in SoHo,  J.LINDEBERG will be taking over the store only a few blocks from its New York flagship with its trend-driven menswear at up to 80% off offering an excellent opportunity for some fashionable menswear at nearly irresistible prices.

Still in SoHo, Franco-Japanese sibling brands PAS DE CALAIS for women and SAGE DE CRÊT for men will be taking over the basement of their boutique at Broome & Wooster for their seasonal sale featuring current and past season merchandise up to 80% off.

On Thursday, popular contemporary brand LAFAYETTE 148 will be relinquishing its showroom at, yes, 148 Lafayette Street for a 75% off sale of merchandise from the past Fall collections for two days only.

Walk over uptown a few blocks to NoHo and find find cult like New York label ZERO MARIA CORNEJO selling apparel, shoes and accessories at up to 75% off including Samples, one-of-a-kind items and regular stock.

Finally, Saturday shoppers can take a detour to Soiffer Haskin near Penn Station for 65% off IMPOLITE Jewelry just in time for Mothers' Day. A special selection of items will be specially proceed at 75% to 80% Off which should be incentive enough to get there early.

It's more than likely that more sales will be announced at the last minute before the end of the week, so keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar for details on all sales. Next week, brace yourself for heavy hitters like Diesel, Rebecca Minkoff and AEFFE's seasonal European designer blowout.


Hit Or Miss At Scoop's Warehouse Sale + Helmut Lang, Carven & Christofle

We are just on the edge of where the Sample Sale season starts to heat up, but until that happens next month, there are a few major events not to be missed for Sale mavens.

Today, the SCOOP NYC Warehouse Sale (pictured above and below )makes a return engagement after being MIA for a season. You may understand why after a visit. In past seasons, the sale has been worth lining up for on Day 1, as well as visiting throughout the week as discounts deepened on a ton of designer and contemporary goods for men and women. From what we could gather from last night's preview, however, the merchandise available seemed just more meager than it has been in past seasons, which is probably why it has migrated to 260SampleSale's slightly smaller Greene Street location. On the plus side, though the flyers advertised 75% off, the discount we encountered was already 80%, so things are starting out at almost irresistible discounts —if there turns out to be anything you want. Runs through Sunday.

Uptown at 260 Fifth Avenue, Dancewear brand BLOCH has taken over the store for a rare sample sale featuring all manner of dance footwear and apparel for Women, Men and Chidren. It's a rare opportunity that is likely to turn out all manner of twinkletoes from amateurs to the city's deep bench of professionals. Shop through Sunday.

On Wednesday, contemporary label ALICE & TRIXIE will be offering its 100% silk separates at discounts of 80% off and more for 3 days in the Garment District. As an added enticement, the first 100 customers will receive a free gift with purchase.

Also on Wednesday Sample Sale stalwart HELMUT LANG will open at Chelseas Market featuring Men's and women's collections discounted up to 60% off. This may not, as many regular sample sale shoppers know, be the only Helmut Lang sale we see this season, but each one tends to have something to offer. Shop through Sunday.

Covetable French label CARVEN is launching its first New York sample sale on Thursday for 2 days in West Chelsea. Expect some dedicated fans as the discounts are promised up to 80% off including Samples and Stock for both men and women. Shop through Friday.

Finally, the luxe French silver company CHRISTOFLE is making its seasonal appearance for four days starting this Sunday at Soiffer Haskin offering exceptional discounts on silver and silver plate flatware as well as hollowware, crystal, porcelain and other gifts and jewelry. As usual, they will share the space with a few other labels including JUDITH LEIBER who is promising evening bags, presumably including at least a few of Leiber's famous crystal paved minaudières. Speaking of sparkly things, the sale will also include gold and precious gemstone jewelry from PAOLO COSTAGLI.

Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for times and locations and any late-braking events. Next week, save up for a French sportswear triple header from Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot as well as J.Lindeberg, Piazza Sempione and more.


Soulcycle, Reiss, Suno & More Hit The Sale Trail

It's a strong Sample Shopping week with with some old favorites making their usual appearances for dedicated fans. Here are the highlights:

You still have two more days to catch JOHN HARDY's sale at Soiffer Haskin which has announced reduced prices on all merchandise through Wednesday if you have been dawdling.

Starting today, fans of fine underpants can line up at HANRO of SWITZERLAND's showroom on Fifth Avenue to replenish their seasonal supply of innerwear as well as loungewear, sleepwear and other underpinnings through Wednesday.

Spinning devotées should be heading to 260SampleSale's SoHo outpost on Greene Street for SOULCYCLE's warehouse sale. Look for about 40% off workout wear for women and men suitable for any kind of exercise even if you aren't into spending hours riding a bicycle to nowhere. Shop through Saturday.

British contemporary chain REISS, which has been known to dress the Duchess of Cambridge as well as plenty of other more humble common folk, will be installed at 260 Fifth Avenue through the weekend offering a sizable 75% their men's and women's collections of clothing, shoes and accessories.

Tomorrow, fans of scented candles —and we know they are legion— can trek out to the vast Starrett Lehigh building in West Chelsea for a two-day NEST FRAGRANCES sale featuring discounts starting at 50% off their deluxe candles and other home fragrances.

Up and coming label SUNO has been off the sale schedule for a bit, but they are back on Wednesday in SoHo with savings on their women's designer apparel. Past sales have been noted for great bargains, so hopes are high for this return.

Yet another Duchess Kate fave, L.K. BENNETT is also opening its Madison Avenue showroom staring on Wednesday through next Tuesday offering savings on British designed apparel, handbags and the shoes that are known to cover those royal feet.

Keeping with the English theme, punk pioneer VIVIENNE WESTWOOD begins another of her much awaited samples sales on Thursday in the Garment district featuring, as expected, the full range of her offerings for men and women from apparel to shoes and accessories. Shop through Sunday the 24th.

Finally, for the guys, GILDED AGE will once again be offering great its great vintage inspired sportswear, shoes and accessories 60% to 80% off retail prices through Sunday in SoHo.

Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar for times and locations as well as late-breaking sales. Next week, look for Scoop's last-chance-warehouse sale, Bloch's ballet shoes and more.


A Fully packed Shopping Week With Oscar de la Renta, Thakoon, Elie Tahari, Ports 1961 & More

If you were worried that Sample Sale Season wasn't picking up fast enough, then you should be heartened by this week's schedule which is full of promising events from major labels.

Burgeoning women's label THAKOON kicked things off yesterday in SoHo with a whopping 90% off the Thakoon and Thakoon Addition lines this FLOTUS fave is always a popular draw, but a full four days of sale through Thursday suggests that there should be a lot to go around.

Today is a big kickoff day for many labels' sales including YIGAL AZROUËL always popular sample event in the garment district. Look for 80% off the designer collection from both current and past seasons through Thursday the 14th.

ELIE TAHARI will be holding one more sample sale in its midtown store for five days featuring contemporary separates and accessories for both women and men. Look for up to 70% off through Saturday the 16th.

The Olson sisters' contemporary label ELIZABETH AND JAMES is back at 260 Fifth Avenue starting today through Sunday featuring the apparel line as well as jewelry, eyewear and other accessories at deep savings that tend to go deeper before the end of the sale.

Today's biggest opening, however is OSCAR DE LA RENTA, which is hosting a more public than ever sale in SoHo through the weekend. All of the label's luxury collections are promised including ready-to-wear apparel, accessories and shoes, but early reports have the selection very heavy on furs, with deep discounts on everything.

On Wednesday, petite shoppers can fight their way through PRABAL GURUNG's seasonal 3-day sale in the Garment District. The rising young designer is known for dramatic eveningwear which is expected to be available, but sizes can be spotty with most selections offered in smaller, sample range sizes.

Finally, on Thursday, PORTS 1961 is opening a sample sale upstairs in its Meatpacking District boutique. While the flyer is vague, this sale notice was sent to us as a Men's sample sale featuring assortments from Fall 2015. That would be the first collection for the label from Milan Vukmirovic, making it something of a hot property, so plan to fight among the stylish gentlemen for the label's luxe outerwear and deceptively sexy knits.

Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL at left for locations and hours as well as the inevitable late breaking sales.
Next week, look out for Hanro's seasonal innerwear blowout, Soulcycle, Reiss, Vivienne Westwood and more. 


Spring Sample Shopping From Nanette Lepore, Maiyet, Gilt City, Loro Piana & More

It's turning out to be a varied and busy week in Sample Sale shopping as we get closer and closer to the peak season. Here are the latest highlights:

An old favorite for luxury bedding fanatics, SFERRA started its seasonal sale yesterday at Soiffer Haskin. Look for the Italian brand's famously lavish bed linens in the spotlight along with high quality bath linens, pillows, home furnishings and table linens starting at 70% off. Even with a deep discount, the sumptuous bedding can still be pricey, but there is typically a selection of basic sheet sets at more approachable prices. Shop through Thursday.

Starting today, the popular fashion rental website RENT THE RUNWAY is clearing out of "gently used" designer dresses and accessories at 260 Fifth Avenue. Typically, the selection can range from affordable contemporary labels to luxury Prêt-à-Porter designers now at 90% Off for anyone who doesn't mind a party dress that has been around the block a few times. Shop through Sunday

Tomorrow, NANETTE LEPORE will once again open her Garment District showroom for her seasonal Sample Sale. This one is billed as a Spring sale featuring her New York made contemporary sportswear and accessories through Friday.

On Thursday, Up and coming women's designer MAIYET will share 150 Greene Street in SoHo with home fragrance brand D.L. & CO, known for its elegant candle containers. Look for Maiyet's globally sources, sustainable luxury collection including apparel, handbags and shoes through Sunday.

If you are lucky, you managed to snag a ticket for Friday's opening evening shopping sessions at the GILT CITY WAREHOUSE SALE at the Altman Building. If not, then tickets are still available as we type this for times on Saturday and Sunday. Look for discounts above and beyond the already reduced prices of items from Gilt's vast warehouses of designer apparel for men, women and children. Extra treats and beverages are also offered depending on which session you attend. If you don't already have a Gilt membership, then sign up HERE.

Finally, on Sunday, Soiffer Haskin will continue with the Italian Luxury theme when it opens the seasonal LORO PIANA sale. Famous for its unparalleled cashmere knits, the legendary Italian brand will also have apparel, accessories and bolts of raw wool and cashmere fabrics for custom tailoring. Even at a discount, Loro Piana can be pricey, but it is always a classic investment. Shop through Thursday the 14th

Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for location and time details as well as more sales from CINZIA ROCCASATYA TWENATUSKRACHEL ZOE and the inevitable late-breaking sales. Next week, look for Thakoon, Oscar de la Renta, Yigal Azrouël and more as the schedule heats up even more.


Spring Sale Special With Ghurka, The Kooples, David Yurman & More

We are just about to head into a busy Sample Sale period starting next month, but while this week's schedule isn't too heavy, there are a few heavy hitters sure to bring out the eager shoppers.

Classic, rugged accessory brand GHURKA has been undergoing a revival over the past few years. They have not been a regular on the sale circuit lately, but today we'll find them at Soiffer Haskin in Midtown West offering discounts starting at 70% off on luggage, bags & other accessories for Men and women. This will be a must-visit for longtime fans of the all-American brand running through Thursday.

Also today, fashion jewelry fanatics will be lined up at 260 Fifth Avenue for the BAUBLEBAR sale running through Saturday. This one is a seasonal favorite known for great bargains on shiny things.

Veteran stylist Andrea Lieberman's contemporary label A.L.C. will be on sale at Chelsea Market starting on Wednesday through the weekend. Look for savings of up to 60% off clothing  and accessories from the woman who has helped shape the style of women like Gwen Stefani, Kate Judson and Gwyneth Paltrow.

French contemporary phenom THE KOOPLES is bringing its sample sale back to 260SampleSale's new Greene Street location starting on Wednesday through next Monday. Look for lots of slimly tailored trendy sportswear in black. it's not for everyone, but the ones who it is for love it, so plan ahead if you are a fan.

On Thursday, premium denim and contemporary label BLK DNM will be offering up to 80% off its collections in SoHo through the weekend. Look for lots of stripped down basics from tees to jeans to tailored suiting along with exceptionally well-styled leather pieces.

Finally, the biggest event this week is likely to be the return of the DAVID YURMAN sale starting on Thursday through Sunday at the Altman Building in Chelsea. Look for up to 75% off the designer's coveted jewelry from precious statement pieces to sportier sterling silver items including Watches, Eyewear and Men's Collections. As always, 10% of the first day's proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for locations and hours as well as late breaking additions to the schedule.
Next week, look for Marchesa, Maiyet, Sferra and more.


Strong Sales From James Perse, Zadig & Voltaire, Baccarat & More

The James Perse Sample Sale at 150 Greene Street

There's a little bit of something for everyone in this week's sample sales with some reliable regulars making a strong showing and a few newcomers to the circuit as well.

Starting today, one of the most consistent Sample Sale players, JAMES PERSE (pictured above) opens at 260SampleSale's new SoHo location, the former Costume National boutique at 150 Greene Street. This one is always a favorite for stocking up on casual California style basics, with Perse's famous tees at the center of the offerings. You can never have too many of his knit tops which appear in all manner of soft, preached cotton knits. Generally, the sale (which we previewed last night)  has most of the things you expect to see season after season, but the more refined boutique setting allows shoppers to see everything better, so the more structured ready-to-wear parts of the offerings are much easier to discover. At the back, find an array of SeaVees sneakers and Diemme boots with a few Birkenstocks in odd sizes. Shop through Sunday.

Up at 260's Fifth Avenue home base, the store is given the premium WOOLRICH JOHN RICH & BROS. outerwear collection and WILL LEATHER GOODS for a double header. From Woolrich, there's an abundance of winter parkas and outerwear for the last gasp of cold weather or for putting away for next year. A little bit of apparel is also available including a few pieces from what's left of Mark McNairy's Woolwich Woolen Mills line. From Will Leather, there are tables full of totes and backpacks in leathers and woven fabrics all priced as marked. Shop through Sunday.

Starting tomorrow the 23rd, BACCARAT will be opening its showroom in the D&D building for a two-day sale featuring up to 60% off its celebrated crystal stemware, barware vases and other decorative items as well as crystal jewelry. Samples and stock will be available.

Also starting tomorrow in Chelsea Market, French contemporary chain ZADIG & VOLTAIRE will be headlining a multi-label sale that is also promising a host of other contemporary labels.

Keep an aye on our SALE ROLL sidebar for locations and details as well as late-breaking updates. Next week, look for sales from Ghurka, The Kooples, David Yurman & more

Have a look inside the James Perse, Woolrich and Will Leather Goods Sales after the jump

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Isaia, Nili Lotan & Milly Sales Return With A Roger Vivier Blowout This Weekend

Like clockwork, the Sample Sale schedule is heating up as we head toward the second half of March and beyond. This week brings back a perennial favorite or two with more big names to follow in the coming weeks. 

Yesterday, popular Neapolitan menswear label ISAIA joined the crowd of luxury labels to move their events to C21 Edition, Century 21's luxury vintage shop-in-shop that has transitioned into a high-end sample sale venue. Expect the usual array of impeccably made tailored clothing, furnishings, sportswear and shoes in sumptuous materials. Shop through Friday the 18th.

On the women's side, contemporary favorite MILLY is currently clearing out samples and stock at Clothingline in the Garment District featuring apparel, handbags and accessories, and Chelsea Market is hosting a trio of Contemporary labels, J BRANDRAMY BROOKALICE & TRIXIEwhich should go a long way toward finishing those wardrobe updates. Both sales run through Friday.

For those looking for more prosaic fare, ASICS has returned to 260 Fifth Avenue with another season's selection of activewear and athletic footwear for the whole family at 50% to 80% off retail prices through the weekend.

Tribeca designer NILI LOTAN is once again turning over her Duane Street boutique on Friday to clearing out her previous season's collections. Save up to 75% off retail prices on her sophisticated, modern apparel through the weekend.

Finally, coveted Parisian shoe designer ROGER VIVIER will be returning to Soiffer Haskin's Midtown West showroom from Friday through Monday. This is always a popular event among the city's shoe mavens, and while we don't expect Hermès-level madness, you can count on some lines of eager shoppers stretching down 33rd Street on Friday morning. Plan to get there early, and to pass though a serious checkroom for any coats, bags and even cellphones.

Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar for all details and locations as well as additional, late-breaking updates. Next week, get ready for James Perse, Vivienne Tam and more.


Late-Breaking Sales Arrive For The Weekend From Costume National, Hood By Air Plus A Hærfest-Craft Atlantic-Naadam Triple Header

As often happens this time of year, what we think will be a quiet Sample Sale weekend can suddenly turn fully packed with bargains. In this case, it was a morning email from the folks at 260 Sample Sale informing us that a very appealing CoSTUME NATIONAL (pictured above) sale would be starting today at 11 AM at their big Wooster Street location in SoHo. The flyer promises a healthy 75% discount on current season merchandise through the weekend which sounds like a can't miss event for fans of the always modern Italian fashion label.

The on-again-off-again HOOD BY AIR sale turned out to be on-again when it started yesterday on Hester Street on the Lower East Side. We hear that the space is extremely small with limited capacity, but there are lots of t-shirts, so fans of the cutting edge streetwear brand might want to prepare themselves for a one-out, one-in kind of line.

Also popping up today at noon on Mulberry Street is a three-label sale from modern accessory brand HÆRFEST, up and coming men's sportswear brand CRAFT ATLANTIC and luxury cashmere resource NAADAM. Each label has its own distinctive appeal, and the sale looks promising.

See our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for locations and other details. Next week, make time for AG Jeans, Elie Tahari and J.Mendel and whatever else appears at the last minute. Shop wisely!