SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

Oscar de la Renta, Manolo Blahnik & David Yurman Mark A Major Sale Week

Yes, the season is upon us, and as if to give us a little kick-off, word spread around town in its usual last-minute way yesterday that MANOLO BLAHNIK's sale, perhaps the mother of all high-pressure, mad-dash, fight-through-the-crowd sample sales, will take place on Thursday. Manny's fans know the drill. Get up early. Line up early and try to grab the best shoes you see. As usual, it will be at the Warwick Hotel in Midtown for one day only, and we have heard that it will stay open for as long as the merchandise lasts —which isn't expected to be for very long.

Of course, That isn't the only high luxe sale this week. Already scheduled well in advance was OSCAR DE LA RENTA's sale starting today the 25th in SoHo. Since this sale recently migrated from being a more discreet showroom affair to being a full-public sale, it has become a mainstay for women looking for a bit of that authentic de la Renta glamor at a price. While the label has been having some creative growing pains over the past few seasons before stabilizing with its current design team, there still should be spectacular items t be found. While Oscar's full-priced customers didn't quite warm to former creative director Peter Copping's work as well as his former Nina Ricci fans did, sale shoppers can count on elegant eveningwear and day dressing along with shoes and accessories. A small menswear selection is also promised among the samples and stock merchandise. Shop through Sunday.

Another longtime sale mainstay, DAVID YURMAN will be returning to the Altman Building in Chelsea once again on Thursday the 27th through the weekend. If previous form holds, shoppers will find the full range of Yurman's offerings from sporty sterling silver items to more exclusive pieces in gold and precious gemstones. at discounts generally starting around 40%. Generous selections of Sunglasses, Watches and Men's Jewelry are also expected.

Further uptown in midtown, more jewelry from IPPOLITA will be on sale at Soiffer Haskin's spacious showroom near Penn Station. Expect a strict coat and bag check and shop through Sunday.

Elsewhere this week, look for a first U.S. sample sale from burgeoning British chain KAREN MILLEN at Clothingline, exclusive Italian sportswear at the COMPONENTS by JOHN McCOY SHOWROOM sale, another blink-and-you'll-miss-it one day sale at MOLESKINE's West Chelsea showroom. THE KOOPLES are back in SoHo with their seasonal clearance plus find great everyday accessories at FURLA as well as more fanciful evening bags at EDIE PARKER.

Find the details for these and more late-breaking sales in our ever growing SALE ROLL sidebar at left. Next week, brace yourself for two of the most popular, longstanding manufacturer/showroom sales at AEFFE and Staff USA back to back plus Phillip Lim, Nest and more.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

The Season Ramps Up With Marc Jacobs, Maje & More

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Well, it's finally here.
Spring is unfolding and patient sale sale shoppers are getting the first major sample sales of the season with heavy hitter MARC JACOBS (pictured above) kicking off the upcoming weeks-long shopping marathon in SoHo. Jacobs' sale launched on Tuesday with a whopping 85% to 90% discount on nearly everything. As usual, the offerings were a mix of past seasons with a few eye popping price tags on runway pieces that remained high even with major discounts, but overall, it has been a fairly strong showing for Jacobs fans with what remains of the affordable Marc by Marc Jacobs collection selling for giveaway prices. It's not as vast an array of merchandise as we have seen in past seasons, but there is still plenty to satisfy the designer's loyal followers. Shop through Sunday.

Also this week, the popular French contemporary chain MAJE has taken over 260 Fifth Ave with its seasonal clearance. This one is always a popular draw, so expect a motivated crowd through Sunday.

Sporty gentleman will be heading to SoHo starting today the 20th for another installment of GILDED AGE's high-quality classic sportswear and denim sales. Look for investment worthy casual wear at 60% to 80% off through Sunday.

Finally, Saturday the 22nd brings accessory favorite NANCY GONZALEZ to Soiffer Haskin offering luxurious handbags and accessories in exotic skins like crocodile and ostrich. While her bags are well priced considering their precious materials, this is always a pricey sale but full of great investment pieces. Shop through Tuesday the 25th.

Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar for hours and locations as well as late breaking sales. In future weeks look for the heavy hitters like Oscar de la Renta, David Yurman, Phillip Lim and AEFFE USA's regular multi brand European treasure trove featuring Alberta Ferrretti, Moschino and Ungaro —and those are just the ones we already have scheduled. The season has started. Save your pennies.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

Strong Shoe Sample Sales From Frye, Sarah Jessica Parker & Paul Andrew This Week + Desigual, BLK DNM & More

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Image courtesy of FRYE

The real start of the Spring Sample Sale season is only weeks away, and things are starting to heat up. This week brings some popular favorite brands and one intriguing rescheduling, so lets get started.

Starting today, Tuesday the 28th, our friends at 260SampleSale have a pair of worthy sales that kind of go together. At its Fifth Avenue home base, heritage footwear brand FRYE (pictured above and below) will be filling the store with boots, bags and other wares at a promised 70% off retail. This might finally be the chance you have been waiting for to pick up a pair of those biker boots, and if you do, you can wear them with some jeans from the BLK DNM sale down in SoHo. Look for plenty of trendy denim, tees, leather jackets and other edgy basics. Both sales run-through Sunday the 2nd.

Also Starting on the 28th, ELIE TAHARI will be offering 70% off collections for women and men at it's Fifth Avenue outlet just below 42nd Street.

If you rushed to the Warwick Hotel a few weeks ago for the SJP by SARAH JESSICA PARKER sale you will have been disappointed  to discover that it had been postponed due to that week's snowstorm. Well, Parker has rescheduled, and the sale is now promised for tomorrow, March 29th at the same place with all the same details. As she shares a CEO with Manolo Blank, pro shoe sale shoppers should probably expect a similar sort-up for the one-day event as at that designer's sales, but possibly without the same level of rapacious shopping.

Also on Wednesday, Spanish contemporary chain DESIGUAL will be settling in for three days at its usual venue, Clothingline in the Garment District. Look for Savings up to 75% off all collections through Friday.

On Thursday the 30th, Tribeca Designer NILI LOTAN will be offering up to 80% off her collections at her Walker Street boutique through Saturday while London fashion legend VIVIENNE WESTWOOD will be offering savings on all of her collections for Women and Men in the Garment District through Sunday.

Finally, another shoe extravaganza will be taking place starting Thursday for two days. CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner and newly installed Ferragamo creative director PAUL ANDREW will be opening up his showroom. Andrew has been building faithful following over the past few years for his elegant and pricey shoes and boots, so this may be the one to line up early for, though be warned that selection may be limited for non-sample sized feet.

Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for times and details as well as late breaking events.

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Image courtesy of FRYE

SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

Your Weekend Sale Plans Include A Blowout At Industry City + Ports 1961, John Hardy & More

We have been a little late with our sale round-up this week, but we didn't want to let it pass without quickly noting some events that you might not want to miss over the weekend.

Still running through Sunday, are 260Sample Sales roster of clearance events from British contemporary chain REISS at 260 Fifth Ave, the Pure Barre sample sale in SoHo along with an extension of last week's SPYDER warehouse sale now on Wooster Street.

Another long runner, the GREATS warehouse sale in Williamsburg is scheduled to wind up on Sunday, though the selection is reported to be pretty depleted by now. Keep it in mind as one to catch early next time.

For runway-minded men, PORTS 1961 is holding a private sale of the Fall 2016 collection upstairs from the brand's Meatpacking District boutique offering  up to 80% Off through Sunday afternoon.

Starting Sunday, the always anticipated JOHN HARDY sale will be taking up residence at Soiffer Haskin for four days featuring the label's classic Bali-made woven silver and gold jewelry along with more updated contemporary designs featuring diamonds and precious gemstones.

The weekend's big event however, is INDUSTRY CITY's MARCH MADNESS event designed to draw crowds to the renewing industrial complex in Brooklyn. The event features Samples Sales from popular draws like Rag & Bone and Steven Alan along with a multi-brand sale from Clothingline and furniture from Design Within Reach. Shop long with local food vendors and other activities through Sunday.

Next week, the Sample Sale scene starts to heat up with Frye, Elie Tahari, BLK DNM and a rescheduled SJP-Sarah Jessica Parker shoe sale. Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar for details and late-breaking events.


THIS WEEK ONLINE:

Ferragamo, Reem Acra, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Adidas x Stella McCartney, Trina Turk, TOMS & More In Flash Sales This Week

Here is your weekly sampling of some of the brands you can expect to find on the bigger online Flash Sale Sites this week. You should click over to the sites themselves for a full schedule of events, and be sure to check for the correct start time for each sale. Shop well!

GILT GROUPE
Carolina Herrera, Salvatore Ferragamo, A.L.C., Reem Acra, Wolverine Boots, James Tattersall, King Baby, 7 for All Mankind, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, JoJo Maman Bèbè Maternity, Rebecca Minkoff, Adidas x Stella McCartney, 2(X)IST, Hudson Denim, Bruno Magli, Blind Barber  —join HERE
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L*Space, Trina Turk, Meshmerise Jewelry, Valentino, Kate Spade New York, Cuisinart, Calphalon, Tempur-Pedic, Free People, Dr. Scholl's, Wacoal/B.Tempt'd, KUT for the Kloth, Tiffany & Co., E-Land, Philip Stein Watches, Kenneth Cole New York, RUE SAMPLE SALE —join HERE
HAUTE LOOK
Joe's Jeans, L*Space, Meghan LA, Roberto Cavalli Sunglasses, Aldo, Creative Recreation, Travis Mathew, Persaman, TOMS, Tularosa, Commando Intimates, Bony Levy Jewelry, Rogue, Tailorbyrd, Brera Watches, SPANX, Hobo, Eva Franco, Hale Bob, OOBERSWANK, New Balance, Levi's, Hart Schaffner Marx, Eton, Lacoste —join HERE

SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

Snowstorm Be Damned! Sample Sales March On With Milly, Ghurka, Spyder & Sarah Jessica Parker

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There's little to stop a determined sample sale shopper. These are people who have been known to wait on the sidewalk for ridiculous amounts of time just for the chance to grab a coveted item at a discount, so, today's Winter Storm Stella will be just a minor inconvenience. While we don't have exact information on schedule changes due to the storm, 260SampleSale, a key promoter of such events has made it clear that they are open for business today which is a good thing since they are holding 2 notable sales this week.

Let's start however, with Clothingline in the Garment District where a big MILLY sale launched last night to run through Thursday. Expect the full range of Milly products, but don't dally. This label has a devoted cult customer.

Today, despite the sleet and ice, athletic label SPYDER (pictured above) will open its warehouse sale down at 260 Fifth Avenue. It's fitting, since performance ski and snowboarding gear is this brand's specialty. Fans and customers shouldn't be daunted by a bit of winter weather, and should be shopping through the weekend

Down at 260's SoHo location, the JIL SANDER NAVY diffusion collection is also launching its sale today featuring discounts on the luxury label's more affordable women's collection. Early reports have deep discounts putting most items well under $100 including accessories and shoes. Shop through the weekend.

Since the SJP by SARAH JESSICA PARKER shoe line shares a president with Manolo Blahnik, it's not surprising that the entrepreneurial actress is mimicking the celebrated shoe maestro's sample sale scheme. Her sale will be a one-day-only affair on Wednesday the 15th at the Warwick Hotel, so Manolo sale veterans should expect a similar set-up but perhaps without such rabid crowds. Parker's elegant shoes are something of a sleeper line, however, so plan ahead, and don't expect to simply sail in and out.

Finally, heritage leathergoods label GHURKA has switched its sample sale promoter to Soiffer Haskin which is where its rates sale will open tomorrow for three days through Friday the 17th. Look for savings up to 75% off including luggage as well as bags and accessories for men and women.

Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for all details and any late-breaking events. Next week, look for events from Reiss, Berretta and more.


THIS WEEK ONLINE:

Miu Miu, Aquazzura, Bottega Veneta, Vince, Sandro, Maje & More In Flash Sales This Week

Here is your weekly sampling of some of the brands you can expect to find on the bigger online Flash Sale Sites this week. You should click over to the sites themselves for a full schedule of events, and be sure to check for the correct start time for each sale. Shop well!

GILT GROUPE
Miu Miu, Jonathan Simkhai, Escada, Brooks Brothers, Romano Martegani, Diesel, Bottega Veneta, Eugenia Kim, Sandro, Leo & Sage, Lafayette 148, Bedhead Pajamas, G-Star, Ben Sherman, Fendi —join HERE
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Aquazzura, Magaschoni, Cinzia Rocca, LeSportsac, Zadig & Voltaire, Andy & Evan, Lanvin, Amrita Singh, TKEES, Maje, Tema, Shun Cutlery, Wilton Armetale —join HERE
HAUTE LOOK
Vince, Alexia Amor, RAGA, Unsimply Stitched, Bonobos, Hudson, Philosophy, Dogeared, Flynn Skye, Fergie, Berries Swim, Barbour, Descendent of Thieves, English Laundry, Nicole Miller, Loveappella, STILA, CARLOS by Carlos Santan, Marrakech, John Varvatos ★ USA, David Donahue, Lindbergh —join HERE

SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

Aquatalia, Wolford & Kiton Keep The Sample Sale Schedule Going

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Images: Wolford via 260SampleSale

We missed a week on the sale beat, but we are back to remind readers that while we are a several weeks away from the schedule really heating up again, there are still a few worthwhile events happening .
Starting today, the stalwart 260SampleSales has two notable openings. At its home base on Fifth Avenue, WOLFORD will be offering the full array of its fabled hosiery, innerwear, bodysuits and more ((pictured above). This will be an excellent opportunity for its faithful cult of customers to pick up the pricey labels goods at a discount. They will be shopping through Sunday.
Downtown in SoHo, burgeoning Italian footwear brand AQUATALIA will be discounting both men's and women's collections (pictured below) through Sunday. With new creative director Edmundo Castillo on board, this sale should be a must-see for shoe mavens.
The menswear sale run kicks off this Friday when KITON arrives at Soiffer Haskin's midtown showroom for a four-day run. The celebrated Neapolitan brand will offer discounts on the full range of its luxurious offerings including sportswear, shoes, accessories and those famous hand-tailored suits. The sale is also promising a selection of women's apparel as well through Monday.
Finally, Brooklyn boutique IN GOD WE TRUST will be staging a final clearance all weekend in Greenpoint including a host of directional young designer labels for women and men.

Be sure to keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for all sale details, locations and late-breaking events. Next week, look for sales from Milly, Spyder and the first SJP-Sarah Jessica Parker shoe sale.

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Images: Aquatalia via 260SampleSale

SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

It's Time For Opening Ceremony's Big Brooklyn Blowout + Derek Lam & Fred Leighton

As we mentioned last week, its the off-season for sample sales, but this weekend should cause a but of a stir in the middle of the doldrums as shoppers will be flocking to Williamsburg for OPENING CEREMONY's seasonal sample sale and clearance event. This sale has bounced around Manhattan for years, but it seems to finally have found a steady location at Villain on North 3rd Street in Williamsburg, just an easy L train jaunt away. As always, the sale is expected to include a hefty amount of the SoHo retailer's eponymous collection overstock along with what's left of the store's clearance from Fall 2016 collections. Look for prices to reduce by Sunday, when shoppers with a sixth sense for finding needles in haystacks have been known to come away with hidden gems at giveaway prices. Shop from Friday through Sunday.

While nobody would be blamed for saving their pennies for that sale, there are still a few other worthwhile events happening this week. Today the 22nd, NORMA KAMALI is having another one of her signature one day sales at her midtown boutique with most items priced from $50to $100. Contemporary outerwear newcomers THE ARRIVALS are closing out their Crosby Street pop-up shop with a sale on all of its stock through Sunday the 26th. Look for wear-now savings on coats and leather jackets for men and women. DEREK LAM will be finishing off a three day sale through Thursday the 23rd at Clothingline in the Garment District featuring both his main and 10 Crosby collections. 260SampleSale is featuring its seasonal ROBERTA ROLLER RABBIT sale at its home base on Fifth avenue, and stylish sportswear from GERARD DAREL and FIGUE at its Greene Street satellite location pin SoHo through Sunday.

Finally, if you aren't into trekking out to Brooklyn this weekend but you still have money burning a hole through your wallet (and we mean heaps of money), diamond specialists KWIAT and vintage master FRED LEIGHTON are taking over Soiffer Haskin's ample showroom this weekend from Saturday through Tuesday the 28th. These are two top names in the jewelry business, so along with some discerning bauble collectors, you should expect a high-security experience, so expect to check everything except your wallet, and make sure you have proper I.D.

As always, keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for updated locations and hours along with any late-breaking sales. Next week The Shoe Box starts its epic clearance, and later on, cult hosiery label Wolford will be offering its wares.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

Signs Of Sale Life With Ralph Lauren Home, Want Les Essentials & More

The dead of winter is also the dead of the sample sale season, so think of the next few weeks as a time to rest your wallet and save up for when the schedule starts heating up again later in the springtime. In the meantime, there are a few bright spots happening this week.

The folks at 260SampleSale have been keeping their venues well stocked even during the slow months. A their 260 Fifth Avenue home base, Italian footwear label BRUNO MAGLI will be in residence through Sunday the 19th offering 75% off luxury shoes for Men and Women. Downtown on Greene Street, online multi brand retailer THE LINE will be offering its final clearance goods at 75% off including designers like Manolo Blahnik, Proenza Schouler, Altuzzara and more through Sunday.

Staring today, Wednesday the 15th, the Want Agency  is holding its seasonal clearance sale in SoHo on Wooster Street featuring its core brand, WANT LES ESSENTIELS de la VIE, as well as SWIMS, TOMORROWLAND and MAISON KITSUNÉ.

Finally, the colossal RALPH LAUREN HOME sale starts up on Thursday the 16th at Metropolitan North Pavilion featuring tons and tons of stuff. Look for plenty of the designer's furniture taking up most of the space as well as his top bed and bath and tabletop collections. Home accessories and gifts are also usually featured as well as antiques and select gift items. Past sales have also included decorative items from the Ralph Lauren visual merchandising warehouse as well as bolts of raw decorative fabrics at deep discounts. Serious shoppers should be advised that shipping is available on site by an independent operator not affiliated with either Ralph Lauren or Soiffer Haskin, who is presenting the sale.

Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for times and locations as well as any late-breaking events. In coming weeks, look for sales from Derek Lam, The Shoe Box and more.