Opening Ceremony's Big Sale Starts Friday + More Additions

We said to keep en eye out for late breaking sales, and a seasonal favorite just dropped it flyer today. The OPENING CEREMONY starts this Friday the 26th at Villain in Williamsburg. Expect long lines, deep discounts and a jumble of designer labels from the retailer's vast roster of directional designers. For the uninitiated, this sale is usually hit or miss, but mostly hit. You can't really approach it with the idea of finding a particular item, but with the attitude of being open to finding something cool in your size for a deeply discounted price. Go on the last day and the selection will be diminished, but then so will the prices, making it the perfect opportunity for even better unexpected fines. Go early, and bring lots of patience and imagination.

Also late breaking, ILLESTEVA sunglasses and the Burch sisters' modern lifestyle collection TRADEMARK both to be found in convenient SoHo. See our SALE ROLL at left for details and locations.

Have a look at the Opening Ceremony flyer after the jump.

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Sale Schedule Still Alive With Herve Leger, Scotch & Soda + More

By all expectation, there should be no sample sales happening right now as the immediate world is taking advantage of whatever bit of Summer Vacation it has left, and yet, there are still a few sales out there vying for your attention. Last week's BARBARA BUI sale has been extended through this Sunday the 28th, so if you missed it, you have a chance to catch up. Another under-the-radar event is the HERVE LEGER Moving Sale currently taking place at the label's Madison Avenue boutique offering deep discounts on stretchy dresses and more. Where it is moving to, we don't know, but this is a secondary concern when there are 80% off bargains to be had. Designer HEIKE JARICK, a popular Sample Sale favorite is at it again through Wednesday the 24th at her Garment District showroom offering no price tag over $100, and, finally, the folks at 260SampleSale have turned over their home base at 260 Fifth Avenue to SCOTCH & SODA through Sunday for everyone with a hankering for that particular Euro-take on classic preppy clothes.

Those are the highlights. See our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for details and locations and any late-breaking sales that may pop up at the last minute. Next week, there are, in fact, more sales from Cadet, Dolce Vita and a James Perse redux.


Light Sale Week With Barbara Bui, Vilebrequin & Ligne Roset

You might think that a muggy heatwave would be enough to keep anyone home from sample sale shopping, but even though it is the quietest few weeks of the summer there are still a few sales to hit, and think of the lack of crowds as a plus that leaves more stuff for you.

We do mean a few sales, however, mostly thanks to our friends at 260samplesale whose main space on Fifth Avenue will be hosting the VILEBREQUIN sale starting today the 16th through Sunday. Look for sporty, classic French sportswear for men including their famous swim trunks just in time for a late-summer poolside style refresh.

Downtown at their Greene Street space, French designer BARBARA BUI has returned with her popular sale. Look for savings on ready-to-wear apparel along with shoes, handbags and other accessories. Shop through Sunday.

Finally, starting on Friday the 19th, LIGNE ROSET opens its big 3-day sale featuring reductions of up to 60% off everything from floor models, overstock and discontinued furniture, lighting and home accessories.

Be sure to keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for all times and locations including late-breaking events. Next week, well, there's a Scotch and Soda sale and not much else on the schedule so far. check back to see if anyone is gutsy enough to launch a sample sale during the last weeks of August.


Signs Of Sample Sale Life Featuring Tamara Mellon, Ramy Brook, Korres, Miansai & More

It is traditionally the time of year when even the Sample Sale calendar goes quiet for a few weeks. Reliable venues and promoters like Soiffer Haskin, Clothingline and Privé are all on hiatus, promising to return in the fall, and yet, there are more than a few sale options appearing this week Sale shoppers who can't hold out until things return to life sometime next month will be able to find a fix or two that are actually worthwhile. Yesterday, the 8th, contemporary designer RAMY BROOK launched a three-day sale in her Garment District showroom featuring up to 60% off her dresses and sportswear, but the real action this week starts today:

Designer TAMARA MELLON is reorganizing her fashion business to be a purely online, buy now venture, so in the meantime, she has lots of inventory to liquidate including apparel, accessories and, if previous sales are any indication, lots and lots of stylish shoes (she helped to develop the Jimmy Choo brand in her previous job). She will be launching this season's sale on Greene Street in SoHo today. Past events have been deeply discounted and this week-long sale is promising 80% off at the outset. Mellon will be sharing the sale with jewelry designer LULU FROST for extra bang for your effort. Greek skincare brand KORRES will also be in SoHo starting today clearing out back stock at an enticing 80% off, and not far away on Mulberry Street, Japanese fashion icon YOHJI YAMAMOTO will be holding a sale on its eyewear line promising 70% discounts just in time pick up some striking sunglasses for the summer. Finally, 260 Sample Sale will turn its home bas at 260 Fifth Avenue into a clearance sale curated from previous sales throughout the season. No word on exactly what labels will be included, but everything will be under $30, which should be enticement enough for a visit

On Wednesday, hipster jewelry label MIANSAI will open its showroom for three days promising 80% off its collection including its signature cord bracelets as well as watches for men and women, and on Thursday, up and coming shoe designer SARAH FLINT will kick off a two-day sale in the Flatiron District featuring 70% off her stylish, Italian-made women's footwear.

Be sure to check our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for details and locations. Next week, there's Vilebrequin and Barbara Bui on deck, with a few more likely to be announced before then.


Surprise Herschel Supply One Day Sale Hits Today Along With Atelier New York's Clearance

Two sales of note have come to our attention at the last minute, but we didn't want any readers to miss out.
The most pressing event is HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO.'s surprise one day pop-up sale in midtown starting at 10 AM. Herschel's backpack sales have been known to spark block-long lines, so this is a must for fans. They will be sharing space on West 39th street with NATIVE SHOES offering innovative, contemporary footwear for men and women at up to 50% off.

Also starting today, elusive designer boutique ATELIER NEW YORK is kicking off its clearance sale with 70% off its directional designer collections including labels like Maison Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester, BalmainRick Owens, the coveted Vetements, and more. Once known as an avant-garde men's store, Atelier has recently added womenswear as well, so it should be great opportunity for late-summer savings for everybody.

Be sure to check our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for hours, locations and other details, and good shopping luck!


Take A Sample Sale Break This Week, But Don't Miss Fivestory & Bandier

It's August, shoppers, which is generally the slowest sample sale month of all, if there even are any at all, but our friends at 260SampleSale, who are normally on hiatus this time of year, are powering through with multiple sales every week —and good ones.

Yesterday saw the sample sale debut of BANDIER , the latest, luxe athleticwear and (yes we'll have to use this irritating portmanteau) athleisure retailer to hit the spotlight. this warehouse sale is promising up to 80% off collections of athletic sportswear, shoes and accessories through Sunday at 260 Fifth Avenue at 28th Street in increasingly trendy NoMad. This should keep women well attired for yoga, spin or whatever their fitness endeavors require.

Down at 15o Greene Street, Uptown boutique  FIVESTORY is  offering another seasonal Off-Site sale starting today, August 3rd, featuring up to 80% Off Spring 2016 and previous seasons' merchandise. Regular of this event know to look for coveted designer labels like Balmain, Mugler, Roland Mouret and Giambattista Valli to name a few, and particularly shoes from labels like Nicholas Kirkwood, Aquazzura and Sergio Rossi. While the bulk of the offerings is expected to be for women, flyers for the store are also including childrenswear as well as menswear (which the store no longer actually carries). Shop through Sunday, but getting their as early as possible is always recommended.

finally, NICHOLAS K's month-long sample sale is slated to close on Saturday in SoHo if you are a fan who hasn't made it to that sale yet.

That's all for this week's notable sample sale offerings, but next week actually promises to be a bit bigger with Tamara Mellon's blowout-before-re-launch sale —rumored to be a can't miss event, as well as surprise accessory sales from Yohji Yamamoto Eyewear and hipster jewelry brand Miansai.


Bottega Veneta Returns To The Sale Scene
Sferra , Derek Lam, Isaia & Eidos

This is one of those weeks where there aren't a ton of sample sales, but the ones we do have are worthy of note.
Lets start with the heavy hitter: BOTTEGA VENETA
The famed Italian luxury brand hasn't had a sample sale for a full year, so there should be a good complement of merchandise available for eager sale shoppers. The two-day sale starts tomorrow, Wednesday the 27th, at its regular venue, the Metropolitan Pavilion promising all product categories for men and women including shoes, handbags, leather accessories, ready-to-wear apparel, jewelry and more. Expect the kind of frenzy typically associated with european luxury brand sales, although, hopefully we won;t be subjected to Hermès-level insanity. If you ever wanted one of those famous woven intrecciato bags, this would be your chance.

Back up a day to Tuesday, and you will still have plenty more luxurious Italian goods to shop on sale. The SFERRA sale which can rove between a few regular venues, will be landing at 260 Fifth Avenue today through Sunday featuring the sumptuous bed linens, bath towels, table linens and other home accessories you have come to know and love. Note that while the elaborately patterned damask bed linens can still come in at a hefty sum even with the discount, there are usually plenty of more affordably proved but no less fine sheet sets and other items to be found at the sale. It's a must-visit for anyone  who likes to keep a well-appointed bedroom and bathroom.

Also on Tuesday, the reliably luxurious ISAIA is launching its seasonal sale at 150 Greene Street in SoHo through Sunday. This sale is one of the most highly anticipated for sartorially-minded gentlemen who make it a point not to miss the discounts on the label's immaculately tailored Neapolitan suits and sport coats. Shirts, ties, accessories and other dress furnishings are typically included as well as luxurious sportswear items and shoes. As always, the brand's increasingly popular sibling brand EIDOS will also be on hand. Under new creative director Antonio Ciongoli, the more casual line has been gaining a devoted following to rival its progenitor, so look for more fans than ever.

Finally, also on Tuesday, Clothingline will be matching downtown designer favorite NILI LOTAN with DEREK LAM who will be offering both his main collection and more affordably priced 10 Crosby labels for a three day sale at its Garment District headquarters. Look for shoes and accessories along with apparel at this wide ranging sale.

Be sure to check out our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for hours and locations and any late-breaking sales. Next week looks light on sales, as is expected for August, but keep an eye out for Fivestory's seasonal off-site clearance sale and, hopefully, more to come.


A Rare M·A·C Sale Hits Chelsea
Thomas Pink, Zachary Prell & Intermix

We may be heading into the slowest part of the year, Sample Sale-wise, but some of our hardworking venues are doing their best to keep things going with a mix of seasonal favorites and unexpected newcomers this week. Here are the highlights:

Over at Clothingline in the Garment District, British shirtmaker THOMAS PINK has been holding a four-day sale which started yesterday and runs through Thursday the 21st. Do we recall seeing a Pink sample sale in the past? Not really, so this may be a rare chance to pick up some smart shirts, ties & furnishings from the label at a deep discount. This one's mainly for the guys, though a small selection of women's items have been promised.

Fans of  JACK ROGERS's signature woven sandals will be heading to the label's showroom for 75% off a full size range of footwear plus clothing and accessories from a host of labels also found in the brand's boutiques. Shop through Friday the 22nd.

The big, rare event of the week is an unexpected and relatively unprecedented sample sale from the popular makeup brand M·A·C. From Tuesday the 19th through Friday the 22nd, look for throngs of eager fans to converge on the Metropolitan Pavilion for the brand's first ever Sample Sale, at least in New York. While we have often seen sample sales from makeup brands, we rarely see them from ones as big and beloved as M·A·C, so this is something of a major event. 60% discounts are promised on regular merchandise as well as special collaboration collections. Prepare to fight off crowds.

Our friends at 260SampleSale are offering a pair of summer sales that should keep two of their venues humming this week. At the main location at 260 Fifth Avenue, contemporary chain INTERMIX appears to be taking over the sadly departed Scoop NYC's warehouse sale slot. Look for 70% off women's apparel, shoes and accessories with plenty of summer time left to enjoy them.

Down at their Greene Street outpost, emerging menswear designer ZACHARY PRELL will be offering discounts on his refined, classic men's sportswear pieces. Both sales run through Sunday the 24th.

Be sure to keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for locations and hours as well as late-breaking events that we do our best to update as soon as we hear of them. Next week, look for sales from Derek Lam, Nili Lotan, Isaia, Eidos and an always welcome return of the Sferra sale.


MAC Will Hold Its First Sample Sale Next Week
Barker Black Add A Sale This Week


Get ready for some shopping chaos. In an unusual move, popular makeup brand M·A·C will hold a public sample sale in New York. From next Tuesday through Friday the fourth floor of the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea will offer a substantial 60% off on makeup from the brands regular and special limited edition lines. While it's not unheard of to have samples sales for makeup, it's unusual for a brand as bug and popular to hold a public sale on this scale. Expect long, long lines, so if you are inclined to check out this sale, be sure to bring some patience and fortitude.

Also added to the sale schedule this week are last minute additions from designer ALTUZARRA* and elegant men's footwear label BARKER BLACK
Altuzarra's glamorous ready-to-wear collection will be on sale for three days starting today its showroom in SoHo. Though designer Joseph Altuzarra's profile is high, his business is still small and independent, so we don't know if the sale will offer much more than actual samples, but it's a must-check-out for fans of the up-and-coming fashion star.

Fans of handmade English men's shoes will be much more familiar with Barker Black, who will be offering 60% off at its NoLita boutique. Look for beautifully made classic shoes with subtle twists including its signature skull-and-crossbones broguing.

Check our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for locations, hours and other details.

We have been notified that the Altuzarra sale that has been posted here as well as by several other blogs is not, in fact, open to the general public. Sadly, we can no longer recommend venturing down to the showroom this week. Maybe next season...


The RAG & BONE Sale You Know And Love Is Back And Starts Tomorrow + Whistles, Asics, Reem Acra & More

Just to show you how unpredictable the so-called off-season can be in the Sample Sale world, the somewhat frustrating RAG & BONE Sample Sample Sale is indeed coming back to the Chelsea Market where it belongs. To recap, earlier this Spring when the sale's usual week came and went, Sale watchers like us wondered what was up? The came an announcement that the label would have a Sample Sale in Los Angeles for the first time. We thought we had lost it altogether, and then the brand joined Steven Alan for an extension of his sample sale that was held in Brooklyn's Industry City last month. We figured, that was it until this morning when, while strolling through Chelsea Market, we saw the usual space being set up for the Rag & Bone sale complete with window signage.
So it's on, with savings reportedly up to 75% off. We have heard that tomorrow will be the official VIP Friends and Family day, though, perhaps recognizing that the door policy for that event has been porous at best over the years, the window simply list Tuesday's hours as regular (as seen in the image above), so it's likely that anyone will be admitted. Rag & Bone fans can finally heave a sigh of relief and shop the sale through Sunday.

But there are other things happening this week as well. British chain WHISTLES, currently making inroads in the U.S., will be taking over 260SampleSale's SoHo venue for a women's only sale starting on Tuesday through Sunday. Look for savings of up to 60% off. 

Athletic brand ASICS will be returning to 260 Fifth Avenue on Tuesday with it's soup to nuts sale for Men and Women including workout and running gear and tons and tons of shoes.

Though June is over, there will be plenty of brides heading to REEM ACRA's midtown showroom on Fifth Avenue for deep savings on bridal gowns as well as* the designer's impeccable Ready-to-Wear collection. The sale last for two days through Friday and clicking here to RSVP is highly recommended.

Perennial favorite NYC designer CYNTHIA ROWLEY will be holding her Sample Sale on Bleecker Street from Thursday through Sunday featuring up to 70% Savings on her main clothing line as well as swimwear, footwear, accessories and those covetable one-of-a-kind items as well as past season's merchandise.

Starting on Friday up and coming cult brand BROOKLYN TAILORS will hold a two-day sale in its namesake borough featuring mostly men's apparel and accessories with a smattering of samples for women at savings from 50% to 75%.

Next week, look out for Thomas Pink, Intermix and other events TBA, so keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for locations, times and other details as well as late-breaking events.

Earlier we indicated that Reem Acra would be offering bridal gowns at her Sample Sale this week. This is not the case. Only the Ready-to-Wear will be offered at the sale —which still makes it a must for anyone in search of a great deal on some truly gorgeous dresses.