SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

It's Super Sale Tuesday With Rag & Bone vs. Paul Smith, Elie Saab vs. Marchesa & More

It's a cavalcade of designers going head to head with sample sales today and for the rest of the week. Let's dive in while the merchandise is fresh.

TUESDAY MAY 15
This is one busy Tuesday with several big draws opening all at the same time. Our friends at 260SampleSale have set heavy hitters RAG & BONE at 260 Fifth Avenue and PAUL SMITH on Wooster Street against each other through the rest of the week. The Paul Smith preview had the anticipated bounty of product, especially in shoes, but the Rag & Bone selection was noticeably slimmer that what we have come to expect from that label —unless there is more merchandise coming in. They both have 6 days of business to fill.
On a more extravagant level, couturiers, ELIE SAAB at Soiffer Haskin and MARCHESA at Shelly & Renée will be competing for luxe eveningwear shoppers with high budgets even at sample sale prices.
Also opening on Tuesday, contemporary designers VERONICA BEARD, HILTON HOLLIS, and NANETTE LEPORE along with luxe cildrenswear from BONPOINT.

WEDNESDAY MAY 16
Designer sneaker fanatics will be lining up on Greene Street near Houston Street for the BUSCEMI sale for men and women. Get there early.
Denim-heads can expect savings of up to 75% off at the DL 1961 sale in the Garment District for two days.

THURSDAY MAY 17
Look for an enthusiastic crowd as THE NEWS showroom begins its three day sale in SoHo featuring COMMON PROJECTS, TIM COPPENS, OFFICINE GÉNÉRALE among several other directional international labels.
Up in Chelsea, fashion veteran KIMORA LEE SIMMONS opens her showroom for 2 days to offer savings on her elegant signature collection.
Cult denim and sportswear label R13 will also be attracting a motivated following for its 4-day sale in SoHo.

SUNDAY MAY 20
Finally, you can cap off the weekend by dressing your bed in sumptuous sheets from Italian label FRETTE. Bath linens, Gifts and other Accessories will also be included through Wednesday.

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


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

Rebecca Minkoff, Helmut Lang, Jimmy Choo & Derek Lam Lead A Packed Sale Week

Yes, folks, the sample sale season has heated up. Last week we saw crowd packers like Herschel Supply and a triple hitter including S'well, Nest and Moleskine, and this week we have volume, volume volume with every venue full as designers and makers start clearing out inventory as cancellation dates take effect and space needs to be made for next season's goods. Here's a rundown by day of some of the week's highlights:

MONDAY MAY 7
Save up some line-standing time for REBECCA MINKOFF, making her reliable return to 260 Fifth Avenue with her reliable mix of well prices bags, shoes and contemporary fashion. the Men's Uri Minkoff label will also be featured but they will have to fight the faithful Minkoff ladies for entry.

TUESDAY MAY 8
HELMUT LANG is first on the docket for Tuesday now at 260SampleSale's Spring Street location. It's currently a label in flux, so it's hard to know exactly what will be there, but look for minimalistic looks and possibly some re-issued Lang classics.
CHRISTOFLE runs a close second with its seasonal visit to Soiffer Haskin through the weekend. It's an excellent place to grab a luxe Mothers' Day gift if your Mom's into silver tabletop and accessories items. It will share space with Italian jeweler PAOLO COSTAGLI.
Luxury hosiery fans will know to keep an eye out for WOLFORD's sale at its Seventh Avenue showroom running for three days through Thursday.

WEDNESDAY MAY 9
It's time for JIMMY CHOO as the designer shoe sample sales roll out this season. Three public shopping days at the Metropolitan Pavilion will feature discounts up to 80% on Women's and Men's shoes that can be reliably counted on to pull crowds. To manage them, the company is requiring an online RSVP. CLICK HERE and enter the code ROMY. We are told that they are strict.
After you have got your shoes, head to Bond Street for SELIMA OPTIQUE's seasonal sale featuring her quirky new and vintage eyewear, apparel and accessories
While you are downtown, DEREK LAM will be filling up 260SampleSale's third location on Wooster Street through the weekend with both his signature label and the 10 CROSBY diffusion collection.

THURSDAY MAY 10
What started as an eco-socio-conscious denim and t-shirt line from Bono called EDUN has evolved into a more sophisticated designer collection, and it will be available at up to 90% off at its Grand Street showroom in SoHo for three days. Look for bargains form the Spring 2017 collection and more.

A look at our SALE ROLL sidebar at left will show even more sales, so be sure to check there for hours and locations.
Next week, even more heavy hitters come out as Paul Smith and Rag & Bone go head to head with much more to come.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

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.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

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


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

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.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

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.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

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!


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

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.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

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.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

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.