SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

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

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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
RUE LA LA
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.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

One More Theory/Helmut Lang Blowout + Cadet, Hood By Air, Taschen & More

Along with the extensions of last week's FIVESTORY and AMERICAN GIANT sales, some last minute additions have livened up this week's sale roster including a critics darling or two. Here are some highlights:

HELMUT LANG and THEORY are making one more big appearance this season at Clothingline in the Garment District through Friday. This time around, the sibling labels are promising their biggest discounts to dade including original samples and, caveat emptor, slightly irregular inventory.

Starting today and running through Sunday, up and coming men's sportswear label CADET is holding a blowout sale on the eve of Men's Fashion Week in its Williamsburg boutique. Deep discounts are promised on overstock along with unique, inspirational samples, previous season stock and special extras like runway shoes which can often be rare bargains for men of larger feet.

Esoteric ready to wear, evening and bridal brand MORGANE LE FAY will be offering savings starting at 70% off on Broome Street in SoHo for a solid week through next Wednesday. Look for sophisticated, architectural designs with clever details in sumptuous fabrics.

Starting on Thursday the 26th, find discounts of 50% to 75% off at TASCHEN's Warehouse Sale in its Greene Street store. Look for lavish art books and pop culture volumes in various conditions from mint to gently handled. Shop through Sunday.

Also on Thursday, avant-garde streetwear sensation HOOD BY AIR will be holding a "Wearhouse" sale on the Lower East Side for its collections from the past five years. Daily replenishments will each highlight one year over the course of five-day sale. Look for items ranging from trendy sweatshirts to elaborate showpieces through Monday the 30th.

Finally, Saturday brings Swiss watchmaker and jeweler De GRISOGONO Soiffer-Haskin near Penn Station. The sale promises up to 70% off precious baubles and watches protected by the venue's typically restrictive entry policies, so leave your big bags, strollers and any kids under 12 at home. Shop through Monday the 30th.

Next week's sale forecast is a bit hazy, so keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for times, locations and other details along with any late-breaking events.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

Fivestory's Blowout, TIBI's Rare Walk-In Sale, Sweats & Hoodies On 5th Ave & More

It's a pleasantly busy sale week again as winter settles in and designers are shedding the last of their samples and overstock with a few special events for good measure.

The first bonus sale comes from TIBI, whose SoHo shop is undergoing a renovation this season. While the brand has moved its seasonal sample sales online for a few years now, it will be holding a special in-person 'Demolition' sale at its temporary shop on Wooster Street featuring past season stock and samples. Fans of the label should appreciate the rare walk-in sale opportunity through Monday.

The week's biggest event may be seasonal FIVESTORY clearance sale that, this season, can be found on Greene Street in SoHo starting today, Tuesday the 17th. The uptown boutique has typically brought its final sale downtown in recent seasons, and this season should be no different. The menswear selection is gone now, but shoppers should still look for a cavalcade of women's runway star designer labels along with a generally excellent selection of shoes and accessories. Shop through Sunday.

On the other end of the spectrum, activewear brand AMERICAN GIANT is setting up shop at 260 Fifth Avenue through Sunday featuring good old fashioned, American-made sweats and hoodies —a perfect opportunity to stock up on cozy winter duds or classic workout gear for the retro-minded.

On Wednesday the 18th, VIVIENNE TAM will be staging one of her periodic sales at her Garment District showroom featuring  vintage samples as well as stock, and back in Soho, indie designers TESS GIBERSONM.PATMOS and DARYL K are joining forces for a group sale on Crosby Street through Saturday promising up to 80% off their collections.

Finally, on Friday fur specialist DENNIS BASSO returns to Soiffer-Haskin for five days for his annual clearance including not only his legendary fur coats but also ready-to-wear, Children's wear and home collections.

See our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for hours, locations and other details as well as any other late-breaking sales.