The Sample Sale schedule is ramping up just a bit this week with some seasonal favorites making their scheduled returns as well as a highly anticipated newcomer shoe designer. It's a big week for jewelry fans as DAVID YURMAN makes his seasonal appearance at the Altman Building in Chelsea on Thursday the 26th for what is generally one of the most genteel and civilized sales on the schedule. Up to 60% Off is promised on all his categories ranging from precious gemstones set in gold to more affordable sterling silver pieces as well as watches, sunglasses and accessories.
Running in tandem on the same dates through Sunday is JOHN HARDY,who in the past has held his sales in hotel spaces, but has moved to the more accessible Soiffer Haskin sale room in west midtown which has carved out a niche as the premier sale venue for luxury goods. Hardy is promising up to 75% off retail prices on his gold and and sterling silver jewelry for men and women including precious stones and incorporating both metals and materials like leather. As usual, leave the cash and strollers at home, and prepare to check everything.
Also joining the schedule on what is turning out to be a very big Thursday is London based shoe designer CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA who is staging her first stateside sample sale for one day only at the Roosevelt Hotel near Grand Central Terminal. We aren't sure what kind of crowds to anticipate, but it is shoes, and there seems to be a great deal of advance excitement for this sale, so prepare for a scene.
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HUGO BOSS has been holding two sales a season lately, but if you are a sample size, this is the one you have been waiting for. Starting today, the label's showroom in West Chelsea at the vast Starrett Lehigh Building will be open through Friday to sell off the samples for both the men's and the women's lines. Typically, there is an abundance of merchandise in extremely limited sizes, but if you can fit into production sample sizes, the prices are reliably good, particularly for men's tailored clothing offerings. As for the women, the assortments have been sparse in the past, but this sale should offer samples from Jason Wu's first collections for Boss Woman, so if that's what you are after, get there early.
Once you have gotten you suits, you can head over to SANYO NEW YORK's sale on Wednesday and Thursday for men's raincoats. Outerwear will be available from the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 seasons at 30% to 70% off.
It's not a total loss this week for women's fashion. TRINA TURKwill be at Chelsea Market from Wednesday the 25th through Sunday with her bright and peppy women's collections featuring overstock and samples. We are told that a small selection of the increasingly popular Mr. Turk men's collection will also be on hand, just so the guys won't be left out.
Also this week, check out sales from VINCE CAMUTO, DESIGUAL, FRETTE and COMPTOIR DES COTONNIERS. See our SALE ROLL at left for details and locations as well as late breaking sales