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Just A Few Winter Sample Sales To Keep You Shopping

It's not the busiest time of year for sample sales here in mid-January, but it's not totally dead either. While there are some very good deals to be had at regular retail stores' final clearance sales (can you beat 60% off the sale price at J.Crew?), there's still a few specialized sample sales around town worth checking out.

You may not have heard of shoe designer NOAH WAXMAN yet, but there are some extremely tempting shoes and boots at 80% off retail waiting for you in the showroom to snap them up through next Friday. A long sample sales usually means that there's going to be lots to choose from, and everyone needs a winter shoe-pick-me-up.
For athletic men looking for something to goose their workout during the short days of January, stylish workout wear label RHONE will be at 260 Fifth Avenue through Sunday the 13th, and they have already had one additional reduction as we post this.
Starting on Friday the 11th SAVE KHAKI UNITED is opening a new SAVE SURPLUS store in the East Village featuring merchandise from past seasons at deep discounts. This will be a perfect stop for anyone in need of a basics wardrobe refresh.

Next Monday & Tuesday, KAREN MILLEN will be having a blowout sale at Clothingline with prices ranging from a whopping $10 all the way to $40.
On Tuesday the 15th, SD will be returning to 260 Fifth Avenue promising 75% off retail prices, to start with. . .

In upcoming weeks, mark your calendars for sales from Bonobos, Theory, Helmut Lang, Buscemi and more. Keep your eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for hours, locations and late breaking sales.


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Don't Miss Late Breaking Sales From Vince & Barena

It seems like this is the week for extra bonus sales. In addition to the previously announced Hugo Boss Holiday Sale, the folks at Privé have announced a last minute VINCE. sale of menswear only starting tomorrow the 20th through Saturday. Look for deep 75% discounts, but don't go to its usual Chelsea Market spot. For the moment, Privé is using a nearby space on 14th Street and Month Avenue next door to The Kooples.
In addition, the luxurious M5 showroom will be opening its doors today through Friday with a selection of its coveted Italian brands including BARENA, HERNO, LARDINI, J.W.BRINE among others.

Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL at left for locations and hours.


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Last Minute Sale Surprises With Hugo Boss, Helmut Lang, Marc Jacobs & More

The Sample Sale schedule may have lightened up a bit for the last week before Christmas, but it is not on a Winter break just yet. Some heavy hitters will be making extra appearances to make the most of last minute Holiday shopping.

Last week's surprise LUCIANO BARBERA sale is scheduled to continue through Thursday with some very deep discounts on luxurious Italian menswear. Our visit last week found mostly warm weather offerings and a literal heap of sumptuous neckties for $25 each. We don't know how much is left at this point, but if you have always thought that Barbera was hopelessly unaffordable, there might be a Holiday surprise for you at Rockefeller Center if you act fast.
If it looked like MARC JACOBS was skipping the sale schedule this season, you might be relieved to see that he just pushed his sale back a few weeks from when we all used to expect it. Starting on Tuesday the 18th, he'll take over 260SampleSale's Greene Street location with all of his collections. Men's collections as well as the Marc by Marc Jacobs labels are promised even though they have been out of production for a few seasons by now. The main label should offer fresher merchandise. As usual, the sale will run through Sunday.
Walk one block west to find HELMUT LANG's seasonal blowout. While the label seems to be without much of a creative direction lately, it seems to have retreated into denim basics and signature looks closely linked to its namesake designer which also happen to be worthy additions to anyone's wardrobe.
Uptown at 260 Fifth Avenue, beauty buffs will be lining up for a cosmetics extravaganza featuring TOCCA fragrances, ARTÍS brushes, STILA makeup and DR.JART+ treatment products.
If you can wait until Wednesday, there is one more menswear for anyone looking for a wardrobe refresh. HUGO BOSS will be holding a special Holiday Sale at Soiffer Haskin through Sunday. If the usual pattern holds, you will find savings of up to 70% off with possible further reductions toward the end of the sale.

That should be enough shopping for anyone as we head towards the end of the year. We will be keeping an eye out, though for the inevitable sample sales that present themselves for those who don't feel like braving the post-Christmas madness elsewhere. Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for times and locations as well as late breaking events.


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Italian Luxury Leads The Sample Sale Week With Brunello Cucinelli, Eleventy & Isaia
UPDATED: + Luciano Barbera

UPDATE:
As if three covetable Italian luxury brands aren't enough, Tuesday morning brings the news that LUCIANO BARBERA is joining the sale schedule this week with a seven-day sale at its showroom near Rockefeller Center beginning on Thursday. If you know that label, then you are getting excited. If you are a fan of Brunello Cucinelli, Isaia or Eleventy, then you should be getting excited. The drill is the same. Everything is going to be very expensive, but at up to 85% off, you might find some special pieces worth investing in, and devoted Barbera fans will be loading their arms with examples of the label's classic, elegant, handmade menswear with a sophisticated northern Italian touch.

ORIGINAL POST:
We really aren't sure if someone plans it this way, but sometimes the sample sale schedule converges in a way that highlights a particular category. IN this case, it's sophisticated, luxurious Italian apparel. Yesterday, the folks at BRUNELLO CUCINELLI launched their highly anticipated seasonal sample sale just off Fifth Avenue in midtown. The brand is one of those luxury mysteries that pop up in the fashion landscape. It's exorbitantly expensive, but also massively popular which means that there is an abundance of overstock left hanging around when it comes time to clear the warehouse in favor of new arrivals. The sale will run through Friday and, as with its fellow luxe labels like Loro Paina or Hermès, the prices are still staggering even at 60% off. That means that you will find fewer customers at the sale who load up their arms a lot more stuff. Still, it looks like there are enough goods to last through the week, but if you are a devoted Cucinelli fan or just looking to splurge on one special piece, we would recommend going sooner rather than later.
If that's still too rich for your blood, and you wouldn't be lamed if it is, a valid alternative has coincidentally opened its showroom to the public this very same week. Luxury label ELEVENTY offers a similar style of laid back Italian elegance at somewhat more digestible prices. The brand is no slouch —you'll find it in Barneys, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales as well as in its own SoHo boutique— but at around 80% off retail, the prices at this sale start out at $25 for small items and top out at $299 for outerwear and leather pieces. This sale is weighted a bit more heavily toward showroom samples, but there are still a few bigger stock sizes mixed in here and there, and more than enough cashmere and slouchy tailoring to satisfy any sprezzatura fan.
Rounding out the lineup of Italian artisanship, Neapolitan men's label ISAIA has returned to 260SampleSale's Wooster Street Location where it is scheduled to start welcoming its cultlike following today through Sunday. As usual, the pricey main label is joined by its somewhat more affordable little brother EIDOS offering a mix of past season's merchandise and a bit of current product that has been revamped by its latest creative director Simon Spurr in his signature streamlined style —keep an eye on the brand's ever-evolving logo to catch the differences from season to season. This time, the labels are sharing space with American heritage leathergoods label GHURKA which adds an welcome accessory component  to the assortment.
That's not all this week's sales are offering. There are some other heavy hitters operating  including contemporary powerhouse ALICE and OLIVIA which will be at 260 Fifth Avenue through the weekend. Over at Clothingline in the Garment District, KAREN MILLEN will be holding a three-day sale of samples and stock. Designer ULLA JOHNSON will be taking up residence at 150 Greene Street for four days starting on Thursday.

As always there are still more sales this week to be shopped like Ippo, Butter and Quinn Cashmere, so keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for hours and locations as well as any late breaking sales we can add.
Next week, save some cash for Desigual, Marc Jacobs, Helmut Lang and more.


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Stand In Line For DVF And Rag & Bone's Sample Sales This Week + Derek Lam, Frette & More

Holiday shopping at Sample Sales can be tricky. There are no returns or exchanges, but when you know you have found the right gift, it's worth the risk. Or maybe, you aren't shopping for gifts. It's OK. We can admit to a bit of shopping for ourselves during the Holiday season, and this year, we have an extra long stretch between Thanksgiving and New Years. Luckily, this week there are a few events that faithful bargain hunters anticipate every season.

Holding over from last week are AUTUMN CASHMERE, PONO jewelry and, for the more extravagant,NANCY GONZALEZ accessories, which are all good for gifts for oneself and anyone else on your list, but coming up, we have some heavy hitters.
On Tuesday, look for lines of eager shoppers outside two of 260SampleSale's main outlets. In NoMad, perennial fave RAG & BONE will be setting up shop on Fifth Avenue through the weekend with its usual mix of luxe sportswear, shoes and accessories for men and women. Down in SoHo on Greene Street, superstar DIANE VON FURSTENBERG will be offering discounts on her popular collections for the same time frame. One block west on Wooster Street find DEREK LAM sharing space with eyewear doyenne LINDA FARROW for their seasonal sales.

Well, that's a lot for any week, but Wednesday brings a two day WHITE + WARREN sale in the Garment District, three days of HANRO showroom samples on sale in the luxury innerwear label's midtown headquarters and a five-day FRETTE sale on Grand Street through the weekend. Thursday launches five days of ELIE TAHARI at Soiffer Haskin.

That ought to keep the city's community of sample sale shoppers busy enough, but some may want to hold out for the coming weeks when ISAIA, GHURKA, MARC JACOBS, ULLA JOHNSON and more will be tempting bargain hunters. Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for hours, locations and any late-breaking sales. Happy Holiday shopping to all.


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Peak Sale Season NOW With Agnés B, Vivienne Westwood, Chloé + Late Entries From Moschino, Robert Geller & More

Hi Shophounders. We have been a bit quiet over here for a while, but the peak of the Sample Sale season is upon us, and we are doing our best to keep up with the chaos in our SALE ROLL sidebar at left. This is a particularly busy week what with major sales from Chloé, French sportswear cult fave Agnés B and old faithful James Perse going on right now. This is also the time of year when anticipated sales can sneak up on you, and we just learned of the long-popular AEFFE showroom sale, whose revolving roster now includes, Moschino, Alberta Ferretti, Jeremy Scott, Cedric Charlier and more, and menswear master Robert Geller both starting today.

That is, of course a lot to try and catch on a busy schedule, but get ready for next week, which will include the always popular sales for Christofle and Lalique at Soiffer Haskin, a major multi-brand sale at 260 5th Avenue led by Jil Sander, Jeans aplenty from J Brand and Current Elliott and another long-running showroom favorite, The News, which features reliable draws like Tim Coppens, Common Projects and Officine Generale among others —and those are just the ones we know about right now. In all likelihood, more others will crop up by this time next week. We'll try to keep everyone posted on the Sale Roll, and we might even give our Twitter account some extra exercise, so save up and be ready for some breaking sale news.


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Multibrand Sample Sale 'Clearances' Will Keep You Shopping Through The End Of Summer

Yes, The Shophound isn't dead, we have just been taking something of a summer vacation, processing the sad news that one of New York's iconic department stores, Lord & Taylor is shuttering its Fifth Avenue flagship while two major new entries, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom prepare their Manhattan arrivals slated for next year, both in unproven neighborhoods.
But that's all great for pricey grab-it-ass-soon-as-it-hits-the-floor shopping —which we have nothing against— but this time of year is either the time to breathlessly await those first new, fresh shipments of fall runway collections or, more pertinently, the time to hunt down those double-reduced, take an extra 30% to 50% off, end-of-season clearance bargains. Or both.
We have missed covering a few of the usual sample sales over the past month, and noticed that there ave been a few M.I.A. participants (no J.Crew Sample Sales this summer?) While some of our stalwart Sample Sale presenters have been doing their best to keep things rolling, this month is when we are seeing the final, clearance of the clearance sample sales. The owner of the city's busiest sample sale venues, 260 Sample Sale, has been running a Summer sale event at its Greene Street location in SoHo through next Sunday August 12th combining unsold merchandise form previous sales including labels like Diane von Furstenberg, Nicole Miller and Monique L'huillier to name a few. Less well publicized is the ongoing 260 Sample Sale Clearance Store that opened a couple of months ago at 704 Broadway in NoHo. There's no knowing how permanent such a shop is, but the random collection includes many of the upscale labels that 260 is known for at deeply discounted prices. This one os dyed in the wool sale forager, but there are finds to be found there.
Privé, which regularly pops up in the Chelsea Market, will offer multiple brands from today through Sunday the 5th as well as from next Thursday the 7th through Sunday the 12th. No specific brands are listed, but Privé regularly presents sales from Theory and Helmut Lang among many other popular labels.
The other major sale venues, Clothingline and Soiffer Haskin are taking August off, but for the die-hard shopper there are still some A-List sample sales coming up this month including a one-day moving sale from Yigal Azrouël, menswear stalwart Bonobos, athletic upstart Outdoor Voices and, yes, another Helmut Lang sale. As always, we will do our best to keep our SALE ROLL sidebar updated with hours and locations. Happy Summer Shopping.


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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.


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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.


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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.