At any given time there can be a dozen sample sale taking place but only a small percentage offer the discounts and quality of products that make it a "Madison Avenue Spy-worthy" sample sale. These sales normally offer a discount that is hard to beat or items that are hard to find.
This week, there are two sales that caught our eyes. The first, is a Nanette Lepore archive sale. The designer is cleaning her closets and offering a range of products from over a decade of work. Prices range from just $10 to $85. The selection includes real samples, runway pieces and exclusive designs. We suggest attending this sale early because there will be no restocking and some items are one-of-a-kind.
Later this week, Ports 1961 returns with their warehouse sale. Men's and women's runway collections will be 75% off or more. (Nice discount, right?) During a previous warehouse sale we found lots of timeless pieces. Looking back to last season, we loved the true elegance of this collection, which included below-the-knee skirts and tweeds. Both will look perfectly next winter too.
You will notice that both these sales are being hosted by the designer, which usually translates to premium savings and surprises. You never know, it wouldn't be the first time we stumbled upon runway only Manolos for the cost of a salad at Freds. (No promises, only possibilities.)
Nanette Lepore Archive Sale
Tuesday, March 12 through Friday, March 15
9am to 7pm
225 West 35rd Street, 9th Floor (7th & 8th Avenue)
Ports 1961 Showroom
Thursday, March 14 through Friday, March 15
Thurs 9am to 7pm & Fri 9am to 2pm
601 West 26th Street, Suite 875 (west of 11th Avenue)