It's been a few weeks since there has been a sample sale worth mentioning. We are now entering the beginning of sample sale season and we can anticipate a flurry of activity before the Christmas retail season begins. Below is a carefully curated selection of our favorite upcoming sample sales.
Now through Wednesday, October 22
151 Wooster St (btwn Houston and Prince St)
The Derek Lam sale started today and includes a lot of runway pieces for a hefty discount. Dresses are $250, sweaters are $200 and shoes are $125. The lower end line, 10 Crosby, is less expensive with dresses for $100 and sweaters and shoes for $75. Update: We were just alerted that everything at the sale is an additional 50% off. Go shop!
VIPs: Wednesday October 22
Thursday, October 23 through Saturday, October 25
Soiffer Haskin, 317 W. 33rd St btwn 8th & 9th Ave
The Hermes sample sale [formerly the mother of all sales] is scheduled to start later this week. Press, friends and top clients of the brand --with invitations-- are scheduled to begin shopping Wednesday. The sale will officially open to the public on Thursday. Expect very long lines at the start of the sale and before you invest a lot of time head remember how last year's epic Hermes fail. Oops, sale.
Wednesday, October 22 through Friday, October 24
Wed & Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-6pm
152 West 36th Street, Suite 206
The sale includes an assortment from the designer's Fall and Winter 2014 samples. The merchandise ranged from dresses to coats and blouses to skirts. The merchandise will all be priced from $50 to $120 from a retail price of $250 to $600.
Thursday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25
Thurs 12pm-7pm, Fri 9am-7pm, 9am-6pm
123 West 18th Street, 4th Floor
The Row sample sale is always a huge hit. Expect to save 70% off clothing and bags and 80% on damages. Last season, a leather coat was $11,000 reduced to $3500, a leather jacket is about $1000 from $2900 and a classic blazer was $1790 reduced to $537. Click here to read our past coverage.
Thursday, October 23 through Sunday, October 26
Thurs 3pm-8pm, Fri & Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm
The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street
The discount usually ranges from 40% to 60% off but the last sale hosted by the designer didn't offer a very desirable selection. Silver bangles with cabochons and a few classic styles were half-off. Among the fine jewelry was a large gold Albion ring with tiger's eye and diamonds for $2250 from $5500 and an X cross-over ring was half off too.