It may feel early in the season for sample sales but the frenzy is about to begin. This week there are dozens of sample sales scheduled all over the city. Obviously, no sane person could attend them all-- nor should try. Instead, we carefully curated a selection of our favorite sample sales for the week.
Tuesday, March 17th through Sunday, March 22nd
Tue 9am—8pm, Wed—Thu 10am—8pm, Fri—Sat 10am—7pm, Sun 10am—3pm
260 Fifth Ave (btwn 28th & 29th)
Usually Scoops big sales are at their Meatpacking store. Having a professionally organized "sample sale" indicates that there is more merchandise than the retailer can handle. We are told that shoppers can expect to save 75% off retail prices. The merchandise will include a selection of designer apparel, accessories, and shoes for men and women. Product examples include, an Alice + Olivia silk blouse for $55 from $220, a Clover Canyon lace dress for $75 from $300 and J. Brand's men's pants for $56 from $225.
Cut25 by Yigal Azrouël
Wednesday, March 18th through Friday, March 20th
Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave (btwn 15th & 16th)
The last few Yigal sales have been a bit of a bummer. Prices were too high and there weren't any real samples. We are hesitant to include this selection in our 'best of' list but there is a chance that the brand has a enough inventory to incentisize shoppers with truly good discounts. We are told that the discounts will be up to 80% off retail prices and include womenswear, overstock and samples.
Friday, March 20th through Monday, March 23rd
Fri 10am—7pm, Sat—Sun 9am—6:30pm, Mon 9am—5pm
Soiffer Haskin, 317 W 33rd St (btwn 8th & 9th)
The Vivier sample sale has become one of the most popular of the year with shoppers lining up from the day before. At last year's sample sale we found almost all the merchandise was reduced 50% to 60% off retail. Basic black pumps with no signature buckle started at $225 and long and ornate boots are priced up to $2000. Most buckle shoes were $300 to $350. A small assortment of little girl's buckle shoes were $200. Bags start at $525 from a small bag and go up to about $2000 for a more ornate evening clutch.
Friday, March 20th through Friday, March 27th
Fri Mar 20th 10am—9:30pm, Sat 10am—9pm, Sun 11am—8pm, Mon—Wed 7:45am—9pm, Thu—Fri 7:45am—9:30pm
C21 Edition, 21 Dey St (btwn Broadway & Church)
Century 21 is the newest venue to the sample sale arena. At the last Frette sale we found duvet covers for $195, top sheets for $95 and fitted sheets for $65. Plain bedsets were starting at $100 for full-sized and $249 for queen.