Sample sale season is about to get very busy. There are 100s of sales scheduled for May and figuring out which ones are worthy of inspection takes a critical eye. To help you sort through the madness, we put together a list of the most deserving sales. Let us know if you think we missed anything spectacular.
Thursday, April 30th through Saturday, May 2nd
Thu 11am—6pm, Fri 10am—5pm, Sat 10am—4pm
The Bronx: 885 E 138th St Btwn (Walnut & Locust Aves)
Last year, the Jonathan Adler sale was held in a traditional fashion venue that didn't work so well for home furnishings. If you're in the market for mid-century quark we suggest you go North, way North. To the Bronx. Prices will be up to 75% off and the assortment will include furniture, lighting, decorative accessories, rugs and fashion accessories. On site delivery will be available for an additional charge.
Tuesday, May 5 though Wednesday, May 6
Tues 11am-6pm, Wed 8am-4pm
Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St. (bet. 6th & 7th Ave.)
The Jimmy Choo sample sale is somewhat of a nightmare. There are lines, waits, hoarding, chaos-- everything we despise about sample sales. The one redeeming quality is the great pricing. We suggest avoiding the sale all together on Tuesday and taking a peak around on Wednesday if you're really that curious.
Tuesday, May 5th through Sunday, May 10th
Tues 9am—8pm, Wed—Thu 9am—7pm, Fri—Sat 10am—7pm, Sun 10am—4pm
Sample Sale 260: 260 Fifth Ave btwn 28th & 29th st.
Sandro has quickly become one of our favorite mid-priced fashion lines. It's chic and casual at the same time. We are very much looking forward to the brand's inaugural sample sale. We don't expect discounts to be dramatic but the selection should be very good.
Wednesday, May 6th through Thursday, May 7th
32 Bank St btwn Waverly Pl & W 4th St, parlor level
We are told that prices at the Adam Lippes sale will be up to 75% off. A wrap gown will be $500 from $1750, leather drop-crotch culottes will be $700 from $2650 and a more basic shift dress will be $300 from $1090.