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.
Isaia Sample Sale
Through Friday, March 18
Wed & Thurs 8am-9pm, Fri 8am-6pm
C21 Edition, 21 Dey Street (btwn Broadway & Church)
This Isaia sale is always the perfect place to up your look. The sale always includes Italian made suits, sports coats, shirts, ties, trousers and accessories. Prices at the last sale ran from 50% to 75% off retail. Real deal seekers should wait until the end of the sale to load up. As a rule of thumb we stock up when shirts go down to $150.
Through Friday, April 1
Mon-Fri 10am to 6:30pm
231 West 39 St., Suite 1101 (btwn 7th & 8th Ave)
The J Rosen showroom is hosting a sample sale where many of the designers they represent will be greatly discounted. Expect to find lots of boxes and racks of samples and a small assortment of open stock. At the last sale, we were thrilled with the assortment of Zara Terrez leggings and swimsuits that were all priced at $20. Also expect to find discounts on #PilyQ, L Space, Solkissed, Tiare Hawaii, Ipanema and more.
(Update: There are very few Zara Terrez leggings but lots of swim and coverups. Prices start at $35 for kids suits and $15 for flip-flops.)
Friday, March 18 through Monday, March 21
Fri 10am-7pm, Sat & Sun 9am-6:30pm, Mom 9am-5pm
Soiffer Haskin, 317 West 33rd Street (Off 8th Ave)
Every year we attend the Roger Vivier sale with so much excitement but rarely have successful experience. Shoes are usually discounted to $330 or $360 and basic pumps were as low as $225. The sale usually offers a bountiful assortment of styles but sizing can be sketchy. Small handbags started at $300 and went up to about $1500 for exotic styles.