Sample sale season is about to get very busy. There are 100's 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.
Jill Stuart/ Jill Jill Stuart
Jill Stuart may not be as well known as Donna Karan but she ranks up there with some of America's great female designers. Grab a bit of classic Americana fashion at her sample sale which takes place in her actual showroom-- which is always a good sign. Prices for the designer's main line starts at $35 and top out at $240 for evening dresses. Most of assortment is sample sizes 2/4s but there are some other options for non-models. Be sure to check out the boots that are priced $125 to $225. There is a lot more options from the contemporary line, Jill Jill Stuart. Skirts are all $100 and day dresses are $120.
Through Friday, April 29
201 West 39th Street (btwn 7th & 8th)
Lifestyle guru, Jonathan Adler was just named the creative director of Fisher-Price Baby and we can't wait to see what playful ideas he has to bring to the playroom. Those of us looking to channel our inner child through design should check out the designer's two-day warehouse sale. The inventory will include brand-new merchandise including furniture, rugs, lighting, pillows, and accessories at discounts of up to 70% off retail prices. We are told that the Capri table lamp will be $200 from $350, the Electra vase will be $50 from $150 and letter pillows will be $25 from $145. Parking is free and delivery is available at an additional price.
Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30
The Bronx: 885 E 138th St Btwn (Walnut & Locust Aves)
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. At the last sale, shoes started at $200 and topped out at $375 for boots. We suggest avoiding the sale all together on Tuesday and taking a peak around on Wednesday afternoon if you're really that curious.
Tuesday, May 3 though Thursday, May 5
Tues 11am-7pm, Wed 8am-7pm, Thurs 8am-4pm
Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St. (bet. 6th & 7th Ave.)
Sandro & Maje
Sandro & Maje are always a favorite for those who want a mid-priced fashion option with French flair. It's chic and casual at the same time. At past sales, the discounts weren't great but the assortment was quite nice. We suggest holding out until the last days to snag the best prices.
Tuesday, May 3rd through Sunday, May 8th
Tue—Sat 10am—8pm, Sun 10am—5pm
Sample Sale 260: 260 Fifth Ave btwn 28th & 29th st.