Sunday, June 2, 2019

JUNE SAMPLE SALES ⛵️⛱👙 Valentino & Staud

Sun's out. Bun's out. It's officially June and we are excited to catch those early rays of Summer. Long beach days and short Fridays. This month's sample sale winners are those filling the need for bikinis and dressing for hot days.

As department stores and boutiques increasingly discount Summer merchandise, the sample sale arena must also become more aggressive with pricing. Look for sales that include in-season merchandise with discounts that top 70% off. You can expect retailers to begin final markdowns of 70% or more during the last week of June.

We've exclusively listed only the sample sales that we think are worthy of your time and effort. You can head to ShopDrop to see a comprehensive list of all New York sample sales. The post will continue to be updated throughout the month with only our favs.

You can also follow along on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook for sneak peeks and immediate updates. Feel free to leave feedback in the comments section so that everyone can benefit from the 'Spy' network.





Quero Shoes
Following a month-long pop-up Quero, the European handmade shoe brand will be blowing out all their remaining inventory. Everything at the store including shoes, boots, oxfords, slides, and sneakers for men and women will be just $99. The sale is only for three days. (Remember, Father's Day is just around the corner.)
Monday, June 3 through Wednesday, June 5
10am to 6pm
63 West 38th Street

Mara Hoffman Sample Sale
At the last sale, we found prices nicely discounted but not more than an end-of-season retail sale. Print and solid bikini tops and bottoms were $40 each, one-pieces were $75, embellished bikinis were $50 each for tops and bottoms and embellished one-pieces were $90. Sarongs were $50 each. Among the clothing, maxi dresses are plentiful and priced at $115, jumpsuits were $120 and tops were $55. Click over to our review from prior years, where you will find a lot more information, including how to navigate the no-changing room situation.
Tuesday, June 4 through Sunday, June 9
Tues 10am-8pm, Wed & Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri & Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm
260 Sample Sale: 150 Greene Street

Montblanc
The Montblanc sample sale is always a readers' favorite. Most pens, watches, accessories, and jewelry are discounted 50% to 60% off but discounts on less popular items go up to 80% off. The most popular and giftable items tend to go very quickly. Those attending the sale should expect a long line on opening day and shorter lines throughout the term of the sale. For some reason, there is always a wait for Montblanc.
Tuesday, June 4 through Friday, June 7
Tues & Wed 9am-7pm, Wed 9am-12pm
260 Fifth Avenue

Alice & Olivia
This bi-annual sample sale is always a seasonal highlight. The best part of the sale is that there are real samples, which will range in price from $29 for leggings to $129 for gowns. Open stock is discounted about 60% to 70% off. We usually get an early preview of the price list and will be sure to post it when it's available. Be sure to follow us on Instagram for a live update.
Monday, June 10 to Sunday, June 16
Mon 12pm-8pm, Tues 9am-8pm, Wed to Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-4pm
260 Sample Sale, 260 Fifth Avenue

Global Fashions Valentino Sale
Global Fashions is the official luxury distributor for several Italian designer brands including Valentino. The showroom will be opening its doors to the public for a Summer sample sale. All clothing will be reduced 80% off and bags and shoes will be discounted 70% off. Expect to find a large amount of couture runway pieces along with staple Rockstud icons for both women and men. This is one sale we highly recommend shopping for high-quality wardrobe forever staples. Shoppers should be sure to mention Madison Avenue Spy for additional discount promotions. You can click through here to see pictures from inside a past sample sale.
Tuesday, June 25 through Thursday, June 27
9am-6pm daily
49 West 38th Street

Staud Sample Sale
Somtimes life requires a cheap thrill and we are hoping that the upcoming Staud sample sale will provide a little bit of an addreniline rush. Before jumping in, it's good to remember that Staud bags can often be found at retailers for about $100. We wouldn't spring for much more than that at a sample sale. 
Tuesday, June 25 through Sunday, June 30
Tues 10am-8pm, Wed & Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri & Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm
151 Wooster Street




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