It’s been a few weeks since there has been a sample sale worth mentioning. We are now entering the beginning of sample sale season and we can anticipate a flurry of activity before the Christmas retail season begins. Below is a carefully curated selection of our favorite upcoming sample sales.
Thursday, October 15th & Friday, October 16th
Thurs 11am~6pm, Fri 8am~4p
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 Thursday and exploring on Friday if you’re really that curious.
Thursday, October 15 through Sunday, October 18th
Thurs 3pm to 8pm, Fri & Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am—5pm
135 W. 18th St (The Altman Building b/w 6th & 7th Ave)
Most jewelry is usually discounted 40% and sunglasses, last season, were priced at 60% off retail. Prices started at $150 for silver and leather bracelets. Most of the iconic cable pieces were discontinued just 30% off.
Wednesday, October 21 & Thursday, October 22
Wed 9am~7pm, Thurs 9am~3pm
123 W. 18th St, 5th Floor (Between 6th & 7th Ave)
The discount is usually a straight 60% off. The selection includes everything from coats, hats, shoes, sweaters and accessories. Sizes range from fresh-out-of-the-oven newborn to I’m-getting-too-old-for-this-look size 12.
Wednesday, October 21st (Press & VIP day)
Thursday, October 22nd through Saturday, October 24th
Thrus & Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-6pm
Soffer Haskin: 317 W. 33rd St. (near 8th Ave.)
Don’t expect to find any leather goods at this swanky sale. Most other items– clothing, shoes, scarves, ties, home goods and accessories– are reduced about 50% off. This sale usually attracts crazy lines but look out for the VIP report to find out if the wait is worth your time.