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. The post will continue to be updated throughout the month and remain just a click away in the right sidebar. 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.
Inbal Dror Bridal Sale
Famed bridal gown designer, Inbal Door is hosting her first ever sample sale in New York. Prices will be discounted 50% to 60% off gowns and dresses, some of which have been worn by celebrities such as Beyoncé and Misty Copeland and Bar Rafaeli.
Through Friday, June 16th
By appointment only: firstname.lastname@example.org
110 East 40th St
This is the first time we recall seeing an Etro sample sale. We are hoping to see major discounts from this famed Italian fashion brand. We spent many years shopping at the Etro at Woodburry Common but have missed the amazing deals since the outlet store closed several years ago. Stay tuned for a full review and head to Instagram to win a chance to join us for a VIP shopping experience.
Monday, June 5 through Wednesday June 7
Mon 1pm-8pm, Tues 10am to 8pm, Wed 10am to 5pm
Metropolitan Pavilion: 123 West 18 Street, 5 Fl
Full review here
As of day one, there was a line spanning an hour to get in…This sale historically takes place during the holiday season and is a great opportunity to stock up on gifts. It seems a little out of step to be stocking up on luxury pens and small leather goods at this time of year. Forward thinking shoppers will love grabbing items discounted up to 70%. The less expensive items tend to go fast and there isn’t usually restocking.
Tuesday, June 6 though Friday, June 9
Tue. to Thurs. 9am-7pm, Fri 9am-2pm
260 Sample Sale: 260 Fifth Avenue
Buccellati Sample Sale
Buccellati is one of our favorite jewelry designers and we wouldn’t mind a house filled with the brand’s orange gold and silver home goods. Usually this is a multi-brand sample sale. We are excited to see if there will be a larger assortment and even better discounts.
Tuesday, Jun 6 through Thursday, June 8
9am to 6:30pm daily
Soiffer Haskin, 317 West 33rd St.
Nanette Lepore Sample Sale
We are told that samples will start at $30 for older samples, one-offs and vintage pieces. Prices will go up to $300 for newer production coats and dresses.
Tuesday, June 6 through Thursday, June 8
9am to 7pm daily
255 West 35th Street, 17th Floor
Mara Hoffman Sample Sale
Stock up on swimwear and Summer basics at up to 70% off.
Wednesday, June 7 through Sunday, June 11
Wed to Thurs. 9am-8pm, Fri & Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm
260 Sample Sale: 150 Greene Street
Full review here
Sophia Webster Sample Sale
British luxury footwear brand’s annual sample sale is only one day. At the last sale, shoppers snagged Yara butterfly pumps for $150, booties were $250 and crystal pumps were $250. We expect this sale to be about the same.
Saturday, June 10
2pm to 6:45pm
80 Wooster Street
Snag a discount on Jonathan Simkai’s most recent collection, older collections and samples. The discount ranges from 60% for current season’s fashion to 90% off for samples.
Wednesday, June 21 through Thursday, June 22
10am to 7pm daily
252 West 37th Street, 3rd Floor