The sample sale situation has been a little drab since the holiday season but that will change soon. March usually goes in like a lamb and out with several roaring sales. There are already some big announcements like Chloe and J. Mendel. Keep your eyes open and your fingers crossed for Dyptique. We will be sure to keep you updated in this space. Feel free to ask questions and leave intelligence in the comment section below.
J. Mendel Private Sample Sale
This VIP sale is by appointment only. Expect to find furs, gowns and shoes at 75% off. During a past sale we found a fox coat for about $2400, a chinchilla for $8000 and shearling for $2000. Gowns ran from size 0 to 12 and ranged from $5000 for a couture black and gold tulle gown to $135 for a satin blouse.
Wednesday, March 7 through Thursday, March 8
Wed 12pm-7pm, Thurs 9am-5pm
RSVP: email@example.com or 917.930.6797
Address will be given once an appointment is made
Kiton Sample Sale
At the last Kiton sample sale suits, jackets, outerwear, pants, skirts, knitwear, ties and shoes could be found discounted 75% off retail. If you’re not worried about catching the best selection, wait until the last day when priced have dipped to 85% off retail at prior sales. Sweaters were as low as $165 and pants and shirts were about $100.
Friday, March 9 through Tuesday, March 13
Fri 9am-7pm, Sat & Sun 9am-6:30pm, Mon 9am-7pm, Tues 9am-5pm
Soiffer Haskin, 317 West 33rd Street
Don’t expect to find any red soles at the M. Gemi sample sale but there will be a lot of European crafted shoes without the frills. The straight-to-consumer shopping site periodically has clearance sales where the discounts hit 60% off. We would hope that a physical sale would provide even steeper markdowns.
Tuesday, March 13 through Thursday, March 15
Clothingline, 261 West 36th Street, 2nd Fl
Chloe Sample Sale
It’s been several years since Chloe has has a sample sale. Several seasons of slagging sales should provide for a great selection of merchandise and attractive prices. Discounts will be up to 80% off. The sale will run for five days, which leaves time for markdowns. We are pretty sure there will be lines and crowds could be intense.
Wednesday, March 14 through Sunday, March 18
Wed to Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm
260 Sample Sale, 151 Wooster Street
Proenza Schouler Sample Sale
It’s been about two years since Proenza has had a proper sample sale. The last sale was at Century 21, in 2016, and sported lots of PSIs and PSIIs. Bags started at $299 for mini-sizes and ranged to $1100 for a python PS11. Mini PS11s in assorted metallic colors were priced at $499 medium PS1’s in a variety of colors were also $499 and the smaller size was $450. Shoes ranged in price from $99 to $200. You can click this way to see details from the last sale. We expect prices will be about the same at this sale and there might be even more merchandise considering that the Madison Avenue boutique closed this Winter.
Wednesday, March 21 through Saturday, March 25
Wed & Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri & Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm
151 Wooster Street
Brooks Brothers Warehouse Sale
Men’s and women’s shoes and accessories will be discounted up to 80% off. The sale features footwear brands including Red Wing, Edward and Allen Edmonds.
Through Thursday, March 22
11 East 44th Street, ground floor