The calendar has turned to November, which means sample sale shopping will hit a frenetic peak. It’s a good thing because Thanksgiving and holiday parties are right around the corner. There is no better time to start collecting holiday gifts and adding some exciting pieces to your home and wardrobe.
Below is a list of what we believe to be the best bargain bonanzas of the month. You can see a listing of all the sample sales occurring in NYC on Chicmi. Continue to check back here and we will add more sales and commentary. Feel free to ask questions, feedback, and comments below. You can also follow along on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to get quick and immediate updates.
Nicholas Kirkwood Sample Sale
We haven’t covered a Nicholas Kirkwood sale in almost three years. The last sale was at Century 21 and prices were reduced 80% 0ff. This season, the sale will take place at the Warwick. (Just like the Manolo sale.) We expect the discount to start off at 70% and then get reduced to 80% as the sale continues into its second day. Shoppers should anticipate a bit of a crowd. We don’t think it will be as popular as the Manolo sale but girls love their shoes. Full details are now live over here.
Tuesday, October 30 & Wednesday, October 31
Tues 12pm-8pm, Wed 8am-5pm
Warwick Hotel, 65 West 54th Street, 2nd Fl
3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale
This sale is always very popular. Expect bags to fly off the shelves during the first few hours of the sale. At last sale we attended large Pashlis were $300, minis were $200, the 31 Hour tote bag, Soleil bucket bags, and Biancas were $200. All other bag styles were $150. All shoes were $100. Shirts were $120 or $150 for embroidered options, pants, jeans and shorts were $75 and dresses ranged from $175 to $450 and outerwear ran for $175 to $500 for leather and fur options. Click here to see the full report.
Tuesday, October 30 through Sunday, November 4
Tues 1pm-8pm, Wed &Thur 10am-7pm, Fri& Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm
260 Sample Sale: 160 Greene Street
Edie Parker Sample Sale
Who doesn’t need another hard sided evening clutch? Well, that is, if they are highly discounted. During prior sales, bags were prices started at $200 but last year shoppers complained that the least expensive bag was $400. We don’t know if this sale will offer good discounts or better. Let us know if you’re going and we will be sure to share the information.
Friday, November 2 through Saturday, November 3
Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Parasol Projects, 2 Rivington Street
Global Fashions Pre-Holiday Sale
Global Fashions is the official luxury distributor for several Italian designer brands including couture designers. The showroom will be opening its doors to the public for a pre-holiday sample sale. Expect to find a variety of Italian designers with the extra bonus of a large assortment from this season’s Stuart Weitzman collection. Discounts will range from 70% to 80% off. Shoes, bags, accessories, and jewelry will be reduced by 70% off retail, designer clothing will be discounted 75% and couture will be 80% off. Expect to find full-size ranges of classic shoes and lots of covetable style bags. You can click through here to see pictures from inside a past sample sale.
Monday, November 5 through Thursday, November 8
49 West 38th Street
Vivian Westwood Sample Sale
The eccentric British designer is hosting a SIX-day sample sale. The merchandise selection should be HUGE. Expect to find a big crowd of FIT students and fashion insiders. Two years ago the designer had a much more discreet sale in the garment district. The assortment included clothing, shoes, bags, small leather accessories, scarves, jewelry, and sunglasses. The more recent collections were discounted 60% and older collections were discounted reduced up to 90%. Expect to find assorted merchandise from the Anglomania, Red Label, and Gold Label lines.
Tuesday, November 6 through Sunday, November 11
Tues 9am-8pm, Wed to Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm
Chloe Sample Sale
One of the big shopping highlights for November will undoubtedly be the Chloe sample sale. Last year’s sale was accompanied by lots of excitement and repeated markdowns. By the final days, almost all merchandise was discounted 80% off. Expect long lines and crowds throughout the sale. This is another event you’ll want to watch with a close eye.
Wednesday, November 7 through Sunday, November 11
Wed to Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm
260 Sample Sale: 151 Wooster Street
Jil Sander/ BROCK Collection / Jonathan Simkhai / Fleur Du Mal Sample Sale This multi-designer sample sale will have a variety of fashions from each designer’s collections. Short dresses from Brock will be $500 and long dresses will be $1200. Dresses from Jonathan Simkhai will be $200, gowns will be $395, and knit tops will be $50. Jil Sander dress will be $225, coats will be $300 and leather goods are priced at $1000.
Monday, November 12 through Saturday, November 17
Mon 10am-8pm, Tues to Sat 10am-7pm
260 Fifth Avenue
Global Fashions Men’s Italian Designer Sale
This is Global Fashion’s first sale entirely dedicated to men’s fashion. Expect to find more than 300 pairs of men’s designer sneakers, that’s in addition to a terrific selection of dress shoes, loafers, and boots. The two-day sale will also include a gorgeous selection of bags, backpacks, jewelry, winter accessories, sportswear, formalwear, athleisure and more. Shoes and accessories will be discounted 70% and all clothing will be 80% off.
Wednesday, November 14 through Thursday, November 15
49 West 38th Street
Montblanc Sample Sale
The Montblanc sample sale is always one of the highlights of the season. People love to take advantage of this sale to buy holiday gifts. Expect lines throughout the duration of this sale. Discounts are up to 70% off to start. There are usually markdowns but by that time only the very expensive, limited edition pens are left over.
Monday, November 19 through Wednesday, November 25
Mon & Tues 9am-7pm, Wed 9am-2pm