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. We are most excited about the possible finds from Chloe and Roxanne Assoulin.
Be sure to check Chicmi for complete sample sale listings. You will notice that the Space NK and Kevyn Aucoin sales aren’t part of our recommendations. Lines are often unnecessarily long and the sales are filled with resellers. There are enough inexpensive drugstore brands that you don’t need to stock up on 15 colors of eyeshadow just because it’s a sample sale.
We will be sure to keep you updated in this space. Feel free to ask questions and leave intelligence in the comment section below.
Bogner Madison Avenue Sample Sale
Our favorite skiwear brand is hosting a sample sale right in the neighborhood. Merchandise will be reduced up to 70% off retail. The selection will include items from ski, golf, fashion, boots, shoes, helmets and fur trim. Most of the selection will be comprised of the recent Winter and past Spring collections.
Thursday, March 7 through Monday, March 11
11am – 7pm daily
601 Madison Avenue (between 57th & 58th Street)
Chloe Sample Sale
The Chloe sample sale is back. Last season, the Chloe sale was a big highlight for sample sale lovers. Discounts ranged up to 80% off. Shoes started off at 70% off but were very quick to go. Expect long (very long) lines on the first day. Bags were discounted 60% off to start at the last sale but they were also the first items to run out. The sale will run for five days, which leaves time for markdowns. Just remember the lines and crowds could get intense.
Wednesday, March 6 through Sunday, March 10
Wed to Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm
260 Sample Sale, 151 Wooster Street
Roxanne Assoulin Sample Sale
Who doesn’t love Roxanne Assouline’s stackable bracelets and colorful fashion jewelry? We always prefer the real thing to a cheap knockoff. We are looking forward to stocking up on some fun jewelry for Summer. We are told prices will be up to 75% off. Who is in?
Thursday, March 7
8am to 8pm
49 West 27th Street, 5th Fl
Oscar de la Renta
Last season’s sale, included a great assortment of almost all designer’s categories including dresses, gowns, coats, day-wear, skirts, furs, jewelry, belts, bags, shoes, kids clothing, and bridal gowns. Most items were priced between 70% and 90% off retail. Belts and jewelry were 80% off and some shoes were priced as little as $20. Click over to the post from last season for more details.
Tuesday, March 19 through Sunday, March 24
Tues 10am-8pm, Wed to Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-4pm
151 Wooster Street
Diptyque Sample Sale
A last-minute addition to the March sample sale calendar has beauty and fragrance lovers very excited. Diptyque’s famous sale will begin on Monday at Century 21. Just take note, morning shopping is reserved for VIPs. This is when many of the most popular items and fragrances get scooped away. We anticipate that there will be crowds and limited options towards the later part of the day. At the last sale, most items were discounted 50% off. Large candles and room sprays were $35 and smaller sizes were $20. Perfumes and beauty items are always the most plentiful. Least year, those who hold out for the last day of the sale were rewarded with a 2-for-$30 markdown but the selection was mostly hoiday fragrances. Click here to read about the last Diptque sale.
Monday, March 25 through Wednesday, March 27
Mon 12pm-9pm, Tues 8am-9pm, Wed 8am-5pm
21 Dey Street (btwn Church & Broadway)
Entrance doors close an hour before store closing