The cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Tulips are next. The sun is shining and we couldn’t be happier that it’s finally May. Expect to have a very busy credit card this month as it turns into high season for sample sales.
As department stores and boutiques take their first markdowns towards the end of the month, be on the lookout for sales that include in-season merchandise with discounts that top 60% off. We’ve exclusively listed only the sample sales that we think are worthy of your time and effort. You can download the ShopDrop App to see a full calendar listing of all sample sales.
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Aeffe’s Moschino & Alberta Ferretti Sample Sale
The selection will include an assortment of clothing, shoes, and accessories from Alberta Ferretti, Moschino, Fuzzi, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, and Cedric Charlier. There will also be a small section of merchandise for men. A Moschino Couture red striped top will be $321 from $695, a Philosophy chiffon dress will be $318 from $995 and a Fuzzi jumpsuit will be $170 from $555.
Saturday, May 11 through Monday, May 13
Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm, Mon 10am-7pm
30 West 56th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue, 1st floor)
Bonpoint Sample Sale
The discounts will go up to 70% and apply to every clothing collection (newborn, baby, girl, boy, teenager). At the last sale, most items were 60% off the retail sticker. That means that more formal dresses, which are normally priced in the $400-range were reduced to $260-ish. More casual dresses were about $200 in the boutique and come to about $80 at the sale. Boy’s trousers were about $60 from $150 and the collared shirts came to $48 from $120. Read our review over here.
Tuesday, May 14 through Friday, May 17
Tues 1pm-8pm, Wed & Thurs 9am-8pm, Fri 9am-2pm
Metropolitan Pavillion: 123 West 18th Street (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
Mark Cross Sample Sale
There hasn’t been a Mark Cross sample sale open to the public in some time. During past sales, discounts ranged from 70% to 85% off. Expect to find lots of understated elegance in the form of Grace Box bags, Grace clutches, Hadley satchels, Laura shoulder bags, Madison Doctor satchels, Benchley shoulder bags, Manray wicker bags, classic briefcases, leather wallets, iPhone sleeves, iPad cases.
Thursday, May 16 through Saturday, May 18
Thurs & Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm
138 Wooster Street
Global Fashions, the official luxury distributor for several luxury Italian designer brands, will open its showroom to the public for a Spring sale. Discounts will range from 70% to 80% off. Stay tuned for more details. You can click here to see coverage of past sales.
Monday, May 20 Through Wednesday, May 22
49 West 38th Street