It’s hard to believe that Summer is already over. Normally, September is a dead month for sample sales but there appears to be a blooming calendar this season. We aren’t sure if the proliferation of September sales is a sign of a shifting economy or the expanding sample sale business but only time will tell.
We’ve exclusively listed the sample sales that we think are worthy of your time and effort. These are only sales we explicitly endorse. The post will continue to be updated throughout the month. You can also follow along on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to get quick and immediate updates or check Shopdrop for a complete list of all New York sample sales. Feel free to ask questions and leave feedback in the comments section, so that everyone can benefit from the ‘Spy’ network.
Robert Clergerie’s inaugural sample sale will include a variety of shoes and boots priced up to 80% off. Most styles will fall within the range of $75 to $285 from retail prices of $350 to $900. We will be sure to add more analysis as details emerge.
Tuesday, September 10 through Thursday, September 12
Tues & Wed 8am-8pm, Thurs 8am-3pm
The Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18 Street, 5th Floor
This will be Alexandre Birman’s first sample sale in New York. Two years ago the brand hosted a sample sale on Gilt and prices were discounted 60% off. We can’t prognosticate this sale’s discounts but take note of what styles have been reduced by retailers and to what price. There has been a lot.
Wednesday, September 11 through Sunday, September 15
Wed 9am-8pm, Thur to Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm
450 West 14th Street
Oscar de la Renta
We always look forward to the ODLR sample sale. The assortment is consistently good and prices can be amazing if you look in the right places. Past sales 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. You can click over to the post from last season to read more details.
Tuesday, September 17 through Sunday, September 22
Tues 10am-8pm, Wed to Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-4pm
151 Wooster Street
Global Fashions Valentino Sale
Global Fashions is the official luxury distributor for several Italian designer brands. The showroom will be opening its doors to the public for a Fall sample sale. Expect to find a variety of Italian designers and even some great classics. Discounts will range from 50% to 80% off. Stay tuned for more details or click over to see pictures from the last sale.
Tuesday, September 24 through Thursday September 26
49 West 38th Street