The mums on Park Avenue are the most visible sign that Fall has officially arrived. The changing leaves and cooler weather means that sample sale season isn’t too far away. Like post-season baseball, shopping gets serious in October. It’s the perfect time of year to be on the lookout for holiday gifts, outerwear and, of course, boots!
We’ve exclusively listed only the sample sales that we think are worthy of your time and effort. Some big ones haven’t been released yet but we will continue to be updated throughout the month and remain just a click away in the right sidebar. You can also follow along on your favorite social media platform to get quick and immediate updates or check Shopdrop for a complete list of all New York sample sales. Feel free to leave feedback in the comments section, so that everyone can benefit from the ‘Spy’ network.
Gerard Darel Sample Sale
Parisian contemporary designer, Gerard Darel is best known for his contemporary chic designs. His collections are great wardrobe building blocks and not too expensive even at full price. This is the designer’s first New York sample sale and we are excited to explore the collection and discounts up to 80% off.
Wednesday, October 9 through Sunday, October 13
Wed to Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm
450 West 14th Street (Eclipse Sample Sale)
Cushnie Sample Sale
Cushnie is known for its minimal, sculptural collections that include the perfect balance of structured and fluid silhouettes. The last sample sale was held at the showroom and the move to a more official format is a signal of more merchandise but also possibly higher prices. At the last sale, clothing was discounted between 85% and 95% off. You can familiarize yourself with the collection here. Let’s hope that the discounts stay the same.
Tuesday, October 15 through Sunday, October 20
Tues 10am-8pm, Wed to Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-4pm
260 Sample Sale: 151 Wooster St
The Row Sample Sale
We can’t count on Céline for refined female elegance, which leaves The Row as one of the few brands catering to women who desire excellent quality coupled with a refined silhouette. At last season’s sample sale the discount breakdown went something like this; Ready to wear was 70% off, bags and shoes were discounted 60%, fur was 40% off and exotics were 50% off. Usually, additional discounts occur during the final days. This sale is only once a year, We suggest you take advantage. Read up on last year’s sale and stay tuned. We will post here and on Instagram as we receive more details. The full report is now live.
Thursday, October 17 through Sunday, October 20
Thurs & Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-3pm
Metropolitan Pavilion: 123 West 18th Street, 5th Floor Only Credit Cards Accepted
Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale
This season’s Fall Manolo Blahnik sample sale will open to the public on Thursday, October 11th. We expect that prices will run along the same lines as last season. Plain shoes, including leather, suede satin, and printed fabric start at $125 ($136 with tax) and go up to $150. Shoes with embellishments like glitter and studs were priced $175. Boots started at $200 for basic versions and went up to $400 for over-the-knee styles. All the details can be found in our most recent blog post.
Thursday, October 24th
Sale opens: 11am and closes when the inventory dwindles (usually 3pm – 4pm)
The Warwick Hotel, 54th Street and 6th Avenue, 2nd 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 last Bonpoint review over here. The most recent review is now live.
Tuesday, October 22 through Friday, October 25
Tues 1pm-8pm, Wed 9am-8pm, Thurs 9am-7pm, Fri 9am-2pm
The Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18th Street (btwn 6th & 7th Ave), 5th FL
Hermes Private Sale
The Hermes sample sale is back in NYC after many seasons of satellite locations. A private sale invite was sent to select VIP Hermes customers. You can click here to read full details. We will be sure to update this section as information about public shopping hours becomes available. You can click here to read about invites to the Short Hills sale and find out about pricing and what items were available over here. Insight and pictures from the VIP portion are now live.
Wednesday, October 23 through Sunday, October 27
Wed 12pm-6pm, Thurs to Sun 9am-7pm
Soiffer Haskin: 317 West 33rd Street
Jimmy Choo Sample Sale
The Jimmy Choo sale opens to the public mid-morning on Wednesday, October 23 at 11am. Each individual must have a confirmation number to get into the sale. The RSVP site isn’t open just yet but we will send out an alert as soon as it’s available, Last season, the lines wrapped around the entire avenue and block and the assortment weren’t even very good. We would suggest saving yourself some time and agony and not attending the first day. Last season, women’s shoes started at $250 but anything with embellishment fell into the $325 category. Boots, last season, were priced at $375. Women’s shoes run from size 35 to 42 and men’s go from 43 to 46. You can read all about it right here. Insights are now live in our most recent post over here.
RSVP Link: Code: samplesale19
Wednesday, October 23 through Saturday, October 26th
Wed 11am-8pm, Thurs & Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm
Metropolitan Pavilion Upper Events Space, 123 West 18th Street, 2nd Floor
Nicholas Kirkwood Sample Sale
Last season, the Nicholas Kirkwood sale was one of our favorites from the season and we expect that this round will be more of the same. Prices start at just $90 for flats and range up to $425 for shearling boots with a pearl heel. On most items, the markdown is between 50% to 80% off. Click here to read the full review from last season.
Thursday, October 24 through Saturday, October 26
Thurs 2pm-8pm, Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm
807 Washington Street
Global Fashions Designer 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 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.
Monday, October 28 through Wednesday, October 30
49 West 38th Street
Aquazzura Sample Sale
Another day, another new sample sale of shoes. At least season’s sale, pumps were $240 , booties were $285 and loafers were $200. Keep in mind, Aquazzura tends to become highly discounted during sale season at retail stores. We would try to focus shopping for styles that are at least 60% off retail prices.
Tuesday, October 29 through Sunday, November 23
Tues 10am-8pm, Wed 10am-7pm, Fri & Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm
260 Sample Sale UWS: 2151 Broadway (Between 75th & 76th St.)