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 ShopDrop. 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.
Chilewich Sample Sale
If you’re looking for tabletop accessories you’re not going to pass up on the Chilewich sample sale. Expect to find an assortment of durable and stylish placemats, runners, napkins, and accessories for up to 90% off. This sale is a true sample sale and it only happens once a year. The timing couldn’t be better.
Tuesday, November 5 through Thursday, November 7th
261 West 36th Street
RtA Sample Sale
Did you know that RtA stands for “Road to Awe”? Neither did we! Something else: The LA-based company will be hosting a sample sale with discounts up to 80% off. We love this brand because it feels a little rock and roll glam with even a European twist. Keep an eye out for luxe leather, denim, and upgraded sweaters.
Tuesday, November 5 through Sunday, November 10
Tues 1am-8pm, Wed to Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm
260 Sample Sale: 151 Wooster Street
Carolina Herrara Sample Sale
If you missed the ODLR sample sale you have a chance to shop discounted gowns and elegant day-wear at the Carolina Herrara sample sale. This is the first time that they are having a sale hosted outside of their own offices. It’s hard to speculate about the pricing but we hope that it will be along the lines of ODLR.
Wednesday, November 6 through Sunday, November 10
Wed 10am-8pm, Thurs to Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm
260 Sample Sale: 150 Greene Street
Aeffe Sample Sale
If you’re looking for a civilized environment to shop deals, this would be the place. Expect to find a lot of in-stores now merchandise from Alberta Ferretti, Moschino, FUZZI, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, and Cédric Charlier. There will also be a limited selection of merchandise for men. Most items are usually discounted about 65% off retail.
Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 11
Saturday 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm, Mon 10am-7pm
30 West 56th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue, 1st floor
Annabelle Fur, Coats and Jackets Sample Sale
Annabelle, which is known for its gorgeous furs, wool coats, down jackets and accessories, is opening its showroom to shoppers. Expect to find pom-pom hats starting at $25. Down jackets starting at $60 and fur-lined vests starting $300. Don’t miss the gorgeous wool coats accented with fur or shearling jackets starting at $300. This is an amazing opportunity to buy top European quality outerwear for less than Zara prices.
Wednesday, November 13 through Friday, November 15
247 West 30th St, 2nd Floor
Mont Blanc Sample Sale
The Mont Blanc sample sale is always a readers’ favorite. Most pens, watches, accessories, and jewelry are discounted 50% to 60% off but discounts on less popular items go up to 80% off. The most popular and giftable items tend to go very quickly. Those attending the sale should expect a long line on opening day and shorter lines throughout the term of the sale. For some reason, there is always a wait for Mont Blanc.
Wednesday, November 13 through Saturday, November 16
Wed to Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-4pm
260 Sample Sale: 260 Fifth Avenue
Look out for an assortment of jackets, sweaters, and dresses from size 00-24. There are tons of the designer’s trademark blazers along with tees, sweaters, and jeans. There are some true samples. Most production items will be reduced by 70% off retail. If there isn’t something specific that you desire, we suggest waiting for price cuts, which should come after the second day of the sale.
Monday, November 18 through Saturday, November 23
260 Fifth Avenue
Mon 10am-8pm, Tue 9am-8pm, Wed & Thu 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Prada Sample Sale
Prada just announced that it will be holding a sample sale later this week, hosted by 260 Sample Sale. This is the first time the Italian brand has hosted a sample sale in nearly 10 years. his year’s sale will be comprised of an assortment of bags, shoes, and clothing. We think there will be a huge amount of shoes and bags but we don’t believe that discounts will be drastic. Prices are likely to be in-line with the boutique’s normal markdown of 50% off and then shift into higher reductions later in the week. Click over this way to read more about what we expect.
Wednesday, November 20 through Saturday, November 23
150 Greene Street
Barbour Sample Sale
Get the real sample sale experience at the Barbour sale. This one day sale will carry an assortment of true samples, which is approximately a size 6 woman. Prices will be at wholesale cost, which is normally about 70% off of retail.
Wednesday, November 20
130 West 57th Street, 3C