The mums on Park Avenue are the most visible sign that Fall has officially arrived. The changing leaves and cooler weather means that the 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. The post will continue to be updated throughout the month and remain just a click away in the right sidebar. You can also follow along on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to get quick and immediate updates. Feel free to leave feedback in the comments section, so that everyone can benefit from the ‘Spy’ network.
VIP Invite Only Shopping: Wednesday, October 20
Public Shopping: Thursday, October 21 through Saturday, October 23
Soiffer Haskin: 317 West 33rd Street
The sale was very organized no line cutting or paying off. The wait to get into the sale ranged from 60-90min, We expect that the wait to attend will double or triple to three to five hours once the sale opens to the public. As always there are no bags or leather goods at sample sales. Most items are 50% off and ready-to-wear is 60% off. Each shopper is limited to four pairs of shoes. There are conflicting reports as to the selection of shoes but it depends on your shoe size and when you attend the sale. (The best merchandise always gets snatched up quickly.) Jewelry is limited to a total of six items no more than two of each style. There are no Clic-Clac bracelets but there are some exotic CDC cuffs. Lots of hats, gloves, and beach bags. In the housewares section, you’ll find towels, blankets, throws, pillows. Of course, there are silk scarves, cashmere scarves, and ties. Most att4endiess were underwhelmed, You might want to take that into consideration before you invest an entire day waiting in line.
Wednesday, October 20 to Saturday, October 23
Wed 11am to 8pm, Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-8pm
123 West 18th Street, 2nd Fl.
RSVP here with the code: JCGA21
The Jimmy Choo sample sale kicked off to press this morning. By 9:30 am the general admission line wrapped around the avenue. Prices on most style shoes run from $200-$350. The largest assortment is among the size 36s, 37s & 38s. Most options were older shoe designs but that didn’t stop plenty of shoppers from loading up bags of shoes. Lots of sparkle and nudes. I suggest you wait until the later dates of the sale— if you’re inclined. Happy sample sale-ing
Thursday, October 21 to Sunday, October 24
Thurs 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-4pm
125 West 18th Street
This might be the best The Row Sample sale. All clothing is priced at 80% off retail and bags and shoes are 75% off. There were lots of bags but most classic styles seemed to go quickly. The selection includes a lot of sweaters, coats, jackets, blazers, pants, and skirts. Lots of great classics that everyone loves from The Row. The shoe selection consisted of a variety of boots, some sandals, and various flats and slides. All around, the prices and selection were amazing and any fan of The Row will leave very happy. Too bad I can’t make the same statement about your wallet.