We are New Yorkers, and what do we want- Sample Sales! -When do we want them? RIGHT NOW! Make your way to these locations and walk out a happy shopper. Joonbug has four fantastic tips you need to know when apporaching your favorite sample sale.
(1) Try on the item. Not all sizes are to be trusted. The number printed on the garment of your choice is not always accurate. Some samples have been fit for a specific model, which means alterations might have been made to the garment. So, try on the item and if it is one of your "must haves" but has a few alterlations that must be made make sure to incorparate that into the overall price. Certain sample sales do not allow try-ons, and for those, well, you'll just have to take your chances.
Showroom Seven Fall/Winter Sample Sale
When: Now through Friday, October 4th
Mon - Fri : 10am - 7pm, Sat: 11am - 6pm, closed Sundays
Where: Showroom Seven, 263 Eleventh Avenue between West 27th and West 28th Streets
For inquiries call 212.643.4810
Why: Up to 90% off women's apparel and accessories, including merchandise from Erickson Beamon, Issa London, Twenty Cluny, Liebeskind, Monica Chiang, Pier Antonio Gaspari, and more.
The Limited Sample Sale
When: Now through Monday, August 26th from 11am -7pm, daily
Where: Teich, 22 8th Avenue at 12th Street
Why: 50% off all styles from the handmade Italian eyewear brand.
When: Now through Wednesday, August 28th from 11am to 7pm, daily
Where: Alejandro Ingelmo, 51 Wooster Street between Broome and Grand Streets
Why: Up to 85% off men's and women's footwear, with prices starting at $75.
When: Now through Wednesday, August 28th from 11am to 8pm, daily
Where: Gentry, 127 North 6th St between Bedford Ave and Berry Street, Brooklyn
What: Spring sample sale where you’ll find 75—80% off men’s and women’s clothing and accessories at this cash only event.
Where: 662 North Robertson Boulevard (near Santa Monica Boulevard), West Hollywood
When: April 25th—26th; Wed 2PM—6PM, Thurs 3PM—6PM
Who: Maggie Ward
What: Discounts 60—80% off this and past seasons’ apparel from dresses and tops to shorts and more. You’ll find deals like Georgette tops for $55 (originally $158), Maxi Jersey Dresses for $70 (originally $162), and linen shorts for $45 (originally $149). Plus sample one-off pieces priced from $20—$40.
Where: Cooper Design Building, 860 South Los Angeles Street, #401
When: April 26th—27th; 9AM—4PM
Who: Christian Cota
What: As a new member of CFDA Incubator Space, Christian Cota is offering up past season apparel and shoes for $5—$75. You can also snag their office furniture at the cash only sale.
Where: 215 West 40th Street (at Seventh Avenue), 4th floor
When: April 24th; 10AM—5PM
What: The brand’s selected men’s and women’s apparel marked 70—80% off retail.
Where: 58 West 40th Street (at Sixth Avenue), 9th floor; 212-575-1500
When: Through April 27th; Tue—Wed 9AM—6PM, Thurs 9AM—7PM, Fri 9AM—6PM
What: The bi-annual sample sale is back! Bold and bright printed scarves start at $10 to $50. Find featherweight styles, cashmere blends, and lightweight wool from Fall 2011, Spring 2012, and a $5 bin of scarves from seasons past. There are also styles from Echo, Chan Lu, Tolani, and more plus accessories from earrings to cuffs.
Where: Bindya, 49 West 38th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues); 212-730-8852
What: We love a good sale about as much as Rachel Zoe loves a maxi dress and this SoCal boutique’s warehouse sale is the ultimate. Rounding up merch from their seven LA locations, Madison is bringing it all together at the Malibu Country Mart locale for discount designer goods up to 60% off. Rag & Bone, Stella McCartney, Alexander Wang, YSL, and more are all waiting to be scooped with the added bonus of 20% off three items or more.
What: Score an additional 40% off sale merchandise including: L’Agence, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Tucker, Mother, Tsumori Chisato, and Rag & Bone. Sale applies online as well as in store locations.
Where: otte.com for online shopping and store hours and locations.
When: Through January 31st
What: Favorite discount designer retailer is having their semi-annual blowout sale with deals up to 95% off merchandise including J Brand, 7 For All Mankind, Soul Revival, Free People, and more. Great deals and discount racks starting at $5.
Where: 934 Maple Avenue; 213-623-3083
When: Through January 31st
What: Casual LNA brand tops, tees, sweaters, tanks, leggings, and dresses in comfy cool silhouettes marked up to 70% off. Deals on women’s and men’s apparel. Accepting credit on purchases over $50.
Where: 6344 Arizona Circle
When: Through December 21st; 9am—5pm
Who: Junior Drake
What: An extra 20% off the already marked down 60—90% warehouse deals. Notable Junior Drake deals: Italian lambskin Gretchen bag is $72 (originally $498), Andi tote bag is $78 (originally $428), and satin evening bags are just $15 (originally $98).
Where: 740 East 60th Street
When: December 23rd; 7am—7pm
Who: Raquel Allegra, Of Two Minds
What: Known for super-chic intricately shredded pieces that will set you apart this holiday season without sequins and shine, This cash only sample sale offers up to 50—75% off effortlessly cool designs from Raquel Allegra and separates from Of Two Minds.
Where: 834 South Broadway (between West 8th & 9th Streets), 4th floor
When: December 1st—2nd; 10am—3pm
Who: eM Productions
What: eM Productions sample sale brands like: Funktional, Society for Rational Dress, Wren, Scout Vintage, Something Else, Brian Lichtenburg, Laeken, Black Crane, Me & Arrow, Factory by Erik Hart, and more. Snag totally covetable clothing and accessories at 50—70% off at this cash only two-day sale.
Where: 860 South Los Angeles Street (near East 9th Street), Suite 402
When: December 1st—2nd; 10am—6pm