July Sample Sales

Summer is usually a quiet time for sample sales but the likes of 260 Sample Sale, Clothingline, Century 21 Edition, and The Privé are staying open this month to feed out shopping addiction. Keep checking this list as I add more sales and updates regarding additional markdowns. Also don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram for all the latest news and photos. Happy Shopping 🙂

DESIGUAL

261 West 36th St., 2nd Floor
July 9  11:00am – 7:00pm
UPDATE: Pricelist
Expect to find trendy summer pieces for the entire family at up to 80% off retail. The Spanish brand is known for its bold colors, intense prints and asymmetrical designs. Today is the last day to shop Desigual with these great last minute deals.

GANT
260 Fifth Ave.
July 9 – July 19  10:00am – 7:00pm

UPDATE:  7/12 Final markdowns taken sale extended!
               7/09 Additional markdowns started.

The sale is set to feature both menswear and womenswear at up to 80% off. The bulk of the merchandise consists of menswear from all three labels: Gant, Gant Rugger, and Gant by Michael Bastian. Prices start at $20 for tees and top out at $300 for leather and shearling. Additional discounts usually happen in the last few days.

B.BASE / ELIZABETH AND JAMES 
601 West 26th St., Suite 1445A
July 13 – July 15  11:00am – 3:00pm

UPDATE: Read my review here.

Make room for another sample sale! B.Base is a Hong Kong based manufacturer of sunglasses and jewelry for retailers such as H&M, Forever 21, Zara, as well as Elizabeth and James. At last year’s sale prices started at just $5 for B.Base sunnies and $35 for Elizabeth and James sunglasses and optical frames.

PROENZA SCHOULER
C21 Edition 21 Dey St.
July 14 – July 16  8:00am – 9:00pm
UPDATE: Read my review here.
Just received advance pricing info: Denim $39, Small Leather Goods $49, PS11 Clutches $199, PS11 Handbags $399. I’m excited! Stay tuned for full details tomorrow as I will be live tweeting from the sale.
The dynamic duo of Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are bringing their brand of young, urban street chic to Century 21. Unlike the previous years (when the sale took place in SoHo) this sale will span over three days instead of just one. It is set to feature the iconic PS1 handbags as well as a small selection of PS11 styles along with ready to wear and shoes. 
You can RSVP by clicking here. 
(Based on previous experience C21 doesn’t seem to actually enforce the rsvp list for public days but you never know when their policies may change so best to be prepared).

TOCCA, FIGUE, FREE PEOPLE, MILLY, AND MISHA NONOO
261 West 36th St., 2nd Floor
July 14 – July 16  11:00am – 7:00pm
This multi-brand sample sale will have true samples from brands that embody feminine bohemian chic. Tocca hosted their own sample sale last month so it will be interesting to see whether Clothingline will feature the same merchandise. And they just added Misha Nonoo to the list! If you didn’t get your fill at last week’s sample sale then this sale is a must.

HIGHLINE UNITED SHOWROOM
530 West 25th St., Penthouse
July 14  10:00am – 6:00pm
July 15  10:00am – 7:00pm

UPDATE: Read my review here.

This upcoming Tuesday will prove to be a very busy shopping day as yet another multi-brand sample sale starts on the 14th. Highline United sells footwear and handbags from Ash, Elie Tahari, French Connection, Cynthia Rowley, and more. Available at the sample sale will be a selection of sample shoes in sizes 6-7 (EU 37) and EU 39 (limited selection) with prices starting at just $25. If you don’t fit the sample shoe size, don’t fret! as there will be lots of handbags to keep you occupied.

FRETTE

Chelsea Market 75 9th Ave. 
July 15 – July 18  10:00am – 7:00pm
July 19                10:00am – 5:00pm

Luxurious Italian bed and bath linens will be on sale at up to 60% off. Expect to find bed sheets, duvet covers, shams, pillows, towels, bath robes, throws, and much more. At previous sales majority of Frette bedding was geared towards king sized beds and prices ranged in $100~$500. For more budget friendly options its best to stick with towels.

VERA WANG
151 Wooster St.
July 16 – July 18  11:00am – 7:00pm
July 19                11:00am – 5:00pm

Calling all brides, bridesmaids, and stylish ladies! Vera Wang has redefined bridal wear for generations with wedding gowns that evoke classic elegance and refined sophistication. Don’t miss your chance to own one of her iconic dresses. While majority of the sale will be dedicated to bridal, it will also feature a selection of ready to wear.

THEORY AND HELMUT LANG

261 West 36th St., 2nd Floor
July 20 – July 23  11:00am – 7:00pm
UPDATE: Extra 50% off everything! (tops & bottoms $25 – $33, 

dresses $35, 

blazers & outerwear $50 – $78)


Both Theory and Helmut Lang are known to hold sample sales practically every other month but what separates the ones hosted by Clothingline are the prices. Their sales feature true samples as well as damages and irregulars. Yes there will be damages and you have to carefully inspect each item but when you find a leather jacket that retailed for $999 for $45 (undamaged at that) that’s a win! Best deals are the leather piece but be warned they go very early on day 1 (unless there’s restocking). During the winter sample sale items like tees were priced the same as sweaters which did not make much sense to me so beware, not all categories will prove to be a bargain.

JOHN HARDY MOVING SALE
601 West 26th St., 19th Floor  
July 21 1:00pm – 5:00pm
John Hardy is moving offices and will be holding a one day moving tag sale at Starrett-Lehigh. You’ll find luxury office decor and furniture at bargain prices. From chairs, desks, filing cabinets to silver inlaid alabaster urns and sisal rugs. But alas there will be no jewelry. Shoppers will be responsible for all delivery arrangements. Large items can be picked up until July 31st.

FIVESTORY

151 Wooster St.
July 21 – July 25 11:00am – 7:00pm
July 26               11:00am – 5:00pm

UPDATE: Read my review here.


For the first time ever, Fivestory boutique is bringing their off-site sample sale to 260 Sample Sale. Enjoy discounts of up to 80% off on apparel, shoes, and jewelry for the whole family. The sale will feature designers like Alexander Wang, Aquazzura, Balmain, Gianvito Rossi, Mary Katrantzou, Valentino, and lots more!

JACK ROGERS
155 5th Ave., 6th Floor
July 21 – July 22  9:00am – 7:00pm
July 23                9:00am – 6:00pm
July 24                9:00am – 4:00pm

UPDATE: Read my review here.

Get your summer shoe fix at the Jack Rogers sample sale. His iconic sandals, characterized by whipstitched leather and a rondelle motif, have been a warm weather essential for every woman since the days of Jackie O. At previous sales the sandals were priced at $49 while the lucky ladies who fit the size 6 sample size got to pick through boxes of countless styles for just $20. The sale also features clothing from Jack Rogers along with several other labels that are sold at their boutiques. My personal favorites are the Amy Matto beach dresses that can be had for just $10 (brand new with tags).

PRABAL GURUNG
247 West 37th St., Suite 1501
July 22 – July 23  8:00am – 7:00pm
Here is your chance to shop one of the hottest names in evening wear. Prabal Gurung‘s dresses and ready to wear will be discounted up to 80% off with most items available predominantly in sizes 2 or 6 although other sizes will be available as well but in smaller quantities.

BOTTEGA VENETA
Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th St., 4th Floor
July 23  11:00am – 7:00pm
July 24    9:00am – 3:30pm
The annual Bottega Veneta sample sale makes its return to the Metropolitan Pavilion. Offering highly coveted handbags, small leather goods, luggage, shoes, and ready to wear for both men and women. While the details are scarce at this point, based on my experience over the past few years I can tell you that if you want to score a bag you need to get there very early tomorrow. As there is a VIP day, its likely that the best items will be gone by the time the doors open to general public but that’s not to say you cant score major bargains. The second day usually offers additional discounts on select categories but by then all that’s left is apparel, size 40+ shoes and maybe some jewelry.

CLOTHINGLINE ONE DAY BLOWOUT SALE
261 West 36th St., 2nd Floor
July 27  10:00am – 7:00pm
Clothingline just announced a special one day sample sale featuring many of the designer brands hosted by the venue in recent months. Expect discounts of up to 95% off on Free People, Nonoo, Mar Y Sol, Alala, Tocca, Havaianas, and many more. There will be clothing, footwear, and accessories for both men and women. During past sales, early bird shoppers were able to find apparel from the likes of Tory Burch and Theory for $50 and under. There will be no dressing rooms available so dress accordingly.
KIKI de MONTPARNASSE
151 Wooster St.
July 28 – August 1  11:00am – 7:00pm
UPDATE: Now extra 40% off. Read my review.
Find sexy lingerie, lounge wear, accessories, and ready to wear from this luxury intimacy label. Named after a popular French artists’ model of the 1920’s the brand epitomizes daring playfulness and provocative designs for all tastes. There will be dressing rooms and Kiki de Montparnasse specialists will also be on hand to assist all guests.
TORY BURCH
Metropolitan Pavilion 123 West 18th St., 5th Floor
July 28 – July 29  9:00am – 7:00pm
Tory Burch is back with another sale but this one will be a little different. Dubbed the Friends, Family, and Fans Sale, 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit The Tory Burch Foundation, which empowers women entrepreneurs. While the pricing for this sale is not known I would expect things to be more expensive than the Clothingline sample sale last month. If you’re looking for serious bargains on the designer’s preppy chic styles I would suggest to wait until Century 21 goes into extra 75% off markdowns. On the other hand you can treat this sale as a boutique sale but without the guilt, since the proceeds are going to a good cause.

VIVIENNE TAM
260 West 39th St., 11th Floor
July 29    9:00am – 8:00pm
July 30  10:00am – 7:00pm
July 31  10:00am – 6:00pm
Vivienne Tam summer warehouse sale will offer vintage sample pieces along with full collection designs for up to 80% off. The samples are of course a real bargain with prices at $50 and below but only in small sizes. Current season merchandise is usually priced at $100 and above.

FRENCH BULL
161 East 61st St., 1st Floor
July 29                    11:00am – 5:00pm
July 30 – August 1    11:00am – 7:00pm
August 2 – August 3  11:00am – 5:00pm
Brighten up your kitchen and home at the French Bull sample sale where almost everything will be under $25. This quirky and colorful home goods label, designed by Jackie Shapiro, is known for vivid colors and bold patterns. Expect to find table top and serving items, kids plates, cups, mugs, candles, towels, and much more.

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