August Sample Sales

Photo credit: Badgley Mischka/260 Sample Sale PR

August is known to be a quiet month when it comes to sample sales. Many venues like Soiffer Haskin and Clothingline have already closed their doors until September but this is New York and there’s always a sample sale somewhere! 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 🙂

151 Wooster St.
Tuesday, August 4 – Sunday, August 9

11:00am – 7:00pm

UPDATE: Now 80% off. Read my review here.

The sample sale season continues at 260 Sample Sale’s SoHo location. Get ready to shop ready to wear, couture gowns, and sportswear from Badgley Mischka at up to 75% off retail. The American design duo are well known for their impeccably stylish and glamorous gowns, worn by the Hollywood elite. The last public Badgley Mischka sample sale was several years ago and offered amazing deals on true samples and ready to wear.


Studio Arte
265 West 37th St., 17th Floor
Wednesday, August 5 – Thursday, August 6
12:00pm – 9:00pm

UPDATE: Read my review here.

Peach and Lily will be hosting a first ever K-Beauty event featuring amazing deals on make-up and skincare with discounts of up to 80% off retail. Everything will be just $5 or 5 items for $20! You can expect to find popular Korean brands like Peripera, Mizon, Clio, and much more straight from Seoul. Champagne and light refreshments will also be available, while Snowdays NYC will be serving their signature shaved cream frozen desserts. Also on Wednesday from 7pm – 8pm join a special powder room talk with the brand founder, Alicia Yoon.


139 West 35th St., 9th Floor
Thursday, August 6 – Friday, August 7
8:30am – 7:00pm
Calling all brides and bridesmaids! There is yet another sample sale to add to your wedding shopping list. With discounts of up to 85% off and sample bridesmaid dresses starting at just $25 the Jenny Yoo sample sale promises to be a bargainista’s paradise. There will also be $30 dresses and gowns will start at only $100. Better get there early for the best selection.


Metropolitan Pavilion 
123 West 18th St., 4th Floor
Wednesday, August 14
8:00am – 3:00pm

UPDATE: Read my review here.

Issey Miyake‘s annual one day sample sale returns this month. Featuring both womenswear and menswear from the designer’s eponymous label as well as Cauliflower, Pleats Please, and HaaT. At last year’s sale discounts were around 75% with prices averaging around $100 – $300. From the perfect pleat to technology-driven sculptural designs, Issey Miyake creations are a form of wearable art and die hard fans will not want to miss this sale.

70 West 40th St,. 12th Floor
Thursday, August 13
10:00am – 4:30pm 

UPDATE: Read my review here.

A late addition to the August calendar, Raoul, the Singapore-based fashion and leather goods label from a husband and wife duo offers luxury at affordable prices. Starting at just $15 for true samples the sale has a wide selection of seasonal apparel at up to 90% off suggested retail.  


39 West 38th St., 4th Floor
Thursday, August 13  10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday, August 14        10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, August 15     9:00am – 3:00pm
Leanne Marshall, of The Project Runway fame (she won season 5!) is holding a three day sample sale in her NYC showroom that promises deep discounts on bridal and ready to wear. In 2011 Leanne launched her signature bridal line, known for light, flowing lines and timeless elegance. Her dresses are handcrafted in the USA using highest quality materials.


International Playground
463 Broome St.
Friday, August 14 – August 31 or until inventory runs out
11:00am – 7:00pm 
A sample sale for nail polish? Count me in! Cirque Colors, a Brooklyn based beauty brand specializing in hand blended nail lacquers, founded by Annie Pham, is holding its annual sample sale at The International Playground in SoHo. All products are hand mixed in small batches and individually hand poured, they also do not contain toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate. The sale will offer samples and overstock, including unreleased products like prototypes, one-offs, and samples from the fall collection for $7 each.


611 Broadway, Suite 816
Wednesday, August 19 – Thursday, August 20
10:00am – 8:00pm 

UPDATE: Read my review here.

The popular e-commerce retailer, Charm & Chain, is set to host an offline  sample sale featuring brands like Dannijo, Alexis Bittar, Lele Sadoughi, and more. Expect to find trendy and fashionable costume jewelry at up to 80% off retail.

270 Lafayette St., Suite 706
Wednesday, August 19 – Thursday, August 20
10:00am – 4:00pm 

UPDATE: Read my review here.
Greek cosmetics brand, Korres will be holding a very rare two day sample sale in NYC. Expect to find skincare, beauty, bath and body products at up to 70% off retail.

362 Fifth Ave., Suite 901
Wednesday, August 19 – Thursday, August 20
10:00am – 3:00pm

Linea Pelle will be hosting a two day sample sale inside their midtown showroom where nothing will be over $200. Starting at just $15 for belts, $35 for wallets, $50 clutches, $75 small bags and $150 large bags. Don’t miss you chance to stock up on trendy handbags crafted from fine Italian leather (though they’re not made in Italy).

252 Elizabeth St.
Thursday, August 20 – Saturday, August 22  10:00am – 7:00pm 
Sunday, August 23  12:00pm – 6:00pm
Another Project Runway winner is holding a sample sale this month! Christian Siriano will be hosting an end of summer sale inside his flagship store in Nolita. Expect discounts of up to 75% off clothing with runway shoes and accessories under $100. After winning season four of the popular reality competition, Siriano launched his eponymous label in 2008. At the last sale discounts were close to 90% off on select items and included additional markdowns during the last few days.
260 Fifth Ave
Tuesday, August 25 – Thursday, August 27  10:00am – 8:00pm 
Friday, August 28  10:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, August 29  11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, August 30  11:00am – 4:00pm

UPDATE: Extra markdowns of up to 50% off (8/27).

The luxury lifestyle brand, Calypso St. Barth returns for their end of summer sample sale with discounts of up to 80% off. Stock up on resort ready looks for that Labor Day getaway. Aside from apparel, last Spring’s sale also featured furniture with prices from $19 – $99, comparable to the in-store seasonal sales. My advice it to wait until the last few days when prices get slashed even further.

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