February Sample Sales

beaded mini dress
Photo credit: Alice + Olivia

The sample sale schedule looks to ramp up in the coming weeks! When it comes to major sales February is known to be a fairly quiet month but there might be a few surprises in store for my fellow shopaholics. To kick things off, Alice + Olivia sample sale makes a surprise appearance at Century 21 while B.Base and Theory/Helmut Lang sales are sure to offer deep discounts. As always be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates. Happy Shopping!

ALICE + OLIVIA | February 2-5
C21 Edition
21 Dey St.
Tuesday – Thursday  8am – 9pm
Friday  8am – 6pm
UPDATE: Read my full report here.
Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet is back with the brand’s second winter sample sale. Unlike their bi-annual events at 260 Fifth Avenue this particular sale is dedicated primarily to eveningwear and gowns. Expect to save up to 65% – 70% off retail on signature beaded, embellished gowns and handbags.
MELINDA ENG | February 3-5
260 West 39th St., 7th Floor
Wednesday – Friday
11am – 5pm
New York based eveningwear designer, Melinda Eng is hosting a sample sale inside her Garment District showroom. The sale offers savings of up to 90% off retail on cocktail dresses and gowns. Her collections are sold in high end department stores like Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue where gowns can go as high as $2,000 so this is a great chance to snag one of her creations at a fraction of a cost.
ILLESTEVA | February 4-6
456 Broadway, 4th Floor (between Howard & Grand St.)
Thursday – Friday  10am – 6pm
Saturday  11am – 4pm
Italian eyewear brand, Illesteva is hosting their second NYC sample sale with discounts of up to 60% off on sunglasses, optical frames, and handbags. At their last sale price ranged from $80 – $175 on eyewear and bags were priced $240 – $1,000. While I personally found the discounts rather mediocre, the sheer variety of frames are bound to attract a slew of fashionistas.
PAUL MORELLI | February 7-9
895 Madison Ave (corner of 72nd St.)
Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Monday – Tuesday  10am – 6pm
The high-end jewelry label will be holding a sample sale inside the brand’s Madison Avenue boutique. Organizers Shelly and Renee are advertising big savings on fine jewelry but don’t expect things to be cheap since Paul Morelli pieces retail as high as $20,000.
B.BASE | February 8-9
19 West 36th St., 2nd Floor
Monday – Tuesday
11am – 3pm

UPDATE: Read my full report here. 
B.Base winter sample sale is set to take place inside the company’s brand new midtown showroom. The Hong Kong based eyewear brand manufactures sunglasses and optical frames under their own label as well as for designers like Elizabeth and James. Prices start at $5 or 2 for $8 or 3 for $11 while Elizabeth and James frames are $35. The sale will also feature discounted fashion jewelry by Absolute Black with prices starting at just $3. Please read my report from last summer for all the details on what to expect. CASH ONLY.
PORTOLANO | February 8-10
15 West 37th St., 2nd Floor
Monday – Wednesday
10am – 6pm

UPDATE: Read my full report here. 
Portolano, the Italian luxury brand specializing in cashmere and leather accessories is set to host a special sample sale with discount of 50% off already low sample prices. Expect to find cashmere and wool hats, leather gloves, scarves, slippers, scarves, and much more for women, men, and kids.
PORTS 1961 | February 8-10
261 West 36th St., 2nd Floor
Monday – Wednesday
11am – 7pm

UPDATE: Read my full report here. 
Founded in Canada in 1961, the aptly named Ports 1961 is known for stylish structured modern pieces. Clothingline just announced that the sale will offer savings of up to 90% off on a wide selection of women’s apparel including blouses, knits, trousers, dresses, gowns, jackets, coats, and more. There will also be clutches, wallets, key rings, and credit card holders. During the brand’s previous sample sales at their corporate headquarters prices ranged from $50-$225.
THEORY | HELMUT LANG | February 15-18
261 West 36th St., 2nd Floor
Monday – Thursday
11am – 7pm

UPDATE: Now extra 25% off.
Clothingline’s Theory and Helmut Lang joint sample sale will offer deep discounts on true samples and slight irregulars for women and men. In previous years I’ve found amazing deals on leather and knitwear with discounts as high as 90% off. Just make sure to inspect each piece for signs of damage.
260 CLEARANCE | February 15-20
260 Fifth Ave
Monday – Saturday
11am – 7pm

UPDATE: Read my full report here. 
It’s time for the semi-annual clearance sale at 260 Sample Sale. Save on men’s shoes and apparel by John Varvatos as well as Barbara Bui, Velvet, and Roberta Freymann for the ladies.
CHARM & CHAIN | February 17-18
611 Broadway, Suite 816
Wednesday – Thursday
10am – 8pm
Popular jewelry e-tailer, Charm & Chain are moving offices and will be holding a two day blowout sample sale. The organizers are advertising savings of up to 80% off on brands like Dannijo, Lulu Frost, Kendra Scott, Alexis Bittar, Lizzie Fortunato, and many more.

Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Ave
Thursday – Saturday  11am – 7pm
Sunday  11am – 5pm

Organizers at Prive just announced a special sample sale featuring womenswear from Ronny Kobo, Cynthia Rowley, and more with savings of up to 70% off retail.

RALPH LAUREN HOME | February 19-22
Metropolitan Pavilion North
110 West 19th St.
Friday  12pm – 7pm
Saturday – Sunday  9am – 6pm
Monday  9am – 5pm

UPDATE: Additional markdowns, some items up to 90% off.
The semi-annual home sample sale from Ralph Lauren returns later this month. The sale is set to feature furniture, lighting, decor accessories, decorative pillows, throws, towels, gifts, vintage, antiques, and much more with savings of up to 70% off retail. Please read my report from last year for details and pricing info. No strollers or children under 12 will be allowed inside.

JKNLEE | February 19-21
2 East Broadway
Friday – Sunday
11am – 6pm

K-Beauty lovers don’t miss this special sale from JKNLEE. Please read my report from their last sample sale to get an idea of what to expect. This weekend only find great deals on sheet masks and skin care from popular Korean beauty brands like Goodal, Ostia, Soo Ae, and more. Prices start at $10 for sheet mask packs effectively making each mask just $1. Goodal toners, essences, serums, and creams are 3 for $20 with select skin care items priced at $10 each.

BONOBOS | February 23-28
260 Fifth Ave
Tuesday  9am – 8pm
Wednesday – Saturday  10am – 7pm
Sunday  10am – 4pm

UPDATE: Extra 25% off.
Menswear brand, Bonobos will be holding their first sample sale at 260! Known for their great fitting pants and creating the best online shopping experience for guys the brand will offer shoppers savings of up to 70% off retail. Some examples include Bonobos Woven Shirt $29 (retail $98), Bonobos Wool Sweater $49 (retail $98), Bonobos Corduroy Pants $49 (retail $128).

RODARTE | February 24

Rodarte‘s semi-annual sample sale returns next week. For one day only save on luxurious ready to wear, knits, shoes, accessories, and signature t-shirts. You must RSVP at [email protected] and the location and hours will be sent by email.

PAUL ANDREW | February 25-26
41 West 58th St., #2A
Thursday  11am – 7:30pm
Friday  11am – 2pm

UPDATE: Please read my report here and note the updated hours.
The much anticipated sample sale from the CFDA award winning shoe designer, Paul Andrew, will take place next week. Last year shoppers with a lucky foot size (36.5 and 39.5) scored amazing deals on true samples and stock footwear with prices starting at just $50. It’s worth noting that the only sizes available were 37, 39, and 40 (sizes run 1/2 smaller).

DOLCE & GABBANA | February 25-28
Soiffer Haskin
317 West 33rd St.
Thursday  10am – 6pm
Friday – Saturday  9am – 6pm
Sunday  10am – 6pm

UPDATE: Please read my full report here. Extra discounts on select menswear.
At long last the Dolce & Gabbana sample sale makes a much welcome return! After more than two year absence the sale will be held at Soiffer Haskin. Change of venue likely signals a hefty price increase but it won’t stop die hard fans from lining up at the crack of dawn. Previous sales offered modest savings on current collections but huge (think 80% – 90%) deals on past season and D&G merchandise. 

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