Your Weekly Shopping Guide

Monday, April 18, 2016


Bonjour de Paris! Yep, I'm coming to you from Paris with this week's edition of the shopping guide. There are quite a few must-shop sample sales happening in NYC and while I may be missing out, you should not :)

Starting this Tuesday you can shop the first ever Reiss sample sale (please check the previous post for more details) at 260 Fifth Avenue while the SoHo venue plays host to the ever popular fitness gear bonanza from SoulCycle. Last year prices on apparel ranged from $24-$48 and throws were $100. You'll also be able to snag fitness must haves from brands like Nike, Champion,  Lululemon, and Zara Terez that are usually featured at SoulCycle's warehouse sales. Just be prepared for a long and grueling wait! The sale attracts a dedicated cult following and lines have been known to stretch all the way down the block.




Also on Tuesday be sure to indulge in some "apothecarapy" at Korres. The Greek beauty and skincare brand is once again holding a sample sale but this time at 138 Fifth Ave | 4/19-4/22 | 10am-8pm. Stock up on bestsellers like Wild Rose and Greek Yogurt moisturizers and grab a few Mango Lip Balms while you're at it! Discounts usually range from 50%-80% off retail and prices start as low as $5. It's not too early to buy a Mother's Day gift ;)

Last year's price list


We're not done with Tuesday just yet! Wake up bright and early to shop White + Warren's always popular sample sale. While stock prices tend to over $100 and discounts are generally in the 70% off range, it's the sample room where you want to go. Cotton and wool knit original samples are priced in the $35 range and offer the best bargains.



On Wednesday shop L.K. Bennett semi-annual sample sale but be sure you have an appointment. The sale runs through next Tuesday so there is plenty of time to RSVP. Expect to save up to 80% off on apparel, shoes and handbags from one of Princess Kate's favorite labels.



Meanwhile Nest Fragrances are back with their Spring sample sale at company's headquarters at Starrett-Lehigh. Unlike last year's huge holiday sale at 260, this is meant to be a much smaller affair only lasting two days. Savings will be up to 75% off retail but the company has been known to be far more generous (think $5) with last day discounts when they are hosting the sale themselves.



Thursday sees the return of Vivienne Westwood sample sale that usually offers bargain friendly sample racks at 90% off retail. Stock discounts range from 60%-80% off but true samples and final day discounts are what you want to grab! The sale offers apparel for both women and men, along with bags, shoes, accessories, swimwear, scarves, beach towels, and more.



Also happening this week are two vastly different sample sales from John Hardy and Desigual. Fine jewelry lovers looking to make a statement with their wallets can save up to 65% off on gold, silver, and precious stone jewelry for women and men. While bargainistas looking to add some color to their  family's wordrobe can stop by Desigual's Spring sale. The Spanish brand is famous for its bright vibrant colors and their sales usually offer steep last day discounts with prices $5-$40.




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