Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Guide - Sample Sale Edition

Friday, May 12, 2017

Nest sample sale

Happy Friday guys! Mother's Day is less than two days away and I'm sure some of you still need those last minute gifts 🙈  Luckily most of you who read this blog are from New York so all you have to do is run over to one of these amazing sample sales and surprise mom with a brand new bags, a nice pair of shoes, or a stylish new outfit. Today is the last day of Lafayette 148 warehouse sale and Botkier's surprise showroom sale. Loeffler Randall ends tomorrow. Rebecca Minkoff, Sandro, Nest and S'well, Sferra, and Christoflee all end on Sunday.

Lafayette 148 is a quintessential NYC staple that every woman has in her closet. The styles are perfect for office wear and this week's sale offers a wide range of Spring/Summer looks. Unfortunately I was not allowed to take photos during their F&F shopping hours so I'm linking up some stand out styles. The price list has not changed since last winter: sleeveless and short sleeve tops start at $50, jackets and dresses $90, skirts/pants $50, and leather $100-$350. The sale offers a wide range of sizes from 0 Petite to 24W. You'll find Petite and Plus Sizes on the seventh floor while the main selection is on the second floor. There should be some final day markdowns this afternoon. The sale ends at 6pm so hurry!

148 Lafayette St.
Friday  9am - 6pm


Lafayette 148 sale

Lafayette 148 sale
This stunning dress was just $90 (retail $898)
Lafayette 148 sale

Lafayette 148 sale

Lafayette 148 sale

Lafayette 148 sale

Lafayette 148 sale


Handbags make great mom gifts and there are five different sales where you can get an amazing deal. Yesterday afternoon I stumbled across a Botkier sample sale inside their Garment District showroom. This sale is very different from their typical events because everything is a true sample and prices start at just $5! There are also other designers like She + Lo, Joe's Jeans, Tommy Bahama, Nicole Miller, and Jessica Simpson. Prices are dirt cheap with nothing over $59. If you or your mom wear size 6 shoes you'll in luck because there's a small table with Botkier sandals, and boots priced $19-$39. The sale ends today at 5pm so hurry!


Botkier Showroom
148 West 37th St., 14th Floor
Friday 12pm - 5pm

Botkier sample sale
All Botkier bags $29-$59
Botkier sample sale

Botkier sample sale

Botkier sample sale
Joe's Jeans and She + Lo bags $19-$39
Botkier sample sale

Botkier sample sale

Botkier sample sale
Nicole Miller bags $12 or 2 for $20 
Botkier sample sale

Botkier sample sale
Tommy Bahama bags $12-$29 
Botkier sample sale
Botkier sample shoes only in size 6
Botkier sample sale

Botkier sample sale


Rebecca Minkoff sample sale is already in markdown territory. Jewelry is just $10, shoes are all $50 with additional savings of up to 30% off if you buy several pairs. You can read more about this sale in my previous post. You have until Sunday to shop.

Rebecca Minkoff sample sale
There are now markdowns on Rebecca Minkoff overstock bags

If you or your mom are into Parisian inspired chic then Sandro sample sale is the place for you! Head downstairs for shoes and handbags. There are lots of cute and functional bag styles with discounts close to 90% off retail. Shoes are now an extra 40% off making sandals just $63, heels $75, and boots $87. Small bags are $68 while large are $116. I'll have a separate post with more photos up shortly.

Sandro sample sale
All Sandro shoes extra 40% off

While you're in SoHo you can walk over to the relocated Nest and S'ip by S'well sample sale. The water bottles are $10 and the inventory is the same as last week. Meanwhile Nest candles and perfumes have certainly been picked over but there are great deals on holiday fragrances that are an extra 50% off! I scored this beautiful 4-wick grand candle for only $30 (retail $225). They also have 2 for $5 deals on Tommy Bahama and Calvin Klein candles. Sample Sahara & Spice diffusers are $5 and there are still some $20 classic candles in very limited scents. $1 mini tester candles are by the register. Sale ends on Sunday.

Nest sample sale
Tommy Bahama candles 2 for $5
Nest sample sale
Nest Holiday products extra 50% off
Nest sample sale
Not a lot of classic candles left
Nest sample sale


Also in SoHo is the Loeffler Randall sample sale. The savings are up to 70% off and shoes start at $75. IMO I find this sale pricey and overrated but people seem to love it 🤷🏻‍♀️ The bonus is that their products are current season. Sale ends tomorrow and there could be additional markdowns.

Loeffler Randall sample sale


Sferra sample sale is happening at the Chelsea Market. Surprise mom with a new duvet or decorative pillow or stay budget friendly and get some towels. The discounts are up to 75% off and most bedding linens are over $100. Washcloths start at $2 and most towels are under $20. Sale ends on Sunday.

Sferra sample sale


Moms deserve to be spoiled and if you're looking to splurge then Christofle, Judith Lieber, and Paolo Costagli sample sale at Soiffer may be worth a trip. My mother is a big fan of Christofle silverwear and loves their beautiful decorative accents. I do not have exact price details but discounts usually range from 50% to 75% off. Sale ends Sunday.

Soiffer sample sales

So this last sale is actually over but I still wanted to share the info for anyone curious. Yesterday Bodum held a very short one day sale at their corporate office. Prices were $5-$35 and offered a wide range of coffee and tea products and accessories. This sale was much smaller in scale than their last epic event. I came in hopes of finding last hour $1 deals but alas that was not to be. Nevertheless I did walk away with $5 Eileen French press that my mom really wanted for Mother's Day :)

Bodum sample sale

Bodum sample sale

Bodum sample sale

Bodum sample sale

Happy shopping and happy Mother's Day to all the moms!


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