May 2017 Sample Sales

May sample sale
Photo courtesy of Lafayette 148

So many sales so little time! You’ll find yourselves repeating this phrase over and over in the coming weeks. It’s May and the sample sale season is now in full swing. There are many great sales on the horizon and I have curated a list of some of the more high profile and exciting events. If you are still searching for Mother’s Day gifts there are lots of great options from Rebecca Minkoff handbags to Nest candles and fragrances to jewelry and home decor from Jay Strongwater and Mackenzie-Childs. Fans of European fashion designers will be thrilled to shop sample sales from Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, Martin Margiela, Carven, Sandro, and lots more. Score highly coveted Pashli handbags from Phillip Lim, office attire from Lafayette 148, and even vintage designer finds from Chanel and Hermes. You can expect more sales to be added to this list throughout the month so please keep your eyes peeled on my Facebook page as well as Twitter and Instagram stories.

ALEXANDRA CLANCY | May 1-5
140 West 57th St., Suite 2A
Monday – Friday  10am – 7pm
Saturday  11am – 6pm

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Save up to 75% off luxury Italian made handbags. The NYC based designer will be hosting her first-ever sale featuring her eponymous line of women’s bags and accessories.
MACKENZIE-CHILDS | JAY STRONGWATER | May 2-4
Metropolitan Pavilion 123 West 18th St., 4th Floor
Tuesday 11am – 7pm
Wednesday   9am – 7pm
Thursday   9am – 5pm
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Shop whimsical home decor pieces perfect for Mother’s Day gifts during Mackenzie-Childs and Jay Strongwater joint sample sale. Expect discounts of 50% to 75% off jewelry, figurines, picture frames, decorative furniture, tabletop, linens, and much more.

RACHEL ZOE | MULTI-DESIGNER | May 2-5
Clothingline 261 West 36th St., 2nd Floor
Tuesday  1pm – 7pm
Wednesday – Friday  11am – 7pm

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The latest multi-designer sample sale from Clothingline will feature women’s clothing and accessories by Rachel Zoe, Feel The Piece, Minnie Rose, and Kacey K. You’ll find tees, blouses, sweaters, cashmere, shorts, skirts, dresses, rompers, gowns, jewelry, and more. Read more about Rachel’s Zoe’s past sample sales that offered savings of up to 95% off retail.

NEST | Sip by S’WELL | May 2-6, 9-14
151 Wooster St. 260 Fifth Ave.
Tuesday – Saturday  10am – 7pm
Sunday  10am – 5pm
UPDATE: Sale extended and moved to SoHo.
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Join Nest and S’well at their Spring sample sale and maybe find some Mother’s Day gifts. NYC based Nest Fragrances will offer deals on candles, perfumes, room sprays, diffusers, hand and body care, and much more. At past sales discounts ranged from 50% to 75% off with additional markdowns in the last few days. S’well bottles are usually priced at $15/$18/$22 depending on size.

3.1 PHILLIP LIM | May 2-7

150 Greene St.
Tuesday  11am – 8pm
Wednesday  9am – 8pm
Thursday  10am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday  10am – 7pm
Sunday  10am – 5pm

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One of this week’s more anticipated sales will offer great deals on women’s and men’s apparel, shoes, and of course handbags. At their last sale the highly coveted Pashli were just $200! Will the history repeat itself? Who knows but you’ll want to be there to find out.

CARVEN | May 3-4
530 West 25th St., Suite 603
Wednesday   8am – 7pm
Thursday   9:30am – 5pm
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Upgrade your wardrobe with stylish French pieces at Carven‘s Spring sample sale. The two day event will offer savings of up to 80% off women’s clothing, handbags, shoes, and other accessories. Catch up on their last sample sale for more details.

ZADIG & VOLTAIRE | May 3-4
102 Franklin St., 4th Floor
Wednesday   12pm – 6pm
Thursday   9am – 6pm
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Save big at Zadig & Voltaire‘s Spring sample sale taking place at their corporate office. Expect to find women’s and men’s apparel, accessories, and more wit.

LUANA ITALY | May 3-5
208 West 38th St., Suite 500
Wednesday – Friday  10am – 6pm
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Save up to 75% off Italian made handbags and accessories at Luana Italy’s sample sale. Bring a copy of this flyer to get an extra $5 off.

MARRAKECH | May 3-5
525 Seventh Ave., Suite 208
Wednesday – Thursday  10am – 5pm
Friday  10am – 4pm

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Prices start at only $5 at this NYC based brand’s sample sale. Expect to find lots of sweaters, tops, jeans, leggings, shorts, and jackets from Marrakech‘s Contemporary and Missy collections. The sale will feature both stock and samples (size 27 pants). Purchases under $50 are CASH ONLY.

AEFFE | May 3-5

30 West 56th St.
Wednesday – Friday  10am – 6pm

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AEFFE Showroom opens its doors with another Moschino sample sale. Expect discounts of 60% to 75% off Moschino, Love Moschino as well as other labels like Cedric Charlier, Alberta Ferretti, Fuzzi, Emanuel Ungaro, Pollini, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini. You’ll find lots of women’s RTW, accessories, and a small selection of menswear.
CHRISTIAN SIRIANO | May 3-7
1070 Madison Ave.
Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 7pm
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There’ll be lots of bargains at Christian Siriano bi-annual sample sale. Expect to find both stock and samples with many items under $100 and sizes up to 18! Save on dresses, gowns, RTW, shoes, bags, and accessories.

DOLCE & GABBANA | May 4-7
Soiffer Haskin 317 West 33rd St.
Thursday 10am – 7pm
Friday 9am – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm
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Dolce & Gabbana sample sale is returning to Soiffer Haskin. Their last event offered across the board discounts of 80% off retail that translated to huge bargains on handbags, shoes, and accessories. RTW and gowns were still on the pricy side but men found great bargains on suits, jackets, and basics. This month’s sale is sure to attract a huge crowd so if you’re looking for accessories shop early! Men’s items benefitted from additional markdowns on the last day and history is likely to repeat itself.

STAFF USA | May 5-7
220 West 19th St., 10th Floor
Friday   10am – 7pm
Saturday  11am – 7pm
Sunday  12pm – 5pm

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STAFF USA showroom will offer below wholesale pricing on Maison Margiela, MM6, DSquared2, and Marni. Expect great deals on women’s and men’s apparel, shoes, and accessories with even bigger savings for the last day.

VINTAGE CHANEL & HERMES | May 7-11
37 West 57th St., 9th Floor
Sunday  12pm – 5pm
Monday – Thursday  10am – 6pm

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Shelly & Renee will be hosting a special vintage sale featuring Chanel and for the first time Hermes. At their past sales I’ve found pricing comparable to local consignment stores with rather lackluster jewelry and footwear selection. The vintage items are appraised by Roundabout.

CYNTHIA GALE | May 8-12
8 East 36th St., 3rd Floor
Monday – Friday  10am – 6pm

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Save on Sterling silver jewelry and find Mother’s day gifts at Cynthia Gale Spring sample sale. Receive 10% off cash purchases over $100.

REBECCA MINKOFF | May 8-14
260 Fifth Ave.
Monday   11am – 8pm
Tuesday – Friday  10am – 8pm
Saturday  10am – 7pm
Sunday  11am – 4pm
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Let the madness commence! One of the most popular and craziest sample sale returns just in time to find some last minute Mother’s Day gifts. Rebecca Minkoff sample sale attracts a frenzied crowd of shoppers eager to grab the highly coveted $50 sample bags. This event is not for the frail of heart as other ladies will be battling you for those handbags. Stock prices usually start at $90 and go up to over $500. I recommend waiting for additional markdowns on overstock but go early for samples. The sale will also offer deals on apparel, shoes, jewelry, and other accessories.

SANDRO | May 9-14
150 Greene St.
Tuesday  9am – 8pm
Wednesday – Thursday  10am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday  10am – 7pm
Sunday  10am – 5pm
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French label is back with another sale at 260’s SoHo venue. This time Sandro won’t have to share space with sister label, Maje who had their own sale last month. Expect the usual savings of up to 75% off women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, and accessories with additional markdowns on the weekend.

CLOTHINGLINE BLOWOUT | May 9-10
Clothingline 261 West 36th St., 2nd Floor
Tuesday – Wednesday 11am – 7pm
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The latest blowout sample sale from Clothingline promises lots of bargains with prices $10-$30. Expect a large selection of women’s contemporary designers like Free People, Karen Millen, Feel The Piece, Rachel Zoe, Olive & Bette, Generation Love, Julie Brown, State, Piper, and much more. Read up on my reviews from previous sales for more info.

BODUM | May 11
Starrett-Lehigh 601 West 26th St., Suite 1250
Thursday 10:30am – 4pm
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Coffee lovers rejoice! Bodum sample sale is back after a two year absence with huge savings on their signature coffee and tea presses.

LOEFFLER RANDALL | May 11-13
434 Broadway
Thursday – Friday 9am – 8pm
Saturday 12pm – 6pm
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Loeffler Randall semi-annual sample sale returns with savings of up to 75% off women’s shoes and accessories. Prices will start at $75 and go up to $200. Expect a full range of sizes up to size 12.

LAFAYETTE 148 | May 11-12
148 Lafayette St., 2nd Floor
Thursday 9am – 7pm
Friday 9am – 6pm
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Save up to 75% off at Lafayette 148‘s semi-annual warehouse sale. Expect to find a huge selection of women’s office friendly clothing, including plus size and petites. At their last sale prices started at $50 for short sleeve tops as well as skirts and pants. Dresses were $90, jackets $90-$120, leather and suede $100-$350. Keep an eye out for specially marked or sample racks that at previous sales included $20 skirts.

BONPOINT | May 17-18
Metropolitan Pavilion 123 West 18th St., 5th Floor
Wednesday 9am – 7pm
Thursday 9am – 3pm
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Stock up on clothing and accessories for your little ones! Bonpoint sample sale will offer savings of 60% off Spring/Summer collections of baby, girl, and boy items with sizes from newborns to pre-teens. This sale is always hugely popular with the Manhattan mommy crowd so expect big lines at opening.

VANESSA SEWARD | May 18-24
A.P.C. Showroom 131 Mercer St.
Monday – Saturday 11am – 7:30pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm
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A.P.C. Showroom is set to host Vanessa Seward‘s first-ever overstock sale with discount starting at 60% off retail. Vanessa Seward launched her eponymous label in 2015 with the support of A.P.C. and has previously worked at Azzaro, Chanel, and Tom Ford. Expect to find past season inventory from their women’s collections.

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