What are the eight words that tug at our heartstrings and our wallets? "Price tags slashed up to 90 percent off!" If you’re a fashion-forward Gothamite, you already know about the most-anticipated sample sales in NYC. But in this town there’s a sale going on every week—if not every day—and sometimes it’s tough to keep up. Fret not, shoppers. We’ll always keep you in the know, whether you’re into vintage clothing stores and thrift shops, seasonal attire that, say, follows the summer trends or high-end designer labels. So skip all the department stores in NYC and check in with this page often. Your closet will thank you for it.
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Sample sales in NYC
Both guys and girls can nab hip threads for up to 60 percent off. In the past, men have found sleek trench coats for $210 (were $520) and merino wool sweaters tagged $120 (retail $300). This year, ladies can score Ferguson dresses ($250, formerly $720) as well as Linder frocks ($176, instead of $496).Read more
We bet your bedroom could use a good sprucing up, right? Well, you’re in luck! This home-goods blowout features high-quality linens priced up to 75 percent off retail. Find markdowns on Egyptian-cotton duvets, standard shams and decorative pillows that come in prints and pretty pastel colors.Read more
We’re obsessed with these super-structural and gorgeous kicks (and, yes, you can actually walk in them). Seriously, these heels look like they belong in MoMA. The brand recently opened a summer pop-up in Soho, and it is stocked with women’s styles marked up to 70 percent off retail prices. Snag Web Hi kicks for $195 (were $645), Eros heels for $70 (once $225) and Lo Res pumps for $50 (once $200).Read more
We love this athleisure brand for its comfy sweats, which just so happen to be cute enough to wear outside your apartment, too. Stock up on brightly colored hoodies with zippers, crew necks and long-sleeved shirts with skull patches while they’re going for $20 to $50. Bonus: We hear Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow are fans.Read more
This athletic brand, which is referred to as “The Barneys of activewear,” is all about looking like a badass while you sweat (FYI, Lena Dunham is a fan), and we think hot-ticket items like leggings, bras, outerwear and capri pants in fun prints look just as stylish on the streets as they do on the treadmill. Most items are discounted up to 80 percent off, so you better pounce!Read more
Fivestory is setting up racks at 260 Sample Sale for its off-site bonanza. As always, expect great deals on current-season merch—up to 80 percent off. If you can spare the cash, now’s the time to seriously up your closet game with an Alexander Wang fringe skirt ($135, was $695), Natasha Zinko culottes ($168, originally $840) and Nicholas Kirkwood heels ($179, were $895).Read more
New month, new sunnies! (That’s how shopping works, right?) This Japanese designer is hawking the hottest eyewear priced between $125 and $150 (originally $450 to $550), so get your hands on a pair of cat-eye or aviator shades. Bonus: You receive a free tote bag with your purchases.Read more