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 that New York City has to offer. But there’s a sale going on every week—if not every day—in this town, and sometimes it’s tough to keep up. Fret not, shoppers. We’ll always keep you in the know, whether you’re into vintage stores and thrift shops, seasonal fashion trends or high-end designer labels. So skip the department stores and check in with this page often. Your closet will thank you for it.
Sample sales in NYC
While we would jump at the chance for a shopping trip to Europe, we’ll settle for stocking up on deeply discounted fall threads and footwear from this contemporary French brand in NYC. Look for over-the-knee boots for $150 (usually $880), parkas with fur hoods going for $295 (instead of $950) and cocktail dresses for $95 (once $860).Read more
Back by popular demand, the cult fitness studio is hosting another gear sale, offering discounts starting at 40 percent off retail. If spandex covered in skulls and crossbones is totally your beat, expect to find plenty of tank tops ($28, once $56) and leggings ($48, formerly $86) in wild prints. Be on the lookout for the brand’s notorious “buy five items, get one free” deal.Read more
If holey underwear and bras with broken underwire aren’t reason enough to update your lingerie game, cheeky styles up to 75 percent off might b. Head to Chelsea Market to score lace thongs for $11 each (normally $20–$30), or buy 12 pairs and get one free. Boy shorts are cut from $29–$36 to $14, while baby-dolls and chemises are tagged $30 (normally $60–$120).Read more
Standing in line for the Israeli designer’s sample sale is worth the wait, since most items are tagged less than $100. Make sure you grab the first Betsy distressed leather vest ($698, now $99) and floral Gwyneth Neoprene dress ($428, going for $99) you find—these trendy items will go first.Read more