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
If you love rocking bold prints this time of year, good news: You can get your hands on colorful garb for up to 70 percent off. Scoop up wares like women’s sleeveless chiffon rose-print dresses ($45, used to be $200). And, dudes, don’t fret: There are plenty of short-sleeved plaid button-downs ($40, previously $124) for you to replenish your summer stash.Read more
We look forward to this shoe emporium’s Fourth of July sale every year because the entire store is buy-one, get-one half off! Pay for any pair of shoes at full price, and then scoop up Swedish Hasbeen clogs for $125 (were $249) as well as Vagabond leather sneakers or Jeffrey Campbell Raffia leather oxfords for $67 (once $135).Read more
You can finally justify dropping some dough on Kokun’s super-soft, warm-weather cashmere duds now that they’re up to 75 percent off. Modern sample-size sweaters and tops go for as low as $15 (up to $60), and stock items like mini sundresses and festival-ready perforated tops are $40 to $99.Read more