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 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, skip the department stores and check in with this page often. Your closet will thank you for it.
Sample sales in NYC
Of two things we are certain: First, expect a long line for this highly anticipated sample sale and second, you’ll go mad over all of the pastel handbags, downtown-cool kicks and spring-ready garb marked up to 70 percent off. We’re lusting over floral-and-lace Angelica pencil skirts ($298, now $165), black leather Stevie wedged booties ($325, going for $185) and Amorous satchels ($165, were $325).Read more
This Canadian brand is known for its ace selection of wool coats at its winter sale, but you’ll find the perfect transitional spring trench this time around. Snag the first leather jacket ($690, now $414) you find, but we’re most excited about what’s going on in the handbag department: Think large sand-colored leather totes ($180, were $450) and mini cross-body purses ($135, originally $225).Read more
This flash-sale website is throwing a two-day bash showcasing up to 80 percent off home goods, designer clothing and accessories for the whole family. A $10 ticket gets you entrance to the party for two hours and includes complimentary signature cocktails, snacks and on-site makeup applications. We hear the racks will be replenished throughout the event, so look for stellar deals such as a Zac Posen floral-print V-neck gown ($278; once $1,390) and a Thakoon Addition silk wrap dress ($98, was $490).Read more
Dapper dudes won’t want to miss this European sportswear sale, where price tags are slashed up to 70 percent off. Find men’s cashmere-blend cardigans ($40, usually $425) and slim-fit stretch corduroys trimmed from $250 to $35. Just make sure you make a pit stop at the ATM before you go—it’s cash-only.Read more
Little W 12th St between Washington St and Tenth Ave. Urban Bear Weekend's main event is this afternoon's fur-fest, an old-school street fair with vendors, artists and community groups on hand. A stage hosts bear-approved performances, and a portion of the proceeds goes to Marriage Equality USA.Read more