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
Style-savvy dudes and gals shouldn’t miss this Italian clothier’s sale: Prices have been slashed by as much as 70 percent. Find ladies’ polos (once $250) and men’s plaid cotton sport shirts (were $295) for $50. Hit up the ATM before you go because the sale is cash only.Read more
Luxury German leather handbags and shoes are up to 80 percent off at this annual blowout. In recent years, folks managed to snag top-handle styles and women’s fur-lined high-top sneakers chipped to $256 (normally $705). We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the deals are even better this year.Read more
This menswear brand, which specializes in custom shirts, is switching showrooms next month, so you know what that means: Time to restock your closet! Sophisticated wares including jackets, suits, sweaters, trousers and more are up to 90 percent off. As far as pricing, all shirts are $25 (usually $95), so you can totally nab a rad button-down for every weekday and still save like a boss.Read more
It’s never too early to start planning your New Year’s Eve getup, right? Snag stunning cocktail dresses that look like they belong in Carrie Bradshaw’s closet such as a tri-color silk-and-satin hand-embroidered dress ($250, once $1,900) or a black jersey dress with gold sequins ($200, formerly more than $1,300).Read more
When Oscar de la Renta throws a massive sale, you go—end of story. Head to 260 Sample Sale’s Soho showroom to scope out deeply discounted ready-to-wear, accessories and gowns (in case you have an extremely fancy Halloween getup planned). The pricing is very hush-hush, which only makes us think that the bargains must be baller. We see that there are knee-high suede boots, colorblock tassel earrings and a gorgeous floor-length black sequin dress.Read more