The Pekoe Group’s Guide To Fall’s Sample Sales
With the holiday season right around the corner, an NYC Sample Sale is a great way to get designer clothing for everyone on your list at deeply discounted prices. Why not grab a gorgeous cashmere Theory sweater for your Mom as you peruse the racks of chic blazers? Or pick up a couple James Perse tees for the man in your life as you find the perfect jersey dress? Everyone will love the high-end gifts, and your bank account will still be intact. Make sure to check out these upcoming sales and with our tips and advice, you’ll be an expert shopper in no time.
What You’ll Find: Malene Birger dresses, Le Mont St. Michel sweaters, Rene Lezard leather jackets, Harvey Faircloth camel hair cocoon coats and basics, and Roseanna separates and swimwear.
November 2nd – 4th
Wednesday & Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
58 W. 40th Street, 9th Floor (between Fifth & Sixth Aves.)
What You’ll Find: Soft tees, sweaters, and jersey dresses for women and staples for men at 50-80% off.
November 4th – 6th
Friday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
260 Fifth Ave. (between 28th & 29th Streets)
What You’ll Find: Tees, blouses, sweaters, knits, skirts, pants, dresses, blazers, outerwear & more.
November 30th – December 3rd
Wednesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
261 W. 36th, 2nd Floor (between 7th & 8th Aves.)
Sample Sale Tips:
Be Prepared – Sample Sales can be overwhelming, and the rules are a little different. There is little to no customer service, the fitting room is usually communal, and bags and coats must be checked at the beginning. Make sure to bring cash, because some designers and warehouses don’t accept credit cards or checks. Also, people can get aggressive, but with these discounts, it’s understandable.
Arrive On a Mission – Know what you want before you get there. Browse the designer’s collections and pick out some key items to help save time and stamina.
Check Items Carefully – All sales are final, so if you discover a hole after you’ve already paid, the item (and hole) are yours.
Dress for Success – Sample Sale shopping requires lots of energy and time on your feet, so you’ll be happiest if you wear comfortable (and easily removable) shoes. If you’re wearing flats or flip-flops, make sure to bring a pair of socks with you, just in case you find those must-have suede booties you’ve been swooning over. Many sales have communal changing rooms, so wear undergarments that you won’t mind other people seeing.
Become An Insider – Sign up with sites like Clothingline to receive the latest and greatest information about upcoming stock and sample sales. Clothingline has been running sales in NYC for over 20 years, and will not only be hosting the upcoming Theory sale, but will also be hosting sales with Tory Burch, Helmut Lang, Haute Hippie, Tocca, Milly, Gryphon and more.