Sample Sale Mania! The Long List Of NYC Sample Sales

by Rachelle Hruska · December 10, 2008

Emily "The Eldridge" Brill may not be feeling the effects of the recession yet, but there are plenty of people out there that are.  Thankfully, we live in a city that makes it possible to score a DVF dress for the price of a Banana Republic one.  Ah the sample sale.  As long as you're willing to stand in line for a couple of hours, and spend even more time fighting with other shoppers only to stand in line again to pay, they are made for you baby!   Here's a great list of the big sales going on now:

Issey Miyake Warehouse Sale (80% off Retail) 145 west 18th street Monday the 15th through Tuesday the 16th 212-226-1334 ext 231

Stella McCartney Store Sale (40% off Fall/Winter items) Nov 28 - Jan 31; Mon-Sat (11am-7pm), Sun (12:30pm-6pm) 429 W 14th St., b/t 9th and 10th Ave 212-255-1556

Balenciaga Store Sale (40% off, will be 60% soon) Now until ?? Mon-Sat (11am-7pm), Sun (12am-5pm) 542 W 22nd St., near Tenth Ave 212-206-0872

Nanette Lepore Store & Sample Sale Sample Sale is December 11-12 225 w. 35th St., 4th floor (9am - 7 p.m). 212-764-8810 The Nanette Lepore boutique is also having a sale. Now thru the Holidays. 50% off fall merchandise. 423 Broome St., b/t Crosby and Lafayette 212.219.8265

Blue & Cream (30% off Coats, dresses, cashmere, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Elizabeth and James, Zac Posen, & etc.) Now - Holidays Mon-Fri (11am - 8pm ); Sat (11am - 9pm); Sun (11am - 8pm) 1 E. First St @ Bowery St 212-533-3088

Lauren Merkin Sample Sale (Up to 70% off handbags, clutches, &c.) Dec 9-11 (11am -7pm) 231 W 29th St., b/t 7th & 8th Ave.; Suite 201 212-239-2459

Accents By Sophia (Up to 75% off Jewelry: sterling silver, marcasite, semi-precious stones, cultured pearls; necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pins) Dec 10-23; Mon-Fri (10-6:00), Fr (10 -7), Sat-Sun (closed) 15 W 36th St.,b/t 5th & 6th Aves.; 10th flr. 212-594-5077

Catherine Malandrino Sample Sale (Up to 60% off; coats, sweaters, blouses, dresses, & etc.) December 10-12; Wed (8am - 8pm) , Th-Fr (10am - 8pm) 145 West 18th St 212-388-0339

Generra (50% and more off men’s and women’s Fall) Dec 10-19; (10am -7pm) 275 W 39th St., b/t 7th & 8th Ave., 5th floor 212-768-2868

Tracy Reese & plenty by Tracy Reese Sample Sale (Clothing, shoes and home items are 50 % off) Until Dec 11th Tues.–Wed. (8am–7pm ), Thurs. (8am - 2pm) 250 W. 39th St., nr. Eighth Ave. 212-719-0001

Mackage Sample Sale (Outerwear for men and women up to 50 % off) Dec 10 - 12 (noon–7:30pm)275 W. 39th St., nr. Eighth Ave., 7th fl. 212-391-5287

Alexander Wang Sample Sale (Up to 75% off dresses, jackets, leather, &c.) Dec 11-13; Th (3pm-7pm), Fr (10am-7pm) Sat (10am-7pm) 386 Broadway b/t Walker and White Street 212-532-3103

Showroom Seven Moving Sale Women’s: Charlotte Ronson, Erickson Beamon, Orla Kiely, Issa, &c.) Dec 8-19, (10am -7pm ) 263 11th Ave., b/t 27th and 28th Street; 3rd floor 212-643-4810

Édité Showroom (Dresses and handbags from Caroline Hedaya and Tagua start at 50 bucks.) Dec. 8-10. Mon.-Wed., (10 a.m.-7 p.m) 134 W. 29th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves; Studio 709.

Gerard Yosca (50-70% off jewelry) Dec 11-12; Thurs (10am-6pm), Fri (10am-3pm) 39 W 38th St., near 5th Ave; 7th floor 212-302-4349 **Cash Only

Carolina Herrera Sample Sale (Women’s Clothing & Bridal gowns, dresses, cardigans, & etc.) Dec 18-20 (9am-6:30pm) 21 (9am -5pm) 317 West 33rd St., b/n 8th & 9th Ave. 718-747-1656

Proenza Schouler Sample Sale (Tops, bottoms, dresses, and shoes slashed 50% and more) Dec. 11 - 12, (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) 120 Walker St., b/t Centre & Baxter St., 6th flr.

Diane vonFurstenberg Sample Sale (Iconic dresses, coats, gowns, sweaters, and other stuff at up to 75% off.) Dec. 9-13. Tues., (9 a.m.- 6:30 p.m).; Wed., (9 a.m.- 8 p.m.); Thurs., (9 a.m.-7 p.m).; Fri., (9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.); Sat.,(9 a.m.-3 p.m.) 260 Fifth Ave., b/t 28th & 29th St. 212-725-5400

Fresh Ink Sample Sale (Denim for men and women up to 80 % off) Until Dec 13. Mon - Fri (10am - 6pm); Sat (10am -6pm) 264 W. 40th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Ave.; 3rd flr. 212-869-6300

Halston Sample Sale (Ready-to-wear and accessories are up to 75 % off) Dec 12 - 14 Fri. (9am –7pm); Sat. (10am –6pm); Sun. (11am –5pm) 96 Spring St., nr. Broadway 212-282-1200

Comptoir des Cotonniers Store Sale (Current collection 30 - 50% off) Dec 12 - 21 Mon.–Sat. (11am – 8pm), Sun. (noon–6pm) 155 Spring St., nr. Wooster St. 212-274-0830

Lyn Devon Sample Sale (Fall collection is 50 to 80 % off) Dec 12 - 14 Fri.–Sun. (10am – 5pm) 525 Broadway, nr. Spring St., Ste. 202

LeSportsac Sample Sale (400 styles from current and past collections for 60 to 80 % off) Until Dec 10th (8am – 7pm) The Metropolitan Pavilion; 123 W. 18th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 4 fl.

Eugenia Kim Store Sale (Headbands, hats, and belts for women and men are 50 to 70 % off) Dec 9 - 12 (10am - 7pm) 347 W. 36th St., nr. Ninth Ave., Ste. 502 212- 674-1345

Nest Store Sale (Collections for kids and moms are up to 75 % off) Dec 9 - 10 Tues. (11am–7pm), Wed. (9am–4pm). 325 W. 38th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; Ste. 302 **Cash only

Taken from The Luxury Spot

[Photo via The Fashionable Matilda's Diary]