For most of the world, November marks the beginning of the Holiday season. But any well-informed fashion aficionado knows that it's really about the the long-awaited sample sale season. If our calculations are correct, there are over 70 sample sales going down in NYC this month alone. Some of our favorites from last week were Theory, Rebecca Minkoff and 3.1 Phillip Lim, just to name a few. If you didn't get a chance to stop in, then click through to see all of the shopping madness that went on and live vicariously through the photos.