Pairing graphic patterns and bold color choices reminiscent of African wax prints, she takes relatively common silhouettes (i.e. a classic button up shirt, leggings, a romper) and revitalizes them in a way that screams SUMMER! (or at least respectfully declares it. Loudly.)
I’m in chromatic love with all of them! However, if I had to pick a favorite, I would veer towards the Winie print. You know, the one that looks like a composition notebook. Not only is it black and white (my usual color combo go-to’s), but it’s a definite nod to grammar school nostalgia. Now you can relive the innocent good ol’ days. But without the braces.
Shopping in NYC? I’ve scoured our sample sale database to put together this handy guide to NYC sample sales for this week.
Below is a guide of some of the top sample sale in the NYC area culled from our sales database. These dates aren’t “firm”, designers often change the dates of their sales or cancel their sales all together, so don’t go planning a vacation to the Big Apple based upon this list. Use this list as a shopping guide and then contact the designer/ merchant for updated information regarding their sample sale. Have a Sample Sale you would like to add to this calendar? email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s in the sale: American Apparel garments at up to 90% off. Inventory will be constantly replenished all day, every day, throughout the sale but get there early! R.S.V.P. here for tips, updates and the first to know when new styles arrive!
When: Through March 31st: Daily from 9am to 9pm
Location: 766 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave) between W. 25th and 26th
Cash, credit, and debit accepted. All sales final.
What’s in the sale: Up to 80% off over 2,000 pieces from Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dior, Giorgio Armani, Missoni, Valentino, Gianfranco Ferre, Roberta Scarpa, Tricot Chic, VDP Collection, Maria Grazia Severi, Huevo Blanco and many more. Extra 15% off Fall/Winter merchandise.
When: February 27th to March 11th: 10am to 7pm daily
Location: Exclusive Fashion Club, 16 W. 56th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave.), 3rd Floor
Visa, Mastercard, American Express and cash accepted. All sales final. For more information visit ExclusiveFashionClub.us or call 212.333.4270.
Bonobos For Men
What’s in the sale: Bonobos gives the dapper gent a one-stop shop for stylish four-season apparel.
Sale features cold-weather items including mid and light-weight corduroy pants and cashmere v-neck sweaters, to light-weight chino blazers, polos, shorts and more. Prices now $25 to $95 regular $55 to $550.
When: March 7th to 9th, Wednesday – Thursday: 11am to 7pm, Friday: 11am to 6pm
Location: 261 W 36th Street (between 7th & 8th Ave), 2nd Floor
What’s in the sale: Handbags from Balenciaga at 30-40% off retail. The City Bag, The First Bag, The Classic Work Bag, The Weekender. Prices start at $890. Limited supply.
When: March 5th to 6th: 10am to 6pm
Location: 381 Fifth Avenue (between 35th-36th Streets) 2nd Floor
All sales final. Credit cards and cash accepted. No checks.
Jaded Jewelry Sample Sale
What’s in the sale: 50% off and more on classic designs in 22K plate and 14K with gemstones and freshwater pearls from the Jaded Collections and other jewelry designers. Necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Also, many one-of-a-kind pieces and protypes from their vintage collections. Prices range from $45 to $1,500. Entirely hand-made. Clients include members of New York Society as well as numerous celebrities.
When: March 6th to 9th: 10:30am to 6:30pm
Location: 1046 Madison Avenue (80th Street), Suite 3 North
American Express, Visa, Mastercard and cash accepted. For more information call 212.744.0312.
Escada Sample Sale
What’s in the sale: Up to 90% off women’s clothing.
When: March 11th to 14th: Sunday 9am to 6pm, Monday – Wednesday 10am to 7pm
Location: Soiffer Haskin: 317 West 33rd Street (Just west of 8th Avenue)
All coats, bags and handbags must be checked. Credit cards and cash accepted. All sales final. Strollers not allowed. No children under 12 will be admitted. For more information, call 718.747.1656.