Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Coming Soon: Hermes Sample Sale

This is turning out to be a big month for Hermes lovers. Later this week the Hermes-Apple Watch will be available at big Orange and the Fruit. Those who aren't satisfied with glitzy technology on a strap can hold out for the French retailer's sample sale that will take place later this month.

Peepy and Mother Lee

Last year, the Hermes sale is better than the past several sales but brand veterans were still were not very impressed. Most everything was priced at 50% off retail. Shoppers can expect to find a nice assortment of scarves and enamel bracelets.

The last sale had no leather bags, wallets or small leather items. We also didn't find any leather bracelets or belts. Ties were plentiful as were shoes and boots. The best items, were the Cape Cod watches, gloves and hats. The sale also included a bit of china and clothing.

One thing that was abundant were the limits. For obvious reasons, each shopper could only purchase three scarves, five bracelets and 10 ties. We heard that some sales people will hold scarves so that you can take another pass at the checkout line.

Hermes Sample Sale
Wednesday, October 21st (Press & VIP day)
Thursday, October 22nd through Saturday, October 24th
Thrus & Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-6pm
Soffer Haskin: 317 W. 33rd St. (near 8th Ave.)

Saks Off Fifth Prices 70% Off

What's better than a department store sale? A sale at the department store's outlet. Right now, Saks Off Fifth is hosting a friends and family sale where discounts have dipped below 70% off.

The best part is some of the highly reduced merchandise is some super fashionable high-end designer merchandise. Granted, most of it was over priced to begin with but these discounts make haute fashion a lot more attainable. A Jason Wu jacket made of fox and mink is reduced to just $2000 from $15,000, an even more stunning summer 2015 leather fringe dress from Giambattista Valli is also $2000 from almost $12,300 and a Lanvin stunner with lace appliqué is $1800 from $7300.

Some more reasonably priced items include a J Brand mini skirt that's $70 from $228, a Wildfox sweatshirt is $55 from $108 and a Yigal Azrouel cape blouse is $175 from almost $700.

There are also a lot of great options if you're looking for cruise, which should be coming into stores any day now. That's a good excuse -- if you needed one.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Kent & Curwen Sample Sale 80% Off

Kent & Curwen is perhaps best known for recently signing a deal with David Beckham to revamp the company'a image. After all, the British heritage brand has not been very successful in crafting a strong identity despite many failed attempts.

As with most designer revamps-- think Gucci-- it's out with the old. In sale terms we can define that as a liquidation sale, or um, a sample sale.

Right now, Kent & Curwen's suiting and sportswear is reduced up to 80% off. Our spies scouted the sale and report the inventory is mainly from the brand's fall 2014 and spring 2015 collections. Suits are priced at $395 from about $2000, shirts range from $50 to $70 and some coats are just $50 from almost $1000. Ties are $15 from $125 and then there is a deal that if you buy three, you get the fourth free.

We are also told that the pricing is flexible, which means that you might be able to get an even more favorable deal if you are buying copious amounts of merchandise. The sale is at the company's Trump Tower showroom and runs through Friday. We would just suggest heading over quickly if you plan to look as good as a Beckham without spending a baller's salary.

Kent and Curwen
Through Friday, October 9
11am to 6pm
725 Fifth Avenue/Trump Tower, 14th Floor

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Ferragamo Sample Sale

It's been a long time since there has been a Ferragamo sample sale. If you remember correctly, the 2011 sale, at the company's warehouse, ended in mayhem and needed to be cancelled. There hasn't been a good company sale since.

It's understandable that we were excited to find out that the legendary Italian company will be hosting a sale at C21 -- Century 21's new-ish sample sale space. Details about the sale are very hush-hush but we have an oath that the deals will be incredible.

Only time will tell if this sale lives up to past sale expectations. Those old warehouse sales were legendary for their amazing finds.

Ferragamo Sample Sale
Monday, October 5 to Thursday, October 8
Mon 12pm to 9pm, Tues- Thurs 8am-9pm
C21 Edition, 21 Dey Street

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lisa Perry Kid's Dresses $40

Few things are cuter than a mini-me, especially when it's your own. We couldn't have enjoyed pairing up with the little ones as much as we did with Lisa Perry's mod a-line dresses. Unfortunately, the kid's collection is being discontinued, according to company insiders.

On a positive note, the Madison Avenue boutique is selling all the remaining kid's dresses and sweaters for $40 each. There is still a very nice selection of styles, including an iconic Love dress and another version with floral patches. Most of what's left is from the Spring 2015 collection. We suggest you scoop up all that you can because once they are gone, there will be no more.

Lisa Perry
988 Madison Ave
(212) 431-7467

Monday, September 28, 2015

Lippes x Target Launches to Little Fanfare

Following the blockbuster Lilly Pulitzer collaboration at Target, we were very curious how Adam Lippes would be received. The New York-based designer is well known throughout the fashion world but his name recognition outside of the industry is probably a lot more spotty.

The Target capsule collection launched in stores and online today. The designer collaboration is comprised of about 50 items for men and women. Almost all the bags, tops, shoes, blankets and housewares almost all feature traditional buffalo plaid prints in a variety of colors. We are told that Lippes was "inspired by his Berkshires home."

To gauge the response to the collection we hit the Harlem Target. In the early afternoon it appeared as if much of the collection was still available. Some sizes of clothing were sold out but the racks still had plenty of merchandise. Items like the plaid bucket bag and 'Painterly Plaid' tops were gone. There are still a good selection of shoes and most housewares are still available.

If you go online, almost all of the collaboration items are still available. The only sell out item-- as far as we can see-- is the plaid bucket bag. The heavy wool puffer vest is only available in an XL online and is sold out in Harlem.

There is still hope if you can't find an item online or in a New York store. The Target in Bergen County, NJ  is closed on Sundays, so they will open tomorrow morning completely stocked. If that doesn't work-- or is too complicated-- we suggest waiting it out to see if the item you want gets returned. We also have a feeling that there will be lots of markdowns in the near future.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Save the Date: David Yurman Sample Sale

We hope you've been stashing cash because the David Yurman sample sale is set to start Thursday, October 15. Discounts normally range from 30% to 60% off retail and 10% of all proceeds on the first day of the sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

During the last sale we were pleased with the small amount of classic Yurman. Most jewelry was discounted 40% and sunglasses were priced at 60% off retail. Prices started at $150 for silver and leather bracelets. Most of the iconic cable pieces were discontinued just 30% off. The watch selection was quite limited, but all timepieces were 50% off retail.

There aren't additional markdowns taken throughout the sale, so were suggest going early to get the best selection. The David Yurman outlet is always a good alternative if you can't find time to make it to sample sale.

David Yurman Sample Sale
Thursday, October 15 through Sunday, October 18th
Thurs 3pm to 8pm, Fri & Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am—5pm
135 W. 18th St (The Altman Building b/w 6th & 7th Ave)

Friday, September 25, 2015

Rodarte Secret Sale Revealed

Twice a year Rodarte holds a sample sale that brings out the brand's biggest fans. As we all know Rodarte's fashion isn't for the frugal. Good thing this sample sale makes shopping the brand much more digestible and even surprises shoppers with exceptionally good deals.

The details of Rodarte's sale are usually veiled but we have the details below. In past years, prices started at about $50 and go to the moon. This year, we are told that the sale will include ready-to-wear, knits, shoes, accessories and the company's t-shirt line.

If you can't make it to the sample sale tomorrow, Shopbop always has a good sale selection of Rodarte. Some items, like this embellished dress are already priced at 70% off. Shopbop's prices get really amazing when the site offers an extra 20% off during friends and family.

Rodarte Sample Sale
Saturday, September 26
151 W 26th St #1001 (10th Floor)
Between 6th & 7th Ave

Cash and credit cards accepted

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Friends & Family: DVF, YSL Beauty, Sandro & Maje

This weekend is turning out to be very friendly. Diane von Furstenberg, Sandro and Maje are all hosting friends and family sales where you can save 25%. Details for each brand are below:

Diane von Furstenberg
DVF’s friends & family sale is here. You can save an additional 25% off with code “FRIENDS25”. The sale started Thursday, September 24th and runs through Monday, September, 28th. The best part of this promotion is that the discount can also be applied to sale merchandise. Highlights from this season include, a pleated shirtdress with burnout effect, a resin bag with a lip print and python boots.

The sale begins now and the discount can be applied in stores or online with the code FF25. The friends and family promotion only applies to full price merchandise but there is a separate promotion where you can save 20% off sale merchandise. New merchandise highlights include collaboration fringe Minnetonka boots that come to just about $100 after the friends and family discount, a fringe leather dress and their famous black long cardigan.

The sale has already started and the discount can be applied in stores or online with the code FF25. The friends and family promotion only applies to full price merchandise but there is a separate promotion where you can save 20% off sale merchandise. Sale highlights include gold Reebok collab sneakers, the refined Alecia handbag and a brightly colored patchwork sweatshirt.

YSL Beauty
YSL is hosting an online beauty sale where you can save 20% off when you spend $75 or more. That shouldn't be hard when a lipstick is $30 and a palate of eye shadows cost $60. Just use the code MEMBERSONLY at checkout. Don't procrastinate, the sale only runs through Saturday.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Bogner Summer Blowout

Bogner is best known for their winter and ski-gear but their warm weather sports collection and leisure wear are equally as remarkable. For the first time, Bogner is hosting an 'End of Summer Blowout'. You can save up to 50% off selected mens’ and ladies’ golf apparel and woman’s ready-to-wear fashions from the 2015 Bogner summer collections. The sale will also include previously unreleased 2014 winter season samples and 2015 winter season factory seconds.

Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27
11am - 7pm daily
383 West Broadway (btwn Spring and Broome)
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