Shop talk: Upgrade your wardrobe this month at one of these NYC sample sales and clearance sales from top designers and labels, where you can save up to 85% off original retail, including Roberta Minkoff, James Perse and Frette fine Italian linens.
Expect communal dressing rooms, and wear something with pockets for your valuables, since sale locations normally require you to check your handbag and tote bag. No children or strollers are permitted at these designer sample sales. Credit cards and cash only; no personal checks.
Go early in the sale for best selection. Go late in the sale for further reduced prices.
Rebecca Minkoff – Today through Sunday
- Up to 70% off handbags, women’s clothing, shoes and accessories.
- Sale location is 260 Fifth Ave, at 26th St. in Chelsea
- Hours are Mon. 11am—8pm, Tue—Fri 10am—8pm, Sat 10am—7pm, Sun 11am—4pm.
Sandro – Tuesday through Sunday
- Clothing from previous seasons is clearance priced at 75% off retail.
- Sale location is 150 Greene St. at W. Houston St. in Soho
- Hours are Tues.9am—8pm, Wed./Thurs.10am—8pm, Fri./Sat. 10am—7pm, Sun. 10am—5pm.
Judith Leiber – Wednesday through Sunday
- Beautiful jewel-encrusted evening handbags from the Coutoure collection, up to 75% off
- Sale location is 317 West 33rd St., just west of Eighth Ave.
- Hours are Wed.-Sat. 9am- 6:30pm, Sun. 9am-pm
Loeffler Randall – Thursday through Saturday
- 50% to 75% off handbags and women’s footwear
- Sale location is 434 Broadway at Canal St. in Soho
- Hours are Thurs./Fri. 9am—8pm, Sat. Noon-6pm.
James Perse – Next week, May 16th to 20th
- Discounts on men’s and women’s clothing.
- Sale location is 444 Broadway at Canal St. in Soho
- Hours are Tues.—Thurs. 10am—8pm, Fri. 10am—7pm, Sa.t 10am—4pm.
Frette – Next week, May 16-19
- Discounts on bed and bath linens, decorative accessories and gifts
- Sale location is 317 W. 33rd St. (just west of Eighth Ave.)
- Hours are Tues.-Thurs. 9am-6:30pm, Fri. 9am-5pm
Jenny Packham – One day only, May 18th
- Discounts on ready-to-wear and evening and bridal gowns and accessories
- Hours are 8am—6pm.
- Sale location is 71 Gansevoort Street, Suite 2B in Meapo
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