Shop talk: Upgrade your wardrobe and home for fall and winter 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 Asics and 3.1 Philip Lim.
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 or briefcase. Note also that no strollers or children under 12 are permitted at these NYC sample sales, even the children’s clothing sample sales.
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Asics Warehouse Sale – Sneakers and work-out wear for men and women, plus NYC Marathon gear. Sale is through Saturday at 260 Fifth Avenue, the huge storefront with different designer sample sales and warehouse sales each week. Hours are today through Friday, 10am to 7pm and Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
Portolano – Cozy warm hats, gloves, scarves and headbands to take away the winter chill, including some cashmere items. Sale is through Friday at the showroom, 519 Eighth Ave., 21st floor. Hours are 11am to 7pm daily.
Paul Smith Sample Sale – Men’s and women’s clothing, shoes and accessories on sale through Sunday, Nov. 13. Paul Smith is a British fashion designer and businessman with a reputation for fine tailoring. Sale is at 151 Wooster St., between Houston and Prince Streets, in Soho. Hours are 10am to 8pm through Friday, 10am to 7pm Saturday, and until 4pm on the final day, Sunday.
J. W. Anderson – This is the first U.S. sample sale for the Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson, who established J.W.Anderson in 2008. Now regarded as one of London’s most innovative and forward thinking brands. Mens and women ready-to-wear, shoes, bags, jewelry and accessories. Public sale is Monday-Wednesday, November 12-14 at Bryant Park Hotel, 40 West 40th St., 24th Floor Terrace Loft. Hours are Sat., 10-7; Sun., 10-5; Mon., 10-4
- There is also a VIP advance admission, Friday, Nov. 11., 1pm to 7pm. An RSVP is required to email@example.com. Only registered guests will be allowed in. Include your full name, and the name of your guests (limit to 3 people).
3.1 Philip Lim – Women’s and men’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Three-day sale Wednesday to Friday at 150 Greene St. in Soho. Hours are 10am-8pm Wed., and 10am to 7pm Thurs./Fri.
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