Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Thrift Stores...NYC Sample Sales

I heart Sample Sales! Now I'm a bit more a recessionista than a fashionista but sometimes a girl really wants to look fab and Sample Sales are the best way to do this without breaking the bank. So save your pennies for these incredible bargains!

What: Betsey Johnson
Why: Dresses $75, Day Dresses $50, Sportswear $35 Cash Visa MC Amex Only!!
Where: Millenium Broadway Hotel 145 W 44th
Street 6th Floor 212 789 7546
When: May 6th-8th from
10a-8p all three days.

What: Delman Shoes
Why: Savvy & Co. hosts an homage to flats with sandals, gladiators, metallics, and ballet slippers for $89-$109.
When: May 6-8. Wed. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 145 W. 18th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves. (212-388-0339).

What: Rebecca Minkoff
Why: Cult classics and RTW at up to 70 percent off.
When: May 6-10. Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 33 W. 17th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves.

What: LAFCO and Guhran
Why: Lovely jewels and toiletries at up to 75 percent off wholesale.
When: May 7 & 8. Thurs., noon-5 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 161 Sixth Ave., b/t Spring & Vandam Sts

What: Twinkle by Wenlan
Why: Flirty floral frocks for $90, tops for $70, cashmere for $50.
When: May 7 & 8. Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 545 Eighth Ave., b/t 37th & 38th Sts., 17th flr.

What: Loeffler Randall
Why: Be still our hearts. Snap flat boots for $375, metallic T-strap sandals for $125, epaulet tops for $78.
When: May 7-9. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 525 Broadway, at Spring St., 2nd flr.

What: Botkier
Why: Buttery leather James tote was $650, now $275; Bianca med satchel was $450, now $100; Elena platform sandal was $445, now $195. Take mom and get an extra 10 percent off.
When: May 7-10. Thurs., noon-8 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 172 Mercer St., at Houston St.

What: J Rosen Showroom
Why: Vix and Lisa Curran swimsuits (all the way up to DD, ladies) start at $65; cover-ups start at $30; flip-flops start at $10.
When: May 5-22. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 250 W. 39th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., ste. 510 (212-221-2349). Cash only.

What: Fred Perry
Why: Iconic polos, track jackets, and footwear for $40.
When: May 11-17. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 547 W. 27th St., b/t Tenth & Eleventh Aves

What: Tibi
Why: Terry strapless cover-ups for $40 (reg. $185), swimwear for $55 (reg. $190), dresses for $99 (reg. $380).
When: May 13-15. Wed., 1-7 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 409 W. 39th St., b/t Ninth & Tenth Aves

What: Yigal Azrouƫl
Why: Gowns for $275, dresses for $125, tops for $100, pants for $75. Casual merch for men starts at $43.
When: May 13-15. Wed. & Thurs., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 225 W. 39th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 7th flr. (212-302-1194).

What: Lela Rose
Why: Fifty to 75 percent off party dresses and RTW.
When: May 13-15. Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 224 W. 30th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 13th flr.

What: John Robshaw
Why: Bohemian bedding, throw pillows, and linens are up to 75 percent off.
When: May 14-16. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 245 W. 29th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 6th flr. (212-594-6006).

What: Steven Alan
Why: Cardigans and shirts for guys and girls, Matt Bernson shoes, and special gems from Sophomore to Rachel Nasvik.
When: May 14-17. Thurs. & Fri., 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 87 Franklin St., b/t Church St. & Broadway.

What: Robert Clergerie
Why: First-time sample sale has actual samples (about 200 pairs) in sizes 5.5-10 from the fashion closet. Chunky heels, clogs, and boots are $100-$150 (reg. $400-$900).
When: May 15 & 16. Fri. & Sat., 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: 19 E. 62nd St., b/t Fifth & Madison Aves. (212-207-8600).

What: Fred Flare
Why: Find deals on dresses, jewelry, books, toys, and swimwear at Fred Flare's blowout sample sale. Necessary Objects dresses are $10 (originally $64), Paul Frank swimwear is $10 (originally $76), and sunglasses are $5.
When: May 17th, 11-5pm
Where: 131 Meserole Ave., at Leonard St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn (718-349-1257)

What: Save Fashion pop-up shop inside the Port Authority Bus Terminal,
Why: This store features up to 50 percent off designers like Rachel Comey, Helmut Lang, Sophomore, Steven Alan, and more.
When: May 1-28th
Where: Port Authority Bus Terminal, 41st St. and Eighth Ave.

And if May is not your preferred month here's a listing of the top sample sales year round thanks to NY Mag.

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