The Isaia and Eidos Napoli Sample Sale is the place to stock up on menswear, perfect for the holiday season and maybe even for gifts as well. They have racks of suits, sportscoats and outerwear that you most probably need and some really good discounts. There is an additional 20% off if you buy 3 of the same item.
Shoes are a great deal here, $250 for Isaia and DI Bianco ranges from $278-$398. The sale is also very organized with a lot of merchandise and a pretty good selection. There is also a good selection of bags and leather goods.
Overall, I gave this sale a 6/10, good selection of merch but not too exciting unless you are very familiar with the brand.
What: Isaia and Eidos Napoli Sample Sale
Where: 151 Wooster Street New York,NY
When: Dec 3,2019- Dec 8,2019
The Rag & Bone Sample Sale was a pretty good sale, especially if you are looking for sweaters. They have a ton of sweaters, outerwear, blazers etc and the prices are pretty good (most expensive items are $300). The samples were even better, costing about half of everything else. I think that is your best bet for a good deal, if you are willing to dig through haphazardly thrown items in one small corner.
I was so disappointed by the lack of denim, like they barely had any but I still managed to find two pairs. The shoe selection was ok, not great but you can definitely find something. Beware the crowds though, I waited on line to pay for half an hour so I can only imagine what the rest of the week will be like.
Overall, I gave this sale a 7.5/10. I think the best time to go is at the end of the sale when it’s (hopefully) discounted even more.
What: Rag & Bone Sample Sale
Where: 260 5th Ave New York, NY
When: Dec 3,2019- Dec 8,2019
I was so looking forward to the Marc Jacobs Sample Sale and was a bit disappointed! The ready to wear was ok in what they had available and the prices were good (80% off!) but I felt that the last sale had a wayyyyy better selection. Lets be real, we all were waiting to what bags they had and I liked what they had but it wasn’t as great as the previous spring’s sale. Bags were all between 60%-70% off which is a pretty good discount.
The runway samples were all 80% off, except finding the prices for them which was difficult to do. Basically, this sale will be great towards the end when (hopefully) 260 will discount everything, then it will be worth the trip.
Overall, 6/10, the selection is good but I can’t help but compare!
What: Marc Jacobs Sample Sale
Where: 150 Greene Street New York, NY
When:Dec 3,2019- Dec 8,2019
Set up: The Halston sample sale was very organized and spacious! Right when you enter, there were two racks filled with winter coats. The coats were very nice and gorgeous, and looked like they were all in excellent shape. All of the coats were organized very well. There were also a lot of racks of long dresses, short dresses, and pants. Everything was categorized by item, which made it easy to shop. There were 3-4 sections for short dresses; the dresses were both fancy and casual. Most of the dresses looked like they were in great shape, but others- not so much. There were also only two pairs of white shorts left. The accessories were in the back corner; there were a lot of cute winter hats, scarves, and ear muffs. Each item had multiple color options too.
Merchandise/ pricing: The Halston sample sale had excellent deals and prices. The coats were priced according to their style. There was a list on top of the coat rack which made it easy to find the item’s price. The coat prices were originally around $600-$2,000, and now ranged from $180-$360. All of the merchendise had amazing prices: tops now $20, bottoms $20, short dresses $30, rompers $30, long dresses $40, jumpsuits $40, blazers $50, outerwear $75. There were a ton of merchandise and sizes. There were gorgeous fancy dresses that were originally $445 and now were $30! There were also chic pants that were originally $345 and were now $20- WHAT A STEAL! Now onto accessories: all of the styles with real fur were now $20, and the rest were now $15. There were a lot of warm winter hats and all different kinds of colored earmuffs.
Rate: 8/10 The Halston sample sale had AMAZING deals and a lot of cute items. However, not ALL of the merchandise looked like it was in the best shape. This sample sale had excellent quality winter coats that had stunning prints and details. There were cute short dresses and great winter accessories. This sample sale is worth it to go to!
What: Halston sample sale
When: Mon, Dec. 2- Wed, Dec. 4, 2019
Where: 261 West 36th Street, 2nd floor, Manhattan, NY
Set up: The Escada sample sale was EXTREMELY organized and easy to shop at. The room had different sections that were categorized by size. Once you walked to your section, the racks were then separated by item: pants, skirts, sweaters, and dresses. Each size had a lot of gorgeous pieces and options. There were a lot of chic and funky prints. There were gorgeous dresses for personal events or business events. The merchandise was in excellent shape and looked brand new. There were lots of colors throughout the entire showroom, which really brightened everything up on this snowy day! In the back of the room, there were 2 racks that had gowns. The gowns were stunning and definitely a hit! The entire room was very quiet, and there was only a handful of customers shopping. The staff was also very kind and helpful in assisting customers to find more sizes and styles.
Merchandise/ pricing: All of the clothing was 80% off the original retail prices, and the ENTIRE store was an additional 10% off at checkout. The pants were originally around $600, jackets originally $1,300, dresses originally $1,400, and skirts originally $400; now all of those items are 80% off! Now onto accessories: shoes were $100, and boots/ booties were $150. There were A TON of gorgeous shoes, that ranged from casual sneakers to fancy heels. There were a few colorful options for bags, and each was individually marked. There were 5 boxes of beautiful scarves as well, and each was 60% off the original retail price. Lastly, there were a handful of belts that were individually marked; the sizes ranged from sizes 70-105. There were only brown and orange-colored belts left.
Rate: 9/10 The Escada sample sale had beautiful merchandise in all sizes. The space was large and spacious, which made it enjoyable to shop in. There was a lot of merchandise and great options. There were a ton of shoes and accessories as well. It is worthwhile to go!
When: Sat, Nov. 30- Fri, Dec. 6, 2019
What: Escada Sample Sale
Where: 317 West 33rd Street, Manhattan, NY