Matt Bernson’s Online Sample sale

This morning, NYC-based shoe designer Matt Bernson opened his archive for sale, offering serious markdowns on flats, booties and more—including Bernson’s snazzy collaboration with Dannijo. The discounts are 40 to 75% off and everything is final sale. Prices on the shoes, which typically range from $200 to $300, are mostly under $100, with some ankle boots as low as $79.

Shop it all right here.

November Sample Sale


After a busy October, sample sale season continues to ramp up this November, with the likes of Derek Lam, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Louboutin, Helmut Lang, Rachel Zoe, Tibi, Theory, and more. November starts tomorrow, and the full calendar is posted in list-form below, but keep checking back, as we’ll be updating as more come in. As always, tips are welcome in the comments section.

Thursday, October 31st
Gilded Age: Up to 80% off men’s clothing; 580 Broadway

Friday, November 1st
Derek Lam, 10 Crosby: Deals on RTW and more; 76 Mercer St

Chopard: Discounts on watches and jewelry; 317 W. 33rd St

Saturday, November 2nd
Michelle Roth: Up to 50% off wedding gowns; 1232 Second Ave
Earyslee, Delfina Balda, Lucio Castro: Up to 80% off; 55 Nassau Ave

Monday, November 4th
Dolce & Gabbana: Up to 90% off RTW and more; 123 W. 18th St

Barbara Bui: Up to 90% off past collections; 115 Wooster St

Tuesday, November 5th
Christian Louboutin: Deals on shoes (*invite only); 306 W. 38th St
C. Wonder: Up to 75% off RTW and more; 260 Fifth Ave
Gant: Up to 80% off men’s and women’s clothing; 225 Fifth Ave
Be&D: Up to 75% off handbags and more; 260 W. 36 St
Chilewich: Deals on home decor; 261 W. 36th St

Wednesday, November 6th
Shoshanna: Up to 75% off RTW; 231 W. 39th St
AEFFE: Discounts on high-end brands; 30 W. 56 St
Fragments: Up to 70% off jewelry; 110 Greene St

Thursday, November 7th
Peregrine Showroom: Up to 70% off clothing and more; 89 Fifth Ave
Marissa Webb: Deals on women’s RTW; 60-62 E. 11th St
Staff USA: Deals on RTW, shoes, and more; 220 W. 19th St
Rachel Zoe: Up to 70% off women’s RTW; 75 Ninth Ave
Phillip Lim: Up to 70% off RTW and more; 304 Hudson St

Saturday, November 9th
Samantha Pleet: Markdowns on clothing; 381 Metropolitan Ave

Monday, November 11th
Paul & Shark: Up to 70% off clothing; 79 Madison Ave

Tuesday, November 12th
Lauren Merkin: Up to 70% off bags; 231 W. 29th St
Helmut Lang: Deals on womenswear; 261 W. 36th St

Wednesday, November 13th
Tibi: Up to 70% off RTW, shoes, and more; 131 Greene St

Inhabit: 80% off cashmere and cotton; 250 W. 39th St
Noir: Up to 65% off jewelry; 350 W. 38th St
Sanyo: Up to 70% off men’s outerwear; 525 Seventh Ave

Thursday, November 14th
The News: Deep discounts on men’s and women’s; 495 Broadway
Lafayette 148: Up to 75% off RTW; 148 Lafayette St

Tuesday, November 19th
Carlos Falchi: Up to 60% off bags; 209 W. 38th St

Elie Tahari : Up to 70% off men’s and women’s; 260 Fifth Ave
Gerard Yosca: Up to 70% off jewelry; 246 W. 38th St

Wednesday, November 20th
Theory, Theyskens’ Theory: Deals on women’s RTW; 261 W. 36th St

Save the Date: Dolce & Gabbana Sample Sale

We just received word that Dolce & Gabbana will be hosting a 4-day sample sale beginning Monday, November 4. Merchandise will include items for men, women, children, handbags and shoes from prior to the 2013 collection. Prices will be up to 90% off.

During last year’s sale, we found the most recent merchandise to be discounted 60%, the prior year 70% and the year before that 80% and even older merchandise was 90% off. Archival items were discounted 60% off. We found a body-con corset dress for $400 from almost $4000. Shoes were marked between $50 and $250 and handbags were all under $250.


Dolce & Gabbana Sample Sale 
Monday, November 4 through Thursday, November 7
Mon 10am- 10pm, Tues & Wed 9am -6pm, Thurs 9am -7pm
Metropolitan Pavilion 123 West 18th Street, 4th Floor (The Gallery)

Hanky Panky Sample Sale

Once inside, most shoppers headed straight to another line, where the signature lace thongs were available to order. Displayed on the walls, thongs are arranged by number that can be picked up before heading to the check out. Each is $11 a pop, but if you buy 12, you get an additional thong for free. Most women were ordering at least 24.


Everything else is arranged in bins and racks, save for the bridal collection, which is kept separately. The merchandise includes lace camis, bralettes, boyshorts, cotton pjs, and even a few slips. A master price list is affixed to the walls, however Hanky Panky diligently priced each and every box and rack to avoid any confusion. Everthing is further arranged by category and size.

On the lefthand side of the floor are babydolls and chemises for $35, signature lace camis for $16, teddies and bodysuits for $25, slips for $15, and cotton pajama tops and bottoms for $15 each.

The center of the floor consists mainly of bras, bralettes, and all sorts of underwear. Bralettes are $17, regular bras are $25, lace boyshorts are $13, and bikinis are $12. There are bins containing underwear and bras from the Hello Kitty collection, and a couple of boxes of the After Midnight collection. The stock truly seemed endless, and it will even continue to be refilled.

The sale runs until Wednesday, and no word yet on additional markdowns.

Hanky Panky Sample Sale

410 W. 16th Street New York NY

Marais Sample Sale


Shoe brand Marais is throwing a major sample sale this weekend, where all pairs will be marked down to $30. That’s cheaper than 75% off, since most of their shoes are priced in the mid-$100s at retailers like Madewell, Otte, Shoe Market, Steven Alan, and more. Note that it’s cash only, so make sure to come prepared.

Deal: Deep discounts on women’s shoes, with all pairs priced at $30. Cash only.

When/Where: Saturday, September 14 through Sunday, September 15. Sat 12pm—8pm, Sun 12pm—7pm. 355A Bowery between E. 3rd and E. 4th Sts (no phone)
Link: Marais USA

Ends: Sunday, 15 Sep 2013


Erica Weiner Sample Sale


Erica Weiner is trading in her Chrystie Street studio space for a spot in Greenpoint, and she’s hosting a “gargantuan” sample sale before she goes. The three-day sale starts on Friday, September 20th, and will include one-of-a-kind samples, one-off production pieces, charms, and even tools and books from her research library. Note that the sale’s cash only, so hit up an ATM.

Erica Weiner Studio

195 Chrystie Street New York NY


Barney’s Warehouse Sale – coming soon

The overstock merchandise left at Barneys has long been cleared from the store but that doesn’t mean they it’s gone forever. Racked reports that the next Barney’s Warehouse Sale will begin on Thursday, August 22. In place of the shuttered Chelsea Co-op, the sale will take place at the Metropolitan Pavillion.

Rumors are that the sale inventory will predominately be made up of merchandise from the men’s store but we hear that the sale will include the same overstock and past season fashions as prior sales. That means that prices will be 50% off retail at the start, which is even higher than the end-of-season sale. By the end of the warehouse event prices usually drop to 85% off but much of the stock might not even be worth the space they take up in your closet.

Last season’s Warehouse Sale was hit an all time low and was a bust according to everyone who attend. The merchandise was lacking and prices were high. We wouldn’t be surprised if this season’s sale was much better. After all, it’s not worth continuing to hold a bi-annual sale if it’s going to be such a disappointment. Either way, we’ll be sure to let you know before you go.