It's odd that it's only been one week since Sandy aka Frankenstorm has changed the way that New Yorkers are living their day to day lives. There is so much that we took for granted - heat, hot water, electricity, public transit, food and gas. I personally feel very lucky to have made it through the storm with almost no major life changes except not being able to go anywhere for a few days, a tree snapping in half a few feet from the house and coming down with a terrible cold. I know that so many are still suffering still without heat, without food and without homes. It's been amazing to see the city pull together in so many ways. I've seen people opening up their homes to help their neighbors and friends and plenty of people collecting clothes, canned goods and even on the front lines going door to door. I hope that you've made it through as fortunately as I have and would take a minute to consider donating to help those that are still in need via The Salvation Army or The American Red Cross.
Anyways since life still goes on, so do the sample sales. Not 100% sure that all are still happening but we'll try to keep you posted. Please note the cancelled/rescheduled sales at the bottom.
Who: Hickey Freeman and Bobby Jones Sample Sale
What: From Hickey-Freeman: A huge selection of classic and sophisticated suits, sport coats, top coats, trousers, dress shirts and ties. Knit and woven shirts, sweaters, trousers and outerwear. Suits $599, or 3 for $1,500 (retail $995-$1895). Sport coats $349 (retail $695-$1895). Dress trousers $159 (retail $295-$350). Dress shirts $79, or 5 for $325 (retail $145-$295). Ties $49 or 5 for $200 (retail $155). From Bobby Jones & Hickey Freeman Sportswear: Signature knit and woven sport shirts, sweaters, outerwear and trousers. Knit and woven sport shirts $59, or 3 for $150 (retail $150-$195). Sweaters start at $79, or 3 for $195 (retail $195-$295). Pants $79 (retail $98-$295)
When: Nov 4-7, 2012. Sun 11am-6pm, Mon-Tues 8am-7pm, Wed 8am-6pm
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion - 123 W 18th St - 5th Floor (b/n 6th & 7th Ave)
Who: Alexander Wang Sample Sale
What: Up to 70% off womenswear, menswear, shoes and accessories
When: Nov 6-10, 2012. Tues-Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm
Where: 131 Greene St (b/n Prince & W Houston St)
Who: SFERRA Sample Sale
What: First quality discontinued and overstocked bed linens, sheet sets, blankets, down, throws, bath towels, table linens, and decorative accessories for up to 75% off their original retail prices.
When: Nov 6-11, 2012. Tues 10am-8pm, Wed 10am-7pm, Thurs 8am-7pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-3pm
Where: 260 Fifth Ave (b/n 28th & 29th St)
Who: Chilewich Sample Sale
What: Enjoy savings of 50%~70% off retail prices on placemats, floormats, tiles, and more. Chilewich will kindly donate 10% of net profits from the sale to Free Arts NYC who provides under-served children & families with unique educational arts and mentoring programs.
When: Nove 7-9, 2012. Wed-Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-6pm
Where: 261 West 36th St (b/n 7th & 8th Ave), 2nd Floor
Who: Freshpair Sample Sale
What: Snag men's undergarments from brands like Emporio Armani, Aussie Bum, Diesel, Hugo Boss, Clever and more. Snag women's underpinnings from brands like Hanky Panky, Unruffled, Calvin Klein, Bali, Clamorise, Wacoal and more.
When: Nov 7-9, 2012. Wed-Fri 10am-7pm
Where; 611 Broadway, Suite 523. 646-278-0433
Who: Peregrine Showroom Fall Sample Sale
What: 50-80% off Oliver Spencer, Gilded Age, Chimala, 8.15, Whillas & Gunn, Wolf Vs. Goat, and Il Bussetto. Men's & Womens clothing and accessories. 80% of the sale will be men's clothing while 20% will be women's.
When: Nov 8-11, 2012. Thurs- Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Where: 89 5th Avenue (b/n 16th & 17th Street) Suite 902. 212-229-2446
Who: Christian Louboutin Sample Sale
What: Discounts on the infamous red-soled footwear. INVITE ONLY (with a very tight door policy).
When: Rescheduled. Nov 5-9, 2012. Mon 8:30am-3pm, Tues-Fri 8:30am-6pm
Where: 306 W 38th St (b/n 8th & 9th Ave)
Who: Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale
What: Discounts on footwear. Basic heels start at $100. VIPs are given first dibs but the sale opens up to the public afterwards.
When: Cancelled. Nov 6-7, 2012. Tues 9am - 11am (VIP), 11am-4pm (public), Wed 9am-2pm (public)
Where: 65 W 54th St (Warwick Hotel - near 6th Ave) - 2nd floor