…New York City’s BEST Shopping Secret!

A NYC Sample Sale is one of our best hidden gems. New Yorkers can get almost ANYTHING at a major discount off the retail price! You won’t find information about New York Sample Sales 2014 in any printed tour guide, because it is almost all by word of mouth and rarely publicized more than a few days in advance.

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2015 NYC Sample Sales

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NYC Sample Sales February 2015

Updates pending, but prior February Sample Sales included: Aysha, Diptyque, Ralph Lauren Home, Gant, Elie Tahari, Marni, Barney’s New York, Theory, Shoshanna and more!


NYC Sample Sales January 2015

January 22-25, 2015
Rent The Runway Sample Sale

January 13-15, 2015
LK Bennett, Milly, Yoon, Beyond Vintage and more.
Clothingline SSS

January 7-12, 2015
Calypso St. Barth Sample Sale
425 Broome Street
New York, NY

Updates pending, but prior January Sample Sales included: Journelle, Theory and Helmet Lang, Cole Haan and Cynthia Rowley.

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Also check their sister site, Gilt City, with daily deals throughout NYC, like restaurants, gyms, beauty salons, coupons and more, and of course, 25% off your first purchase specials run regularly!


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Includes over 20 Discount and Outlet Shopping Locations rarely advertised in New York City. Not just discount chains, but REAL NYC Insider shopping secrets open to the public.

NYC Shopping Secrets

Did you know you can just walk into a specific Theory store and get 30% off any current item? If they don’t have it in stock, they will special order it for you.

Get all our NYC Shopping Secrets on one page with a map (and some store manager’s names!) so you’ll know where the bargains are everywhere in NYC.


About NYC Sample Sales

In Manhattan, we have access to huge discounts on designer clothing, handbags, shoes, cosmetics and home decor. We find out about the NYC Sample Sale listings from a variety of newspapers, magazines, flyers, email lists, Facebook groups, secret groups and most importantly, friends and family!

You won’t find information about New York Sample Sales 2015 in any printed tour guide, because it is almost all by word of mouth and rarely publicized more than a few days in advance. Sometimes, like the Manolo Blahnik press sale, these sales are also very hush, hush!

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What exactly is a New York City Sample Sale?

It is not just samples or sample sizes, usually it’s neither of those. Most often, NYC sample sales are the way designers sell off their first quality merchandise from the prior season. For example, a shoe sample sale in November is selling the prior Spring/Summer collection and one in May is selling the Fall/Winter collection. The sales are often held in warehouse spaces or hotel conference centers. Many times a designer will rent a commercial space that is temporarily vacant as the prior tenant has left and the new one is not in yet.

NYC Sample Sale

Following are the top NYC Sample Sale picks sourced from NY Magazine, Tasting Table, Daily Candy, NY Times, Time Out NY, Facebook groups and Sample Sale emails.

NYC Insider Tip – When is your favorite sale?

Note the timing of prior year sample sales. Often, they are held the same times every year, so if you are planning a trip to New York City, be on the lookout for huge discounts on your favorite brands.

To search for your favorite brand on this page, click “Ctrl + F” and type the brand name or review the calendar below.

Sample sales are generally not announced more than a few days in advance, but they will be listed here as soon as I know!

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Online Sample Sales – Designer Discounts ANYTIME

NYC Sample Sales Online

If your favorite brand is not having a sample sale while you’re in town, check out one of the top three online Sample Sale sites:

All three sites carry the top designers online at 40%-90% off retail. All the Time!!! Plus, they often have sales, specials, free shipping and other perks.

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NYC Sample Sale Annual Calendar

Based on a quick analysis of the last few years of NYC Sample Sales, here are generally when the sales occur. Of course, I make no guarantees of any sample sale on any given date, or that there will even be a sample sale, but here are some estimates:

Jan

Cole Haan
Cynthia Rowley

Feb

Barney’s New York
Theory
Ralph Lauren Home
Shoshanna

Mar

A.B.C. Carpet & Home
Dolce & Gabbana
Lauren Merkin
Hermès

April

Max Mara
Jimmy Choo
Elie Tahari
Rock and Republic
Lori Piana
Kooba
Frette
Manolo Blahnik (or May)

May

L’Oreal
Manolo Blahnik (or April)
Max Mara
Rebecca Minkoff

June

Dolce & Gabbana
Catherine Malandrino
Fendi
Hugo Boss
Theory (or July)
DVF
Carolina Herrera
Tory Burch

July

Stella McCartney
Theory (or June)
Cynthia Rowley

Aug

Alexander McQueen
Lauren Merkin
Issey Miyake
Barney’s New York
Jimmy Choo

Sept

Hermès

Oct

Escada
Prada and Miu Miu
Paige Denim
Hickey Freeman and Bobby Jones
Yves Saint Laurent
Loro Piana
Kooba

Nov

Christian Louboutin
Manolo Blahnik
Valentino
La Perla
Hugo Boss
Rebecca Minkoff
Giorgio Armani
Nanette Lepore
Catherine Malandrino (or Dec)
Joseph Abboud Menswear

Dec

Theory
Catherine Malandrino (or Nov)
Tory Burch
L’Oreal
Botkier
Autumn Cashmere

Diane von Furstenberg

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The NYC Insider Printable Guide

Includes over 20 Discount and Outlet Shopping Locations rarely advertised in New York City. Not just discount chains, but REAL NYC Insider shopping secrets open to the public.

NYC Shopping Secrets

Did you know you can just walk into a specific Theory store and get 30% off any current item? If they don’t have it in stock, they will special order it for you.

Get all our NYC Shopping Secrets on one page with a map (and some store manager’s names!) so you’ll know where the bargains are everywhere in NYC.

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  1. Shannon Kennard, February 28, 2014 3:44 pm - NYC Sample Sale 2015

    February 28, 2014, 4pm-8pm
    Aysha Collection Sample Sale
    109 W. 38th Street, Suite 301
    New York, NY 10018
    http://www.Ayshacollection.com

    Come stop by for the sample sale of Aysha Collection. Aysha’s line is full of fashion-forward career wear for the woman who is always on the go. Each item will be priced from $30 to $199 (where retail prices are $299 to $499) and will include both previous and current season inventory! Pieces will include everything from jackets and skirts to pants and dresses. The line is full of color and is easily transitioned from work to play. The current line can be viewed at Ayshacollection.com. Aysha’s showroom is located between Broadway and 6th avenue (not far from Herald Square) in the middle of Midtown. Cash and Credit will be accepted. See you there!

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