New York Sample Sales

New York's sample sale scene is second-to-none, making it the best city on earth to find a fashion bargain. Read more >

What is a sample sale?

The seasonal and constantly changing world of fashion means that brands often have items left over from past seasons, runway shows or the design and production process that they've collected in their offices or warehouses. Sample sales are sales events - often held in dedicated showrooms or event spaces - where you can buy these items at a significant discount on their normal retail value. Many sample sales discount between 70% to even 90% off.

Sample sales are often an experience in themselves - popular sales will frequently have queues to enter, you might have to store your coat or bag in a cloakroom, and you will often be competing with other shoppers to find and buy the items you want before others do. You you'll often find samples come in limited sizes, and you shouldn't expect the perks of proper luxury clothes shopping - many places don't have changing rooms and you're not likely to get a personal shopper!

Items bought in a sample sale are usually sold as is, and you won't be able to return them. Many sample sales accept cash and card, but check before you go, as some will be cash only or card only.

What brands have sample sales in New York?

New York has one of the worlds most vibrant and eclectic fashion communities, and the sample sales match! You'll find sales ranging from luxury brands and high street labels through to independent and emerging brands. The sample sales for luxury and high street brands are often quite practical affairs where you are there to grab a bargain as quickly as possible - but the independent and emerging events can be a great way to discover a brand's clothes, meet the designers, and sometimes enjoy entertainment or drinks alongside the sales.

Along with sample sales organised by the brands themselves, there's also a rich calendar of sample sales organised by third parties or collectives. For example Shelly & Renee organise New York sample sales on behalf of many luxury brands and European labels, and companies like Soiffer Haskin and Clothingline host sample sales in their spaces all year round as well.

When is New York's sample sale season?

Because the fashion scene in NYC is so big, you'll find sample sales all year round - but the most common periods, or "sample sale seasons", are when the fashion seasons come to an end. Spring Summer sample sales often happen between April to June, and Autumn Winter sample sales happen October to December. These are the times that you really want to keep an eye on the sample sale calendar, and make sure you don't miss your favourite brands!

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Branded Hats, Bags & Accessories Sample Sale
On now
Shop brand name and licensed hats, caps, bags, accessories and luggage from brands like US Polo Assn, Van Heusen, Izod, Blue Marlin, Block Headwear, Nicole Miller, RBX, Sean John, Ford, Chevy, Coke, Nickelodeon, Corona and many more at up to 80% off ...
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Quinn Sample Sale
Ends Wednesday
There's up to 80% off on women's dresses, skirts, tees, shorts and tops at this sample sale from Quinn in NYC. Prices will be just $20 to $100! Cash and cards accepted. Note that the sale is only open on weekdays.
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John Paul Ataker Sample Sale
On now
Book an appointment at the John Paul Ataker showroom this month to shop up to 70% off Fall/Winter, Spring/Summer and bridal selections in their sample sale, where prices will range from just $50 to $500. Call +1-646-710-4492 to book. Cash only.
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Lionette Moving Sale
On now
Lionette are moving and you can get to help them clear out! Get to their showroom any weekday this month between 9am to 6pm and discover jewelery, furniture and more, with prices starting at just $10! No need to book - walk ins fine.
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Bobbi Brown Sample Sale
Opens today
Cosmetics from Bobbi Brown will be on discount for seven days in this sample sale hosted by 260 Sample Sale on Fifth Avenue. Cash and cards accepted. All sales final.
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Decode 1.8 Sample Sale
Opens today
Shop gowns, cocktail, guest of wedding, MOB and bridesmaids dresses at a discount in this three day sample sale in New York from Decode 1.8. There'll be long dresses for $40, short dresses for $20 and fabric bundles for $5!
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Agent G Designer Blowout Warehouse Sale
Ends Thursday
Shop contemporary fashion from brands like Karl Lagerfeld, Moschino and Yosi Samra at a discount in this Memorial Day designer blowout warehouse sale hosted by Agent G in New York!
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Kimora Lee Simmons Private Studio Sale
Opens today
Shop samples and additional merchandise in sizes 2-12 at 50% off in this two day studio sale from Kimora Lee Simmons in New York. Cash and cards accepted. Find it on West 24th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues.
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Lela Rose Sample Sale
Ends Wednesday
Don't miss this sample sale from Lela Rose in New York, happening on Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, where there'll be up to 75% off on Resort and Spring 2017! Cash and cards accepted.
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Leota Sample Sale
Opens today
There'll be contemporary, full figure and maternity styles available at this four day sample sale from Leota in New York! Sizes will be XS to 4L.
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Vanessa Seward Overstock Sale
Ends Wednesday
UPDATE: Prices now start at 70% off - don't miss out! Prices start at 60% off on past seasons in this overstock sale from Vanessa Seward, hosted by A.P.C. in their New York showroom on Mercer Street. Note that the sale is credit card only.
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375 Pop Up Sample Sale
Ends Sunday
UPDATE: This event was originally due to open on May 14th, but has been postponed and will now open on May 21st.
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Hickey Freeman Exclusive Sample Sale
Ends Thursday
Shop Hickey Freeman's men's tailored clothing, dress shirts, ties, scarves, belts and more at up to 75% off retail prices in this five day New York sample sale, hosted by Soiffer Haskin. Credit cards only.
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Sample Sales This Week

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Desigual Women & Childrenswear Sample Sale
Opens tomorrow
Shop stock and samples from Desigual at a discount in this three day New York sample sale hosted by Clothingline! There'll be plenty of stock for women and children, with a very limited selection of menswear. All sales final.
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YEON Sample Sale
Opens tomorrow
Head to this three day New York sample sale from YEON by Korean designer Yeon Park to add some of their womenswear to your collection at a discount.
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Paul Smith Sample Sale
Opens tomorrow
There'll be up to 75% off retail prices on men's and women's clothing, shoes and accessories - plus books, homeware and gifts - at this four day Paul Smith sample sale, hosted by 260 Sample Sale at their Greene Street SoHo venue. Cash and cards acce...
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Theory Women's Sample Sale
Opens Wednesday
Full details are still to come but put this in the diary now - there'll be a five day womenswear sample sale from Theory, hosted by Privé Designer Sales in Chelsea Market, running from May 24th through 28th.
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AMCONYC Designer Brands Sample Sale
Opens Thursday
AMCONYC are bringing together a curated selection of rising fashion brands including Marissa Noir, Angela Roi, Jordan Louis, Meredith Marks, Raul Penaranda and Rinat Brodach for this sample sale weekend, where you can shop their statement pieces at u...
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Paola Hernández Sample Sale
Thursday only
Shop ponchos, shirts, dresses, sweaters and shoes from Paola Hernández at up to 80% off in their one day New York sample sale! Includes the Spring/Summer 16, Fall/Winter 16 and Spring/Summer 17 collections priced at just $20 to $200.
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Sample Sales This Month

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DVF Sample Sale
Opens 30 May 2017
There'll be up to 75% off in this six day sample sale from Diane von Furstenberg, hosted by 260 Sample Sale at their flagship Fifth Avenue location. All sales final
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Diesel Sample Sale
Opens 31 May 2017
Shop men's and women's accessories and apparel at a discount in this five day Diesel sample sale, hosted by 260 Sample Sale at their SoHo Greene Street venue! Cash, Visa, MasterCard and AMEX accepted.
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Chaser Brand Sample Sale
Opens 31 May 2017
There'll be up to 70% off on the women's collection and graphics at this three day sample sale from Chaser Brand in New York!
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R13, Cooper & Ella, Surf Bazaar, Hat Attack Sample Sale
Opens 31 May 2017
There'll be denim for men and women from R13; ready-to-wear and beachwear from Cooper & Ella, Surf Bazaar, Cindy Gindi and more; and accessories from Hat Attack at this three day sample sale hosted by Clothingline!
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Eileen Fisher Summer Sample Sale
Opens 3 June 2017
Shop Summer samples starting at 50% off retail in this two day Eileen Fisher sample sale happening exclusively at their East 9th Street boutique!
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REPEAT Cashmere Sample Sale
Opens 5 June 2017
There'll be up to 80% off on blouses, pants, accessories and of course plenty of knitted apparel at this two day sample sale from REPEAT Cashmere in New York.
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PONO Spring Sample Sale
Opens 5 June 2017
There's 50% to 80% off at this Spring sample sale from PONO at their new location on West 30th street, between 7th and 8th Avenues.
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A.V. Max Sample Sale
Opens 5 June 2017
There'll be 80% off retail prices on women's costume jewelry from A.V. Max in their five day sample sale, where prices will be just $5 to $25! Cash and cards accepted (except Discover).
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Autumn Cashmere Spring 2017 Sample Sale
Opens 5 June 2017
There'll be up to 75% off on cashmere, cotton and lightweight blends for women, men and children at this five day New York sample sale from Autumn Cashmere! Cash, Visa, MasterCard and AMEX accepted.
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Montblanc Sample Sale
Opens 6 June 2017
There'll be up to 80% off writing instruments, timepieces, leather accessories and jewelry for men and women at this four day sample sale from Montblanc.
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Stephen F Sample Sale
Opens 6 June 2017
Shop the Swedish designer's rare sample sale of their timeless men's clothing in this two day event, happening exclusively at the Stephen F flagship store. Find shirts, blazers, pants, and other select items up to 75% off. Cash and cards accepted.
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Helmut Lang Sample Sale
Opens 7 June 2017
Clear your diary, because a Helmut Lang sample sale is coming!
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Mara Hoffman Sample Sale
Opens 7 June 2017
The Mara Hoffman sample sale is coming - happening for five days at 260 Sample Sale on Greene Street at Houston Street! All sales final. Cash and credit cards accepted.
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Women's European Designer Collections Sample Sale
Opens 13 June 2017
Multiline showroom The Isabella Company will be hosting this sample sale featuring ready to wear, summer dresses, sportswear, pants, outerwear and more in sizes 2-14 from high end European brands including Biana, CAMBIO, Creenstone, Elisa Cavaletti, ...
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Samantha Chang Lingerie Sample Sale
Opens 13 June 2017
Shop bras, underwear, sleepwear, loungewear, nightwear and athleisure at up to 80% off retail in this three day sample sale from Samantha Chang in New York! Cash and cards accepted.
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Theory Menswear Sample Sale
Opens 14 June 2017
Following on from the womenswear sample sale at the end of May, this five day Theory sample sale will be packed with menswear! Full details are still to come, but it'll be at Chelsea Market from June 14th through 18th, so make sure it's in your diar...
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Paige Novick Sample Sale
Opens 14 June 2017
There'll be up to 80% off a selection of fine and fashion jewelry from Paige Novick in their two day New York sample sale! Cash and cards accepted. All sales final.
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There's no doubt that New York sample sale season is quietening down now on the run up to Memorial Day Weekend, but we've still got a hot week full of amazing deals for you this week.

First on the list is the Paul Smith sample sale where there'll be up to 75% off their menswear, womenswear and accessories. That's hosted at 260 Sample Sale from Tuesday through Sunday in their Greene Street venue in SoHo, and is an excellent excuse to add some of their British stripes to your collection! It's our New York sample sale of the week!

Beauty fans are not going to want to miss the Bobbi Brown New York sample sale, which is happening from Monday through Sunday at 260 Sample Sale's flagship Fifth Avenue location. You're going to being stocking up on lipsticks, eyeliner, foundation and plenty more cosmetics at ridiculously low prices. Get there early grab the best deals, as we expect this to be hit hard pretty quickly - beauty sample sales in New York are like gold dust!

After that we've got a load of great brands in the diary, having stand alone New York sample sales. On Monday you've got Leota, Lionette, Quinn, Lela Rose, Decode 1.8 and Kimora Lee Simmons, on Tuesday we add some European style from Desigual, on Wednesday it's womenswear from Theory, and on Thursday you have Paula Hernandez happening. And we also recommend taking a look at the AMCONYC sample sale, which brings you a bunch of great emerging brands at up to 80% off retail prices, including Marissa Noir, Angela Roi, Jordan Louis, Meredith Marks, Raul Penaranda and Rinat Brodach!

From where we write today, the Memorial Day weekend is looking unsurprisingly quiet, but next week we've already got New York sample sales from DvF, Diesel and more in the diary, and next month there's Eileen Fisher, PONO, Montblanc, Helmut Lang, Mara Hoffman and many more! So don't spend all of your pennies this week!

Published May 21st 2017

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