A ton of sample sales are going on in NYC between this week and next. Thank me later!
J. Crew: May 4-7. Clothingline 261 W. 36th St, 2nd FL
Cesare Paciotti: May 5-7. 12 W. 57th St. Suite 901. CASH ONLY
Vivienne Tam: May 5-7. 260 W. 39th St.
Botkier: May 6-9. 60 Mercer St
Lela Rose: May 12-14. 224 W. 30th St., 13th FL
If you do hit these sales up, remember a few things:
- Bring cash: as a general rule, assume the sale doesn’t accept plastic.
- Know your size before you go: If you’re shopping a label that’s new to you, dip into a department store ahead of time and find out what size(s) fits you best. This will save you a ton of time at the actual sample sale.
- Dress accordingly: comfy shoes and a small bag are a must. It’s bound to be crowded and chaotic, so 4-inch stilettos or a cumbersome bag = no bueno!
- Think before you buy: all sales are final so unless you’re absolutely sure you want it, do not buy it. A 70 percent discount is great but it’s still a waste of money if you never wear the item.
- Play nice!