Fashion: ‘Tis the Season…..for SAMPLE SALES! Indefinite Transit Approved Deals!


Every year I wait for the Daily Candy email that is going to give me the best sample sale heads up in town. Today the mega one arrived. 19 sales! Oh my. Well, after combing through all the listings, I will give you here what I think is the best of the best and the ones that are really worth going to. So, Daily Candy content, furthered by our even more editorial eye. We will highlight the sales that are happening now and give you more once the others get closer. Also, I will organize them by geographical area, so you can get all your shopping done at the greatest convenience.

I am going to go from less expensive to more expensive and or, where I feel the deal/ savings ratio is highest.

1. Vena Cava. I really like this company. The dresses are flirty, fun, and sexy. Even though they will be selling stuff from Spring and Fall, these are all pieces that can be perfectly layered with a thick, textured tight and worn with a big military jacket, fur, etc. and mega boot. Great Winter fashion.

Vena Cava

What: Vena Cava
Why: Printed dresses, shorts, and more holiday soiree musts from spring and fall are 40-70 percent off.
When: Today, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 457 Broome St., b/t Greene & Mercer Sts., ste. 2f. (SOHO)

2. Botkier. Ok, so these deals are still in the pricey region, but a good leather bag, is a good leather bag and Botkier is a good, solid, respectable brand. Quality, but still understated enough, which I like. I am over the “IT” bag. If I am spending this much money on a carry-all, I want it to carry me through the next couple years, not just the next fashion season, you know?

Botkier. Hip, cool, fun.

What: Botkier
Why: Prince satchel is $275 (reg. $575), Drea boot is $250 (reg. $595), and more leather goods are up to 75 percent off.
When: Today, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 421 W. Broadway, b/t Prince & Spring Sts. (SOHO)

3. Giles & Brother. I just discovered this brand and I must say, I really like it. I already want two of the pieces I saw – mainly the large antler necklace ($190) and the nailhead earrings ($70).  So cute! (These were the prices listed on their website, but they might certainly be less at the sale!) This sale is located in the Garment District, so all you Midtowners, curb your lunch breaks towards Eataly and make a day of it.

What: Giles & Brother
Why: Crystal necklaces, enamel snake bracelets, and more from the lumberjack designer are up to 75 percent off.
When: Today, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: 147 W. 29th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves., 5th flr. Cash only. (MIDTOWN)

Nailhead Earrings

Large Antler Earrings.

4. Diane von Furstenberg. Need I say more? Every woman should one one of these dresses. Nothing will make your body look more bang’n (may I add that she designs for women with real bodies) and no dress will ever last you longer. It travels very well, doesn’t wrinkle, and can go day to night. For $150, they are a STEAL!!!! She also really knows how to play and mix color and pattern –  resist the black New York uniform!

Ok, I know I said no black, but look what a lovely silouette!

What: Diane von Furstenberg
Why: Signature printed wrap dresses are $150 (reg. $325), embellished cardigans are $80 (reg. $495), and coats are $350 (reg. $625).
When: Dec. 7-10. Tues., 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 260 Fifth Ave., b/t 28th & 29th Sts. (MIDTOWN)

5. Lela Rose. I just found out about this brand and it looks pretty cool.

Lela Rose

What: Lela Rose
Why: Rummage through the $25 bin, scrounge for knitwear ($50-$250), and hand over a printout of this page to get an extra 20 percent off.
When: Today & Dec. 6. Today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mon., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 224 W. 30th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 13th flr. (MIDTOWN)

6. Charlotte Ronson. Ok, well all know her as Lindsay’s off-and-on girlfriend’s sister, but Ms. Ronson makes some pretty cool threads and they are on sale.

Charlotte Ronson. I like this dress. I would for sure buy it.

What: Charlotte Ronson
Why: The ruffle dress is $120 (reg. $315), beaded silk top is $60 (reg. $185), velvet pleated miniskirt is $80 (reg. $235), and over-the-knee boots are $120 (reg. $350).
When: Today & Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 1071 Sixth Ave., b/t 40th & 41st Sts., ste. 301. (UPPERISH MIDTOWN)

Ok kids, this is it for now, but check back for some more sales as the shopping season approaches. Definitely subscribe to DailyCandy – I think they are a great resource in every city and I have been reading them for three years now. Love’em!

Happy Shopping!

-A

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