NYC Sample Sales 2011

There are some great sample sales hitting New York over September and the coming month, including the famous Hermes Sample Sale 2011, which is an unmissable event if you’re lucky enough to be able to get to New York. If you’re read the book Shopaholic Abroad, you’ll know that the leading character Becky almost has a heart attack at the New York sample sale she visits because she’s just so overwhelmed by how cheap all her favorite designer brands are.

So here are the dates for New York sample sales for the rest of 2011:

September 22-25, 2011

Hermès Sample Sale

Soiffer Haskin
317 West 33rd Street (west of 8th Avenue)

Hermes Sample Sale

October 1st – 2nd 2011

MiN New York Beauty Sample Sale

117 Crosby Street (in Soho)
New York, NY 10012

Hermes Sample Sale

October 2-6, 2011

Loro Piana Sample Sale

Cashmere knitwear, outerwear, accessories and clothing
Soiffer Haskin
317 West 33rd Street (west of 8th Avenue)

Hermes Sample Sale

November 1-3, 2011

Furla Sample Sale

Clutches, handbags, totes, small accessories
SSS Sample Sales
261 W 36th Street (7th & 8th Ave) 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018

Hermes Sample Sale

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LA Sample Sales

LA Sample Sales

Over the coming months we’re going to be listing sample sales at a range of popular locations and cities across the USA.

First up for September and October is Los Angeles, one of America’s homes of designer fashion.

These sample sales and designer sales are taking place across the city during September, so don’t miss out! If we’ve forgotten to list any designer sales here, drop us an email and we’ll add them to the list. Check back as we’ll be keeping this list updated month-by-month for 2011 and 2012.

Get these LA sample sale dates in your diary…and don’t forgot to book the time off work!

LA sample sales

2011 Sample Sales

September 17

Kristinit and Anita Arze “Sexy Fall” Pop Up Sale (Butterfly Loft Salon, 17401 Ventura Boulevard, Encino CA 91316)

Open from 10am to 4pm, this sample sale includes Champagne, snacks and a range of services including haircuts, facials and manicures. With a percentage of sales going to the ASPCA, there’s no better reason to head down there and get pampered.

September 24

SCtyle 2011 (Culver City at Media Park, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230)

Open from 10am until 4pm, this sample sale focuses on new and exciting designers in L.A.

September 30

The New Mart (127 East Ninth Street, Los Angeles, California 90015)

Parking can be found on Main Street and Ninth. This sample sale has a wide selection of showrooms with pieces by Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Michael Kors, Elie Tahari, Guess, Urban Behavior and many more. Opening hours are approximately 9am to 3pm.

LA sample sales

LA sample sales are one of the most stylish types of fashion sales you’ll come across. They have plenty of Hollywood fashions, and all the latest and greatest celebrity style clothes. If you get the chance to go to an LA sample sale, definitely take the opportunity to get down there and grab some great fashion bargains. You never know, you may even spot a celebrity or two on the hunt for their own designer discounts!

Online Sample Sales

online sample salesOnline sample sales are a great way to pick up a designer bargain, but they are only open for a few hours so you’ll need to move fast. Here are our top tips for online sample sale shopping.

Grab A Designer Bargain – Fast!

Don’t wait – if you see something you like, add it to your basket straight away. Even if you’re not sure if you want it just yet, at least if it’s in your cart then you have the chance to buy it.

Check Out Your Discounted Designer Clothes

Remember that items will only stay in your cart for ten minutes, so you need to keep an eye on the clock and make sure you checkout any designer clothes or designer accessories that you want to buy.

Designer Bargains Can Be Dropped

Keep checking listings – just because an item isn’t available to be added to your basket doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve missed out. Plenty of cheaper designer items will be dropped by other customers as the time limit expires, so swoop in to grab a bargain. Anyone can add a designer necklace or designer shoes to their basket, it doesn’t automatically mean they will go through with the purchase.

Fast Access to Sample Sales

online sample salesGet connected, fast – A fast internet connection will give you an advantage, so don’t even try to access online sample sales from your cellphone.

Cheap Designer Clothes

Soon add up! Have fun – don’t get too carried away and overspend. Although online sample sales are great for picking up cheap designer clothes, cheap soon adds up! Also, don’t bear any grudges for designer clothes you miss out on. If you don’t get them, it wasn’t meant to be.

Designer Sample Sales

Designer sample sales are a great opportunity to pick up some fantastic fashion bargains. However, designer sample sales aren’t for everyone. As you know, designer clothes tend to run small, and as sample sales are limited, you may have trouble getting items in your size – particularly if you wear one of the most common dress sizes. However, if you’re tiny, designer sample sales can be fantastic.

If you’re looking for bargain designer accessories however, then sample sales are practically guaranteed to appeal to you. Whilst designer shoes again depend on size, jewelry, purses and other bags suit anyone and everyone. Sample sales are a great way to source rare and new premium designer accessories such as Fendi bags and Gucci purses in classic colours such as black and white. If you’re a fashionista who prefers to set trends and be seen with the latest designer shoes or jeans, it’s definitely worth tracking down sample sales in your area to get huge discounts on premium brands.

Designer sample sales are often limited to big cities, meaning that LA sample sales and NYC sample sales are easier to come across but people in other areas may not be as lucky. This is where the internet comes in; you can track down tons of sample sales online. You have to be organised though as many online sample sales last a matter of hours (most frequently a day), so it’s important to sign up to as many newsletters as possible and check your emails on a regular basis so you don’t miss out. Subscribing to big fashion blogs and designer brands’ websites can also help you stay on top of web sample sales. However, remember that online designer sales sell out super fast and are even more competitive than exclusive offline sales.