Don't Miss Sample Sales From Alexander Wang, Barneys Warehouse, Bird and Michael C. Fina
This wonderfully mild and sunny weather is the perfect treat for mid-August, a time when we’re usually whining about humidity and suffering from heatstroke. Enjoy the cool temperatures, and soak up your last days of summer. Begin mapping out your ultimate city escape for Labor Day — don’t wait until the last minute! Once your bed + breakfast is reserved and rental car booked, jet on over to the hottest sample sales this week from Alexander Wang, Barneys, Bird and Michael C. Fina to scoop up your wardrobe for your final vacation of summer.
Michael C. Fina Ring Sample Sale
If you like her then you should put a ring on it. Blast those wise words from the pop princess Beyoncé this week, and put the idea in your man’s head to attend the Michael C. Fina Ring Sample Sale for the ultimate gift. Engagement rings and wedding bands will be on sale for up to 70% off beginning Tuesday, August 20th, in addition to the diamonds that will be on hand for personal customization. Last August during their annual sale, we found more than simply a fabulous selection of rings. Diamond encrusted tennis bracelets were on sale ($1,404, orig. $2,340), as were cute anchor pendants ($339, orig. $565) and more traditional pieces for up to 40% off.
Alexander Wang Sample Sale
To all the downtown fashionistas out there: Tuesday is a day of celebration, and should be considered a holiday. If there’s one day to go in late to work this week, it’s Tuesday, in order to be among the first in line for the Alexander Wang Sample Sale on Greene Street. Beginning at 9AM, and just in time for chillier weather, Alexander Wang will slash the prices of his Pre-Fall 2012, Fall 2012 and Resort 2013. We’re talking up to 70% off for apparel and accessories. Expect to find Wang’s signature leather satchels for $350 and chiffon tops for $275. Last August we found T by Alexander Wang shirt dresses for $35, $160 chunky patterned sweaters and $180 statement dresses. Sky-high boots were also on hand for as low as $170. Most racks are broken up by price, allowing you to jump right to your personal price limit in order to commence sorting. Due note that although credit cards are accepted at this sale, last year required a $200 minimum for charging.
Barneys New York Warehouse Sale
It’s back! Making a first time appearance at the Metropolitan Pavilion on Thursday, the Barneys New York Warehouse Sale re-debuts a block away from their original location, for up to 75% off designer clothes. Although the Barneys Warehouse Sales are not what they used to be, they are still worth a trip or two to dig for those diamonds in the rough. This past February during the final Barneys Warehouse Sale at their 255 W 17th Street location, we snooped around to unveil treasures such as Proenza Schouler Wood Wedges ($629, orig. $1,580) and $250 Manolos. At this August’s sale that lasts through Labor Day, expect to be beat out by the boys. While womenswear will be available and on sale, most merchandise will consist of menswear.
Bird Annual Warehouse Sale
If you crave cute aesthetic in your ambience and a great selection of designer wear in your shopping, then make sure you include a trip to Bird’s Annual Warehouse Sale in your weekly itinerary. Up to 70% off will be deducted from the retail prices of women’s merchandise at the Bird Sample Sale beginning Friday. Expect to find APC color denim biker jeans for $59 (orig. $250) and Demylee cashmere Rory striped boatneck sweater for $79 (orig. $270).
By Caitlin Colford
Image credit: Alexander Wang
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