Don't Miss Sample Sales From Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren, Jason Wu and Yumi Kim
Around the holidays, it’s all about who’s been naughty or nice. Today we’re looking at things a little bit differently: through a fashion lens, of course. Below we’ve rounded up sample sales that’ll have you looking either preppy and proper or sexy and vixen-acious. The choice is yours, but we recommend a healthy balance of both.
Vera Wang Bridal & Eveningwear Sample Sale
Vera Wang is hosting a bridal sample sale with wedding gowns up to 75% off! The sale will feature bridal, evening and mother-of-the-bride dresses. In addition to wedding gowns, you can shop for bridal accessories, including veils and sashes. No need (we hope) to tell you that Vera Wang collections are known for sophisticated drama, feminine detailing and a modern approach to bridal design.
WHEN: 12/16 – 12/18, Mon (4-7), Tue (10-7), Wed (10-3)
WHERE: Studio Arte, 265 West 37th Street, 17th Floor, (212-920-1211)
Ralph Lauren Sample Sale
Outside of wearing the United States flag, few things are as iconically American as Ralph Lauren‘s apparel. Now you can snag some cool winter deals on the designer’s preppy goods. Both men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from the Fall/Winter collections have been marked down.
WHEN: 12/13 – 12/16; Fri-Sun (9-6:30), Mon (9-5)
WHERE: Soiffer Haskin, 317 West 33rd Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, (718-747-1656)
Yumi Kim Warehouse Sale
There are two locations for this Yumi Kim Warehouse Sale, making it even easier for you to access one near you. The sale features up to 75% off Yumi Kim’s women’s clothing, which is feminine, flirty and sweet. Her designs feature lots of floral prints and free, girlish silhouettes.
WHEN: 12/12 – 12/19; daily (noon-7)
WHERE: 1331 Third Avenue, between E. 76th and E. 77th Streets, (212-249-0998) and
105 Stanton Street, between Ludlow and Essex Streets, (212-420-5919)
Opening Ceremony Sample sale
Expect deep discounts on ultra preppy goods from Opening Ceremony at this sample sale. This one’s for both men and women and features clothing, shoes, accessories and more. Brands featured include Opening Ceremony (of course), Band of Outsiders, Proenza Schouler and Acne Studios. Note that there’s a $100 minimum on credit card orders.
WHEN: 12/13 – 12/15; Fri-Sat (11-8); Sun (11-7)
WHERE: 76 Mercer Street, between Spring and Broome Streets
Jason Wu Sample Sale
Yup, Wu is here to woo you with tantalizing deals on his ready-to-wear and accessories. This is the first sample sale for the brand and it features up to 80% off goods, so you definitely don’t want to miss it. If Michelle Obama approves — and she totally does considering how often she wears Wu — you know it’s preppy and proper to the max!
WHEN: 12/15 – 12/17; Sun (1-6), Mon-Tue (10-7)
WHERE: 225 Fifth Avenue, Between 26th & 27th Streets, (212-725-5400)
Amrita Singh Sample Sale
Snag yourself a new handbag or baubles from the Amrita Singh Sample Sale. Her bags, jewelry and accessories are all classically chic and beautiful, but have a hint of bling quality to them that’ll make you truly sparkle this winter. Costume jewelry and handbags range from as little as $5 per item to $40. Goods from her sterling and semi-precious collection start at $75 each and go up to $250.
WHEN: 12/16 – 12/18; Mon-Wed (11-5)
WHERE: 580 Broadway, between Prince and Houston Streets, Suite 1109, (212-869-3434)
S.I.N.N. Sample Sale
Don’t be afraid to S.I.N.N. a little bit! Adore Tory Burch? YSL? Fendi? What about Trina Turk, Nanette Lepore or Alice + Olivia? If you’re a fan of any of the aforementioned, you’ll want to run over to the S.I.N.N. sample sale, which features up to 70% off designer consignment items from the brands listed. This is a one-day only sale, so make sure you plan accordingly.
WHEN: 12/18; Wed (1-9)
WHERE: Simple Studios, 134 West 29th Street, 2nd Floor, Between 6th and 7th Avenues
By Wendy Rose Gould
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