Don’t Miss This Week: Shopping for Your Thanksgiving Outfit
After enduring two weeks of near fiction-like weather, we are rewarded this week with a forecast of sunshine and moderate temperatures in addition to an outpouring of sample sales from top designers. With so many unbelievably great sales to choose from in the next seven days, this is your perfect opportunity to score a fabulous outfit for Thanksgiving dinner. Next week you’ll be worried about baking pies, prepping your home for company, and revving up for Black Friday, so take use week to indulge in some “me-time” as you attend sample sales from some of our favorite brands such as Rebecca Minkoff, Anna Sui, Thakoon, Nanette Lepore, Theory, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Bulgari.
Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale
Start your week off right with gorgeous, sunny weather and 70% off clothing, handbags, footwear and accessories at the Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale on 5th Avenue hosted by the always organized 260 Sample Sales.
Anna Sui Sample Sale
When Anna Sui and $15 are featured in the same sentence than I am there. Monday at 8AM marks the start of a week long sale of 40-80% off women’s ready-to-wear at the Anna Sui Sample Sale, in addition to samples for as low as $15.
Thakoon Sample Sale
Thakoon’s most recent merchandise from Fall 2012 will be on sale at their SoHo sample sale beginning Tuesday at 8:30AM, in addition to past season’s wear. Last spring their sale offered sample pieces for as low as $50, so be on the look out for sample steals!
Nanette Lepore Sample Sale
Wednesday brings us bright colors, bold patters, and thick heels at the Nanette Lepore Sample Sale on West 35th Street where they promise embroidered skirts for $100, jewel-tone velveteen pants for $125, and beaded silk frocks for $175.
Maison Martin Margiela H&M Collaboration
The Stylish City loves a good H&M collaboration. This time around, Maison Martin Margiela brings avant-garde to the floors of wallet friendly H&M, beginning Thursday, November 15th. If we’ve learned anything in the past, it’s that arriving early to H&M on the first day of a collaboration is an absolute necessity, if you want to be able to purchase the top styles in your size that is. Please note, the way it usually works in these cases is a certain number of wristbands are distributed well before H&M even opens. These will indicate what time you will be allowed to shop that day. So be prepared to line up early!
Theory Sample Sale
For diehard fans of the designer, there are two Theory sample sales taking place this week, beginning Thursday at 10AM. With cozy sweaters and ultra cute dresses, Theory may be your best bet in finding the ultimate Thanksgiving outfit that is flattering yet comfortable. Come Thursday, be sure to first drop by the true blue Theory Sample Sale, hosted by the brand at Privé located in the Chelsea Marketplace for deals up to 60% off their men and women’s collections. If you still haven’t had your Theory fill, take a trip uptown and visit clothingline on 36th Street, where they’ll offer Theory’s fall merchandise, including outerwear, knits, dresses, blazers, and more at a discount.
3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale
There’s nothing better than alleviating your shopping guilt by knowing your purchase is benefiting a good cause, close to home. A portion of the proceeds from Thusday’s 3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale will be donated to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts. This sale is a definite Do Not Miss.
Alice & Trixie Warehouse Sale
To further benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts via shopping, head to SoHo on Thursday after the Phillip Lim sale where Alice & Trixie will host a warehouse sale with samples, stock, vintage, and one of a kind items, which will start at $10. 15% of sales from this event will be donated to the American Red Cross relief fund.
Bulgari Sample Sale
Early holiday shopping is in order on Saturday. Load up on goodies for your loved ones as Soiffer Haskin hosts the Bulgari Sample Sale, where jewelry, watches, handbags, accessories, and fragrances will be priced at an eye-popping discount.
After getting a jump on holiday shopping, donating to the Red Cross, and scoring a comfortable yet stunning outfit for Thanksgiving Day, I’d say this week was pretty much a success. Just don’t forget to wear your apron to protect that amazing new dress while fixing the turkey and all the trimmings next week!
By Caitlin Colford
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