Treat yourself or your label-loving pals to some seriously stylish clothes from Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang and Derek Lam at prices you can actually afford. This week you can also peruse sample sales from jewelry line Ben-Amun, miliner Eugenia Kim and activewear giant Adidas Y-3.
Here are our picks for New York's best sample sales this week:
When: 12/14 - 12/16 (9am-6pm)
Where: 495 Broadway, 8th Floor (Between Broome & Spring Streets)
Prepare for long lines, crazy shoppers and incredible prices (from $70) at the Proenza Schouler sale of samples and unsold stock from fall 2010.
When: 12/16 -12/19, Th-Sat (10am-7pm), Sun (10pm-2pm)
Where: 93 Mercer St. (between Broome & Spring St.)
This sale was madness last year and it is expected to be insane again this year because of the fantastic selection and low prices. Jersey dresses are only $160, knits are $150 and there are a limited number of shoes and bags.
Ben-Amun Sample Sale
When: 12/13 - 12/14 (Noon-6pm)
Where: 246 W. 38th Street, Suite 12a (Between 7th and 8th Avenues)
Ben-Amun costume jewelry is constantly featured in fashion magazine editorials and is remarkably affordable. At their winter sample sale, expect prices to be even better with most jewelry up to 60% off.
When: 12/13-12/17, M (2:30pm-6:30pm), T-Th (10am-6:30pm), F (10am-2pm)
Where: 260 Fifth Avenue (Between 28th and 29th Streets)
Make your holiday vacation packing even easier (and more glamorous) with new pieces from the Calypso St. Barth sample sale (clothing, accessories and housewares will be up to 80% off).
When: 12/14 - 12/18, Tue-F (10am-7pm), Sat (Noon-6pm)
Where: 347 West 36th Street #501 (Between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Looking for a stylish new topper? Eugenia Kim's hats are totally classic but with a modern twist and at 75% off they are somehow even cuter.
When: 12/13 (8am-7pm)
Where: 1249 Third Avenue near 72nd Street
Popular boutique Olive and Bette's is having their first-ever warehouse sale with Joie shoes on sale for $60 (originally $236) and Vivienne Tam skirts only $108 (originally $432).
When: 12/14 - 12/16 (9am-7pm)
Where: 610 Broadway at Houston, 3rd Floor
Make your New Year's "workout more resolution" easier (and more stylish) with sneakers $50-$60, pant's $50 and Track Jackets $60.
When: 12/14 - 12/15, (11am-6pm)
Where: 15 E. 30th St, Suite 300 (Between 5th & Madison Avenues)
Celebs like Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez love Ted Rossi's jewelry and handbags, which are up to 60% off at his sample sale.
When: 12/15 (Noon-8pm)
Where: 335 West 35th Street, 11th floor
Expect muted fall colors, flirty dresses, hip shoes and some menswear over 60% off at the Rachel Comey Fall 2010 sample sale.
When: 12/15 - 12/16, 10am-6pm
Where: 10 Crosby Street, third floor (Between Grand and Howard Streets)
Shop for pieces from the Pre-Fall and Fall 2010 collections including cashmere at the Derek Lam sample sale.