Spring is in the air and we couldn't be more excited to start planning for the warmer weather. New sandals, lightweight dresses and lots of rosé, of course. We aren't quite ready to start pulling out the bikinis but long weekends will be here before you know it.
We've exclusively listed only the sample sales that would personally consider attending. The post will continue to be updated throughout the month and remain just a click away in the right sidebar. Below is a list of what we believe to be April's best sample sales. Feel free to leave feedback in the comments section so that everyone can benefit from the 'Spy' network.
Loro Piana Sample Sale
At the last sale, in the Fall all merchandise was reduced from 40% to 60% off. The sticker prices as this sale tend to be a bit pricey but cashmere fans can't resist. On the bright side, the crowds are thin but the inventory is always plentiful.
Sunday, April 2 through Thursday, April 6
Sun to Wed 9am-6:30pm, Thurs 9am-5pm
Soiffer Haskin, 317 West 33rd St
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Bandier Sample Sale
At the last sale, activewear ranged in price from $19 to $99, sports bras were $19 or $39 and Nike sneakers were discounted 60%. Prices may be different because this is the first time the sale is hosted at this venue. We will be sure to keep you updated with any changes.
Tuesday, April 4 through Sunday, April 9
Tues 9am-8pm, Wed & Thur 10am-8pm, Fri & Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm
260 Sample Sale: 260 Fifth Avenue
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Eddie Borgo Sample Sale
Expect to find handbags and fashion jewelry priced up to 70% off. A brass collar will be $65 from $295, a thick brass bracelet will be $65 from $275 and a shoulder bag with brass hardware will be $200 from $640.
Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8
Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 10am - 6pm
204 Elizabeth Street, 2nd Fl
Hanro Showroom Sample Sale
Discounts are said to be up to 75% off. At a previous sale we found camisoles for $30, loungewear ranged from $35 to $100 and sleepwear was priced from $50 to $80. We suggest you attend this sale when it starts because there aren't replenishments or price reductions.
Tuesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 19
Tue 8am-6pm, Wed 8am-5pm
Hanro Showroom, 358 Fifth Ave, 6th Fl
Marc Jacobs Sample Sale
At the last sale Marc Jacobs clothing, all coats were $250, dresses were $100, blouses were $50 and tees were $20. Dresses from the Marc by Marc Jacobs line were $60 and tees were $10.
Tuesday, April 18 through Sunday, April 23
Tues 11am-8pm, Wed to Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-4pm
150 Greene Street
Oscar de la Renta
At last year's sale the bridal gowns from size 2 to 10 were the biggest hit with shoppers and ranged in price from $1300 to $4000. Gowns were either $800 or $1500 depending on the intricacy. Most of the ready-to-wear was about 70% off retail. Handbags were about $600 and shoes started at just $60.
Tuesday, April 25 through Sunday, April 30th
Tues 10am-7pm, Wed-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-4pm
151 Wooster Street
David Yurman Sample Sale
Shoppers waited more than an hour before gaining entrance. Inside, shoppers found cable bracelets reduced 30% off and other bracelets styles were discounted 50%. Rings and necklaces were 50% off and watches and pendants were reduced by 60%.
Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 30
Thurs 3pm-8pm, Fri & Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm
The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street