Shop smart: Sample Sales

Outlets? Discount stores? No. New Yorkers love sample sales.

Laura Peruchi

New York City

Sample Sales are selling events with great deals . In Sample Sales, brands literally want to get rid of their products. Like clothing from last season, samples, products that are not gonna be on the market again. It doesn’t happen in a “normal” store – it's usually in a different space, during a limited time – can be 1-2 days until 5 or 6 days. As you can imagine, good prices and good brands generate impact and demand. Therefore, yep, lines! Sample Sales are related to the fashion industry. It is more common to find sales of clothing and accessories brands.  Bridal Sample Sales are also quite popular in New York City. Think about brands like Asics, Reformation, Rag & Bone, Mackage and more.

How can I know about the scheduled Sample Sales?

It takes planning and research. Check Chicmi website. and 260 Sample Sale website , since they are probably the biggest sample sale organizer in the city, promoting at least 3 sample sales per week.