Saturday, September 22, 2012

Deals & Steals 9/22 to 10/1, plus a Sample Sale Preview

By the way, did I mention I was back?  And with a force!  I'm going to do a little something different this time around, and focus on one grand sample sale that's coming up before I go off posting the low-down on what's going on in retail world.  Why?  Because, I do not want you to miss out on this great opportunity.

Left to Right:  BCBG Mazazria; Monique Lhuilier; Badgely Mischka; Elizabeth and James

There are moments where I wish with all my heart of hearts that I was back in New York.  Next Monday begins one of those moments.  Rent the Runway, which you may know as the smash designer dress rental website, is hosting their sample sale starting 10/1 to 10/6.  If you're in New York and you haven't been, you are truly missing out on gently (and I mean gently) worn fashions for 95% off.

This had to have been one of my favorite sample sales I went to last spring.  Located in Midtown, the organizers make it a point to keep everything neat and organized at the end of every sale day, which is an astonishment given the racks on racks of designer goods that's there.  While some items may be damaged or stretched, a majority is still in good condition, albeit a slight discoloration or two.  The prices themselves make it worth it.  I managed to snag a Lela Rose dress with an original price at $1200+ for a mere $125.

Rent the Runway will sell some of their sample jewelry and accessories, but those pale in comparison to the dresses.  The line to the dressing room is a bit of an organized disorder, and you will have people sneaking peaks at what you're trying on as your dressing.  However, in my experience, most of the shoppers have been rather polite about it.  If you're in town, go for it.

Starts 10/1, ends 10/6.  Located at 260 Fifth Ave., NY, NY


  • C Wonder - 30% off sale items with code EXTRAEXTRA and 15% off full-priced items with coded PJ15.  Ends 9/30.
  • DVF - 30% off entire purchase with the code SURPRISE.  Ends Wednesday 10/3.
  • Old Navy - Extra 15% off with code ONEXTRA15.  Ends Sunday.
  • Theory - 25% off entire purchase by registering at this address.  Ends Sunday 9/23.
  • Tory Burch - Extra 40% off purchase of pre-fall clothing.  

  • Banana Republic - Extra 40% Off Sale Merchandise.

New York City - Sales
  • Armani - Sample Sale, up to 80% off womenswear.  Prices range from $99 to $600, which according to high fashion world, is a steal.  Ends Sunday 9/23.  At 407 W. 13th St.
  • Dolce and Gabbana - Sample sale, prices at 80% off.  Prices range from $50 to $400.  123 W. 18th St.  Ends Sunday.
  • Hester St. Fair Stylist Tent - Tent Sale, with prices as low as $10 for designer goods like Barneys and Prada from the wardrobe of personal stylists.  Ends today.  At the corner of Essex St. and Hester St.
  • The Row - Sample Sale, deep discounts on ready to wear and handbags.  Ends Sunday, 9/23.  At 317 W. 33rd St.


  1. So beautiful honey,heaven for eyes!;)

  2. Oh how I wish I lived in New York just for the sample sales! That dress is to die for!

    (If you're interested, I'm giving away thirty $30 gift cards to INPINK!