Images courtesy of TOMS
For what is supposed to be one of New York City's deadest shopping weeks of the year, there is a remarkable roster of sales which are counting on the possibility that many New Yorkers will be having a late Summer staycation instead of heading out to beach destinations and beyond for the Labor Day weekend. Some of them are names that have had sales this season already, but as they used to say about reruns, if you missed it the first time around, then it's all new to you. Here are some highlights.
A host of sales are starting today, Tuesday the 30th, to get maximum weekday traffic starting with still unusual arrival of TOMS shoes at 260 Fifth Avenue through the weekend. The ever more popular slip-on shoe label is offering 60% off its footwear for men and women (pictured above) which brings a very affordable item down to a how-can-you-resist-? price point. The sale will be sharing space with S’WELL's sustainable water bottles (pictured at bottom). Both companies feature charitable initiatives with the purchase of each item which are understood to be in effect even at the sample sale through Sunday.
Downtown at sibling sale site 15o Greene Street in SoHo, JAMES PERSE will be returning (again) for (another) sale featuring the label's beloved t-shirts and casual sportswear. We have lost track of how many James Perse sales we have had this season, but it really doesn't matter, because any opportunity to stock up on high quality tees should be welcomed and this one runs through Sunday.
Another familiar sale name, REBECCA TAYLOR will be staging a one-day-only sale on Wednesday the 31st in her midtown showroom featuring up to 75% off her most recent Spring collections, leaving find several weeks of warm weather to take advantage of their purchases.
Popular burgeoning brand CADET is broadening its focus from the military inspiration that has characterized its past collections, but there will probably still be a lot of functional, rugged looks at its reprise sale starting on Wednesday at its Williamsburg boutique in Brooklyn. Look for current and past season merchandise including special runway pieces and samples through Sunday.
Starting on Thursday the 1st, ABC CARPET & HOME will be taking the entire month of September to clear out whatever is left in its 200,000 square foot Bronx warehouse. ABC's warehouse sales have been known to be treasure troves for bargain hunters with stamina and a sixth sense, and this may be the one to literally end them all.
Finally, on Saturday, it's back to Brooklyn for FRED PERRY's last minute Labor Day Weekend Sample Sale offering up to 70% off all of its collections past and present including samples and collaboration collections.
Next week, we start heading into Fall with Nanette Lepore, a promising Chopard sale that ends Soiffer Haskin's late summer hiatus and more last minute additions.
See below for a selection of S'well bottles expected at the sale.
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