SAMPLE FLASH:

Steven Alan Just Announced A Surprise Sample Sale At Industry City Starting Tomorrow

It pays to keep an eye out for special events. New York fave retailer/designer Steven Alan just email blasted the news that he will be holding a Sample Sale at Industry City, in Sunset Park. If that part of Brooklyn seems far away from the Lower Manhattan locations where Alan's sales are usually held, be comforted that it's only a swift trip on the D, R or N trains away. The sale will run from Friday afternoon through Sunday. Get ready for reductions of up to 75% off.

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SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

A Strong Fall Sale Week Featuring David Yurman, Dolce & Gabbana, Paul Andrew, Milly & More

Hey Shophounders, the sample sales are back this week. It's a something for everyone offering that ought to satisfy anyone who has got some funds burning holes in their pockets featuring some old faves and promising newcomers. Here are some highlights:

REISS LONDON is returning all week to 260SampleSale's NoMad home base on Fifth Avenue featuring a hefty 75% off their men's and women's collections —a known favorite of none other than the Duchess of Cambridge herself.

Starting on Tuesday, contemporary powerhouse MILLY will be back at Clothingline in the Garment District for four days. Look for Fall/Winter collections, but be prepared, it's sample sizes only at this one.

Also starting on Tuesday, luxe boutique THE LINE will be unloading its clearance in at 260SampleSale's Greene Street featuring deep savings on advanced designer apparel, shoes and accessories along with a selection of home merchandise. Shop through Sunday.

On Wednesday, accessory designer EDDIE BORGO will be offering savings of up to 70% off his signature jewelry and handbag collections for two days only on Elizabeth Street in NoLita

On Thursday, CFDA Award-winning shoe designer and newly anointed Women's Creative Director for Salvatore Ferragamo, PAUL ANDREW will offer a limited selection of women's footwear for two days only at his midtown showroom. Look for sample sizes, so be prepared for limited availability.

Later, head downtown for jewelry maestro DAVID YURMAN's seasonal blowout at the Altman Building in Chelsea. Look for 30% to 60% savings on a wide range of Yurman;s offerings ranging from precious jewelry to his signature gold and silver pieces to men's jewelry to eyewear and watches. It's a smorgasbord that attracts his fans in abundance, so plan carefully.

Finally, the week's biggest event will also open on Thursday at Soiffer Haskin as DOLCE & GABBANA takes over for four days through Sunday to clear out of the brand's vast product offerings for men, women and children. Look for crowds as the ever-popular mega-brand offers deep discounts on previous season collections.

Be sure to keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for locations and details as well as additional events and late breaking sales. Next week, Bonpoint and Soulcycle hit the racks along with much more.


NOW OPEN:

Face Values Evolves Beyond On The Upper West Side

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It seems that there is no stopping the proliferation of big box stores throughout the city, and yet another permutation of the Bed Bath & Beyond mega-chain has arrived on the Upper West Side. What was once a Food Emporium on Broadway and 90th Street has just re-opened its doors as Face Values & Beyond, a combination of the Harmon Face Values cosmetics and beauty supply chain on the street level with a condensed version of the mother ship downstairs where the deli counter used to be. So far, no sign of Buy Buy Baby or Cost Plus World Market has materialized, but the new store shows how the conglomerated chains are being creatively tweaked and combined to fit various locations as they become available. One would not have thought that the space, empty for many months, would have been considered for a full Bed Bath & Beyond, and so it wasn't, but the Face Values concept should be a hit in the neighborhood, especially with the recent loss of a couple of nearby Ricky's. The lower level, it turns out was just enough space to fill with a "best of" version of the main chain including housewares, bed & bath and just a bit of the basics that the company is known for, situated equidistant from full line stores at Lincoln Square or 125th Street. The best thing here, as at all of the company's outlets, is the coupon game. It may be the 20% Off coupons that fuel this retail behemoth's continued expansion, but as convenient as it now is, one should never go there without at least one or two discounts in hand. Don't have them? They are easy to get, and can be ordered by mail, email, text message or, even better, all three. There are even occasional, limited offers to join as a member (for a small fee) to get a discount on all purchases at all times. Snap these up if you see them. They work across all four of the nameplates, and you will have a new appreciation for the big box stores coming to your neighborhood.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

Diesel, Hanro, Sandro & Hugo Boss Lead This Week's Sale Lineup

As the weather finally shifts toward Autumn, we can count on the Sample Sale Season to reach another peak in only about six or seven more weeks at the most. In the meantime, there are plenty of smaller sales peppering the calendar to keep us all busy, and this week is no different. Here's a sampling:

Lets start with what's underneath. For gentlemen who are not satisfied with three-a-pack mighty whites, Swiss innerwear label HANRO is hosing a two day sale featuring its luxurious underpants and sleepwear alongside those from similarly luxurious label HOM. Merchandise is offered at up to 75% off which brings it down to about Calvin Klein level-pricing.

For what to put on over those underpants, head to 260SampleSale's NoMad location on Fifth Avenue for the big DIESEL sample sale featuring denim, sportswear, shoes and accessories at deep discounts starting today, Tuesday the 3rd, through Sunday.

Downtown at 150 Greene Street, 260 is offering the seasonal SANDRO Sale for fans of that chain featuring discounts on the full line for men and women through Sunday.

Starting on Wednesday the 4th, Women's shoe designer SARAH FLINT will be hosting a two-day sale featuring up to 85% off her line in her Flatiron District showroom.

On Thursday, contemporary favorite CYNTHIA ROWLEY will be offering a sizable 70% off rare samples and past collections on Bleecker Street through Sunday.

Finally, on Friday, Soiffer Haskin will kick off a five-day event featuring HUGO BOSS's full offerings of apparel, accessories and shoes for men with a smaller selection of women's merchandise through Tuesday the 10th.

Next week, an even more eventful selection of sales including David Yurman, Milly, Reiss London, The Line, Paul Andrew and more. Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for details, more sales, updated locations and hours as well as late-breaking events.


OFF-PRICE ALERT:

Nordstrom Prepares For Its Uptown Flagship With A Humongous Rack On 6th Avenue

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The operating rules of enormous department store chains have changed a lot in the past decade. Once relegated to the suburbs, outlet and clearance divisions have inched ever closer to major full-line shopping neighborhoods, with the latest example being a great big Nordstrom Rack store set to open in about a month at 855 Sixth Avenue at 31st Street, just a few blocks south of Macy's Herald Square and the sprawling collection of mall-stores that spill across the stretch of 34th street west of Fifth Avenue.
A glance at the windows pictured above  tells us that the store will open its doors in about a month on October 26th, and if it looks like it will be pretty big with the entirety of the first two floors of the new building, consider that with the lower level as well, the store will total about 47,000 square feet over three floors. That makes it one of the larger Rack stores around, especially in a location like Manhattan where space is always at a premium.
It has been decades since a major out of town retailer has attempted to crack Manhattan's powerhouse ranks of home-grown retail palaces, but as once sterling names like Gimbel's, Bonwit Teller, B.Altman and Abraham & Straus have fallen over the years, there's a little more room for more competition now. JCPenney of Plano TX, has only managed to get in with an innocuous subterranean location taking up a mere fraction of the building that once housed the entirety of the mighty Gimbel's, but the pride and joy of Dallas, Neiman Marcus, is on its way with an unconventional store in a yet to be completed Hudson Yards tower. The big event on deck, however is Nordstrom's Columbus Circle flagship slated for 2019. The chain has managed to slyly whet New Yorkers' appetites first by taking on the suburbs surrounding the tri-state area where it is now a mainstay. Next, it made Manhattan safe for Department Stores' outlet divisions by opening a Rack unit where the Union Square Virgin Megastore once stood, paving the way for a Saks Off 5th appearing on tony East 57th Street, a once unthinkable location for such an establishment, only seven blocks north of its lavish full-price namesake. Before the splashy Nordstrom flagship debuts, however, its 3-level Men's Store will serve as an extended preview when it opens across Broadway this coming Spring. By the time the Mother ship opens its doors, Manhattanites should be chomping at the bit as if it is one of our own illustrious chains. As for the upcoming Rack, its sheer size suggests that it will be just like the Rack stores we have come to know, but bigger, which outlet shoppers know, is almost always better. By now we all know that most of what these stores carry is either overstock or merchandise made expressly for selling in "outlet" venues. That doesn't mean that they aren't worth your shopping dollars, and Nordstrom Rack at least makes the effort to specially tag items that have indeed come from their full-line stores. It's never a bad idea to catch the opening weeks of such a store either, as off-price chains have been known to pepper their opening offerings with particularly enticingly priced merchandise to ingratiate themselves with new customers. If you happen to have a reason to make your way through the Herald and Greely Square neighborhoods in about a month, you might find yourself making a habit of it.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

M.Patmos Announces A One-Day Hurricane Relief Sample Sale On Wednesday

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The rate at which brutal hurricanes have been making landfall this season has been alarming to say the least, and while we seem to be relatively protected here in New York City (so far, anyway) you can't ignore the devastation which recalls our own experience with Superstorm Sandy a few years ago, but magnified to a horrifying degree. Designer Marcia Patmos is doing her part this week by  joining with a group of other like-minded fashion folk to announce a one-day-only multi-designer sample sale to benefit relief efforts for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, probably Maria and whoever else is to come before the season's end.
On Wednesday, September 20th at Project No. 8's Orchard Street shop the sale will run from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, and will include merchandise from New York designers and stores like Daryl K, À Detacher, Zero Maria Cornejo, Saturdays NYC, INA, Creatures of Comfort among others along with M.Patmos, of course. Drinks are promised after 6 as well as a live DJ set and other entertainments. A full list of participants can be found in the flyer pictured above along with a list of recipients who will receive 100% of the proceeds. Consider it a great way to give assistance to people in desperate need and, as an added plus, you probably won't have to hear anyone sing "Hallelujah" one more time. That alone is worth showing up for.


SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

End Of Summer Sale Surge With Charlotte Olympia, Sferra, Loro Piana & More

It's been a little slow on the sale front for the past few weeks as the regular designer sales peter off at Summer's end, but we still have a few more days of the season left, and this week reminds us that even when the ready-to-wear sale cycle is in a downturn, there are always sales that will pick up the slack.

This week, savvy shoe shoppers will be streaming to the Warwick Hotel starting on Tuesday for CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA's sale which is promising a hefty 70% discount on her signature shoes and handbags.

Also on Tuesday, our friends at 260SampleSale are featuring sporty Brazilian fashion brand OSKLEN in their SoHo location and contemporary women's label PARKER at its Fifth Avenue home base.

On Wednesday, the Chelsea Market will off a dual sale on seasonless goods from two popular brands. SFERRA, the esteemed Italian bed and bath brand will selling its sumptuous sheets and towels alongside RIEDEL's precisely crafted stem and crystalware.

If you can hold out until Sunday, you will be prepared for LORO PIANA's seasonal extravaganza at Soiffer Haskin. Luxury fans know this as a chance to get some magnificent cashmere sweaters and scarves for prices that are only about half as jaw-draping as usual. Prepare to surrender all of your personal belongings while you shop.


RETAIL REVIVAL:

Pearl River Mart Finally Finds A New Home In Chelsea Market

PearlRivermartSoHoIt's been a rough road for the beloved downtown emporium Pearl River Mart which was forced out of its multi-level SoHo home (pictured right) with what so many city retailers continuer to face, a massive rent hike. It has been a few years since then, and while the company opened an outpost in Tribeca last fall, a new location in the Chelsea Market with a 15-year lease will receive the benefit of the kind of teeming shopping crowds it used to find regularly in SoHo when it opens later this year. The new store will be 3,500 square feet and along with the familiar mix of Asian products the store is promising special food events, performances and other cultural activities.
Anyone who hasn't visited Manhattan's original food hall will discover that over the summer it has grown by opening up a whole new floor downstairs, an while we don't yet know the specific location of the new store, there is a lot more space for new businesses in the building. According to DNAinfo, Pearl River Mart will be joining a new yet to be named farm-to-table restaurant with an adjacent furniture store from chef John Doherty of Tribeca's Black Barn restaurant and Mark Zeff of the apparently unrelated interior store BLACKBARN Shop. Both ventures are expected to open later this fall, so while the Meatpacking District a block or so south seems to be suffering from a lack of excitement, the Chelsea Market itself looks like it will continue to be a major draw in the neighborhood.


COLLABORATION ANTICIPATION:

UNIQLO x JW Anderson Arrives Next Week With Christophe Lemaire's Next UNIQLO U Delivery On Its Heels

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It's a good few weeks coming up for Uniqlo fans as more of the Japanese mega-chain's renowned collaborations will be hitting the sales floor. The long running Ines de la Fressange collaboration arrived in stores last month including her first pieces for men, but next week, fans will be lining up for one of the most anticipated team-ups of the season with editorial darling JW Anderson (pictured above). While designer Jonathan Anderson should have his hands full designing for both his own signature label as well as Spanish luxury brand Loewe, he is no stranger to the high/low collaboration with a couple of Topshop capsules under his belt already. The Uniqlo line takes things to a new level, including a full menswear assortment and a much larger production run to satisfy the chain's vast store count. Look for updated twists on classic British heritage looks like bold tartans, technicolor fair isles and classic trench coats in up-to-the minute proportions. Prices will fall in a wallet-friendly zone ranging from $14.90 to 149.90 for outerwear pieces, and while Anderson is known for some avant-garde runway statements, the capsule collection shows that he equally adept at translating his vision to more accessible looks without losing his special touch. he collection will be available online late Thursday evening on September 21st and in the chain's Flagship stores on the 22nd. That store lineup includes the three New York flagships on Fifth Avenue, 34th Street and Broadway in Soho along with Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Newbury Street in Boston, Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, Tyson's Corner in Northern Virginia, Beverly Center in LA, Union Square in San Francisco and a soon to open store in Santa Anita California. See a preview of each item in the collection with prices HERE.

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Thats not all. Faithful customers will be relieved to know that the Fall delivery of the UNIQLO U collection designed by Christophe Lemaire (pictured above and below) will become available only a couple of weeks after the Anderson collection hits. Spun off from the Uniqlo x Lemaire a few seasons ago, the line features more of the chain's advanced basics featuring its most technologically developed materials and designs from its own dedicated design studio in Paris. This season, look for more of the line's expertly engineered knitwear, updated down outerwear, Blocktech trenches and perfectly proportioned tees. Full, billowing trousers will be available for both men and women along with accessories all in an earthy color range. Online availability will start at 9 PM ET on October  5th with select styles hitting all stores the next day, and the complete collection only at Flagship stores. Click HERE for a preview of the line, and then set your alarms, because we all know the best pieces go fast.

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THIS WEEK ONLINE:

Jil Sander, Prada, John Varvatos & Paul Smith Lead This Week's Flash Sale Lineup

Here is your weekly sampling of some of the brands you can expect to find on the bigger online Flash Sale Sites this week. You should click over to the sites themselves for a full schedule of events, and be sure to check for the correct start time for each sale. Shop well!

GILT GROUPE
Plenty by Tracy Reese, Ron Tomson, Ray-Ban, Jil Sander, Rachel Zoe, Sigerson Morrison, John Varvatos, Paul Smith, Bottega Veneta, Mezlan, Alexandre Birman, Amrapali Jewelry, Stella McCartney, Alexis, Ramy Brook, Prada, 7 For All Mankind, Thomas Pink —join HERE
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White + Warren, True Religion, VieVite Rose, Ella Moss, Villeroy & Boch, Cinzia Rocca, Sperry, Alice + Olivia, New Balance, Fleur't, Peter Millar, Lancôme, Carolina Herrera,    —join HERE
HAUTE LOOK
True Religion, Fendi Sun, Badgley Mischka, Pierre Balmain, Andrew Marc, Zanzara, Rebecca Minkoff, Perricone, Volcom, Good Man Brand, Sandro Moscoloni, Michele Watches, Vince Camuto, Jay Godfrey, John Varvatos, Scotch & Soda, Briggs & Riley, Robert Wayne —join HERE

SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

It's Time For The Big Opening Ceremony Sale

Opening-Ceremony-FlyerThere's no more bittersweet signal for shoppers that summer is coming to a close than the big OPENING CEREMONY clearance sale (Click on the flyer at right) which, like clockwork, is happening this weekend, the last one before Labor Day. As the innovative retailer/wholesaler has become increasingly popular, its offsite final clearance sale has generated more interest and even longer lines. While it bounced around various Manhattan locations for several seasons, the sale has now comfortably settled into a regular location at the Williamsburg, Brooklyn club Villain. While the selection can be hit or miss, the process are usually exceptional, especially on Sunday when they typically get another deep discount. The good news is that the weather looks favorable through the weekend, so make sure to have a good audiobook loaded on your phone.

Although OC tends to cap off the clearance season,that's not the only sale around this week. THE SHOE BOX has taken over 260 Fifth Avenue through the weekend with its seasonal blowout of shoes and more shoes along with apparel and handbags. 

Emerging designer ROSETTA GETTY will be opening her showroom today only for 80% savings on apparel and swimwear, and popular contemporary brand TUCKER will be taking up to a whopping 90% off its wares in the far western reaches of Chelsea on Friday and Saturday.


THIS WEEK ONLINE:

Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, John Varvatos, Tumi, Trina Turk & More In This Week's Flash Sales

Here is your weekly sampling of some of the brands you can expect to find on the bigger online Flash Sale Sites this week. You should click over to the sites themselves for a full schedule of events, and be sure to check for the correct start time for each sale. Shop well!

GILT GROUPE
Saint Laurent, Max Mara, Lucca Couture, Wolford, LK Bennett, Salvatore Ferragamo Watches, Current Elliott, Opening Ceremony, Saks Fifth Avenue Men's Collection, Prada, Diesel, Tom Ford, John Varvatos, Giorgio Brutini, Rebecca Taylor, Grey State, Hunter Boots —join HERE
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Furla, Mario Valentino, Michael Stars, Escada, Samsonite & Hartmann, Le Creuset, Frette, Cuisinart, Shun Cutlery, Lafayette 148, Mariposa, Kenneth Jay Lane, TART Collections, Stride Rite, Kerastase —join HERE
HAUTE LOOK
Trina Turk, Aquatalia, Milly, Autumn Cashmere, Unsimply Stitched, TUMI, Elie Tahari, Meghan LA, ALDO, Joseph Abboud, Diesel Watches, Juicy Couture, Ella Moss, Dolce Vita, Rogue, Members Only, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Andrew Christian —join HERE

SAMPLE CIRCUIT:

Sachin + Babi, Bonobos & Jack Rogers Lead This Week's Sample Sales

Mid-August is not typically high season for sample sales, but the shopping circuit is not totally on hiatus. it turns out that there still are a few coveted labels with stock to get rid of just in time for a late-summer wardrobe boost.

Popular contemporary designer label SACHIN + BABI is in the middle of a three-day sale in the Garment District featuring 80% discounts on samples and stock for anyone in need (or want) of a chic late-summer party frock through Wednesday

Starting today, the standard-bearer for well-fitting men's trousers, BONOBOS has returned to 260 Fifth Avenue and will be offering its full range of apparel and accessories from the Spring-Summer season at deep discounts and typically including some excellent deals through Sunday

Classic summer sandal brand JACK ROGERS is once again opening its showroom to offer its famous woven leather slides among other accessories, handbags and apparel from a host of contemporary labels starting today through Friday —just in time to grab one more pair of thongs for the last few weeks of Summer.

For one day only, model Liya Kebede will be offering savings on her own Ethiopia-based label LEMLEM which includes contemporary sportswear and dresses in vibrant prints and colors.

See out SALE ROLL sidebar at left for more details as well as any late-breaking sales we discover. Next week, look for scheduled sales from The Shoe Box and Dolce Vita and more as we head toward Labor Day.


THIS WEEK ONLINE:

Dior, Margiela, Balenciaga & Burberrey lead This Weeks Flash Sales + Adidas, TOD's, DVF, Tory Burch & More

Here is your weekly sampling of some of the brands you can expect to find on the bigger online Flash Sale Sites this week. You should click over to the sites themselves for a full schedule of events, and be sure to check for the correct start time for each sale. Shop well!

GILT GROUPE
Puma, Christian Dior, 3x1 Denim, Maiden Lane Shoes, Maison Margiela, Balenciaga, Antonio Maurizi, Burberry, Arthur Marder Fine Jewelry, Likely, Sea Bleu Cashmere, Giuseppe Zanotti, Unsimply Stitched —join HERE
RUE LA LA
TUMI, Velvet by Graham & Spencer, Legacybox, Breville, Fitz & Floyd, Longchamp, TOD's, Givenchy Beauty, Cinzia Rocca, Free People, Hart Schaffner Marx, Nambé, Tory Burch, Chloé Sunglasses —join HERE
HAUTE LOOK
DL 1961, Sorel, Calvin Rucker, Diane von Furstenberg Sun, Kenneth Cole, Spyder, Soul Star, Adidas, Seven7, Tiare Hawaii, Anna Beck Jewelry, Velvet by Graham & Spencer, CHARLES by Charles David, Thomas Wylde, Smashbox, Josie Maran, Magnanni Shoes, Simon Spurr, Sanuk —join HERE

THIS WEEK ONLINE:

Jimmy Choo, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Maui & Sons & More In This Week's Flash Sales

Here is your weekly sampling of some of the brands you can expect to find on the bigger online Flash Sale Sites this week. You should click over to the sites themselves for a full schedule of events, and be sure to check for the correct start time for each sale. Shop well!

GILT GROUPE
Jimmy Choo, Versace Watches, Young Fabulous & Broke, CHARLES by Charles David, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Millburn Co., Marc Jacobs, Marissa Webb, Helmut Lang, Maison Père, Haute Hippie, Nanette Lepore, Ben Sherman, Alexander McQueen, Sundek, Happy Socks —join HERE
RUE LA LA
Badly Mischka, The FLEXX, Judith Ripka, Jimmy Choo, UGG, OXO & Dyson, Tahari ASL, KEDS, Skinn Cosmetica, Peter Millar, Bulgari, Charriol —join HERE
HAUTE LOOK
TOMS, Levi's, LOVE Moschino, Robert Graham, The North Face, Liebeskind Berlin, Reef, Olive & Oak, Cult of Individuality, Nike Eyewear, Tommy Hilfiger, James Perse, Burberry Sunglasses, Timberland, Wolford, MAUI & Sons —join HERE