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Sale Shopping This Weekend With Hickey Freeman, Soulcycle & Wolford

We are a little late this week with the Sample Sale update, but there is still plenty of bargain opportunity through what is expected to be a balmy Fall Weekend. Here are a few highlights:

Serious businessmen, or anyone who just needs a decent suit will be flocking to Soiffer Haskin for HICKEY FREEMAN's season blowout. They may not have the trendies suits, but you can count on them being elegant and worth the investment to last through a fleeting trend. Multiple shopping will pay off with three suits for $400 each or three Sportcoats for $250 each, and we are talking about items that can easily run between $1,000 to $1,500 and up.

Luxury hosiery mainstay WOLFORD is in residence at 260 Fifth Avenue through Saturday ready for customers stocking up on luxury leggings and other sleek bodywear.

Fitness cult chain SOULCYCLE is back at 260SampleSale's Greene Street outpost more another blowout on fitness apparel and gear whether you like to toil away on a stationary bike or one that actually moves through space. Shop through Sunday. NOTE - A "buy 5 items get one free" promo was just added.

Starting today, perennial favorite JAMES PERSE is throwing a four-day sample sale through Sunday in NoHo. Look for racks of casual tees, knitwear and easy apparel in muted colors that one can never have too much of. Generally, a limited selection of shoes and accessories are on hand at his sales as well along with a smattering of home furnishings.

Keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for updated hours and locations as well as any late-breaking events. Next week, prepare for some heavy hitter sales from Oscar de la Renta, Rebecca Minkoff, Elie Tahari and more.


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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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.