NYC sample sales coming up (mid-Nov..+beyond)

  1. Rebecca Taylor
    Nov. 12, 1-8 p.m.; Nov. 13, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 145 W. 18th St. (212) 399-0339.

    Cynthia Steffe, 40% off wholesale
    Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 550 Seventh Ave., 10th floor. (212) 403-6200.

    Nov. 14-15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 231 W. 39th St., suite 422.

    MINT Jodi Arnold fall collection up to 75% off retail.
    Nov. 13-14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 230 W. 39th St., (2nd floor).

    Lela Rose 70% off retail.
    Nov. 15 and 16, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., 224 W. 30th St., 13th floor. (212) 925-7200

    Ports 1961, trench coats originally $1000 will be $199. cashmere knits were $500, now just $99.
    Nov. 29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 601 W. 26th St., 8th floor., Ste. 875. (212) 414-1050.

    Rafe up to 70% off
    Dec. 5-7, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 85 Fifth Ave. (12th floor), at 16th St.
  2. Thanks for posting
  3. Ports.
  4. Can you tell me more about Ports? I've read about them, but am not too familiar with their product. I think they are very well-made but also on the pricey side. Do you think it would be a good place for an xmas present for my mother and MIL?

  5. Thanks so much!!
  6. I have a few pieces including a spring/summer dress that I love...they are classic and of very fine quality. If you love designers such as Calvin Klein and Narcisco Rodriguez you would most likely love Ports. I would say updated classics and certainly on the pricey side but less expensive than the above mentioned designers. I think anyone with great taste would love anything from this line as a gift.
  7. Oh man, I really wished I lived in NYC sometimes! I would love to go to the Rebecca Taylor and Mint sample sales. I think I'll e-mail them and ask if they would be willing to take out-of-state orders!
  8. i went to the mint sale about a year and a half ago, and was not impressed with the prices. everything was still $150 and more. they did have a lot of merch there though -- coats, blouses, skirts, etc. but i can get in-season stuff for around $150 online with a discount code. i'm still going to go this week though. ha.
  9. i've been to several of their sales, and i don't think this is true. i've bought several gorgeous tops for $75 each (which is around 75% off) and a skirt for $50. only the dress and coats were $95-150, which i think is fair.

    i like the sales because they're organized, even though there's the usual dressing room situation (people trying on behind a rack of clothes).
  10. did you go to the sale toward the beginning or the end? i went on the first day and was really discouraged. if i had found tops or skirts for less than $100 i would have definitely bought some, but i was just appalled by how a tanktop (albeit very nice and embellished) was over $100 at a sample sale. i agree about their orderliness though -- extremely neat and organized, and they were OK with people trying on clothes behind the racks.
  11. here's some more sample sales:

    11/12/2007 - 11/14/2007
    8:00am - Rebecca Taylor and Repetto Sample and Stock Sale, Savvy, 145 West 18th Street between 6th & 7th Aves, NYC

    11/13/2007 - 11/16/2007
    10:30pm - Ted Baker London Showroom Sale, 215 Park Avenue between 17th & 18th Streets, 20th floor, NYC
    Cash and Check (with 2 forms of ID) only.
    Tuesday, November 13th, 10:30am - 12:30pm Friends and Family.
    Tuesday, November 13th, 12:30pm - 7:30pm
    Wednesday, November 14th, 11:00am - 7:00pm
    Thursday, November 15th, 11:00am - 7:00pm
    Friday, November 16th, 10:00am - 1:00pm

    11/13/2007 - 11/14/2007
    10:00am - Soundgirl Sample Sale, Soundgirl Showroom, 1385 Broadway, between 37th & 38th, 5th floor, NYC
    Fall and Holiday Samples. Plus some stock!!! 50% off retail prices
    PAYMENT METHOD: Cash or Credit

    11/13/2007 - 11/16/2007
    10:00am - Ben Sherman Sample Sale, 261 West 36th St, 2nd floor, NYC
    Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 - 6:45pm. Wednesday and Friday 10:00-5:45pm.
    Payment Accepted: Cash, VISA, MC, AMEX. No Checks.

    11/15/2007 - 11/16/2007
    9:00am - Philippe Adec Fall Stock & Sample Sale, 213 West 35th Street, between 7th & 8th Aves, 7th Floor, NYC
    CASH ONLY. 65% OFF RETAIL. Sizes: 2-12 and 1-4. Final sale. No exchanges.
    11/15/2007 - 11/16/2007
    9:00am - Swiss Watch Sale, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St between 6th & 7th, 4th floor, NYC
    November 15th: 9:00am - 8:00pm
    November 16th: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    Name brands such as Swatch, Rado, Longines, Tissot, Flik Flak, Timberland, and More.

    11/15/2007 - 11/18/2007
    8:00am - True Religion Outwear 4 Stroke Denim Sample and Stock Sale, Savvy, 145 West 18th Street between 6th & 7th Aves, NYC

    11/15/2007 - 11/18/2007
    What Goes Around Comes Around 2nd Annual Fall Sale, 351 West Broadway, between Grand and Broome Streets, NYC
    Shop vintage printed t-shirts, leather jackets, dresses and coats as well as Fall 07 Collection pieces at 50-90% off!

    11/27/2007 - 11/29/2007
    8:00am - Tracy Reese Sample and Stock Sale, Savvy, 145 West 18th Street between 6th & 7th Aves, NYC
    American Express, Mastercard, and Visa accepted.

    11/28/2007 - 11/30/2007
    10:00am - Sylvia Heisel Sample Sale, Sylvia Heisel Showroom, 214 West 39th Street, NYC
    80% to 90% below retail or more.
  12. That Rafe sale is tempting. I can't wait for the Barney's Warehouse sale.
  13. Rebecca Taylor was a huge disappoitment and this is coming from their biggest fan. the prices weren't great and they had these weird grey and also ivory coats that looked like the beginnings of a fab rt coat. I have an ivory coat in the same form from 2 years ago and there is a velvet waist band beautiful crystal buttons etc -all the rt normal embellisshments. This ivory coat in the form of a rt peacoat has weird same fabric buttons - it looked like a coat form and i never saw in the store or online. Oh well ---
  14. I went to the Rebecca Taylor and thought it was ok. I agree that some of the coats were odd, but the black shawl collar coat was very nice - same one as Shopbop, Saks & Neimans. They had some other normal style coats too. Lots of current season tops, blouses, sweaters, pants & skirts. Not bad, but color selection was boring. Prices that I remember were:
    Coats $175
    Pants $75
    Blouses $109
    Sweaters $109
    Hosiery $5
    Knit tights $30
  15. i went to three today:

    blumarine, at 30 w57th:
    really overpriced still. the ad said things would be around $65 to $100... that would be the two racks of underwear and bathing suits by the door that had glitter and "B"s and rhinestones all over. there were really just three racks of blumarine stuff, a lot of couture-looking items and party dresses that ranged from $750 to $1100. the rest of the sale were other italian brands like anna pollini, etc. not worth it.

    mint: once again, disappointed by the prices. fall07 was 50% off retail; winter was 30%, and holiday was 20% off. basically fall tops were around $150, pants $160, dresses were $240 and coats were around $250 as well. the holiday dresses were beautiful but still too much since they were close to $400 after the discount.

    ben sherman/evisu: prices were good as usual but every year on the last day the discount is bigger (usually 5 items or $100). the ben sherman stock wasn't great - a rack of tees/polo shirts; a rack of women's button downs; a rack of blazers/coats. they have a blazer that looks like the balenciaga/j.crew one with the piping and the emblem, but the only two color combos left were weird: dark grey and navy piping or olive green with coral piping. that was $65. there was a lot more men's stuff for ben sherman but i didn't look at it. evisu was mostly jeans, but they had a really cute sweater coat with a belt and bows for $75.

    man, i'm tired. did anyone look at the repetto stock while at rebecca taylor?