It may be Monday, but the week is shaping up to be killer for sales. Starting Wednesday, the city is a bonanza of bargains from Opening Ceremony and Rebecca Minkoff to Tibi and Tocca.
Alas, while some blogs have been reporting that Christian Louboutin would be hosting a press preview and public sample sale, this appears to be not the case. We heard from the source that there is, indeed, an event, but it's going to be very strictly invitation-only. The good news is, there's plenty of sales to ease the loss.
Bag sales have abounded lately, with Rebecca Minkoff offering great sample sale prices - coveted styles will go for nearly half price, in ranges dipping to the $200's - for a happy hump day.
155 Fifth Avenue: Wednesday, May 12, 10am-7pm.
Welcome to the sample-sale mix the Olympics of highly fashion-centric shppers. The Opening Ceremony sale offers up prime deals 60-90 percent off retail - which is, in this case, practically free - on coveted labels like Rachel Comey, Vena Cava Proenza Schouler and so many more.
33 Howard Street: May 13-16; Thursday-Saturday, 11AM-8PM; Sunday, 12-7PM.
There's one more day to stock up on Gilded Age jeans, jackets, shirts, and shorts for up to 80 percent off. 580 Broadway, 9th Floor Suite 912: Monday, May 10, 10AM-7PM
Monday goes from manic to MaxMara, as the brand kicks off a work-week's-worth of discounts 50-80 percent off regular prices - dresses normally priced near $1,000 will go between $199-$299.
317 W. 33rd Street: Monday, May 10-14; Monday-Thursday, 9AM-6:30PM; Friday, 9AM-5PM
Summer temps are perfect for Tibi's splashy prints and swingy silhouettes, which will be available at up to 70% off retail, just in time for the season's sunset cocktail party circuit.
Coolture Showroom, 409 W. 39th Street: May 12-15, Wednesday, 1-6PM; Thursday-Friday, 10AM-6PM; Saturday, 10AM-4PM.
The sweetly vintage-inspired separates and swim are being sold for 50-80 percent off full price this week, in an equally sweet range of $250-$100.
542 W. 22nd Street: May 11-14, 10AM-7PM
Feminine dresses, skirts, sweaters and more are marked down up to 50-60 percent off - the Sunset Tweed Day Dress is $450 down from $995 and the Cashmere Boyfriend Cardigan regularly priced at $550 is discounted to $195, among other deals.
224 W. 30th, 13th Floor: May 12-14; May 12, 9AM-7PM; May 13, 10AM-6PM; May 14, 10AM-5PM
Pretty italiano-spring apparel, perfume-y beauty and sweet baby stuff will all be available for 50-85 percent discounts this week, so it's the perfect time to stock up on the label's serene sundresses and such.
542 W. 22nd Street: May 12-14, 11:30AM-7PM
TWINKLE BY WENLAN
Spritely fashions from the newly 10-year-old label abound for lovely prices discounted upwards of 50 percent. Highlights include trend-centric silk skinny pants and drop-waist dresses.
545 Eighth Avenue: May 13-14, 10AM-7PM