Jonathan Simkhai, Tanya Taylor, Oak's Jeff Madalena and Cooper & Ella's Kara Mendelsohn weigh in.
It's Columbus Day and you know what that means: SALE! And, hey, even if you don't have the day off (tragic), that doesn't mean you can't sneak in a little online shopping time. Click through to see the our full list.
Everyone loves Memorial Day because it marks the start of the summer (and because of the long weekend!), but finding something to wear to a barbecue c
Oak Deal: 30% off edgy men's and women's clothing, as well as assorted accessories. Sale goes to 40% off on July 4th, then increases to 50% off later in the month. When/Where: Thursday, June 23rd through Friday, July 22nd. Mon—Sat 11am—8pm, Sun 11am—7pm. 28 Bond Street between Lafayette St and Bowery (212-677-1293) Link: www.oaknyc.com Ends: Friday, 22 Jul 2011 Tim Hamilton, Tom Scott Deal: 60% to 70% off men's and women's apparel plus footwear. When/Where: Thursday, July 21st to Saturday, July 23rd. Thurs—Fri 9:30am—7pm, Sat 11am—5pm. 508-526 West 26th St between 10th and 11th Aves, fifth floor, suite 5B (917-355-4517) Link: www.timhamilton.com, www.tomscottnyc.com Ends: Saturday, 23 Jul 2011 Billy Reid Deal: Up to 75% off men's and women's outerwear, suiting, knits, shirting, accessories, and dresses. Also, get deals on Earnest Sewn and Oliver Rayn. When/Where: Wednesday, July 20 through Sunday, July 24. Wed—Sat 10:30am—7pm; Sun 10:30am—6pm. Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave between 15th and 16th Sts (no phone) Link: www.billyreid.com Ends: Sunday, 24 Jul 2011
Oak Deal: 25% off select Oak and A.OK basics and denim for spring When/Where: Friday, March 18 through Friday, March 25. Mon—Sat 11am—8pm, Sun 11am—7pm. Noho: 28 Bond St between Lafayette St and Bowery (212-677-1293.) Williamsburg: 208 N. 8th St between Driggs and Roebling St (718-782-0521) Link: www.oaknyc.com Ends: Friday, 25 Mar 2011 Sirene Collection Deal: Up to 85% off stock from the swimwear website at their first annual sample sale. Labels include Lisa Marie Fernandez, Mara Hoffman, and Zimmerman, and prices range from $15—$150. When/Where: Friday, March 25 through Saturday, March 26. Fri noon—7pm, Sat noon—5pm. 250 W. 39th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, suite 507 (no phone) Link: www.sirenecollection.com Ends: Saturday, 26 Mar 2011
Norma Kamali Deal: Up to 95% off sleeping bag coats, gowns, loungewear, and jersey dresses in this Black Friday follow-up to Wednesday's one-day sale When/Where: Friday, November 26, 10am—6pm. 11 W. 56th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-957-9797) Oak Deal: 30% off everything in-store plus online deals on select items from 6am to noon every day. Click here for the full schedule. When/Where: Friday, November 26 through Monday, November 29. Fri—Sat 11am—8pm, Sun 11am—7pm. Noho: 28 Bond St between Lafayette St and Bowery (212-677-1293.) Williamsburg: 208 N.8th St between Driggs Ave and Roebling St (718-782-0521) Screaming Mimi's Deal: 15% off all hats, bags, and vintage jewelry, 10% off fur bests, and other markdowns throughout the store When/Where: Friday, November 26 through Sunday, November 30. Fri—Sat noon—8pm, Sun 1pm—7pm. 382 Lafayette St between Great Jones and E 4th Sts (212-677-6464) AllSaints Deal: 25% off everything online and in-store. (Online sale begins Thursday, November 25.) When/Where: Friday, November 26 through Sunday, December 5. Soho: Mon—Sat 10am—9pm, Sun 11am—8pm. 512 Broadway between Spring and Broome Sts (646-862-1832.) MePa: Mon—Sat 11am—8pm, Sun 11am—7pm. 415 W. 13th St between Ninth Ave and Washington St (no phone)
We cannot believe Fashion's Night Out is really here. Something like a thousand shopping events are actually happening. Tonight. And they all sound amazing and, in New York, whether they're uptown or downtown, you probably want to go to all of them. While that is simply unrealistic, we are getting some help from Volkswagon, who are providing us with a fancy new 2011 Jetta to transport us and our shopping bags around what in a few short hours will be a total shitshow of a city. Jealous? Don't be - From now until 12:00 a.m., shoppers can visit two Volkswagen Style Express locations for a ride uptown or downtown in the all-new 2011 Jetta: 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues; and Greene Street between Spring and Prince Streets. If these end up running smoothly and often, it's probably your best bet if you want to play ping pong at Barneys before getting a manicure at the Soho Chanel store.
OAK Deal: Up to 60-80% off clothing from the likes of Hyden Yoo, Pleasure Principle, Gar-de, Osborne shoes, Kontorsion, Mary Meyer, Chrishabana, Life After Denim, and Tim Hamilton Redux, plus discounts on damaged (but easily fixed) pieces from the Oak warehouse When/Where: Friday, July 9 through Monday, July 12. Daily 11am—8pm. 28 Bond St between Lafayette and Bowery, New York. (212-677-1293) Ted Baker London Deal: Deals on clothing from the British label, including women's leather jackets for $300 (down from $695) and men's sport jackets for $125 When/Where: Wednesday, July 7 through Sunday, July 18. Mon—Sat 11:30am—7pm, Sun noon—6pm. 107 Grand St at Mercer St, New York. (212-343-8989) Gargyle Deal: Up to 50% off clothing and shoes from designers like Acne, Karen Walker, United Bamboo and Rachel Comey When/Where: Ongoing. Mon—Sun 10am—6pm. 16A Orchard St between Hester and Canal Sts, New York (917-470-9367), and online.
We normally leave the sample sale news to our good friends at Racked, but Oak's sample/overstock sale--which runs July 9-July 12 at the lower level of chainlet's 28 Bond Street location--is too good not to mention. Seriously: If you live in the Tri-State area, it's probably worth traveling into Manhattan. Especially if you're into any of the following designers:
Oak Deal: 40% off edgy stock from designers like Jeffrey Campbell, Acne, and Surface to Air. Discount drops to 50% off after Friday, July 2. When/Where: Through Friday, July 9. Mon—Sat 11am—8pm, Sun 11am—7pm. Manhattan: 28 Bond St between Bowery and Lafayette St (212-677-1293). Brooklyn: 208 N. 8th Street between Roebling St. and Driggs Ave, New York. (718-782-0521) Agent Provocateur Deal: 50% off select styles, including Chrystalina, in purple (undies for $40, bra for $80, suspender for $50); the Kerry bikini (top for $90, brief for $60), the Nikita (bra for $80, thong for $40), and so on. When/Where: Starts Thursday, July 1. 7961 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles. Diesel Deal: Clothing, shoes, bags and acessories from Diesel, Diesel Black Gold and 55DSL starting at $30 for jeans to $100 for Black Gold label bags. Cash only. When/Where: Tuesday, June 29 through Wednesday, June 30. 10am—6pm. 220 W. 19th St, between 7th and 8th, 2nd Floor, New York. (212-835-9061)
Last night we scampered around Manhattan, desperate for some good people watching and some great fashion. Fortunately, we were graced with both. First, it was cocktails at Prada on Madison Ave., where those involved with charity New Yorkers for Children gathered to take in gorgeous re-issued vintage Prada dresses--we were smitten with a long, lingerie-inspired number--and fall 2010 runway looks re-imagined in rich burgundy, slate and black duchess satin. (The latter will be loaned by Prada to several women attending the gala.) While we could have stayed at Prada all night--sipping cocktails mixed by The Carlyle Hotel's famed bartender--Jason Wu was calling our names.
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