I’m going to be visiting New York on Sept 1. Do you think I’m going to get super bottom of the barrel stuff because of the season change ? or do you think there will still be a good deal of stuff to buy up.
There will still be stuff on sale for sure but, I think that sales definitely tend to come to an end near the end of August. Unfortunately you may be looking at some bottom of the barrel sale merchendise. I would still assume that stores will have some sale section or rack still going. On the good side, it will probably be on mega sale, the most they plan on marking it down, so you might get better deals. You may however have to do some extra digging to find some good pieces. Definitely go down to SoHo and check the boutiques you may get lucky. I would also highly suggest searching out sample sales. If you head down to SoHo you can almost find a sample sale every time!
Here are some going on during your visit:
The Barneys Warehouse Sale is nearing its end during your visit. Some New Yorkers do all there shopping at these sales! Get ready to push for men’s and women’s clothing, footwear, accessories, baby stuff, and housewares at 50-75 percent off. It goes from Aug. 16 to Sept. 3. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 10:00a.m.-7:00p.m. It’s located at 255 W. 17th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves. (212-450-8700). They replenish the merchandise daily so you could still find some good items.
This is also the time of the year for the Showroom Seven Sample Sale, it takes place from Sept. 4 to Sept. 14th. Weekdays & Saturdays 10:00am to 7:00pm. Cash, Visa, M/C and Amex. (Photo ID required for building access) Here you can get designer sportswear and accessories at wholesale & below. Brands include: A&G Cashmere, Charlotte Solnicki, Charlotte Ronson, Clarendon, Erickson Beamon, Issa, Margret Loves…, Mona & Holly, Orla Kiely, Romeo &Juliet Couture, Sharon Wauchob, Soundgirl, Tara Subkoff for Easy Spirit, Tony Cohen, Vintage Frocks, and tons more. It’s located at 498 Seventh Ave. 24th Floor (b/t. 36th and 37th) Showroom Seven
Check out dailycandy.com for updates on Sample Sales.
Also if you are unfamiliar with shopping in New York City remember that there is no sales tax on clothing and accessories under $110.00. (That’s per item) So it’s great to do tons of shopping at your regular stores like Urban Outfitters or H&M (where all items are under $110) because your not paying tax like you would at home. (You’ll also almost always find great sales at these stores) Also shopping at stores like H&M in the city is most likely different from your home town. Places like NYC and Chicago have much bigger selections! Also not all stores carry the co-designer collections but you’ll definitely find them at the H&Ms in NYC.
p.s. Check Macy’s they are bound to have some great deals!
Hope that helps, have a great time in NYC! Please leave comments on other tips and tricks you may have that might help our friend out!