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The May sample sale season has started

The May sample sale season calendar is already packed with plenty of sales worth hitting up. Rebecca Minkoff kicks things off on Monday, and big ones like Manolo Blahnik, Loeffler Randall, Veda, Jonathan Adler, Gant, Christian Louboutin∗ all follow.

A few smaller sales that you should also swing by include Melissa Joy Manning, Gilded Age, Orla Kiely, Thakoon, Lenny Niemeyer (it’s also swim shopping season), and Adam Lippes. Keep checking back, because we’ll be updating this post as more flood in. As always, tips are welcome in the comments.

Thursday May 1st
Gilded Age: Up to 80% off men’s apparel; 580 Broadway [Dealfeed]
Madeline Weinrib: Up to 60% off pillows and more; 881 Broadway [Dealfeed]
Manolo Blahnik: Deep discounts on shoes; 65 W 54th St [Dealfeed]

Friday May 2nd
Melissa Joy Manning: Up to 75% off jewelry; 12 Wooster St [Dealfeed]
Orla Kiely: Up to 70% off RTW; 156 First Avenue [Dealfeed]

Sunday May 4th
Gabriella New York: 70% off bridal gowns; 155 Wooster St [Dealfeed]
Kenneth Cole: Discounts on clothing and more; 261 W. 36th St [Dealfeed]
VBH: Discounts on luxury handbags; 317 W. 33rd St [Dealfeed]
Cavalli Class: Deals on RTW and accessories; 37 W. 57th St [Dealfeed]

Monday May 5th
Nancy Gonzalez: 80% off exotic skin bags; 111 E. 59th St [Dealfeed]
Rebecca Minkoff: 75% of RTW, bags and shoes; 260 Fifth Ave [Dealfeed]
S.I.N.N: 70% off RTW and new designer items; 174 Fifth Ave [Dealfeed]
Amrita Singh: Discounts on women’s jewelry; 580 Broadway [Dealfeed]
Showroom Seven: Up to 70% off RTW and more; 263 Eleventh Ave [Dealfeed]

Tuesday May 6th
Bochic: Discounts on fine jewelry; 12 W. 57th St [Dealfeed]
Raoul: 75% of womenswear; 225 Fifth Ave [Dealfeed]
Thakoon, Thakoon Addition: Up to 80% off RTW; 225 Varick St [Dealfeed]

Wednesday May 7th
Butter, Something Bleu: Deals on women’s shoes; 307 Seventh Ave [Dealfeed]
Kokun: Deals on women’s sweaters; 237 W. 37th St [Dealfeed]
Lenny Niemeyer: Up to 75% off swim and more; 580 Broadway [Dealfeed]
Pas de Calais: Up to 80% off women’s RTW; 482 Broome St [Dealfeed]
Jane Post: Deals on women’s outerwear; 25 E. 77th St [Dealfeed]

Thursday May 8th
Staff USA: Deals on men’s and women’s apparel; 220 W. 19th St [Dealfeed]
Carlos Falchi: Up to 80% off bags; 209 W. 38th St [Dealfeed]

Sunday May 11th
Ports 1961: Up to 75% off menswear; 37 W. 57th St [Dealfeed]

Monday, May 12th
Christian Louboutin: Deals on shoes, invite only; 306 W. 38th St [Details]

Tuesday May 13th
Jonathan Adler: Up to 70% off home decor; 260 Fifth Ave [Dealfeed]
Adam Lippes: Up to 70% off women’s RTW; 32 Bank St [Dealfeed]
Gant: Up to 80% off men’s and women’s; 225 Fifth Ave [Dealfeed]

Thursday May 15th
Veda: 70% off women’s leather jackets and more; 412 Broadway [Dealfeed]
Loeffler Randall: Up to 60% off shoes and bags; 525 Broadway [Dealfeed]
Posh Fashion Sale: Discounts on designer apparel; 110 E. 60th St [Dealfeed]
Lipault, Knomo: Up to 70% off luggage and bags; 320 Fifth Ave [Dealfeed]

Sunday May 18th
Piazza Sempione: Up to 80% off women’s clothing; 37 W. 57th St [Dealfeed]

Friday May 30th
Babel Fair: Deep discounts on clothing; 260 Elizabeth St [Dealfeed]

VIA Racked


∗ the Christian Louboutin sample sale will reportedly begin on Monday, May 12th. According to Madison Avenue Spy: ” the sample sale will begin Monday, May 12th and run all week. Press invitations are scheduled to begin Wednesday, May 14th. Each press invitation no longer includes a guest.”
the sale will run from 9am to 5pm Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 3pm on Friday at the usual address, 306 W. 38th Street. You’ll be able to find it if you just keep your eyes peeled for the usual decoy sign.
As always, you need to be invited to get in, and to be invited, you either need to be a member of the media (not this media, though), chummy with a sales associate, an actual client of the brand—meaning you regularly buy them full price—or a celebrity (see here, here, and here.) We’ve also heard tales of people being able to charm their way in on the final days.
Anyone have an invite, with plans to check it out? Feel free to send any anonymous tips straight to the tipline.


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