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Hi Shophounders. Remember us? We are still alive, here, momentarily waking from a deep sleep brought on, we think, by a witch or a disgruntled retail hag. While we are waiting for a prince, or a frog or really anyone... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2020 at The Shophound
Image via Much loved French footwear designer Robert Clergerie will launch the label's first New York sample sale today. Now known as Clergerie Paris, the brand will take up residence in the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea for a three-day... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at The Shophound
It has been a while since The Shophound has stumbled upon an Adidas Sample Sale. The last one we went to was years ago when it was a relatively quiet affair held in the brand's showroom above it's Broadway flagship... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at The Shophound
Like the most trustworthy clockwork, the Gant Sample Sale will return for some late-summer bargain shopping on Tuesday August 20th at 260SampleSale's namesake NoMad location. As usual, one can expect a vast selection of classic sportswear with a very subtle... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2019 at The Shophound
image: After seasons of off-site operations like a lengthy stint with 260SampleSales and a few runs at Industry City in Sunset Park, the Steven Alan Sample Sale will be returning to its original location at the brand's showroom on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2019 at The Shophound
With little fanfare, Saks Fifth Avenue has shuttered its much ballyhooed Brookfield Place Women's store. Last Saturday, January 5th, was its last day of business, and shoppers were not exactly swarming. Saks spokespeople are now calling the store a "test... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at The Shophound
It's not the busiest time of year for sample sales here in mid-January, but it's not totally dead either. While there are some very good deals to be had at regular retail stores' final clearance sales (can you beat 60%... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at The Shophound
It seems like this is the week for extra bonus sales. In addition to the previously announced Hugo Boss Holiday Sale, the folks at Privé have announced a last minute VINCE. sale of menswear only starting tomorrow the 20th through... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at The Shophound
The Sample Sale schedule may have lightened up a bit for the last week before Christmas, but it is not on a Winter break just yet. Some heavy hitters will be making extra appearances to make the most of last... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2018 at The Shophound
UPDATE: As if three covetable Italian luxury brands aren't enough, Tuesday morning brings the news that LUCIANO BARBERA is joining the sale schedule this week with a seven-day sale at its showroom near Rockefeller Center beginning on Thursday. If you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2018 at The Shophound
Holiday shopping at Sample Sales can be tricky. There are no returns or exchanges, but when you know you have found the right gift, it's worth the risk. Or maybe, you aren't shopping for gifts. It's OK. We can admit... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at The Shophound
Hi Shophounders. We have been a bit quiet over here for a while, but the peak of the Sample Sale season is upon us, and we are doing our best to keep up with the chaos in our SALE ROLL... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at The Shophound
Today, our friends at RACKED published their final post. In the future, its content will be absorbed by "The Goods" by Vox, the media property that acquired the websites created by the Curbed blog network a few years ago. Racked's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at The Shophound
Image: After what has been decades of re-positioning and revamping, the erstwhile paragon of New York chic, Henri Bendel, will be closing its doors by the end of January. All 25 locations of the retailer will be shuttered by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at The Shophound
Yes, The Shophound isn't dead, we have just been taking something of a summer vacation, processing the sad news that one of New York's iconic department stores, Lord & Taylor is shuttering its Fifth Avenue flagship while two major new... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at The Shophound
If the legendary Christmas displays do appear in Lord & Taylor's historic Fifth Avenue flagship windows this year, they will be the store's last. After selling the actual building to the voracious real estate consumer WeWork, the department store's parent... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at The Shophound
The steady stream of spring sample sales flows on as shoppers lined up today on Houston Street to gain entry to MARA HOFFMAN's sale this morning in SoHo. They will likely be swarming through the weekend as the increasingly popular... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at The Shophound
It's a cavalcade of designers going head to head with sample sales today and for the rest of the week. Let's dive in while the merchandise is fresh. TUESDAY MAY 15 This is one busy Tuesday with several big draws... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at The Shophound
Yes, folks, the sample sale season has heated up. Last week we saw crowd packers like Herschel Supply and a triple hitter including S'well, Nest and Moleskine, and this week we have volume, volume volume with every venue full as... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at The Shophound
Photo courtesy of MUJI Has really been over 10 years since the Japanese concept retailer MUJI made its American debut on a slightly offbeat block of Broadway in SoHo? That was way back in November of 2017, and since then,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at The Shophound
The doors are finally open at Nordstrom's first New York City store. It has been a long wait for the company to finally enter the city, and though it has already opened a series of off-price Nordstrom Rack stores here,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at The Shophound
It's been a tedious wait for the Trader Joe's on Columbus Avenue to open, and while it hasn't happened yet, we are getting close. This week, we saw the sign being affixed above the future store's entrance at Columbus Avenue... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at The Shophound
it's been a relatively quiet few months on the Sample Sale front, but it's about time for that to change as retailers are closing in on cancellation dates for Spring deliveries, and designers are getting ready to unload overstock and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at The Shophound
All Images: It's a collection for fans made by a fan. Uniqlo's announcement that it was collaborating with Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier has caused a stir of excitement among the quiet but expansive base of customers who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at The Shophound
Well, you cannot say that he doesn't take full advantage of the element of surprise. Riccardo Tisci, who exited his star-making creative role at Givenchy just over a year ago, will step into the Chief Creative Officer role at Burberry,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2018 at The Shophound