A big "thanks!" to Cortney who let us know that J.Crew will be having a "sample sale" (clothes for women, men, Crewcuts, including shoes and accessories) starting January 21st (click here for more info). Cortney also shares with us that "there has never been a public sample sale before", so this is very exciting news! :)
Clothingline describes sample sales as the following:
The term Sample Sale originally meant a sale of designer's samples. Samples are what designers use to show their collection to buyers and owners of retail stores. At the end of a season, the designer no longer has a need for these samples. So, once or twice a year they sell the samples to the public, where they usually would be sold at wholesale prices. Usually, the selection would be limited in pieces and sizes.
Today, many of these designers have taken this one giant step forward... Stock Sales. After a manufacturer has shipped their merchandise to their stores, there is usually inventory leftover. This leftover merchandise is often supplied to us, to be featured in one of our stock sales. Our Stock Sales are open to the public, where you can find the latest fashions, from the top designers at savings from 50% to 80% below retail prices.
The address for the location is:
261 W 36th Street (between 7th & 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10018
If you live in the area (or are visiting NYC in January), are you planning to attend J.Crew's sample sale? If so, please let us know about the event! :)