…the best designer sales, discounts and invitation codes online

Designer Sample Sales

Designer sample sales are a great opportunity to pick up some fantastic fashion bargains. However, designer sample sales aren’t for everyone. As you know, designer clothes tend to run small, and as sample sales are limited, you may have trouble getting items in your size – particularly if you wear one of the most common dress sizes. However, if you’re tiny, designer sample sales can be fantastic.

If you’re looking for bargain designer accessories however, then sample sales are practically guaranteed to appeal to you. Whilst designer shoes again depend on size, jewelry, purses and other bags suit anyone and everyone. Sample sales are a great way to source rare and new premium designer accessories such as Fendi bags and Gucci purses in classic colours such as black and white. If you’re a fashionista who prefers to set trends and be seen with the latest designer shoes or jeans, it’s definitely worth tracking down sample sales in your area to get huge discounts on premium brands.

Designer sample sales are often limited to big cities, meaning that LA sample sales and NYC sample sales are easier to come across but people in other areas may not be as lucky. This is where the internet comes in; you can track down tons of sample sales online. You have to be organised though as many online sample sales last a matter of hours (most frequently a day), so it’s important to sign up to as many newsletters as possible and check your emails on a regular basis so you don’t miss out. Subscribing to big fashion blogs and designer brands’ websites can also help you stay on top of web sample sales. However, remember that online designer sales sell out super fast and are even more competitive than exclusive offline sales.

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Discount Designer Handbags

We’ve seen some super cute designer handbags and messenger bags on sale recently, so we thought we’d share the links. You’ll have to move fast though or you’ll miss out! We’ve got Fendi, Dolce and Gabbana and Versace in classic red and black colours which will accessorize your outfits for a lifetime.

Designer bags are always investment pieces because they are much slower to date, will always fit, and suit women of any age. We love our shoes and our jewelry too, but there’s nothing quite like the look, feel and smell of a gorgeous designer handbag, messenger bag or clutch purse.

Check out our favourite designer bags of the week below!

Reduced Fendi Bag

[SOLD OUT]

This is such a classic style, and it’s versatile enough to go with anything you own. It’s a small purse, but will last you a lifetime and great for carrying your money and cell. Whenever you think ‘designer bag’, Fendi is always the first brand that comes to mind and it’s well-known for super high quality bags and the prominent Fendi logo.

Discounted Versace Bag

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You can save a stupidly good $1750 on this bag right now, so it’s definitely the time to buy! The bright red demands attention from everyone who sees it. Fantastic with bright red lipstick and red heels. Wearing a subtly coloured outfit (such as a black dress) will also help you set this Versace bag off properly and give it the prominence it deserves. Avoid wearing red clothes with this as it will be too ‘matchy’ and almost impossible to get the right shade to avoid clashing.

Clearance Fendi Bag

[SOLD OUT]

Another classic Fendi for those who like an understated and classy looking purse. It’s heavily discounted and won’t be around for long. A solid investment piece, this designer bag is absolutely beautiful and needs snapping up at this discount price!

Dolce & Gabbana Messenger Bag

[SOLD OUT]

This messenger bag is completely different to the others, but it’s a great practical choice for the office which is why we had to mention it. Perfect with a suit, and great if you have a lot of of things to carry around such as notebooks, laptops, paper, files, documents and other work essentials.

Edit: This post has been updated to reflect the fact that unfortunately these bags are no longer available. Sorry girls!

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Sample Sales and Overstock Sales

Sample sales and overstock sales are very different types of designer sales, so it’s important to know the difference between the two to ensure you know what to expect.

Sample sales are very exclusive. They aren’t often well publicised, and offline sample sales are usually kept very secret and low key. Sample sales can be found in fashion forward cities such as LA, NYC, London and Paris.

The reason they are kept so exclusive is that they are often very small, with only a few pieces available in very limited sizes and colourways, so shoppers aren’t keen to share them in case they miss out. Designers don’t want the quality of their brands and collections to be diluted by offering too many cheap designer bags, designer jeans, accessories etc.

Overstock sales are almost the opposite. They occur when a designer label has too much stock and wants to get rid of it as easily and quickly as possible. At that stage, any money for otherwise worthless stock is worth it, otherwise they have to pay to store or transport the designer clothes and accessories to make room for new collections.

Overstock sales often happen at the turn of the fashion season, so if you only wear pieces from the latest season and runway styles, overstock sales probably aren’t for you. In some cases you may have to buy clothes, hats, boots and so on that you won’t get a chance to wear for several months or even a year depending on the sale and what’s on offer. However, if you like your brand names and don’t care about the season, overstock sales are great as they provide much more variety than sample sales.

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NYC Sample Sales 2012

nyc sample sales 2012 2012 is set to be the hottest year ever for fashion, and we’re looking forward to seeing what NYC has to offer this summer, fall and winter.

NYC sample sales are renowned for having the latest up and coming designers and fashions, so if you can make it to the Big Apple, you’d be unlucky to miss out such amazing bargains of up to 90% off the hottest designer shoes, bags, trousers, dresses and much more.

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Sample Sales 2012 in NYC

Here’s a list of the hottest NYC sample sales this year:

4th – 8th May 2012
David Lerner 60% off, cash only
413 West 14th Street, Suite 403
11am – 6pm

4th – 9th May 2012
Butter, Bettye Muller & Something Bleu shoes
307 7th Ave. (b/w 27th & 28th Sts), Suite 2307.
10 am- 7pm

8th – 10th May 2012
Nanette Lepore Sample Sale
225 W. 35th Street (Seventh & Eighth Aves), 4th Fl
Tues-Thurs, 9am – 7 pm

9th May 2012
Hanro of Switzerland
358 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, 6th Floor
8am – 6pm

9th May 2012
Furla sample sale with handbags, totes, clutches and more from just $19.
Clothingline 261 West 36th St, 2nd Floor (b/w 7th & 8th Aves)
11am – 7pm

9th – 11th May 2012
60-80% off Tocca’s ready-to-wear, beauty and bambini collections
542 W. 22nd St, 3rd Floor (b/w 10th & 11th Aves)
11am – 7pm

9th – 13th May 2012
Rebecca Minkoff
260 5th Ave (b/w 28th & 29th st.), Ground Floor.
Wed-Sat 10am – 8pm, Sun 10am – 4pm

10th May – 11th May 2012
Twinkle by Wenlan, Hunter Dixon, By Smith and Pinkyotto
545 8th Ave, 17th Floor (b/w 37th & 38th St).
10am – 6pm

16th – 20th May 2012
Theory Sample Sale
SSS Sample Sales
261 W 36th Street (7th & 8th Ave) 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018

What are you looking forward to most about NYC sample sales in 2012? Which designers are you hoping to bag bargains from? Let us know in the comments!

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