It’s a fierce week on the sample-sale circuit. In preparation, we recommend you (a) cancel all appointments, (b) strap on some comfy shoes, and (c) pillage your bank account (the landlord can wait).
For the boys:
What: Hugo Boss
When: May 16-18, 11-6; May 19, 11-5.
Where: 645 Fifth Avenue, near 51st Street, second floor.
What: Joseph Abboud
When: May 17-18, 9-6:30; May 19, 9-5:30.
Where: 560 Seventh Avenue, near 40th Street, second floor (212-586-9140).
For the girls:
What: Kostum (Sold at Barneys and Big Drop)
When: May 18-19, 10-7; May 22-24, noon-7.
Where: 231 West 39th Street, Suite 715 (212-840-3992).
Dresses ($50-$99), tops ($20-$50), pants and skirts ($30-$75).
What: Simon Showroom (Reps Paul & Joe, Petit Bateau, ShopGirl, Cashmere Studio)
When: May 18-20, noon-6.
Where: 95 Fifth Avenue, third floor (212-242-1565).
Tops from $15, skirts from $50; cash only.
What: LYNK Showroom (Reps Beverly Mehl, Jill Michelle, Kieran, Pixie Yates, Skimpies, Susan Bessire)
When: May 18-19, May 22-24, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: 231 West 39th Street, Suite 716 (212-921-0106).
Dresses ($70-90), skirts ($50-70), tops ($20-40); cash only.
What: TIBI and Shoshanna
When: May 15-18, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 231 West 39th Street, Suite 1012 (212-719-3601).
Dresses ($60-80), tanks tops ($25-50), cotton capris (from $40).
To be had by all:
What: Onward Kashiyama USA (American distributor for Helmut Lang, Alexander McQueen, ICB, Michael Kors, Paul Smith, and Tocca)
When: May 17-24 , 11-6. By invitation only. Best of luck.
Where: 1 East 27th Street, second floor (212-629-6100).
What: Staff USA Inc. (Reps New York Industrie, Bella Freud, Clements Ribeiro, Costume National, and others)
When: May 18-20, 11-7
Where: 495 Broadway, between Broome and Spring Streets, eighth floor (212-925-9700).