5 Consignment Boutiques for Sample Sale Junkies {NYC Edition}!

Did you miss your favorite fashion designer’s Fall/Winter 2012 sample sale? Have no fear, we’ve got 5 consignment boutiques for {NYC} sample sale junkies!

For Models off Duty

Ina is perhaps the most well known designer resale boutique in the city. Shop any one of their manhattan locations for current collection shoes, handbags and separates, from Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Zac Posen and Thakoon.

For Uptown Girls

La Boutique Resale In addition to a fabulous inventory of shoes from designers including Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin, La Boutique offers both current and vintage designer fashions from Chanel, Prada and Hermes.

For Happening 20 Somethings

Second Time Around Fresh from the sales floor at Barney’s Co-Op, STA is a one-stop shop for followers of contemporary lines like Marni, Dries Van Noten and Vince. Whether you’re looking for a cocktail dress or a work horse piece, STA offers of the moment brands and even offers a frequent buyer card.

For The Designer Bag Lady

offers a mix of on-trend and classic pieces from designers like Rick Owens, Balenciaga and Lanvin. A premier new and used couture destination, Roundabout is yours truly’s favorite shop for shoes and handbags.

For Downtown Style Mavens

Resale Riches
Gently used gems from Alaia, Matt Bernson, and Gucci make Resale Riches Tribeca’s toast of consignment. Set apart by an appointment-only designer showroom, Resale Riches boasts an exclusive inventory for the most resourceful post-sample sale huntress.




{Style Intelligence} 7 Awesome Online Designer Sample Sales

Dot com sites are the new black for designer fashions at member’s-only prices. Because we love to spread the word, we’ve brought you the ultimate in exclusive shopping with 7 of the best online sample sales.

Gilt Groupe offers exclusive, invitation-only sales on stylish apparel for men, women and kids. How it works: Each 3-day sale begins at noon EST and features styles from designers like Derek Lam and Diane Von Furstenberg. Score an invite from a current member for access to top tier designer fashions.

Rue la la is an invitation-only retail destination for designer stylistas. How it Works: Members delight in private sale boutiques from brands like Whitney Eve and Candy Shoes. FYI: Rue La La’s semi-annual shoe sale is happening NOW!

ideeli is a members-only luxury shopping community offering premium merchandise and apparel at steller prices. How it Works: Sign up to become a member to earn up to 80 percent off on brands like Rebecca Minkoff and Calvin Klein, plus weekly giveaways.

Haute Look curates exclusive 12-48 hour private sales from luxury fashion and lifestyle brands like Elizabeth & James and Dolce Vita at up to 75 percent off retail price. How it Works: Join for free and receive email notification for the brand, start date & time of each sale.

Beyond The Rack is a private shopping club for men and women who die for designer brands at up to 80 percent off retail. How it Works: Members-only perks include daily, limited-time events featuring member-preferred brands starting at 11 am EST.

Editor’s Closet offers the creme de la creme in up and coming brands at 30 to 75 percent off. How it Works: Membership is free with referral with email notification within 48 hours of every sale.

Planet LuLu takes you there with 50 to 90 percent off groovy designer fashions. How it Works: Answer questions about your age and the fabulous city where you live in addition to designers preferences to create your own shopping experience. Plus, you can invite up to 6 friends for perks exclusive to Planet LuLu!

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