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Like most employees in America — save for hardworking sales associates and other heroes who brave Black Friday — sample sales take Thanksgiving weekend off. But there are a few that are opening this weekend, all of which are offering discounts likely better than you'll find by lining up at a department store while it's still dark out.
See the five sales you can shop (plus what to expect) below, and check out our just-released December sample sales calendar to see what you'll be shopping after the holiday weekend.
Fred Perry: Over at the Surplus store in Brooklyn, bring along every family member that's in town for Thanksgiving to shop men's, women's, and kids apparel and accessories (plus shoes for men and women) for up to 80% off retail prices. The selection includes true samples among past seasons's collections, plus collaboration pieces made with a very wide range of characters, like Raf Simons and Amy Winehouse.
Friday, November 27th through Sunday, November 29th. Fri 10am—8pm, Sat—Sun 12pm—8pm. 306 Grand St between Roebling and Havemeyer sts, (347-689-2096)
Linder: The menswear store in Soho is continuing its sample sale through the holiday weekend — it includes brands like Etudes, Tender, Hope, and Objects Without Meaning alongside the house line for up to 70% off retail prices — with some extra deals: Seasonal merchandise that's not part of this sale will be 30% off on Friday, and you can take an additional 10% off of that if you sign up for the store's email blasts.
Through Sunday, December 6th. Mon—Sat 12pm—8pm, Sun 12pm—7pm. 128 Thompson St between W Houston and Prince sts (646-918-7196)
7115 by Szeki: The Lower East Side boutique (seen above) specializes in more than just hot-weather dressing. This year, it's combining its seasonal sample sale with Black Friday by offering past-season stock and samples of sweaters, jackets, dresses, and more — and the best part is that no price tag will go higher than $75.
Friday, November 27th through Tuesday, December 1st. Daily 11am—8pm. 157 Rivington St between Clinton and Suffolk sts (212-614-3138)
Zadig & Voltaire: If you're traveling for the holiday, here's a good reason to get back to the city by Saturday evening (aside from that Sunday gridlock). The French label is offering discounts on men's and women's apparel, accessories, and fragrances starting on Sunday at Clothingline, and we heard from the sale host that the selection is definitely worth checking out on the first day.
Sunday, November 29th through Wednesday, December 2nd. Sun 10am—5pm, Mon—Wed 11am—7pm. Clothingline, 261 W 36th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, 2nd floor (no phone)
Escada: Fans of fancy clothing will want to check out the brand's seasonal discounts on apparel and accessories on offer here starting Sunday. As this is a Soiffer Haskin sale, it's credit cards only and you won't be let in with little kids in tow.
Sunday, November 29th through Thursday, December 3rd. Sun 9am—6:30pm, Mon—Wed 10am—6:30pm, Thu 10am—6pm. 317 W 33rd St between Eighth and Ninth Aves (917-562-2140)