Sat-Sun, Closed. Hours change weekly. Check the website or call.
A, C, E at 34th St.-Penn Station
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New Yorkers who wait with bated breath for the seasonal sample sales of their favorite designers can stroll into SSS Sample Sales 40 weeks out of the year and find high-fashion samples at cut-rate prices. Other than a tiny rack for menswear, the large garment-district warehouse’s stock is basically current and season-old women’s apparel, bags, and shoes — all at 50 percent to 80 percent off retail prices. Designers change weekly, but several (sometimes up to fifteen) are on sale at any one time. Cult labels like Helmut Lang and Rag & Bone might dominate the floor one week, while trendy items by Tory Burch, Tocca, and Theory take center stage the next. In addition to dresses, blouses, pants, and sweaters, women can find shoes ranging from Keds to Kate Spade and bags by Kooba. It’s very possible to get items for under three figures, but far less likely to spot sizes over women’s 12.