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Sample sales are one of the greatest shopping advantages that New Yorkers have, and starting tomorrow, we have one that bag lovers are going to want to check out. Our friends at Botkier are having their first offline sample sale in quite sometime, and if you’re able to stop by, you can score 50-70% off true samples, exclusive styles and some of your Botkier favorites.

All of us East Coasters went crazy at the Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale in NYC (and we scored major loot), and now all of our West Coast ladies can as well. Today and this weekend, Rebecca Minkoff is hosting her Los Angeles and San Francisco Sample Sales.

The current Rebecca Minkoff NYC Sample Sale is still ongoing until Sunday, 5pm EST. If you are in town, we suggest you swing by and score your favorite bags below retail. The SS is located at 14 W 14th Street.

Below are a few impressions I collected on the opening night on Tuesday.

Hermes handbags, accessories and scarves? On sale? We could barely believe it ourselves, but we caught word late yesterday that Hermes would be hosting its New York City sample sale this morning, starting at 9 a.m., at Soiffer Haskin, 317 W33rd Street.

Last week Vlad and I popped into the barr + barr showroom to take a look at their bags. Two things: this is a newer brand to me and this brand produces many designs. I truly enjoy finding new brands (even if just new to me) to share with you all.

This morning the Diane von Furstenberg Sample Sale opened its doors to the press. I rolled out of bed earlier than usual but it was all in the name of fashion, obviously worth it. The line was manageable, with only about 15 people in front of me, and I was allowed in soon after the doors opened at 8AM.

It is Sample Sale Season again. One thing I have loved about living in NYC is the ability to literally walk down the street and find sample sale after sample sale when the season arrives. One of our favorite SS to attend is Rebecca Minkoff’s, not only because we love her bags but also because we get to host it with Rebecca herself.

As we first told you about last week, this morning marks the beginning of Botkier’s first online sample sale, featuring classic bags like the Trigger and Sasha in never-before-sold colors and materials! Because Botkier loves you guys, they’ve given us a code for our readers to take 15% off your purchases at the sale, which will be online until 9 a.m.

Don’t you just love the Internet? The deal-laden world of sample sales was once restricted only to those living in the world’s fashion capitals, but now more and more brands are bringing their sample sales online to give their worldwide fans a shot at some serious savings.

Vlad and I have never been able to make one of the infamous Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sales and this year we finally will be able to not only make the VIP night but also co-host it with Rebecca.