M5 is one of New York City’s most elite showrooms, where brands like Stone Island, TS(S), Barena, Herno, and Presidents are housed before buyers from all over the U.S. place their orders to stock the wares on offer on their shelves. Recently, M5 decided to use the time between seasons to transform its top-floor showroom into a private shopping experience, lending the expertise of their stylish staff (and really well-lit space) to a unique retail concept.
Tomorrow through Saturday, M5 is hosting a sample sale featuring many of the covetable brands they represent. Of course, you can expect to find plenty of Stoney, but other goods from brands like TS(S) and Presidents shouldn’t be slept on. From unstructured coats and suits by Barena to upscale military-inspired gear from Presidents, there’s definitely plenty on offer for even the most discerning sample shopper. And being a sample sale and all—everything is priced very reasonably.
In addition, M5 is offering up pieces from the revamped Band of Outsiders Los Angeles collection, which was actually cancelled before it hit the market. Designed by Niklaus Hodel, Matthias Weber and Florian Feder, this supposed comeback of the brand veered more towards an upscale street fashion sensibility instead of the super-slim, neo-prep vibes originally put forth by BOO founder Scott Sternberg.
Pieces on offer include oversized oxford shirts, leaf print coordinates, and plenty of sporty track pants—including an update of the tearaway pants made famous by ’90s basketball players. Considering the collection isn’t making it into any stores, this is your one chance to own a piece of obscure fashion history.
Some of our favorite finds, which can be viewed in the gallery above, include cozy knits and next-level technical outerwear from Stone Island, classic menswear with a Japanese twist from TS(S) (we especially dig the reversible camo fleece top), moleskin cargos from Presidents, and heavy-duty bags and pouches from Briefing.
M5 Showroom Sample Sale
121 Varick Street, Fl00r 12
April 18-22, 11 am-7 pm
For a look back at another epic sale, check out our coverage of COMME des GARÇONS’ Super Market Market.
- Photographer: Thomas Welch