The TTS Trifecta: 3 Under-the-Radar Art Installations and Sample Sales

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Don’t have plans? Don’t worry TTS has got you completely covered. We came up with a trifecta of art and fashion stops that will make your IG and Snap stories look ridiculously amazing. Not only are these amazing weekend plans, but they all cover three hotspot areas of NYC: TriBeCa,  SoHo, and Chelsea. For our purposes, we mapped out the trip going from downtown towards uptown but you can totally go the opposite way if you are coming from uptown. The most effective route is to take the subway to each art stop and then from each art, walk to the sample sales. Use #TTSTrifecta so we can peep all of your city adventures, Enjoy!


(Photo Cred: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)

First Stop is called “Dream House” by artist La Monte Young, it is a sound-and-light installation. When you walk in you feel as if you are entering into a different realm. This installation is carpeted so be prepared to leave your shoes at the door! Saturated with purple-ish lighting and cool sound effects this installation will make you feel otherworldly. Admission is donation based, check out the hours here.

Location: 545 W 22nd Street NY, New York on the 3rd floor.


(Photo Cred: Glow Studio Downtown)

Glow Studio Downtown is a 13 min walk from Dream House. This K-beauty pop-up shop in the heart of Soho will run for the whole month of March with up to 70% off Korean beauty products.

Store hours: 10am—8pm daily.

Location: 452 W Broadway, Manhattan


(Photo Cred: John Cliett)

It seriously can’t get any greener than this! Second Stop is “The New York Earth Room,”  an interior earth sculpture by artist Walter de Maria which has been in a loft at in New York City since 1977, who knew? Admission is free, to see the visiting hours and get more info check here.

Location: 141 Wooster Street


(Photo Cred: The Dapifer)

If you’re into the Tomboy Chic look, simply prefer menswear, or absolutely LIVE for Marc Jacobs NYFW RTW 2017 collection then House of Paa, is in your lane. Their sample sale is a 5 min walk from The Earth Room and will run from March 3rd to March 5th with 30% to 70% off all men’s clothing. P.S. they have bucket hats to die for!

Location: Hours are Fri 4pm—8pm, Sat 11am—7pm, Sun 11am—4pm.

Location: 611 Broadway #607, Manhattan,


(Photo Cred: Tanya Bonakdar Gallery)

Last Stop is an exhibit by the one and only Olafur Eliasson at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. Olafur is an artist known for sculptures and larger-than-life installation art with light, water, and air temperature. The exhibit has not opened yet so mark your calendars for March 23rd because this is a show you do not want to miss! Cop a feel for what type of art Olafur has in store here and to check out the current exhibits and hours at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery here.

Location:  521 West 21st Street New York, NY.


(Photo Cred: The Shoe Box)

Since this last sale is located at 260 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan we suggest taking a break and catching the subway (20 min walk, no thank you!) The Shoe Box is definitely the holy grail of sample sales and you don’t want to miss their footwear, handbags, and apparel ranging from $5 to $299! This runs until March 5th so definitely circle, star, or Siri alert your calendars!

Store hours: Tue 10am—8pm, Wed—Sat 10am—7pm, Sun 10am—5pm. 

Location: 260 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan


Written by Caela Collins

Feature image via Format Magazine

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