Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mikimoto Sample Sale

Mikimoto's popular semi-annual sale upon us once again. Like last season, the sale will take place at Soiffer-Haskin where prices were 40% to 70% off. Expect to find lots of south sea pearls and opera length strands. A majority of the jewelry usually retailer between $4,000 to $10,000. So, you do the math.

Remember to keep a discerning eye. If you find truly inexpensive jewelry it is because Mikimoto manufactures a collection of pearls for jewelry stores like Kay and other lower quality jewelry retailers.

Most jewelry collectors look forward to this sale. So try to go early but don't expect the Mikimoto royal treatment. One reader, from last season, commented that shopping for jewelry at Soiffer-Haskin is like going to a supermarket for diamonds. "I wish they could at least give out a jewelry box for my $2,300 (buy price) diamond and pearl pendant. Instead, it is in tiny zip lock bag and a cheap looking Mikimoto blue pouch in a typical Soiffer Haskin brown bag."

Hey, most women will take jewelry any way it comes: silver platter or paper bag. Thank you!

Mikimoto Sample Sale
Dates: Sat., Jan 16 to Wed., Jan. 20
Hours: Sat-Tues. 9am to 6:30pm, Wed 9am-4pm
Location: Soiffer-Haskin, 317 W 33rd St (@ 8th Ave); 718-747-1656
Details: CC only. All sales final. No exchanges. No returns. No strollers. No children under 12.


Anonymous said...

Lila, question for you, does Tiffany ever have sales?

Lila Delilah said...

no, but you can play lets make a deal if you are spending a considerable amount of money.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! You are a fountain of info.

Anonymous said...

The posts that you are doing are so helpful and fun. I hope you are enjoying blogging

Anonymous said...

Lila, Any updates on the Barneys sale? Is it worth the trip out there today, especially with the Warehouse sale coming up?


Anonymous said...

Lila, isn't this sale invitation only?

Lila Delilah said...

No, you don't need an invite.
Yes, Barneys sale is supposed to be great. Sorry I dont have more specific details.

Anonymous said...

What Barneys sale is happening today? Can anyone give me the info?

Anonymous said...

I went to the sale yesterday, the selection was pretty good. But is it me or did prices go up from the last few sales?

sabaa said...

I went to the sale and think it was pretty expensive too...

Anonymous said...

Dear Lila Delilah,

Do you know when the next Mikimoto
sample sale will take place? Will it be at the same location?

Many thanks,