It's hard to have a day when there are two wonderful simultaneous sample sales. We spent the morning sifting through the past collections of one of our favorite Madison Avenue designers, Devi Kroell and our friends at Racked NYC headed to Soho to scope out the Thakoon sale.
All the brand's iconic hobo bags were snatched up first thing this morning. Prices ranged from $150 for a simple and plain bag (retail $900) to $800 for a metallic exotic skin style (normally $3100). Smaller bags and clutches ranged in price from $100 to $250. At about noon, all the bags were gone but we are told the sale is expecting a shipment from their Vegas store sometime Thursday afternoon.
Sample size shoes were $50 and $100 for boots. Most of the samples were a size 37 or 40. If you're not a sample size you may need to cough up a bit more for overstock, which were $100 for shoes and $250 for high boots. That's still an amazing deal considering that retail prices run from about $650 to $2000.
The prices for ready-to-wear were equally as attractive. Samples were marked $50 and overstock was priced up to $250. We found the sculptured blouse from this season for $50 down from $740. We were surprised that the dramatic mink hats were entirely ignored by customers. The retail price was $990 but they were discounted to just $250. Maybe everyone is still trying to forget about old man winter.
Devi Kroell Sample Sale
Wednesday, May 4th and Friday, May 6th
Wed & Thurs, 8:30am to 7:30pm, Fri. 8:30am to 5pm
55 Fifth Avenue @ 13th Street, 17th Floor
Cash and Credit Cards Accepted
Our friends at Racked were equally satisfied with their shopping trip at Thakoon's showroom. Most of the sample merchandise fell between the $125 to the $275 range and the majority of overstock ran from $150 for a simple black dress to $465 for a more iconic frock.
Giuseppe Zanotti for Thakoon heels are $250 from a retail price of $990 but there are mainly size 39's. Runway samples in size 39 are just $75. Sales people say there will be no restocking and no price reductions. So attending this sale sooner will earn you a better selection.
Thakoon Sample Sale
Wednesday, May 4 to Friday, May 6
8:30am to 6:30pm
270 Lafayette Street, suite 1005
Cash & Checks Only