The famous Erin Jeen gives us a first hand account of the Alexander Wang sample sale: You can continue to follow Erin's shopping exploits on Twitter @ErinJeen.
I couldn't be more excited waking up this morning. I decided to get up bright and early--9:30am--to head down to SoHo and prepare for hours in line, with hopes of snagging some amazing deals. The sale is known to be epic, with deals ranging up to 90% off. The sale was not supposed to be open to the public until 3pm today. To my surprise I waltzed right in the sale.
I headed straight downstairs for the bags. There were three maroon Darcy bags going for $350. I was quite tempted but I've been saving for a Celine Luggage Tote!. There were a few Brendas going for $300 and Jade Trunk wristlets in white for $250. This was quite the bag selection considering the lack of nice bags at past sales. I was even more amazed at the plentiful assortment of shoes ranging from $170 to $300 and they had more than one size of each, unlike at past sales.
While i was sorting through the women's selections, my boyfriend was canvasing the menswear section. T by Alexander Wang items started at $35. He really made out-- scoring shirts, sweatpants and a pair of cargo shorts for $225. Men, this sale definitely a go! There were leather paneled varsity jackets, but they were a bit pricey.
I then found myself over 15 pieces in hand: a pair of leather shorts screamed at me, and for $200 I couldn't resist. There was a nice amount of leather vests and leather blazers for $240 and $350 respectively. One thing you can always say about this sale is that they have quite the stock. Girls are on hand in the fitting rooms and willing to check in the back to see if your size is available. RTW ranged from $60 to $260, with most items from $120 to $200. They have complete looks on hand, so review the runway before you shop.
I completed my journey in the T by Alexander Wang section with prices of either $35, $60 or $100, most being $60. There are adorable long black and grey maxi dresses for $60. I spotted lots of shorts going for $60, some were silk. I was disappointed in the lack of basic tees and tanks.
The sale is AWESOME, but also notorious for crazy markdowns. My advice is to go now if you want a bag or shoes, and maybe hold off on the more expensive ready-to-wear. Also, the lines right now are ridiculous.
Alexander Wang Sample Sale
97 Greene St btw Prince & Spring
Wed 3pm-8pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Credit cards accepted on purchases over $200