This morning we hit an early preview of the Diane von Furstenberg sample sale. The good news is that prices are the same as previous seasons. The bad news is that the line is already stacking up and items are selling out.
Once inside, dresses were flying, hangers were catching and women were crowding. As usual the sweaters are in the back and the $50 samples are next to the fitting room. Sale newcomers include a great selection of bags, small accessories and winter print scarves. The scarves are a bit pricey at $65 but the bags were a big hit during the press preview. Large bags are $250, small bags are $185 and wallets are $70. The nicer chain bags are already gone, unfortunately.
You're in luck if you are looking for those big fur vests, there are still plenty. In addition, there are lots of "Saks Exclusive" pieces. You may luck out if you're shopping for generic gifts. Laptop cases/ipod cases/zip wallet are $60 and iPhone covers, pencil cases, passport covers for $20. There are also some great belts but are a bit expansive at $70 each.
So here are how the rest of prices break down:
Wraps and vintage $150
The crowds should continue to thin out as the week progresses. Early afternoon is probably the best time to go. We may try again on Friday when prices are historically slashed. At the end of the last sale dresses were $70, wraps were $80 and skirts were $50. Keep your fingers crossed.
DVF Sample Sale
Tuesday, December 13 through Saturday, December 16
Tues 9am to 6:30pm, Wed 10am to 8pm, Thurs 10am to 7pm, Fri 9am to 5pm, Sat 10am to 3pm
260 5th Ave. (bet. 28th & 29th St.)