Last year, Ippolita’s first sample sale debuted to rave reviews. This year, we wanted to see if the venue switch to Soiffer Haskin would have an impact to the fantastic prices and wonderful shopping environment. So we went to investigate.
We got to the sale late Sunday afternoon on the opening day and there was about an hour long wait to get in. The environment indeed maintained it's orderly atmosphere and the best part was that there was no line to check out.
It appears that the majority of prices are quite similar to those at the last sale. The jewelry was all discounted 65% off retail and included lots of rainbow colored gemstones bangles in both yellow and white gold, as well as their sterling silver collection. Don’t confuse the numerous large $248.75 hooped gemstone earrings for their jeweled bangles, which will run you upward of $675.
The savings is considerable on Ippolita's gem bangles that retail for about $2000 and are best when stacked. If plain silver is your thing, there is a huge selection of various silver stackable bangles that are priced at $87.50 and up. Their resin fashion jewelry has the largest discount at 75% off retail. The resin bangles last year were just $50 but this year, most styles cost about $70.
Some of our favorite deals from this time around are their fashionable gem teardrop necklaces in silver, and the small cabochon gem rings, which both come in just under $130. There is a good selection of Ippolita 10K yellow gold line, but it is still pricy even with the discount.
We do not suggest missing out on this sale – keep in mind the items with the red dots are the last of their style, so don’t put them down!
Ippolita Sample Sale
317 West 33rd Street (just West of 8th Avenue)
Sunday, June 24 through Tuesday, June 26th
9am to 7pm