Sample sale shoppers buckle your seat belts because we entering the early stages of sale season and we know this can get a bit manic. We start off the season on a high note, two great designers are hosting insider sample sales.
Both Jil Sander and Devi Kroell have sent insiders invitations to attend and rsvp to their sample sales. The Devi Kroell sale will start Monday and run through Thursday. We are told that shopping is by appointment only but you can rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org
During the last Devi Kroell sale we found bags that ranged from the basic for $150 (retail $900) to $800 for a metallic exotic skin style (normally $3100). Smaller bags and clutches a at the sale ranged in price from $100 to $250. Sample size shoes (37s or 40s) were $50 and $100 for boots. Non-samples were priced between $100 to $250 for high boots. You can find more past-sale details here.
The Jil Sander sale basically follows the same non-strict rsvp rules. This bi-annual sale will start Tuesday and run through Saturday. During past sales, shoppers scooped up clothing, shoes, bags and accessories for about 85% off retail. Since last sale was mainly winter merchandise we wouldn't be surprised if most of the inventory is overstock from summer 2012. You can see prices and details from the past sale here.
Devi Kroell Sample Sale
Monday, October 15 to Thursday, October 18
Mon-Thurs 11am to 2pm or 4pm to 7pm
55 Fifth Avenue, 17th Floor
Jil Sander Sample Sale
Tuesday, October 16 to Saturday, October 20
Tues to Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm
8 Crosby St. (Howard & Grand St.), 4th Floor