The Yigal Azrouël and Cut25 sample sale kicked off for VIPs today and we sent our brand loving spies in to get a lay of the land. While most merchandise is discounted between 60% and 75% off, we were a bit disappointed that there wasn't more from the higher end collection.
The sale includes past season merchandise in addition to current season inventory. A Yigal peplum shirt was $125 and a leather jacket that was left over from the last sample sale was an additional $100 off or $400. There was the Leo knit dress for $250, crepe and leather dress $250 and light blue gabardine pants and blazer $125 and $225, respectively.
Your best bets will be from the Yigal sample rack, where everything is just $50. Just look over your sample purchases carefully. Some items look like they have been deconstructed and not entirely put back together again. From the Cut 25 collection we found a good assortment of knits $125, stripped jersey dress $120 and the zipper overcoat jacket $350.
The shopping environment today was very civilized but once doors open to the general public it will get a bit more crowded. Thankfully, this isn't one of those sales where you ever have to wait very long. If you're a fan of the brand we suggest attending early but those who wait until Wednesday may make out with better deals.
Yigal Azrouël, Cut25
Tuesday, November 13 & Wednesday, November 14
225 W. 39th St between 7th & 8th Ave, 5th fl