Sunday, August 18, 2013

Alexander Wang Sample Sale Starts Now

Ready. Set. Rocco!

The Alexander Wang sample sale officially starts Tuesday but past experience tells us that insiders will begin shopping Monday. The Monday morning sale timeline usually starts with set-up, employee shopping, press shopping, friends and family and by the end of the day the sale opens to those who have the inclination to try their luck.

Gaining access to the sale Monday afternoon is a crapshoot but if you're successful it can save you several hours of waiting in line on Tuesday and you might even be able to score a lovable Alexander Wang Rocco bag. Prices for this bag, which weighs as much as a bowling ball, usually runs about $900. At the last sale the bag was priced at about $400 but there were only a handful in white and gray. More likely you can score an Emily bag for the same price or a clutch or small bag that ranged in price from $250 to $300.

At the last sale shoes were the highlight of the sale at a $200 price point. Exotic versions were $300. Be on the look out for the knee-high gladiators featured on the spring 2013 runway. They might not be as fashion forward when worn next summer but they are still a score at $200.

Clothing at the last sale was still priced quite high. Vests are $175 and $140 and silk tops and tanks are $140. The $175 dress selection was also not great, although we fell hard for a leather corset style dress for $300. The diffusion line, T by Alexander Wang, ranged in price from $35 to $120 for outerwear and the majority of clothing was in the $70 to $90 range. You can click here to read the entire review of A Wang's last sample sale.

Generally speaking, we are not huge fans of this sale. There tends to be a long line to get in and similar (and even more highly discounted) prices can be found at retail stores.

Alexander Wang Sample Sale
Tuesday, August 20 through Saturday, August 24
Tues—Fri 9am—8pm, Sat 9am—6pm
131 Greene St (btwn W. Houston and Prince St.)

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