Tuesday, September 17, 2013

An Early Look Inside Hermes Sample Sale

Most of us rather wait on a line for discounted Hermes, than a Cronut or Target's new designer collaboration. This season, however, a Cronut or a Target Philip Lim bag would be more satisfying than the Hermes sample sale.


Photo credit: NY Times
Hermes VIPs were invited to shop today but early indications are that the sale is another bust. Our insider says that the discount event was a complete disappointment. She couldn't even find any style bottle of perfume or horse print plate. 

The sale does include a scattering of undesirable gloves, clothing and shoes. Shoes and ready-to-wear are both 50% of retail. That means you can expect to still pay about $1000 for most any item. Most of the clothing was more than two years old. 

If you feel compelled to buy anything go for the shoes. Our spies had the best luck there. There are H slides in bright shades of red, blue and patent. The sale also includes a good selection of boots and booties, which are perfect for the fall. 

There is just one piece of good news. There was hardly any line today. At the start of the sale there were about 20 people waiting. In prior years we've waited two hours on the VIP day. Later in the afternoon, we hear there was no line at all.

16 comments:

Stephanie Hodges said...

Boo!

Anonymous said...

Was the discount around 50% off retail? What kind of clothing?

Anonymous said...

What was the discount off retail? What type of clothing (men/women)?

Lila Delilah said...

The discount was 50% off retail on shoes and clothing.

Anonymous said...

So no ties?

Lila Delilah said...

nope. no ties

Anonymous said...

Can't express in words how much I appreciate your lightning speed response.

Anonymous said...

total waste of time 50% off retail is not a sample sale 1000 for boots I rather buy new Prada shoes from this season.

Anonymous said...

There were only shoes, boots old clothing and a few gloves & hats

Lila Delilah said...

It's my pleasure. I like to call it like it is and this sale is a waste of time. There are a lot better places to spend your money.

Anonymous said...

Glad I read this, now I know I can skip the sale and plan accordingly. Thanks for sharing!

Japolina said...

Ugh.. Why do they even both holding the sale? Do you think that the "good stuff" goes to employees and friends before the real sale starts?

Anonymous said...

were there any scarves or women's leather belts? that's all i wanted to see

Anonymous said...

Any scarves?

Lila Delilah said...

Employees and VIPs didn't do any better at the sale. There were no scarves, no belts, no ties.

Colin Correa said...

The sale was basically limited to men's and women's Ready-to-Wear and shoes. There were a few accessories: Hats, gloves, and bathing suits.