The Dolce & Gabbana sample sale kicked off today and we weren't surprised that the wait to get in was long but we didn't expect the line to stretch for more than two hours. Those who were patient enough to brave the chilly fall temperatures were were unfortunately disappointed by the less than primo discount Gabbana.
For the record, we were unable to find most anything at 80% or 90% off. Most of the merchandise was discounted 60% and there was a smaller selection at 70%. A dress with jewel detail was about $1200 from about $3000 and a classic coat was $1600 from about $3500. Jeans are under $100 and tees are $50. The bright spot is the great selection of clothing and accessories for men.
There are lots of Sicily bags, belts and shoes in sizes 38 and 39. All the good bags, according to our resident Dolce expert, are still priced over $850 from about $2000. Our best advice is to hope for another markdown and avoid waiting on line. We wouldn't be surprised if you can luck out on both accounts during the last two days of the sale-- Thursday and Friday.
Dolce & Gabbana Sample Sale
Monday, November 4 through Thursday, November 7
Mon 10am- 10pm, Tues & Wed 9am -6pm, Thurs 9am -7pm
Metropolitan Pavilion 123 West 18th Street, 4th Floor (The Gallery)