Monday, December 2, 2013

Inside the Yigal Azrouel Sample Sale

Yigal Azrouel has quickly become one of our favorite designers. His clothing is edgy and youthful without looking overdone or overly-sexy. This season's sample sale doesn't start until Tuesday but we couldn't help ourselves from spying a day early-- and we are sure glad we did.

Last year, the sample sale was held at the designer's boutique in Soho but this season shoppers will need to head to the company's showroom, in the garment district, to shop for coveted Yigal and Cut25. Sample prices are the most attractive but there is only one of each item and the best merchandise was being snatched up by employees. We grabbed this Cut25 blouse for $40 from $310 along with an all black version of this jacket for $40 from $495. A Yigal bodycon dress was $60 and the designer's high-end leather skirt was $125. All Yigal samples are $60 and Cut25 samples are $40. Leather Cut25
samples are $90 and Yigal leather samples are $125.

While there is less open stock than last season, there are still lots of great items from which to choose. One of the hottest items was this shearling and leather combo coat that was priced at $500 from $2900. This Yigal Azrouel leather-panel pencil skirt was $150 from $590 and Cut25 sweaters were $100. Yigal blouses and tops are $125 and Cut25 blouses and tops are $100. Full pricing details are in the image to the left. (Click on the picture to enlarge)

In addition to all the women's finds, there are also a few racks of men's clothing.  Today, there were hardly any men shopping but there are bound to be more tomorrow. Women should take note that there is no dressing room. We suggest dressing in sample sale attire or leggings and a tank for optimal modesty. Click here to view more pictures from our sample sale shopping trip.

Yigal Azrouël / Cut25 Sample Sale
Tuesday, December 3 through Friday, December 6
10am to 6pm daily
225 West 39th Street, 5th Floor