Today was the first day of the first-ever Marni sample sale. Since there hasn't been a major sample sale, we weren't surprised with the amount of buzz that surrounded this event. Most blogs have reported that the prices are pretty good and we agree. It's the selection of inventory that disappointed our Marni experts.
Although the space is full with Marni merchandise, much of the inventory is "from year one," our resident Marni expert reported. Most of the dresses are priced at just $195 but many of them are badly damaged and oddly shaped. (Oddly shaped beyond the standard deviation of Marni's unusual silhouette.)
One of the better items she found was a canvas coat, trimmed with fur. The price on this one-off was $1135. A three-quarter sleeve jacket for $355 was a much better deal, but again, there was only one. The sale has lots of pants and skirts along with shoes and lingerie--all of which, were not too popular with fans of the brand. "Who needs a plain sweater for $75 even if it is from Marni?" our expert questions.
The sale includes a very small collection of children's clothing (hot pink silk blouse $45, beige coat $80, cashmere sweater $75) and a bit more for men. We would skip the sale if you're focused on shopping for either category. Addition pictures from the sale are after the jump. Take note, most people who shopped, left empty handed or with very little loot. That's usually a pretty telling sign.
Marni Sample Sale
Tuesday, February 4th through Thursday, February 6th
Tues & Wed 10am to 7pm, Thurs 10am to 6pm
317 West 33rd Street (Soiffer Haskin)
Reporting by the Spy in 50 Shades of Mink. More pictures right this way...