The Bonpoint sample sale doesn't officially start until tomorrow but there was a line of more than 50 people when we arrived immediately before the sale opened. This season's sale is almost identical to past sales season's, except that there seems to be less inventory than usual.
All of the merchandise at the Bonpoint sample sale is at set 60% off the retail sticker. That means that more formal dresses, which are normally priced in the $400-range are reduced to $260-ish. More casual dresses are about $200 in the boutique and come to about $80 at the sale. Boy's trousers are about $60 from $150 and collared shirt comes to $48 from $120.
The majority of the inventory appears to be from the spring 2013 collection. The most plentiful selection is within the shoe departmental Sizes range from itty-bitty to a size 38. Girl's patent mary janes are about $140 from $220 , sandals are $85 from $220 and canvas derby shoes are about $80 from $120.
Sorting through the clothing, there is almost something for everyone. The only exception is those looking to fit a child who wears a size two or three. If this is the case, we might suggest skipping the sale completely. There is almost nothing. The best selection is for infants. You can furnish an entire layette with sample sale Bonpoint if you choose.
The sale also includes accessories, swimwear, sun hats, pajamas, jackets and sweaters. Most of the shoppers were loading up full bags of merchandise. So we suggest that Bonpoint shoppers head over quickly and those who aren't can find lots of success at Zara kids.
Bonpoint Sample Sale
Wednesday, May 14 & Thursday, May 15
Wed 9-7, Thurs 9-3
The Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18th Street (btwn 6th & 7th Ave), 5th FL