The Phillip Lim sample sale starts at noon today and we were lucky enough to scope out the merchandise early. When we arrived at about 9:30am, the line was already growing. We wouldn't be surprised if Wooster Street wasn't completely filled with anxious shoppers by the time doors open to the public.
Those waiting in line will be happy to find the huge, huge assortment of clothing for both men and women. Those looking for bags and shoes will not be as lucky. The selection was small and was going quickly. Prices are about the same as last sale with small bags going for $200 and large totes for $450. Clutches are the most attractively priced at just $150 but in order for a bag to be considered a clutch it can't have any strap or evidence of having a strap.
The shoe sections weren't nearly as popular as you would expect considering that all styles are just $100. There isn't a big stock of sizes but the assortment does contain a few knee and ankle boots along with pumps and flats.
As for the clothing-- there is a lot. Most of the selection is what was in stores last winter. The problem is that the merchandise is still very expensive for a sample sale regular. All leather jackets are $500 and shearling jackets are $650. This black leather jacket with a shearling collar sells on The Outnet for $860 from over $2300. So there is still a savings of about $200. (The full price list is right here.)
On the other hand this leather skirt is priced the same as the The Outnet ($350). The same goes for this sweatshirt that's $150 online and at the sample sale. On the other hand this scuba fabric skirt is priced at $100 at the sale but is over $200 online. Click here to see all of our pictures from our shopping trip.
There were no price reductions at the last Phillip Lim sale and we were told that there aren't any plans for further discounts this time around. We wouldn't make this sale a priority considering how many blockbuster sales are scheduled this week. Take note: the sweatshirts say Cash Only but all traditional forms of payment are accepted.
Sale pictures are on Instagram and below.
3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale
Tuesday, October 20th through Friday, October 23rd
Tue 12pm—8pm, Wed 9am—8pm, Thu 10am—8pm, Fri 10am—7pm
151 Wooster St (btwn W Houston and Prince) Hosted by 260 Sample Sale