Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Bottega Veneta Sample Sale

It's hard to think of a lot of benefits to being in the city during a Summer heatwave. As an external optimist we are always on the outlook for a silver lining. We suggest you grab an ice coffee and keep an eye on the annual Bottega Veneta sample sale, which kicks off Wednesday.


The sale starts early with a friends and family preview and then opens to the public at 10 am. At past sales, woven bags were snatched up quickly. Discounts were about 60% off. Shoes tend to also go very quickly, but that shouldn't be a surprise when prices range from just $100 for flats to $250 for boots.

The clothing selection is always a big draw too. Last year, tops were priced at $100, dresses were $200 and coats were $300. The problem is always that the early shoppers scoop up all the best items.

When we first started covering the BV sale, it was employees only and the merchandise assortment was epic. Now, shoppers can expect to find long lines and a questionable selection. Heading to this sale is somewhat of a crapshoot. If you do venture out, we suggest you apply extra sunscreen and abort the mission if the lines are too long.

Bottega Veneta Sample Sale
Wednesday, July 27 through Thursday, July 28
Wed 10am-7pm, Thurs 9am-7pm
Metropolitan Pavilion / 123 West 18th Street

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please post pics and sample prices if anyone went to the preview!

Many thanks!

Anonymous said...

Anyone have an update on line and if there is one, how long?

Lila Delilah said...

I'm sorry. I haven't heard anything yet. If I hear anything I'll be sure to post it here.

Anonymous said...

Really despicable behavior at this sale. Even though there was almost no one shopping the sale at 2:00 today they were making people wait outside in the blazing sun on 18th street to make it look like they had a line and spark the interest of passersby. This is common practice in night clubs and other businesses but when it's 90 degrees and sunny, this is unacceptable and dangerous. When I asked if we could wait in the corridor out of the sun, the door guy said no. When I left there was a 60+ year old woman in a grey tank top they were making wait. Disgusting.

Anonymous said...

They are letting in people in groups at 30 minute intervals giving each group half an hour to shop, so hence the wait.

Anonymous said...

That's still an artificial wait that's not justifiable. When I went there were ~20 people shopping. They made others wait for no reason. Could have easily let in the 6 people waiting and not been anywhere near capacity. Also they didn't say anything about a 30 minute limit to shop so that may have been in the morning when there were actual capacity issues (which is a great idea) but it's not true now.

Anonymous said...

how was the sale?

Anonymous said...

Went at lunch time today. No lines. Further discounts but less merchandise.