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