Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Inside the Versace Sample Sale (pics*)

The Versace sale, hosted by 260SampleSale, officially kicks off tomorrow but this evening, there were dozens of eager shoppers browsing and shopping the VIP preview. The good news is that the sale wasn't nearly as crowded as we expected and the discounts were even steeper-- win-win.





The Versace Collection clothing is the best deal at 80% off. Shoes, bags, belts, swim, etc, etc are 70% off. The Versus collection isn't discounted but retail prices are much less. Versus clothing is 75% off and all other categories are discounted 65%.

We started by browsing the best markdowns, in the Versace Collection category. We found a purple puffer coat that comes to $240 from $1400, a printed silk dress is $170 from $850 and leather jackets are about $300 from $1500. There are also several racks of long gowns that range in price from about $3000 to $5000. We found a fur coat for $3400 from $17,000 and a blazer with exaggerated shoulders and rouched sleeves for $420 from $2100. (Pictures weren't allowed at the sale but we were able to stealthy snap a few key items, which can be viewed from this link.)

The sale also includes a large amount of merchandise for men. Versace collection clothing for men is also 80% off. We strongly suggest men browse the suit options. Retail prices generally run from $1200 to $1600 and after the discount suits are just $240 to $320. That's a true deal. There is also a rack of denim with classic Versace prints.  Men can also find classic Versace print ties and bikini swim suits towards the beach of the ground floor shopping area. (Pictures are this way.)

Those with Versace mansion dreams can theoretically design a full table scape of Medusa heads, lions and bright prints. There are full china sets available but it's unclear how many place settings are available in each print. Our guess is that there isn't much. The housewares collection also has a few vases that range in price from $400 to $1400. At just 55% off it doesn't seem like the best of deals.

Downstairs, shoppers can find lots of shoe options for men and women for both Versus and Versace. Sizing is very limited for the the most attractive shoe styles. We are talking about 35s and 41s but those looking for sneakers will be more lucky.

Before anyone gets too excited, lets remember it's not 1996 and Madonna is no longer topping Z100's pop-charts. Instead it's 2018, and Cardi B is on in high rotation on Hits 1 as she rocks Versace on Instagram. Some say Versace is having a comeback moment, but you must be very careful when it comes to styling this 90s fashion hit.

Not all good deals are actually good deals.

Versace Sample Sale
Wednesday, April 11 through Sunday, April 15
Wed to Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm
150 Greene Street

















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