Monday, October 22, 2018

Inside the Oscar de la Renta Sample Sale

This afternoon, the Oscar de La Renta sample sale kicked off in Soho to VIPs and Gilt ticket holders. The sale includes a great assortment of almost all designer's categories including dresses, gowns, coats, day-wear, skirts, furs, jewelry, belts, bags, shoes, kids clothing, and bridal gowns.






Most items are priced between 70% and 90% off retail. Samples, which can be identified by an internal sample tag, are priced according to a master list. (You can see the price sample lists in the jump.) All other items are priced as marked. The best part of this sale is that a lot of the merchandise is current to this season-- Fall 2018.

Some of the standouts include this jacquard dress with a full skirt in a sleeveless version and it was priced at $575 from $2650.  A strapless gown with colorful splatter embroidery is $1650 from nearly $12,000 and we spotted a tulle dress like this one but with embroidery for $575 from over $7000. Clearly, the savings on dresses and gowns are substantial. (You can see pictures here.)

Over towards the checkout counter, you'll see an assortment of jewelry and belts. Most are priced at about 80% off retail. These flower drop earrings in assorted colors are $69 from $350, an oversized belt like this one was $120 from $650 and broaches were $50. (We have pictures and prices over here.) Downstairs, you'll find a great assortment of shoes, which we are sure won't last very long. All shoes are $89. These sparkling ruby heels are normally almost $900. They are just $89 at the sample sale but can also be found on TheOutNet for $330.

Downstairs there are also plenty of bridal gowns. We didn't catch the prices -- the gowns are too big and heavy to fish for price tags-- but one was more stunning than the next. Near those gowns, you'll also find children's shoes that are all just $20. Some have original price stickers of more than $250. You really can't beat that. The children's clothing assortment isn't very exciting. There is one style of a classic ODLR dress that is perfect for a little girl between age two and six. Beyond that, the classic style dresses don't always look right.

On your way out, you might notice a roped off section of ODLR furs. Don't worry, you're not missing too much. The markdown isn't very good at about 50% off and prices are still very high.  (Jump for pics.)

The ODLR sale is one of those popular events that tend to attract lots of shoppers, which tend to accumulate into a steady line throughout the days of the sale. It's not usually too bad of a wait but you should clock in some extra time if you're thinking of taking a quick pass through the sale.

Oscar de la Renta Sample Sale
Tuesday, October 23 through Friday, October 28
Tues 10am-8pm, Wed & Thurs 11am-7pm, Fri 11am-4pm
151 Wooster Street between Houston & Prince




Most are about $120


Earrings are $65

$65

$65

$225 to $400

$350


$575

$1650

$1650

$250

$250



$575

$250


Mink $10,000 from $30,000

Mink $6500 from $18500




$89

$89

$89

$89

$89







3 comments:

acornmoose said...

Will regular people be able to go in at all?

Lila Delilah said...

Yes. The sale is open to the public.

Nomad said...

Is there long line to get in? And are there size 0 or xs items? Thanks