Monday, June 1, 2009

DVF Sample Sale and More

We don't post many sample sales and when we do they are usually exclusive deals or extreme discounts. The Diane von Furstenberg's sample sale is neither but still draws our attention and the attention of chic girls, stylish women and elegant ladies from all over the area.

Today we hit the press preview bright and early. There was no line when we entered and the crowd was tame but lively. There is an amazing assortment of merchandise and more wrap dresses and shirts than you could imagine. Prices are as follows:

DVF wrap dresses and vintage: $150
Dresses: $125
Jackets: $125
Blouses: $80
Skirts: $80
Pants: $80

The best deals are the samples, which are all $50 and the worst deals are the cover-ups, which are $100. Even with the substantial retail discount the prices add up quickly when you start piling on the dresses. The sale runs through Saturday and as the week progresses there are usually markdowns. Friday seems like a good day to hit up 29th Street again.

Address: 260 Fifth Ave b/w 28th and 29th St
Dates and Hours: Tuesday, June 2nd through Saturday, June 6th. Tue 9am—6:30pm; Wed 10am—8pm; Thu 10am—7pm; Fri 9am—5:30pm; Sat 9am—3pm.


Anonymous said...

I don't get the fascination with DVF. The fabric is sub-par and the line has not been innovative or even constructed well since the creation of her wrap dress.

I feel DVF is one of those American designers rammed down our throats to support the industry.

If it's any consolation, London, French and Italian Vogues heavily push their local designers as well.

Anonymous said...

Please post more on sample sales - it's helpful!

Unknown said...

Does anyone know if there is a wait/line to get in? said...

Anon #1 - you do realize that she's part of the fashion mafia, don't you? She's head of the CFDA, and intimately connected to Vogue et al.

That said, yes, the designs are just ok - although I have found that I am swayed just enough to purchase a dress or two when it costs 50-75 dollars on sale or at a sample sale. Some pieces are actually pretty practical and conservative enough for work in a midtown office. Of course, my personal preferance leans toward edgier designers but I could never wear those to work.