Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mikimoto Sample Sale

The ultra lux Mikimoto sample sale is here again. In past seasons, we found most jewelry was reduced up to 70% off retail prices.

Shoppers can expect to find prices ranging from $120 for smaller items to about $4000 for a large pearl ring. Attendees reported lines during the initial hours of the sale and complained about overcrowding. The most satisfied customers said they went to the sale at about 1pm and received platinum service.

The Mikimoto sale is accompanied by a laundry list of rules. Please be careful to read them all thoroughly. Hours, location and rules are below.

Mikimoto Sample Sale
Thursday, January 20 from 12pm to7pm
Friday, January 21 from 10am to 7
Saturday, January 22 from 10am to 5pm
Sunday, January 23 from 10am to 3pm

680 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor (53rd & 54th Street)
Info line: 212-457-4500

  • We accept credit cards only - no cash or checks please.
  • Final sale. no returns or exchanges
  • No holds.
  • No gift boxes or wrapping available. no shipping
  • Admittance will be determined by capacity. there may be a wait.
  • All coats and large bags must be checked.

    Anonymous said...

    Good discount but not a lot of selection. Lots of ppl. I waited for 2 hrs since 12:45. They hv more pendants than full strang of pearls for 8mm and above.

    They said they dont hve much strang of pearls in stock to restock it. Let see.

    Anonymous said...

    One thing i m curious is retialer often "mark up" the retial price for sales like this. Do you think the sale on the tag is not the same if you buy the exact piece in the store?

    Anonymous said...

    Thanks #1!!!!

    Do you recall whatthe discount is?

    Anonymous said...

    I went there today and i am now a little disapointed. Bought a couple of things. I got a stud with pearl earring and I gave it to my friend to check. the diamond quality is G-H I1 which is TWO grades lower than the "Mikimoto standard".

    The Mikimoto Standard, as they posted on their web, is G color abover and VS!!!

    I believe even they have 70% off on items. They still make a sweet profit!

    Anonymous said...

    I got there at 1:50 PM and waited about 1 hr and 15 min to get in. The selection was not as big as I expected, but it was my first time there so I didn't have much to compare with.

    There are items that are 50%, 60%, 70% and 80%. All of the Milano pieces, which is the higher end pieces, were 70% off. A 12m Tahitian pearl ring with intricate diamond design was $3750. A 9m Tahitian pearl ring surrounded by diamonds in their Blue Lagoon line was a little under $600 at 60% off.