The children’s showrooms at 131 West 33rd Street are at it again. Petit Bateau, Magia Imports (Simonetta, Cavalli, Il Gufo and Armani Jr. etc) and Groupe Zannier (Kenzo, Cantimini, Tartine et Chocolat, Floriane etc) are all hosting sales with amazing discounts. As with most great sample sales there are also major lines. Some of the 100 plus people waiting to get into Zannier waited on 33rd St. for more than two hours.
The wait was worth the time and patience. Floriane dresses that retail for $100 to $170 are all $25, sweaters that retail for about $85 are all $20, and skirts there are normally about $100 are $20. IKKS, Cantimini, and Jean Bourget, dresses are all $20, shirts are $10 and winter coats are $40. There’s so much merchandise there that it’s better if you plan to go later in the day when there’s usually no line.
Our next stop was Petit Bateau, where everything was priced at about $20, There were lots of kid’s pajamas and boxed shirts, which range retail for $45 to $75 and are now $20. Blouses and shirts are $15 at the showroom and scarves are just $5. More shipments are coming in daily so make sure to ask a sales person if you don’t see what you want.
Finally we ended our shopping journey at Magia where they sliced prices a bit from where they were two weeks ago. Everything is now 50% to 50% off wholesale prices. We found gorgeous Simonetta dresses that retail for $700 were reduced to $180. A baby Il Gufo stretchy retails for $32 and now $7 at the sale.
The sale runs until Friday at all the above showrooms. If you love European kids clothing and hate the prices this is a sale not to miss. More details below:
Children’s Sample Sales
Where: 131 West 33rd Street, (between 6th and 7th)
Groupe Zannier (10th Floor) Magia (8th Floor), Petit Bateau (8th Floor)
When: Through Friday, May 22nd
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10am-4pm; Friday: 10am-2pm
Payment: All showrooms are cash only.