Those who were lucky enough to get a VIP invitation to the Hermes sample sale waited in line in the morning rain only to be disappointed by the lack of merchandise and high prices. Sample sale veterans should be warned that there are no bags, small leather goods, scarves, ties or jewelry.
Those still interested in attending the sale for tradition’s sake will find most items about 50% off retail. There is an uninspiring assortment of shoes, which include Oran sandals for $315 and heels were $345. China is more like the miss matched brick-a-brack you would find at a thrift store and the few pieces of christal don’t even have boxes.
Those who love Hermes or shopping a coveted sample sale should skip this sale. There is really nothing redeeming about going to Ninth Avenue. We’ll keep our eyes open this winter for the annual boutique sales. Stay tuned.
Hermes Sample Sale
Wednesday, September 5 to Saturday, September 8.
Wed & Thurs 9am to 7pm, Fri & Sat 9am to 6pm
317 W. 33rd St (between 8th and 9th Aves)