Today we rushed over to the press preview of Jil Sander’s sample sale and we were glad we did. Fortunately, there were no lines but that’s not likely to continue as word of the great discounts spreads, particularly to Raf Simons fans.
The discount hits 80% off on most items and there is a full range of merchandise from the fall 2011 collection and overstock inventory from spring 2012. The most popular section at the sale is undoubtedly shoes. Shoppers were purchasing towers of assorted shoe styles that reached up to their waists. The shoe popularity might be because everything in the section is under $150– ya think?!We even spotted flats that were just $50.
Moving on to clothing, shoppers who love iconic pieces from off the runway will score the best. The belted “egg dress” dress is $520 from $2890 and a bubble skirt is about $400 from $1900. If you’re still trying to get your hands on the Picasso sweater, you’re in luck. The quirky design from spring is now about $330 from $1640. There are also lots of neon paisley prints that starred in designer’s summer ad campaign.
The sale also “had” a good selection of bags but the assortment seemed wiped out by the time we were heading out. We wouldn’t count on finding much left starting tomorrow. Men can expect to find lots of solid white shirts and sweaters and some outerwear.
There is no changing room. So if modesty is usually your policy we suggest wearing leggings and a tank so you can test the fashion on top of your body armor. The sale runs through Saturday and there will likely be reductions. Just don’t expect there to be any restocking.
Jil Sander Sample Sale
Tuesday, October 16 to Saturday, October 20
Tues to Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm
8 Crosby St. (Howard & Grand St.), 4th Floor