An Early Look Inside Hermes Sample Sale

September 17, 2013 by Lila Delilah

Most of us rather wait on a line for discounted Hermes, than a Cronut or Target’s new designer collaboration. This season, however, a Cronut or a Target Philip Lim bag would be more satisfying than the Hermes sample sale.

Photo credit: NY Times

Hermes VIPs were invited to shop today but early indications are that the sale is another bust. Our insider says that the discount event was a complete disappointment. She couldn’t even find any style bottle of perfume or horse print plate. 

The sale does include a scattering of undesirable gloves, clothing and shoes. Shoes and ready-to-wear are both 50% of retail. That means you can expect to still pay about $1000 for most any item. Most of the clothing was more than two years old. 

If you feel compelled to buy anything go for the shoes. Our spies had the best luck there. There are H slides in bright shades of red, blue and patent. The sale also includes a good selection of boots and booties, which are perfect for the fall. 

There is just one piece of good news. There was hardly any line today. At the start of the sale there were about 20 people waiting. In prior years we’ve waited two hours on the VIP day. Later in the afternoon, we hear there was no line at all.


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