Inside: Proenza Schouler and Sergio Rossi

November 16, 2015 by Lila Delilah

The Proenza Schouler and Sergio Rossi sample sales open to the public on Tuesday. Today we were granted early access to both sales and were eager to take advantage of the opportunity.

We started our day downtown at Century 21, which is hosting the Proenza sale. The most popular section, obviously, is the bags. The selection included a big assortment of  Proenza’s greatest hits: PS1, PS11, Lunch Bags, Bucket Bags, Buckle Bags, satchels among others. Prices range from $299 for mini-size bags to $1100 for a python PS11.

This Mini PS11 in assorted metallic colors is priced at $499. These medium PS1‘s in a variety of colors are also $499 and the smaller size is $450.  (You can see pictures and prices over here.)

There are also lots of small leather goods: wallets, pouches and iPad cases, among others. There is a limit of three bags and four small items but we saw lots of people hoarding bags and taking two trips to the cashier. We wouldn’t be surprised if the sale was wiped clean of bags by Tuesday afternoon.

The shoe section is upstairs but the assortment is small. We found ankle booties with a wood-esqu heel for $125, pumps with a round heel for $199 and slide sandals for $99. (Head this way to see pictures.)

There is a wide selection of clothing for men and women upstairs and downstairs. If you’re looking for the best deals, we suggest you head upstairs. There you will find racks that were separated by price. The most discounted was the $29 and $49 rack, where we found a aqua leather top for $49 and several sample size skirts for the same price. There are racks of plants on the $69 rack and some dresses and leather skirts on the $99 rack. Just be careful some times are samples and unfinished and other items are damaged. You can head this way to shop the pictures and see pricing.

Heading over the the Sergio Rossi sale later this afternoon we found a very calm shopping atmosphere. Most shoes are priced between $125 and $400. Fancier shoes will set you back $500 to $550. The selection is not very good in the smaller sizes but is ample for those size 37 and above. The sale includes a handful of bags but none were worth lusting for. Unfortunately, were not permitted to take any pictures and security was very tight.

All the shoes are sold in the original box with the dustbags. Most of the selection is in pristine condition. We are told that there will be restocking throughout the sale and we wouldn’t be surprised if there were price cuts. For this one, we would suggest waiting until Thursday morning before you pounce.

Proenza Schouler
Tuesday, November 17th through Thursday, November 19th
8am—9pm daily
C21 Edition, 21 Dey St (btw Church St & Broadway)

Sergio Rossi Sample Sale
Tuesday, November 17th through Thursday, November 19th
Tue—Wed 9am—6pm, Thu 9am—4pm
Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W 18th St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)

PS1 $499

Clutch $299




Python $1095


Little Pouches $129


$499 very large



$69 sample

$99 samples

Swim ($37) and Coverups 

$449 each mini

Wallets $129








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