We aren’t historically fans of pay-to-play shopping parties but the Gilt Warehouse Sale could be an exception. The sale starts this Friday, and early access tickets can be purchased here. There are several ticket options that start at $20 for late night access on Friday and range to free access on Sunday. Tickets for first dibs are already sold out but were $25.
The price of the ticket includes free wine and sake, Hostess cupcake and large crowds. The selection will include items from Chloé, Valentino, Derek Lam, Jimmy Choo, Lanvin, Oscar de la Renta and Tom Ford. Prices will be reduced up to 80% off retail.
We were given a little peek at the products that will be included in the sale and were in shock to see a sky blue Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Carryall for $530 from $2650, Charlotte Olympia Kiss Me Betsy boots for $239 from $1195 and a Helmut Lang Leather Jacket for $419 from $2095. We suspect that these items will are variably unicorns that will be sold during the press preview but the inventory will be enough to leave options for everyone.
Expect the shoes and handbags to go fast. We suspect that most of the inventory will be lower-end and contemporary designer merchandise. The clothing racks, on the other hand, will likely be overflowing.
If you’re not into overcrowded sample sales there is always the traditional Gilt online shopping. We are in love with the stock at the current Miu Miu sale, which is only reduced about 20% off retail but the selection is really tops. The current coat sale has offerings from Fendi, Prada and Givenchy and most items are discounted 50% off.
Gilt City NY Warehouse Sale
Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23
The Altman Building, 135 W 18th St New York, NY 10011
Tickets are here and range from free to $20 depending on shopping session
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