Usually, we are very cautious when shopping sample sales. There are just too many shopping days in the year to justify big purchases. Today, was a huge exception –the Charlotte Olympia sale is just that good. As a matter of fact, it’s so good that I needed to call a bellman to carry my half-dozen bags to a waiting Uber.
We all love Charlotte Olympia for her quirky shoes, but if you’re going to want to head directly to the bag section. The designer’s clear box clutches usually retail for between $1200 and $1600 but are priced starting at just $150. Larger crocodile and ostrich handbags are $300 from over $3000. There are also lots of cute little accessories and pouches that are priced between $50 and $100.
Moving on to the shoes, most styles are priced at just $100. That includes Kitty Flats, Dolly platforms and several style ostrich shoes. Shoe styles that are much more popular are priced between $150 and $200. We really didn’t see anything priced any higher.
A lot of the same items we saw are also listed at Saks Off 5th. The prices aren’t as good but perhaps you can experience a bit of the thrill while shopping from afar. Pictures from the sale are on Instagram Stories and posted in the jump. We suggest you hurry over fast because we are sure there will be nothing left by the time the sale closes at 7pm tonight.
Charlotte Olympia Sample Sale
Thursday, November 17
Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E. 45th St. (Vanderbilt Suite)