We were attempting to keep one running sample sale list but we couldn’t resist calling out two very exciting sample sales that are scheduled for later this month. Both Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta will be hosting shopping events that will offer great fashions, large discounts and big crowds.
The Marc Jacobs sale will start first on Greene Street in Soho. Discounts will range up to 90% off retail and include a variety of merchandise, including men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from both the Marc Jacobs collection and the Marc by Marc Jacobs line. There will also be items for children from the Little Marc line.
Last season the sale also included items from the designer’s beauty line and was quite the hit. That’s not a surprise considering blushes were $9 and foundations were $17. Among the Marc Jacobs clothing, all coats were $250, dresses were $100, blouses were $50 and tees were $20. Dresses from the Marc by Marc Jacobs line were $60 and tees were $10.
Just a few blocks away the Oscar sale is scheduled to start a few days later. We suspect that there may be a few items from the house’s new designers — Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia. We are told that there will be a variety of stock and sample clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry, childrenswear, bridal and home collection. This season there will also be merchandise for men.
At last year’s sale the bridal gowns from size 2 to 10 were the biggest hit with shoppers and ranged in price from $1300 to $4000. Gowns were either $800 or $1500 depending on the intricacy. Most of the ready-to-wear was about 70% off retail. Handbags were about $600 and shoes started at just $60.
These two sales are sure to draw big crowds. Stay posted for updates and full reports on both sales.
Marc Jacobs Sample Sale
Tuesday, April 18 through Sunday, April 23
Tues 11am-8pm, Wed to Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-4pm
150 Greene Street
Oscar de la Renta
Tuesday, April 25 through Sunday, April 30th
Tues 10am-7pm, Wed-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-4pm
151 Wooster Street