The Bottega Veneta doesn’t open to the public tomorrow but employees got first look this afternoon and didn’t leave very happy. Early shoppers say that the selection is lousy and prices are high, which doesn’t bode well for the public that doesn’t gain entrance until noon on Tuesday.
This evening, shoppers spotted duffles, bags and jackets but ‘none were a great deal.’ Most bags were priced between $800 and $1500 and any item of clothing that could be described as ‘fashionable was $500 or more.’ During past sales, bags were 60% off and shoes were priced at $100 a pair. This is clearly not the case. Saks Fifth Avenue currently has better discounts.
If you’re looking for the best deals on Bottega merchandise, we suggest you keep an eye on the Bottega outlet, at Woodbury Common. If you hit the outlet correctly, you can find past season clothing discounted 85% off and bags reduced as much as 65%. Calling the outlet just before a holiday weekend is the best plan.
For now, we suggest you steer clear of this sale. Alternatively, you can hold off until the lines and prices dwindle towards the end of the week.
Bottega Veneta Sample Sale
Tuesday, July 25 through Thursday, July 27
Tues 12pm-7pm, Wed & Thurs 9am-7pm
Metropolitan Pavilion / 123 West 18th Street, 2nd Floor