It’s hard to think of a lot of benefits to being in the city during a the hottest weeks of Summer. As an external optimist, we are always on the outlook for a silver lining. We suggest you grab an ice coffee and keep an eye on the annual Bottega Veneta sample sale, which kicks off Tuesday.
The sale starts early with a friends and family preview and then opens to the public at noon. At past sales, woven bags were snatched up quickly. Discounts were about 60% off. Shoes tend to also go very quickly, but that shouldn’t be a surprise when prices range from just $100 for flats to $250 for boots.
The clothing selection is always a big draw too. During past sales tops were priced at just $100, dresses were $200 and coats were $300. The problem is always that the early shoppers scoop up all the best items. Security only allows between 20 to 30 people into the sale at a time, which means the wait times can be very long.
When we first started covering the BV sale, it was employees only and the merchandise assortment was epic. Now, shoppers can expect to find long lines and a questionable selection. Heading to this sale is somewhat of a crapshoot. If you do venture out, we suggest you apply extra sunscreen and abort the mission if the lines are too long.
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