Orange is the most iconic color of October. There are orange leaves, orange pumpkins and, yes, the orange boxes that dominate the Hermes sample sale. It’s that time of year again but New Yorkers might be in for a bit if disappointment.
As far as we can tell, there is no Hermes sale scheduled for this month in the Big Apple. Perhaps it’s the line debacles or how we’ve become increasingly critical of the dwindling inventory. Whatever the reason, it appears as if the Hermes sale is not in the October calendar. That is, it won’t be taking place in New York.
Our spies tell us that the annual October sample sale will be taking place in Chicago. The sale will begin on Wednesday, October 18 for VIPs and open to the public Thursday, October 19. If the sale in the Windy City turns out to be anything like NYC, shoppers can expect long lines and no leather products.
At past season’s sales, when the chaos was minimal, shoppers found a nice assortment of silk scarves ($270) and ties ($75), twillies ($158) and enamel bracelets ($172-$320). There are always lots of shoes and boots. We always suggest going for a classic riding boot or Oran slides.
Those attending the VIP sale are usually invited with a guest but both attendees are required to RSVP. Names and IDs are checked at the door.
If you can’t make it to Chicago, we hear there is a sale planned for Paris, on January 10, 2018. Alternatively, you can shop for Hermes online and find prices just as good– if not better. Scroll above to see the Hermes deals we found.
Hermes Sample Sale Chicago
VIP: Wednesday, October 18
Public: Thursday, October 19 to Sunday, October 22
Thrus-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm
1034 West Randolph Street