Everyone seems to be morning the loss of Phoebe Philo at Celine but you can still support female designers and bask in minimalist designed luxury fashion from The Row. You can also save a pretty penny while doing so at The Row’s annual sample sale.
This evening, the sale was open for previews to VIPs, the press, celebrity types like Tracy Pollan and lots of Spence moms. This season’s sneak peek was a lot more hectic than past years. There was a long line and, even a wait. (Quelle horreur!) There was nobody checking any list, which made matters worse. Could you imagine that the line for The Row was even longer than the Jimmy Choo sale, which happens to be taking place at the same venue?
Everything at The Row’s sale is discounted 70% off– and that includes bag and shoes. This season, there are no exotic items or furs. There are also very few coats, which were all gone within the first hour. There weren’t even very many blazers. One style blazer with button details was still pricey at $900 from $3000. We also didn’t see any sunglasses. On the bright side, the sale had lots of bags and shoes.
There are plenty of satin Ascot bags in various colors, which are priced under $300 from $990. Hunting bags come to $1080 from $3600, Market bags come to about $1275 from $4250 and this pouch-style bag comes in various colors in suede and is about $330 from $1150. Among the shoe selection, we spotted lots of loafers. This satin style loafer is about $300 from nearly $1000 and is on sale here for $480, these floral print canvas slippers are $360 from nearly $1200 and suede ankle booties are $765 from $1250.
The clothing selection isn’t as plentiful as past years. There are some leather pants but mainly two styles of classic black pants, one of which has a boot cut leg. There are also lots of black jeans and a whole rack of long gowns, which are basically slips. There are some sweaters but we preferred the selection last Winter.
We suggest you head over to Bergdorf Goodman online if you can’t make it to the sample sale, don’t want to deal with lines or we haven’t mentioned what you are looking for. There is a large selection of clothing, shoes, and bags that are discounted 50% to 70% off.
If you’re a big fan of The Row, you know what to expect when it comes to prices and styling. We would suggest you go. Not every shopper loads up $3000 fashion items that don’t have a single logo– even when they are 70% off. For those types, we suggest taking a pass.
The Row Sample Sale
Thursday, October 25 through Sunday, October 28
Thurs 9am-7pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 9am-3pm
Metropolitan Pavilion: 123 West 18th Street
Only Credit Cards Accepted