Sample sale host, 260 Sample Sale, opened a luxury vintage sale in Soho on Tuesday. The sale includes bags, jewelry, and small leather goods from Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Hermès, MCM, Cartier, Gucci, Prada, and more.
Initial pictures showed several tables of Louis Vuitton monogram bags and it piqued my interest. My expectations were low but I was curious about what could be found at this sale. Usually, the merchandise at vintages sales is priced rediculously high and all too often the bags so damaged that they aren’t very desirable.
So I went to inspect. Inside, bags are arranged by brand and color. It’s only the second day of the sale and there was already a price reduction. Currently, all Louis Vuitton is 60% off the ticketed price and all other brands are 50% off. Most of the ticketed prices were on the high-side of the pre-owned mark but the additional discounts made greatly increased the purchasing possibilities. It seems as if current prices are about 10% to 20% below the average online price.
Unfortunately, all the Louis Vuitton monogram merchandise is completely sold out. I saw a handful of Epi leather bags. A Sac A Dos is reduced to $410, a Dhanura PM is $240, and a Masty GM is $260. Beyond Vuitton, I saw a Gucci heart print canvas tote that’s $300, a Bottega Veneta Cabat tote is $1500 and a very proper Cartier shoulder bag is about $370 from an MSRP of $1350. We also spotted a few Loewe scarves that are about $120. They are normally priced at $375 when purchased new. A PM Hermes Garden Party in good condition is $610 and a Fourre Tout PM is $250. You can click here to see pictures.
Much of what remains resembles closet outcasts. Many of the items I saw were priced inexpensively enough to be a consideration but we all know that it will only be a few years of foster care before these orphan bags met the same fate.
I can’t suggest taking a special trip to the sale in its current state. Going forward, I would suggest attending this sale on the opening day. Even without the additional discount, are a bit less than what we have seen online and in vintage stores throughout the world.
I posted pictures from in side the sale today. I also linked a scroll of assorted bags that I saw at the sale for nearly the same price.
Luxury Vintage Sample Sale
Through Sunday, March 17
Fri & Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm
151 Wooster Street