Hermes has been hosting sample sales on LI for the past several seasons. This Summer, we were shocked when the sale location was changed to the Short Hills Mall. We all assumed that the days of NYC Hermes sample sales were over. We were wrong.
Much to our surprise, select Hermes customers were sent invitations to shop a private Hermes sale at Soffer Haskin later this month. Following the private segment, the sale will open to the public for four days starting on Thursday, October 24.
Take note, the Hermes VIP list is very strict. Guests are not welcome and IDs are checked against the invite list at the door. The last big public sales at Soiffer Hasken have been a disaster. Crowds of shoppers were corralled in an empty parking lot for hours. At the last Soiffer Haskin sale, in 2015, shoppers waited over eight hours and got turned away at the door when the sale closed at the end of the day. You can see a video and read about it here.
At the last sale, discounts were 50% off most items. Men’s clothing was 60% off. There were several canvas beach bags ($1000) and canvas cosmetic cases in assorted bright colors and prints. The biggest highlight was the shoe department where shoppers snatched up Oran sandals and jumping boots. You can click here to read about invites to the Short Hills sale and find out about pricing and what items were available over here.
Hermes Sample Sale
VIP Private shopping: Wednesday, October 23 ; 12pm-6pm
Open to the Public: Thursday, October 24 through Sunday, October 27
Soiffer Haskin: 317 West 33rd Street