The Prada sample sale kicked off today to VIPs. This is the first Prada sale in over a decade, which caused lots of excitement among shoppers. Unfortunately, the discounts weren’t as high as many attendees were anticipating and a majority of shoppers left the sale left empty-handed.
As we predicted, the markdowns aren’t any higher than what you would normally fund during the first markdown at Prada retailers. Handbags and accessories are 40% off and shoes and bags are discounted 50%. On the bright side, there is a selection of merchandise from the most recent Prada collections.
Early VIP shoppers arrived at the sale at about 7:30am. When doors opened at 10am, there was a line around the block. By mid-afternoon, there was no line to get into the sale and very few shoppers inside.
For Women, you will find an assortment of knapsacks, pouches, and totes and small leather goods with this season’s lightening and rose motifs. There is also a selection from last winter’s accessories, which was a combination of nylon and leather bags with studs. Pieces from the Ouverture and tye-dye collections and studded bags can be found in various sizes. This padded Prada clutch with a small chain is probably one of the best items at the sale and comes to about $600 from $925.
The clothing options, which are 50% off, consist of a lot of items from the Summer tie-dye collection. There are a variety of skirts and dresses. The Miu Miu standouts are snakeskin coats and rhinestone items.
The men’s selection contains the same themes as the woman’s. In addition, there are some travel items like suitcases on wheels and briefcases. There are also some more sneaker options and nylon coats and jackets.
Photos are not allowed. As a matter of fact, the lenses on everyone’s phone were taped. Yes, even the front lenses. The photos above will give you a good idea of what you will find at the sale. Not everything is exact but it’s a good start.
Nothing Prada is ever bad but it’s hard to endorse running to this sale and waiting on a long line. There are so many avenues for discounted Prada that this should be on the itinerary of only the brand’s biggest fans.
We are told that the sale will be restocked throughout the sale dates but we don’t expect many new additions. Any price cuts won’t be drastic. Feel free to share your questions and observations below. Even if the discounts aren’t extraordinary, it’s always fun to go to a Prada sale.
Prada Sample Sale
Wednesday, November 20 through Saturday, November 23
150 Greene Street