We got a preview of the Emm Kuo sample sale this evening and were delighted with what we found. For a person looking for a practical handbag or a statement clutch to wear to a friends wedding, this sample sale is the place to get it.
Setup: the sample sale of the brand took place in the brand showroom on 29th street. The room wasn’t large but it felt spacious and there was lots of light. The bags were laid out on tables and shelves. Accessories were hanging from the walls. The staff was very knowledgeable about the items and helpful as well.
Merchandise: The tables and racks were filled with bags. That being said, there weren’t more than 4-5 copies of a single item there. At retail, the brand sells at FiveStory NY & Anthropologie. All of the stuff is made out of the good materials: genuine leather (made in Europe), shearling fur, hand-painted art. Every bag from that brand is unique.
Pricing: The most affordable table was the $75 section: that included hand-painted satchels, belts, small bags and other accessories. Practical take-to-work handbags were either $150 or $200. Given that they retail for $600+, the discount was close to 70% off. The clutches with delicate decor were the most expensive, priced at $380 per item. On the bright side, Emm Kuo offered an additional 20% off the entire purchase for anyone buying more than 3 items.
Our advice – if you want a nice bag (either for yourself) or to gift to someone else, definitely hit up the Emm Kuo sample sale. We’re giving it an 8.5 out of 10.
What: Emm Kuo sample sale
When: May 29-May 31, 2019
Where: 134 West 29th St, Suite 807, Manhattan, NY