By: Cristina Martin
Traveling to the J Mendel sample sale is like a scene out of Gossip Girl. Their showroom is nestled on Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side. This isn’t just any showroom… This location is closing down amidst their recent financial issues. So what’s the next logical step? Yes, you guessed, sample sale.
The first floor was filled with fur. This is a brilliant move considering the freezing New York temperatures. However, we don’t know if it sparked many impulse purchases, due to the insanely high pricing. There was one coat for $8,000. That may be sample sale pricing for the Upper East Side, but not for the rest of us. Moving upstairs to the second floor you can find a plethora of floor-length gowns, and a few racks of cocktail dresses. There were very few actual samples. Those will cost you in the $900 range. Everything else will run you $1,700 – $3,000+
J Mendel usually has all beautiful pieces. However, there was nothing we felt like were WOW pieces. Especially for those astronomical prices. There wasn’t a shortage of merchandise, and it was very well organized. If you can afford it, check out the J Mendel sample sale before they join Dan Humphry in Brooklyn.
Xoxo, Happy shopping!
What: J Mendel Sample Sale
When: Wed. Feb. 27 – Thur. Feb. 28, 2019
Where: By appointment only – [email protected]