The Karen Millen sample sale at Clothingline is one we think of as a recurring sale – we literally haven’t seen a month pass without Clothingline announcing yet another Karen Millen sample sale. As one would expect, there isn’t enough fresh merchandise to go around so frequently. As a result, the shopper ends up with the same old merchandise that has been packed and unpacked a few dozen times, has lost its crisp, and hasn’t lost quite enough in price to make it worth your while.
Setting: The setting was a typical Clothingline layout. Half the hall was closed off, probably set up for the next sale they have. The racks were organized by merchandise. And the circle racks in the middle of the room organized by category first and size second. The staff was relatively sweet, or at least didn’t bother you to shop.
Prices: For this type of merchandise that has already been discounted so many times – not amazing. Dresses were selling for $45, skirts for $30, tops for $25 – and that’s on the 2nd day of the sale and 1st day of markdowns.
Merchandise: Lots of furry coats selling for $129. I don’t know who in New York would have room in her closet or in her mind for a heavy winter item when it’s already May, but whatever. There were some cute dresses for $45, the same ribbed metallic skirt that was there every other time we went to the Karen Millen sample sale. Other than that, not much.
We’re being generous when we give this sale a 4 out of 10. Save your energy and stay home.