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Riedel & Sferra Sample Sale

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By: Maura

Some days, you just need to buy a glass of wine. Other days, you just need to buy glasses for said wine. Wednesday was one of those days, so I decided to upgrade my apartment by going to the Riedel & Sferra sample sale in Chelsea Market.

The sale is a little tricky to find; its right off of the food court that has Li-Lac chocolates. If you get lost, chances are there is a friendly security guard who will point you in the right direction, as much as New Yorkers hate asking for directions.

The space was a little crowded when I walked in, but where there is a crowd, there’s amazing discounts nearby. Half the store was lined with luxury glass wears Riedel is known for; the set up was so impeccable, I kept my distance in fear of knocking over 100 wine glasses with my backpack. There were a lot of items that I wish I could find use for; decanters, wine flight sets, votives, vases, glass ice buckets, so essentially everything on a pinterest-bride’s dream registry. However, there was also plenty of great deals on more mundane, everyday stuff. Four wine glasses for $20? Yes, please!


The items don’t just stop at the kitchen; the other side of the store is dedicated to the soft, Italian bed linens of Sferra. Packages of every type of sheet were nestled in boxes like vinyl records, any and all sheet sizes available. Down duvet inserts are in the back of the room, with bath mats, towels, washcloths, and more lining the far wall. I decided that maybe it wouldn’t be the best idea to take off my shoes and lounge in a pile of towels as soft as clouds, so I mercifully restrained myself.

Prices for the Sferra were more of a mixed bag; each product is individually priced, often around the $100 mark. The throws are nice, but more decorative than comfy; perhaps a good gift for a friend who doesn’t eat bagel bites on her bed at 3 in the morning.

All in all, I was able to buy two owl-shaped whiskey stones, priced at $3 each, and a package of four of the sleekest wine glasses ever, for $20. If you want to play grownup and treat yourself for someĀ nice household items, I really recommend this sale.

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