If you’re one of millions who loves to shop designer stores but doesn’t quite know what a sample sale is, do not despair for you aren’t alone! Plenty of people don’t quite recognize the exact definition of sample sales, and therefore, don’t know how much utility and value they can get from it. Below are three key things for you to know about sample sales — so read on, enjoy and don’t forget to comment!
- How Top Designers Get Rid of Excess
Versace, Lacoste, Morgane Le Fay — you name it! All fashion brands renew their inventory at least twice a year. And when they do, they need a quick and neat way to get rid of their excess inventory. Walla — come in sample sales. The designer rents out a warehouse and displays all the merchandise for a limited period of time.
2. a Way For You to Buy Near Perfect Merchandise @ a Fraction of the Price
That’s right — knowing what you know now, you could skip classic department store shopping. Instead, you could have mercy on your wallet and dress just as fashionably by attending different sample sales. Traditionally, sample sales used to display merchandise from runways in sample sizes only, but not anymore. Nowadays, sample sales display a wide array of merchandise in many sizes.
3. How to Find’Em Sample Sales
The only catch is that sample sales were traditionally difficult to find. Designers wouldn’t advertise them, since they wanted customers to buy items at full price, and so only the most fashion-savvy would comb the garment district in search for designer gems. Thanks to the 21st century, there are websites and apps that comb the world-wide web to feature them in the best manner. Some of the best websites are Lazars, 260SampleSaleand The Choosy Beggar. The best app for sample sales is by far the ShopDrop app, featuring more than 265 sample sales per month in all the fashion capitals of the world: New York, LA, Paris and London.
This blog was inspired by one of our readers, Matt Kosman.