The Elie Saab sample sale is hosted at Soiffer Haskin, which means no photos or videos allowed. We’re giving you the verbal low-down here.
At 10:30AM on the first day there was no line at all to get in, and while there were people shopping, it wasn’t busy by any stretch of the imagination. The huge space was lined with gowns on the left (organized by size and then color), dresses and separates in the center and shoes and other accessories on the right.
Sizes were European and US versions, but staff recommended to go a size up since they run small. Each item was priced individually and you had to multiply the price point by .25 to figure out what you would pay.
If you care about the brand, these prices cannot be beat. #1, it’s hard to find this brand on e-commerce to begin with since the selection on other retailer sites is limited and #2, you definitely cannot beat the prices. A gorgeous beaded gown for $1,200 is a steal. If you want a gown but don’t care for the designer – skip.
I love the brand (even made a copy of it at one point in my life for a fancy wedding) so I’m giving it an 8 out 10.
What: Elie Saab sample sale
Where: 317 West 33rd St, Manhattan, NY
When: Sept 8 – Sept 11th, 2019