As New Yorkers who are used to the brands that host sample sales bi-annually, we were excited to see some fresh brands join the scene. Particularly, the Sonia Rykiel sample sale. The sample sale took place at the brand showroom on 57th St. Unlike many other sales, this one opened on a Sunday. By the time of opening at 11AM, there were over 100 people waiting in line.
The Sonia Rykiel is famous for sweaters and knitwear, which retail in the thousands. At the sale, items were $110-$150. There was a lot of merchandise at the sale as well: from casual blazers to sequined sweaters and lacy dresses. The outerwear was 90% off retail – and really unusual pieces. Clothing for kids was in a separate room as well.
The center of the room had a table with handbags selling for $300. More than we would like to spend but for some people might be worth it. I walked away with a shearling coat for $226 that retails for $2,260 so that was win for me.
What: Sonia Rykiel sample sale
Where: West 57th St, NY, NY
When: April 7-8, 2019