We found out about the Vilebrequin sample sale almost by accident. It used to be held at 260 in the old days, and we still remember when lines would be out the block as wives and husbands waited to stock up on cute trunks for the Summer. This year, the sample sale is hosted by the company that owns the brand. In a nutshell, here’s our summary. The good news is that the prices are super-enticing, and the selection of merchandise is great. The bad news is that there is a bit of a lack of predictability of when the sale is open and when closed. We’ll try to keep you updated throughout next week to let you know what the update is.
Setup: The sample sale is set up in a 2-floor showroom in the fashion district. The first floor is filled with Andrew Marc, Donna Karan merchandise for men and women. The second floor is filled with Vilebrequin merchandise.
Merchandise: Most of the Vilebrequin items are for men, and are organized by size. The items include swim trunks, bermuda shorts, pants, polos, shirts and shoes. There are many different colors and patterns to choose from. There is a bin with bathing suits for women as well and bins with hats and other accessories downstairs near the cash register. The items are made in Italy and clearly high quality.
Pricing: The pricing at the Vilebrequin is VERY attractive. And yes, you can find shorts for $20-$30, pants for $30, leather high-quality shoes for $50 and polos for $20.
The sale was supposed to be open until 6PM, but at 4:13 people started reaching out telling us they went to the sale but the sale was closed. We’ll try to figure out what happened and to let you know when it is open. But if you can get there during one of those hours, you’re bound to walk away with some goodies. Because of the open-closed issue – we’re dropping a point. 7/10.
What: Vilebrequin sample sale
When: May 20th – May 31st, 2019 (closed for Memorial Day Weekend)
Where: 217 West 37th St, Manhattan, NY