Badgley Mischka Sample Sale Review
Beads, sequins, razzle dazzle—if this is what you’re looking for in a fancy evening dress, head over to the Badgley Mischka sample sale. With a range of samples, ready-to-wear, and couture, this sale delivers, no matter your budget.
If you are a size four and looking for the best deals, make a beeline to the sample racks. Sample gowns are $100, cocktail dresses are $50, and separates are $25. Among the pieces that had marked prices, nearly every one was a size four, but it is still worth a look for sizes 0-6. Expect a few of these pieces to be in less than pristine condition. I spotted missing beads, snags, loose threads and makeup stains.
The ready-to-wear pieces are all 70% off their original retail price, and appear to be mainly from the S/S 2015 collection. Shirts, originally between $175 and $500, are now between $52.50 for a tweed sleeveless top and $150 for a leather tank. Skirts hover around the $100 mark, with $85.50 for a tweed mini skirt and $115 for a textured beige pencil skirt.
Dresses are the main event at this sale, with short cocktail dresses falling between $50.70 for a coral shift and $132 for a fully sequined back and navy dress. There are two kinds of gowns, normal RTW and Couture. Long RTW gowns range from $69 for a pink sateen dress with a sequined bust, and $208.50 for a minimalist white gown. The couture area is hard to navigate, with most pieces wrapped in bubble wrap and plastic, and most price tags obscured. The staff informed me that most pieces in this area were upwards of $1,000.
The sale runs through Sunday, August 9th.
WHEN: 8/4 – 8/9; Tue-Sun (11-7)
WHERE: 151 Wooster Street
At Wooster and Houston Street
New York, NY
By Greta Jenkins
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