Escada Samples Sale Review 3/24
There was a lengthy line outside the Escada Sample Sale; it seemed like everyone from the Tri-State area had come out in search of a bargain. But the 45 minute wait was well worth it for most of them because once inside there were deals, dresses, and bargains galore! This is definitely a sale worth traveling to if you’re looking to find Escada clothes at the best prices. Whatever your taste, you’re sure to find something.
A super well organized sale, there were stickers on every piece of clothing telling you how much each one was marked down – 60-90% was the range. A lot of things seemed to be going for 70% off – the hot pink for example – but the black was as priced. There was lots of confusion about those two, but luckily they have two tables dedicated to price check, so if you can’t calculate the percentage, or want to double check, then you have a facility where you can price check those dresses.
The dressing room is the best I have ever been to at a sale. The line was only 5 minutes, and then when you get in there’s one mirror and two racks for each person, all in their own little well lit space. There are no doors or anything, so be sure to wear undergarments! You have some privacy as well as plenty of space and organization, but most importantly your own mirror. Yes, a genius must have designed this dressing space!
I did not see many gloves, scarves or other accessories. Literally, there were maybe 3 pieces of each. There were some Escada Sport handbags, and I saw some Boots that were $150. Shoes were a little bit less at $100, but they weren’t anything too extraordinary. There were also lots of sandals with diamonds or leather heels – pretty boring!
Look to spend at least $80-800 on most items at this sale. Running on the cheaper end there is the Escada Sport clothing line, and those are only going for 70% off of about $200, so not too great of a bargain for lounge wear. There was some overstock at 70% off, mostly grey suits, but the real finds were on the dozens of racks filling the Metropolitan Pavilion ground floor.
I found an $8,000 dress that apparently Blake Lively wore on Gossip Girl. It was marked at $750 with a yellow tag so I went up to the price verifier and it kept scanning at $25! I thought God surely wanted me to have this dress. Did I mention it fit like a glove too? At the cash register, Escada’s underpaid employee said it must be a mistake and there was no way it was on sale for $25. She said she wasn’t sure of the correct price, but that she had just sold the only other one for $799. Which reminds me, some of the items are marked at two or more separate prices. I noticed that before I even went to the organized, relatively short line at the register to buy my $25 steal.
Alas, they did not give me the dress for $25. I was momentarily grief-stricken at the realization that I wouldn’t be wearing this dress to any of my upcoming summer weddings. So much so that I forgot to ask about restocking and price cuts. I have a feeling there will be both – there usually is.
WHEN: 3/24 – 3/27, Th-F (10-7), Sat-Sun (10-5)
WHERE: Metropolitan Pavilion
110 West 19 Street, (6-7 Avenues) Ground Floor; (212-852-5446)
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