How To Shop For The Hermes Sample Sale

22 March 2011

The Hermes sample sale is the most anticipated fashion even of the year. Every year Upper East Siders and Downtown Divas alike, stand on the record breaking lines to get deep discounts on the pinnacle of fashion brands, Hermes. So what should you know before you stand on THAT line (usually for up to four hours)? Read on!

There will never be a Kelly or Birkin On Sale
Sorry fashionistas, hate to break it to you but you will never find Hermes’ most recognized bags, The Kelly and The Birkin on sale at the Hermes sample sales. They are are by far the most iconic bags a woman can own and with a waiting list thicker than a phone book, these bags are unfortunately will never be on sale.

What kind of Hermes bags will be there?Nothing like a Hermes Scarf
Expect to find Hermes bags that are not coveted or iconic on sale. These bags include tote bags, travel accessories and Hermes’ version of the “eco” carryall. DO expect to spend a few hundred dollars for preppy canvas bags that you probably wouldn’t want if it did not have a Hermes label. Most shoppers are disappointed with the bags selection which are only usually up to 30% off retail price.

Nothing like a Hermes Scarf
If the handbag selection is weak, then the scarf collection is spectacular. You will find a wide range of fabulous Hermes scarves at the sample sale but beware, they go fast! French women are the masters of spicing up an ordinary outfit with a scarf and they are a great way to brighten up your whole wardrobe.

Stock up on Hermes tiesReady To Wear
Hermes is very equestrian inspired line with a great deal of international influences. If you like this style then you will be happy to know that there is plenty of RTW to go around at Hermes sample sales! Do note that most of the clothing will be sample sizes and on the smaller side. The clothes are known to be a few seasons old.

Stock up on ties
Hermes ties are classic and will make a great gift for all the men in your life. Whether it be your husband or your co-worker a Hermes tie is a very chic way to show your appreciation. Luckily the Hermes sample sale is known to have a wide selection of fabulous ties in unique prints from paisley prints to graphics. The ties are usually 50-70% off making them an affordable luxury. Stock up on a few and wrap them away them for special occasions and holidays.

Hermes Accessories Our Guilty PleasureAccessories Our Guilty Pleasure
You can never have too many accessories and quite frankly accessories are your best bet at Hermes sample sales From small leather goods and costume jewelry to random umbrellas and key chains, small accessories are a great way to indulge yourself to one of the hottest designers in the world without breaking the bank. Stock up on odds and ends with the chic Hermes logo and add a little dash of designer to your daily life. Most of the jewelry is marked down considerably from 60-80% off retail!

The last Hermes sample sale took place in February at Soiffer Haskin. When we contacted the PR company to see when the next preview would be but a rep stated that they have discontinued the infamous sale. If that’s the case you won’t be missing much, so start saving now for that Birkin you’ve always wanted.

WHEN: 3/23 – 3/27, W (9-6), Th (9-8), F-Sat (9-6), Sun (1-5)

WHERE: Soiffer Haskin. 317 West 33rd Street (West of 8th Ave)
Millissa Mathai 

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