Viktor and Rolf, Margiela & Dsquared Sample Sale Leaves More to Be Desired

9 November 2012

Surprisingly, there was no line to wait on at this sample sale, but that may not be the case as the sale continues through this Saturday. On the first day clothing was marked down to wholesale prices but discounts are expected to increase daily. The original prices have been removed, so true percentage off original price is unknown. No confusion though in item cost because every single piece has a clearly printed tag with the sale price. Based on sales past, the last day Saturday, November 10th, will bring the largest crowd as well as the lowest prices. I think you should wait.

Be aware that the pieces offered at this sale do not come in complete size runs as they all seem to be real samples. Women’s sizing is as follows: 40-42 and 37-40 . Chances of finding multiples in any size are slim, so if it fits, commit.

Margiela Draped Zip Up Poncho now $621 {size 42}
Margiela Draped Zip Up Poncho
now $621 {size 42}
Dsquared Men's Leather Spiked Jacket $917 {size 44}
Dsquared Men’s Leather Spiked Jacket
$917 {size 44}

I started my shopping in the handbag nook and that was a bad idea, the selection was disappointing, at best. The shoe section saved my spirits thanks to few Viktor and Rolf and Maison Martin Margiela pairs. The shoe selection is likely the best category offered but size runs are also limited, so if the shoe fits, don’t put it down.  Shoe prices range from 200-400 dollars.  The assortment for both men and women offered an array of styles from casual to dress shoes.

Viktor and Rolf, Margiela & Dsquared Sample Sale Footwear

Viktor and Rolf heels now $381
Viktor and Rolf heels now $345
Men's Sweatshirt Poncho now $417
StaffUSA Sample Sale

All of the apparel was from the designers’ Fall/Winter 2012 collections, so a fairly recent collection, and weather appropriate, so one can prepare for New York’s influx of unpredictable natural disasters in proper fashion. Our opinion is that in comparison to previous years, the quality of this sample sale selection has declined. Now, the good finds are scarce and are obviously pieces that were not selling well. There are a few gems, but there are only 1-2 sizes per style. As expected, honorable mention goes to Maison Martin Margiela’s collection, which made the visit worthy, especially in regard to outerwear. Price points were still on the higher end, with nothing less than $200 and that’s just a basic t-shirt. Honestly, the sample sale was a bit of a disappointment leaving more variety and deeper discounts to be desired. Oh wait, maybe that’s why foot traffic is so low. Now, if you are a true blue fan of any of the brands, or are curious to see how Martin Margiela looks prior to their upcoming collaboration with H&M, stop by. At the end of the day, there are always lucky finds.

Viktor and Rolf, Margiela & Dsquared Sample Sale Apparel

Viktor and Rolf, Margiela & Dsquared Sample Sale Apparel
Please Note: NO fitting rooms and NO CA$H.

WHEN: 11/8 – 11/10; Th (2-7), F (10-7), Sat (noon-5)

WHERE: 220 West 19th Street
between 7th & 8th Avenue
10th Floor
New York, NY 10011

By Michaela Boyd

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Posted by Staff Writer at 01:56 AM
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