Hobbs Sample Sale

Stock and Sample Clearance with up to 75% off womenswear including jackets, dress, skirts, shoes and accessories.

When: Thursday 28th May: 4pm – 7pm, Friday 29th May: 8am – 7pm, Saturday 30th May: 10am – 6pm.
Venue: 112-115 Long Acre, Covent Garden, WC2
Cost: Free Entry
Info: website



Les Nereides Sample Sale

Parisian jeweller Les Nereides Sample Sale with up to 70% off.

When: 3rd June – 7th June.
Venue: Les Nereides, 35 Long Acre, WC2
Cost: Free Entry
Info: website



Wright & Teague Sample Sale

Jewellers Wright & Teague’s one-day only sample sale.

When: 10th June: 9am – 8pm.
Venue: Wright & Teague, 35 Dover Street, W1
Cost: Free Entry
Info: website



Monsoon Accessorize Sample Sale

The boho favourites are back with their Summer Sale. 

When: 18th June: 8:30am – 5:30pm.
Venue: The American Church in London, 79a Tottenham Court Road, W1
Cost: £1
Info: website

I wandered into this new shop on Queen St. West yesterday afternoon. Whilst discussing all the pros and cons of buying a gold spray-painted bust of Elvis with my husband, the staff mentioned that a selection of evening gowns and the bridal gown samples were all on sale at 50% off. If you’re in the market for a vintage-looking wedding dress, head over to Reva Mivasagar (some were quite pretty).


Pop Up Sales Toronto

May 23, 2009





London Sample Sales

May 19, 2009

I know, I know, this is getting repetitive, but it’s sample sale season in my favourite city.


La Perla Sample Sale

Up to 80% off La Perla lingerie and swimwear.

When: 18th & 19th May: 10am – 6:30pm.
Venue: Hornvale Ltd., 4th Floor, 22 Newman Street, W1
Cost: Free Entry
Info: website

Babulaque Sample Sale

Babulaque‘s special event brings to you the best Brazilian & UK designer clothes and accessories at up to 80% off.

When: 10am – 8pm
Venue: Babulaque, 78 Margaret Street, W1
Cost: Free Entry
Info: website



John Smedley Sample Sale

Knitwear from men and women.

When: 20th May: 10:30am – 6:30pm.
Venue: Rootstein Hopkins Space, 20 John Prince’s Street, W1
Cost: Free Entry
Info: website



Derek Lam Sample Sale

Amazing designer ready-to-wear from £100.

When: 21st & 22nd May: 8am – 8pm
Venue: Bismark Phillips Communications & Media, 33 Percy Street, W1T
Cost: Free Entry
Info: website



Paul Smith Warehouse Sale

Men’s & Women’s clothing & accessories

When: Friday 22nd -Sunday 24th May
Venue: see website,
Cost: Free Entry
Info: website



Designer Sales UK

More designer labels at high street prices. 

When: 28th May: 10am – 9pm.
Venue: Studio 13, 123 Ledbury Road, W11
Cost: Free Entry
Info: website



London Designer Sample Sale

London designers sample sale offers the most wanted international runway collections at discounted prices including DVF, Vivienne Westwood, Anna Sui, Gina, and Seven for all Mankind. 

When: 28th, 29th, 30th & 31st May: 11am – 7pm.
Venue: The Music Rooms, 26 South Molton Lane, W1
Cost: Register online to enter.
Info: website



Alexander McQueen Sample Sale


When: 28th: 12pm – 8pm, 29th: 11am – 7pm, 30th: 10am – 5pm.
Venue: The Westminster Room, The Old Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green, EC1
Cost: Free Entry
Info: website



French Connection Sample Sale

Current and past season lines at amazing prices.

When: 29th May: 9:30am – 7pm, 30th May: 10am – 5pm, 31st May: 10am – 4pm.
Venue: Centro One, 39 Camden Street, NW1
Cost: £1
Info: website



Nicole Farhi Summer Sale

Pick up stylish Nicole Farhi womenswear, menswear and accessories.

When: 3rd June: 10am – 6pm, 4th June: 10am – 7pm, 5th June: 10am – 6pm, 6th June: 10am – 4pm.
Venue: The Barbican, Golden Lane, EC1
Cost: £1
Info: website

What: Mackage
Why: Leather jackets and smart-looking trenches are 50 percent off.
When: May 18 & 19. Mon. & Tues., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 275 W. 39th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 7th flr. Cash only.

What: Tocca
Why: Sari dresses and sweaters are up to 80 percent off. Stock up on candles at $20 a pop.
When: May 18 & 19. Mon. & Tues., 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: 542 W. 22nd St., b/t Tenth & Eleventh Aves.

What: Selima Optique
Why: Prada glasses were $350, now $50-$75; Chloé specs were $300, now $150; Selima Optique frames were $300, now $100.
When: May 18-20. Mon.-Wed., 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 899 Madison Ave., b/t 72nd & 73rd Sts.

What: Prairie New York
Why: Printed and tie-dyed dresses for $65, skirts and tops for $40.
When: May 18-21. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 306 W. 38th St., b/t Eighth & Ninth Aves., 2nd flr.   212-967-8166          

What: Iisli
Why: Up to 75 percent off sophisticated stock and samples.
When: May 19 & 20. Tues. & Wed., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 416 W. 13th St., b/t Ninth Ave. & Washington St., ste. 201

What: White + Warren
Why: Cotton tees for $25, cardis for $50, cashmere tees for $55.
When: May 19 & 20. Tues., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wed., noon-8 p.m.
Where: 80 W. 40th St., at Sixth Ave., 3rd flr.

What: Nanette Lepore
Why: Dresses for $150, pants for $100, tops for $95, shorts for $75.
When: May 20-22. Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 225 W. 35th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 4th flr.

What: Luca Luca
Why: Up to 90 percent off fancy cocktail dresses.
When: May 20-22 & 26-29. Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 30 & 31. Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 19 W. 36th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves.

What: Araks
Why: Take 50 percent off organic cotton lingerie, find swimsuits for $40, and sift through $10 panty bins.
When: May 21 & 22. Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Fri., 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: 137 Grand St., b/t Lafayette & Crosby Sts.

What: Charlotte Ronson
Stonewashed linen, button-down dresses, platforms, and espadrilles are up to 80 percent off.
When: May 27-29. Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 1071 Sixth Ave., at 41st St., ste. 301.

What: Julie Haus & Gustto
Why: Up to 80 percent off the NY designer’s modern cuts (plus racks of clothes for less than $55) and bags with crazy-big hardware.
When: May 27-29. Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 39 W. 38th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves., 6th flr.


London Sample Sales

May 16, 2009

What: Lot 78
Why: Up to 50 per cent off leather jackets for men and women.
When: 19-21 May. Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Babulaque, 78 Margaret St., 1st flr.,W1W 8SZ (07930 952952).

What: Derek Lam
Why: Ready-to-wear from £100.
When: 21 & 22 May. Thurs. & Fri., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Bismark Phillips Communications & Media, 33 Percy St., W1T 2DF (020 7631 1096).

What: Ghulam Sakina & Ally Capellino
Why: Clothes and accessories from £35.
When: 20 May. Wed., noon-8 p.m.
Where: 5 Calvert Ave., E2 7JP (020 7613 3073).

What: Alexander McQueen
Why: Discounted ready-to-wear and accessories.
When: 28-30 May. Thurs., noon-8 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The Old Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green, Westminster Rm., EC1R 0NA (020 7017 8200).

What: French Connection
Why: Ready-to-wear, accessories from £5.
When: 29-31 May. Fri., 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Centro One, 39 Camden St., NW1 0DX (020 7036 7200).