London Sample Sale Bonanza

November 29, 2009

Ghost Winter Warehouse Sale

Up to 90% off the party dress go-to, as well as knitwear and casuals, restocked every day. 

When: 2nd December: 11am-7pm, 3rd December: 11am-7pm, 4th December: 11am-7pm, 5th December: 11am-7pm, 6th December: 11am-5pm
Venue: 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, W11
Cost: Free Entry


Christopher Kane Sample Sale

THIS is why we love Christmas – the annual sample sale wagon is in full force, and the top of out tinselly tree has got to be this Christopher Kane sale. Sure, we loved the Topshop spin-offs but there’s a part of us still hankering after that cashmere leopard print cardi and scallop edged skirt. With up to 50% off, this isn’t one to be missed.

When: 3rd December: 5pm-9pm, 4th December: 11am-7pm.
Venue: The London Newcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, E2
Cost: Free Entry




Alexander McQueen Sample Sale

Last time McQueen had a sample sale, UJ pitched up during our lunch break, stood for an hour and then haplessly trotted back to the office having progressed about ten inches in the queue – epic fail. Lesson of the day is – this thing gets packed and the kids in the queue are hardcore. So bring supplies. Stock does get replenished daily, and should include mens and womens treats. Merry Christmas to us!

When: 3rd December: 12pm-8pm, 4th December: 11am-7pm, 5th December: 10am-5pm
Venue: The Westminster Room, The Old Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green, EC1
Cost: Free Entry


Osman Sample Sale

Discounts on selected items by this London Fashion Week favourite.

When: 3rd December: 12pm-9pm, 4th December: 12pm-7:30pm, 5th December: 11am-5pm
Venue: , 3 New Quebec Street, W1
Cost: Free Entry
Info: website

Nicholas Kirkwood Sample Sale

The King of fiercely platformed heels is offering some at up to 80% off – who are we to say no?

When: 4th December: 12pm-7pm, 5th December: 10am-7pm.
Venue: Swarovski Crystallised Lounge, 24 Great Marlborough Street, W1
Cost: Free Entry

Mackintosh Sample Sale

Up to 75% off RRp from this classic rainwear specialist.

When: 7th & 8th December: 10:30am-6:30pm
Venue: 104 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1
Cost: Free Entry

Orla Kiely Sample Sale

Last chance to get your Christmas presents in at discounted prices!

When: 10th & 11th December: 11am-8pm, 12th December: 11am-7pm, 13th December: 11am-6pm.
Venue: Shop 14, The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1
Cost: £1

Peter Jensen Sample Sale

Everyone’s favourite bearer of the cutest bunny logo in town is having a sample sale, and we’ll be first in line in hopes of bagging anything from THAT gorgeous cruise collection.

When: 11th December: 6pm-9pm, 12th December: 10am-6pm, 13th December: 12pm-4pm.
Venue: Studio 1c, buzzer 4, 18-24 Shacklewell Lane, E8
Cost: Free Entry

Temperley Sample Sale

Temperley Sample Sale featuring a winter wonderland selection of Temperley Ready-to-Wear, Samples, Vintage Temperley, Knitwear, Separates and Accessories. All starting at 60% off RRP.

When: 16th December: 8am-6pm
Venue: 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, W11
Cost: Free Entry



Cath Kidston Sale!

November 25, 2009

My bestest shop ever!

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NY Sample Sales

November 19, 2009

What: Twinkle by Wenlan
Why: Wool coats for $165 (reg. $484); silk dresses for $114 (reg. $335).
When: Nov. 18 & 19. Wed. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 545 Eighth Ave., b/t 37th & 38th Sts., 17th flr.

What: Inhabit
Why: Classic cashmere items are $80 (reg. $278-$328). Cotton basics are $50 (reg. $158-$198).
When: Nov. 18 & 19. Wed. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1441 Broadway, b/t 40th & 41st Sts., 24th flr.

What: John Robshaw Textiles
Why: Up to 75 percent off bold print bedding, pillows, rugs, and linens.
When: Nov. 18-20. Wed., 10 a.m.-8: 30 p.m. (cocktails in the evening); Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Where: 245 W. 29th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 11th flr.

What: Lela Rose
Why: Seventy-five percent off fancy outfits with a Southern sensibility.
When: Nov. 18-20. Wed. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 224 W. 30th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 13th flr. (212-947-9204).

What: Christian Lacroix
Why: Coats, jackets, pants, tops, and dresses from past seasons are 75 percent off.
When: Nov. 18-21. Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: 260 Fifth Ave., at 29th St., grd. flr.

What: Rebecca Minkoff
Why: Our girl with the mean bag-making habit unleashes her latest (which includes ready-to-wear).
When: Nov. 18-22. Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 17 W. 17th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves.

What: Araks Lingerie
Why: Up to 80 percent off organic cotton panties, bras, teddies, and camis. Swimsuits for 40 bucks.
When: Nov. 19 & 20. Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Fri., 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: 137 Grand St., b/t Crosby & Lafayette Sts., 5th flr.

What: MZ Wallace
Why: All those great nylon, pocket-laden bags are $100.
When: Nov. 19-21. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 125 Crosby St., b/t Prince & Houston Sts.

What: Steven Alan
Why: Blowout featuring labels you love (The Lake & Stars, Sophomore). House-label shirts for dudes are $65; Demylee cashmere cardigans for gals are $90.
When: Nov. 19-22. Thurs. & Fri., 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 87 Franklin St., b/t Broadway & Church St. (212-219-3305).

What: Judy Ross Textiles
Why: Embroidered scarves, pillows, knotted rugs, linen panels, and upholstered furniture at wholesale prices.
When: Nov. 19-21. Thurs. & Fri., noon-7 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 41 Union Square W., at 17th St., ste. 931 (212-842-1705). (On Sat. enter at 22 E. 17th St., b/t Broadway & Fifth Ave.)

20% Off Space NK (UK)

November 19, 2009

Kenneth Jay Lane Jewellery Sample Sale
What: Up to 80 per cent off gorgeous rocks.
Why: It’s time to add some festive sparkle.
When: Today-Sun., midnight.
Where: Online at