Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sample Sale Report: Helmut Lang

Stopped by the Helmut Lang sample sale yesterday and was greeted by a large spacious bright space that I'm assuming is some kind of showroom/workspace for Theory.

The racks were well organized and prices were great for Helmut Lang but still not affordable enough for me. The uber cool downtown aesthetic of so many of the pieces in a variety of super stretchy fabrics were super comfortable. Although some of the body con pieces I tried on made me think I should hit the gym more often.

Price List:
Tanks/Tshirts $70
Scarves $80
Shorts & Skirts $125
Denim $130
Pants $130
Vests $160
Sweaters/Sweatshirts $170
Dresses $215
Blazers/Jackets $275
Leather Shorts $325
Leather Pants $250
Leather Jackets $475-800

Tshirts $25
Scarves $30
Tops $40
Pants $45
Skirts /Shorts $45
Sweaters $60
Dresses $75
Jackets $100

The samples were by far the best deal and were marked by a red round sticker on the tag but the section for women looked quite picked over and it was left to a lone neon dress, several sheer white shorts, a few trousers and a plethora of plain long sleeve tees. ( you can see the rack above that's by the shopper in the racer back tank)

The men's sample section however looked much more plentiful although sizes on samples for men or women were not well indicated.

Otherwise leather shorts were plentiful and rang in at $250 as did leather pants. Leather jackets were $650.

There was a section of denim/black slim pants that were marked down to $99.

Much of the sale was black pants in a variety of fabrics & cuts. One of the stretchy leggings I tried on had mesh inset panels that reminded me of Katie Gallagher :)

Also among the mesh, stretchy techno fabrics and cute drop crotch sweatpants was some items including tank tops, skirts and dresses in an amazing digital print stretch.

As for sizing, I didn't get a good look at the men's but for women's it's primarily 4-8 although there are sizes from 0-12 that I spotted and plenty of P in certain knits.

The fitting rooms were legit with 7 private stalls for trying on your wears, although they didn't have mirrors inside them you had privacy to change and a big mirrored wall outside to examine yourself. I think I waited about 5 min or so to try on.

Who: Helmut Lang
What: Up to 70% off men's & women's clothing
When: June 11-13, 2010. Fri 8am-8pm Sat-Sun 10am-6pm
Where: 139 Fifth Ave (b/n 20th & 21st Sts) 2nd floor
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