I stopped by the Chloe & Reese Sample sale over lunch as I was in the area and had a bit of an odd experience. For starters there was no signage indicating a sample sale was in progress. When I entered, 2 staffers vaguely directed me to another room where a gentleman directed me to a back room for sample sale. I felt a bit confused as if I was in the wrong place as there was no one around to speak to. I was the only shopper and also the only person in the room. I have been to plenty of sample sales and do prefer if staffers don’t hover over me, but there was no signage even indicating prices of merch. I tried to examine tags but only found a couple bridesmaid type dresses marked with prices ($130 & 180)The merch available definitely was geared towards the smaller end of the spectrum with plenty of XS & S in addition to sizes 2 & 4. Only a handful of dresses were available that leaned towards the more daywear end of the spectrum (pictured on the right 1/2 of the rack above). Everything else was party/bridesmaid type dresses and 1/2 a rack of poufy skirts
Altogether only 6 racks of sparsely laid out merch at a very quiet sample sale. When staffers didn’t seem to be around after about 10 minutes of browsing I quietly made my exit, mostly likely unnoticed.
On a side note I stumbled into another sample sale on the same floor where they had $5 tees & $20 wool coats that wasn’t quite my style but amazingly affordable. I believe it was in suite 1204.
Wouldn’t go out of your way for this one!
Who: Chloe & Reese Sample Sale
What: 50-70% off. Day dresses are $40-$140 (were $365), party dresses are $160-$200 (were $498), skirts/blouses $90-$120 (were $200+) and coats are $200-$275 (were $600).
When: Aug 9-12, 2010. Mon-Thurs 10am-7pm
Where: 209 W. 38th Street, Suite 1207 (b/n 7th & 8th). 1-888-317-1695