Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sample Sale Report: Chloe & Reese

Midtown New York NYC Sample Sale August 2010I 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)Midtown New York NYC Sample Sale August 2010The merch available definitely was geared towards the smaller end of the spectrum with plenty of XS & S in addition to sizes 2 & 4.Midtown New York NYC Sample Sale August 2010 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.

Midtown New York NYC Sample Sale August 2010

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


Erica said...

Wow, that's really disappointing. Especially since you were the lone shopper, you'd think you'd get at least a little attention and service. Agreed that you don't want someone hovering, but a little human interaction makes a big difference!


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