Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sample Sale Report: Alexander Wang

If you come to the Alexander Wang sample sale looking for shoes under size 36 or affordable samples you are out of luck. This sample sale was all about stock and while for the T line prices start at $35, most of what I would actually want was from collection and in the $140+ realm. This time around I also noticed that the merchandise was a refreshingly not as black but instead a sea of luxe neutrals.

T by Alexander Wang is $35, $60 or $100. I spotted some zip ponte shorts and tee shirts for $35, zip front ponte dresses and tee shirt dresses for $60, and little jackets and long maxi satin slip dresses for $100.
Ready To Wear is $60, $100 – then increments of $20 until $200, Then $240, $260 and finally as marked. I spotted a very unique architectural vest for $340, printed organza see-through blouses for $140, Perfect cropped trench coats for $240.
That said there are plenty of sizes and the sale seemed to be operating as a pretty tightly run ship. Expect bag check but fortunately it was run efficiently, no change rooms although women had set up a pseudo change area behind a few racks and security personnel set up in every 10 feet of the space. Although lines were forming as I left the sale they seemed to be moving.
For the coveted hardware heavy handbags organized neatly on 2 racks. There is also a table of mini box looking bags with metal corners reminiscent of luggage. Handbags are priced at $250, $300, $350 or $400.

For the shoes they run from sizes 36 to 41, with best selection from 37 to 40. Footwear is priced at $170, $250 and $300. Plenty of lace up bootie styles. I spotted a pair of wedge slip on loafers shoes that were on The Outnet last week for $46 at the sample sale for $250.

The Menswear section was relatively empty save for a few women shopping for their boyfriend's or maybe even themselves. Mens T is priced at $35, $60, $100, $160, $200, $240 and $250.

Signs clearly indicate there will be new stock everyday and I am anticipating there will be heavy markdowns once Sunday rolls around if the stock will hold out for that long. During my visit during the friends and family segment, the crowds were bustling but not overwhelming.

Who: Alexander Wang Sample Sale
What: Up to 70% off men's & women's clothes from Resort '11, Spring '11 RTW, handbags, footwear, and T by Alexander Wang, including jackets marked down from $685 to $180 and T by Alexander Wang dresses halved from $125 to $60. Credit cards accepted on purchases of $200 or more.
When: August 3-7, 2011. Wed 3pm-8pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Where: 97 Greene St (nr Spring St)


Christina said...

Awesome! Thanks for your review of the sample sale.

Anonymous said...

I went to the sale early during the preview & got a grey zip bag for $300. It was what I thought was the best deal in the place. I kinda felt prices were a bit high - no major deals to be had. $35 for a T shirt / tank - the same ones I got last week on sale for $20 at Mick Margo and barneys. I got a lot more stuff at A/W sample sales in the past. I say wait till the weekend & see if they discount things otherwise you can really find the same stuff at similar and sometimes lower prices at the dept. stores now having their 75% off sales - without having to wait on line.

Erin said...

No Problem Christina :)

That's a pretty accurate summary! I am waiting til Sunday personally.

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