Thursday, July 10, 2014
Shopping For Clean Water at the Hatch Showroom Sample Sale
I stopped the Hatch Showroom sample sale earlier this afternoon. Since their sample sale information said very little about pricing, I wasn't sure what to expect, especially since they had a string of well known designers listed. Typically such showroom sample sales tend to be overpriced. The draw for me though was the fact that 100% off the profits are going towards a great charity, Waves for Water. Hatch Showroom even had a little display set up that showed off what they were planning to do by sending 300 water filters to Nicaragua. Each filter costs $50 but can provide clean water to 100 people for 5 years! Can you imagine the impact?
After shopping the sale I soon realized that not only was the charity good, the product and prices are also good! Note though that the sizes tended to skew on the small side, but I saw sizes 0 to 8, with jeans in 23-26. Almost everything at the sale is a one off, so shop early for best selection. Although there is no fitting room, there is a large mirror set up at the very back that is surrounded by racks so you feel like you have some semblance of privacy.
On the tray above, you could snag jewelry from Kelly Wearstler for $40-50 and bangles from Giles and Brother for $20! There were cute pouchettes with suede handles for $12, Soludos shoes for $10 and scarves for $5!
Some of the fun items I saw were a sequin jacket for $40, a Mason dress for $60, a VPL dress for $70 (there was also a damaged one for $30).
I saw plenty of Intermix product and James Perse. This stunning sequin tank was $30, James Perse long sleeve tees were $25, while this jersey dress was $50.
For men, there were 4 pairs of Adidas shoes going for $30 a pop. I think they were all size 9. I found a pair of leather Rag & Bone pants in metallic gold for $80 but it was missing a button, and I am guessing it is a size 25.
There was a small rack marked designer at the sale that had a Thakoon dress for $100, an Erdem top for $70, Vena Cava dresses for $65. I also spotted an Erin Fetherson dress and Theyskens Theory pants. There was also a small table of accesories nearby with CFDA award winning Albertus Swanepoel hats for $20-40.
This Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent lace dress was $60 while the pleather mixed skirt was $35. Towards the back of the sale there were quite a few pairs of Rag & Bone jeans for $40-50 a pop and some J Brand and other jeans.
At the very back of the sale, don't skip this part for some truly spectacular deals. This area called vintage yielded me a $20 Gryphon trench coat and $20 McQ nylon cargo pants. I saw some $15 Marni pants in white, but they are probably a size 24 waist. There were also a pair of Superfine jeans and plenty of Daryl K pants.
What: Designers include Grover, Banjanan, Rachal Pally, Auden, Giles & Brother, Lem Lem, Kelly Wearstler, Alburtus Swanepoel, Newbark, Banjo & Matilda, Penelope Chilvers, VPL, Rag & Bone, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Tucker, Robbi & Nikki, Robert Rodriguez, Parker, Chelsea Flower, Bailey 44, Torn by Ronny Kobo, Helmut Lang, Mason, Haute Hippe and more. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Hatch and Waves for Water - Clean Water Project in Nicaragua.
When: July 10-11, 2014. Thurs-Fri 12-8pm
Where: 444 Broadway, 4th Floor