Your Guide to Sample Sale Shopping

Monday, May 23, 2016

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        Who doesn't love a sample sale? We know we do. These events... small or big are the perfect time to get those big dollar items for less. Some designer sample sales mark their excess merchandise down to a total of 75% off. YES. 75% off. Exciting huh? Whether you're in London, or you're located in any city around the world you can always find a hot sample sale somewhere some how. But how do you find out when and where they're happening?

Don't worry. We've got you. Here is a list of tools we like to use to keep an eye on upcoming sample sales:

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An online fashion calendar for events and sales that are going on in London, LA and New York. Sample sale listings include anything from high street retailers such as French Connection to Reiss, to high end designers such as Versace. For those of you that like to attend fashion events, talks or exhibitions,  you can also count on Chicmi to keep you in the loop. 

Some sample sales are free and open to get into, whilst popular sales require you to either RSVP or book. FYI Sophia Webster has a sample sale taking place on June 6th, which you need to book in order to get into. Click here for booking details. Yeah we know... Sophia Webster for less! *controls excitement*

Curate is a partnership of fashion industry directors, meaning the team organise all sale events listed on their platform. In order to get access to these exclusive events, all you have to do is sign up and violá.. you get sent all invites to upcoming events directly to your inbox. Invitations usually admit two which is great for a bit of retail therapy with a friend after work. 

As these events are invitation only, its important you bring a copy of your invitation for admission. Exclusive sales put on by Curate have included a Victoria Beckham sale with EVERYTHING at 70% off (exciting, yes I know) and Joseph. So yes honey, get signing up if you love a good bargain and of course desire luxe for less.

aSample is an app which you can download for free on iOS or Android. The app allows you to organise sample sales by date/category, get directions to the location through the platform AND allows you to add events to your phones calendar. Pretty fabulous huh?

So much goes down in this space in London's Shoreditch, but man oh man... this location is also home to some of the most amazing sample sales. Although they don't organise the sample sales, they're a good page to follow to get updates on upcoming events that are happening in the space. A few months back, there was a urban wear sample sale which included brands like Billionaire Boys Club and BAPE, which can usually be quite pricey. In fact the Reiss clearance sample sale is taking place here from May 26th - 29th.

This is a website which gives you the inside scoop on offers and sample sales in cities such as New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Antwerp and London. If you live in Paris or just happen to be visiting in June... count yourself super lucky as June's sample sales include Fendi (2nd - 4th) and Hermés (from the 22nd). For more info on these sales along with others click here.

So yes ladies, shopping luxury for less is more than possible if you follow our guide. We hope this helps you get those items you've been lusting after without breaking your bank balance.

The Beauty Run xo

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  1. I've only ever been to one sample sale and that was when I was on holiday in NY, I have no idea where sample sales are going on where I live now though!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode



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