UPDATE: Sale extended until 6pm.
This week’s Jimmy Choo sample sale opened its doors at 11am on Thursday, with about 60 eager shoppers waiting in line. The friends and family sale that is taking place at its usual haunt, the Metropolitan Pavilion, was initially open only to those who received official invites. But much like in years past organizers were going to let the general public shop later in the afternoon.
The sale also featured a large selection of handbags from shiny bright colored evening bags ($350) to daytime leather bags in small ($250) and large ($450) sizes. Exotic styles incurred an extra $200 supplement. As mentioned earlier small leather goods went up by $25 to $100. There was a fairly decent selection of star studded zip around continental wallets, tech accessories like ipad cases and phone pouches, luggage tags, keychains, and leather cup sleeves.
BOTTOM LINE: My advice is to wait for the last few hours of the sale on Friday for any type of bargain shopping. As someone who shopped the Jimmy Choo F&F sample sales for many, many years I found the selection and prices underwhelming. Lots of repeats from past seasons and yes damaged shoes. Two-three years ago damages had their own category of $100 and under, now those were the good old days so you can understand why I found the current prices frown worthy. Never the less if you can hold off ’til Friday afternoon you may be rewarded with steep discounts. Also worth noting that Met Pavilion security have been known to bar entry 30-45min before the sale’s scheduled end so make sure to give yourself plenty of time. Happy Shopping 🙂
123 West 18th St., 4th Floor
Friday 8am – 6pm