Fuel Your Denim Obsession At The Diesel Sample Sale

UPDATE: 10/18 Denim $45 and under and everything else is now 85% off! Everything is now 80% off.

This week is jam packed with exciting sample sales. To start with: Tuesday’s sales will include Sandro, Movado, Nanette Lepore, and Diesel. Swarovski’s first ever sample sale bows in on Wednesday while the juggernauts, Jimmy Choo and David Yurman start Thursday. That’s a pretty big slate and will require proper budgeting (you know if you want to hit them all). Oh and lest we forget about Hermès next week! Which brings me back to tonight’s press preview of the Diesel sample sale.

I headed to SoHo where Diesel is once again holding their semi-annual sample sale. Discounts are much the same: 75% off original prices on denim, outerwear, tops, bottoms, and accessories. Shoes have straight forward pricing of $25 flats, $35 sneakers, $40 heels/dress shoes, and $75 boots. These are great prices on mostly “Made in Italy” footwear but there is a catch. The shoes are all size 39 samples. If that’s your size….jackpot! but for everyone else it’s best to look elsewhere. There was no dressing room so make sure to dress accordingly or know your sizes.

Women’s shoes $25-$75
$35 sneakers and $40 dress shoes
$25 flats


The larger portion of the stock was devoted to menswear. Upon entry, along the left wall, there were racks of men’s tshirts and dress shirts, while outerwear, such as leather jackets could be found on the middle racks. There were also racks of Diesel Black Gold further back. Sizes ranged from 44-54 (XS-XXL). I spotted some killer jackets to up any guy’s style game a few notches but prices were rather prohibitive. Jeans were arranged inside plastic bins and organized by size from 28-38 (XS-XXL). 

Mens tees $30+ retail $125+
Mens shirts $70-$146 retail $285-$585
Men’s leather jacket $608 retail $2,430
Men’s leather jacket $674 retail $2,695


Ladies should head to the back, that’s where you will find jeans from size 23/24-30. Prices were 75% off so you have to do a little bit of math, although most styles were $50-$80. Among various styles I spotted Grupee, Getlegg, Highkee, Myguy, Fayza, Bootzee, and more. There is a Diesel denim specialist on hand who was very informative and helpful particularly if you are trying to find a specific cut. If you are looking for Jogg Jeans I might have some bad news because I saw just one pair in size 27, none in 28-30 (I didn’t check the smaller sizes). Speaking of sizes, most items were either XXS, XS, or S. There were a handful of Mediums and very few Large sizes. Women’s apparel selection was smaller than men’s and consisted of denim jackets, vests, skirts, chambray shirts (in the corner along the right hand wall), sweaters and dresses. There were a couple racks of outerwear that included this amazing $500+ shearling coat in the photo below (10th down). There were black leather jackets, studded leather jackets, mixed media leather jackets but again prices were rather high.

Dresses average price around $90 after discounts
Denim jackets and shirts $60~$150
Denim vests


Jeans size 24-30 $50~$90
A single pair of Jogg Jeans
Leather skirt
Leather jacket with studs $624 retail $2,495


Shearling coat $532 (retail $2,128)
Trench $100 (retail $400)
Denim jacket


Vest $75 (retail $300)




Lace dress about $90





The sale also featured handbags and small accessories including belts and scarves. You can find the latter inside plastic bins towards the back of the venue. There was a small selection of bags and wallets lining the tables by the registers. These were mostly black or white plain and studded leather styles and a few denim hobo bags.




Denim bag $63 retail $250


Leather Gloves $78 (retail $310)



Scarves $20+


BOTTOM LINE: With so many other sales happening this month my advice is to wait for additional discounts. Last time the prices were lowered to 80-85% off which would be slightly better but still not in the real bargain range. Now if you wear size 39 shoes you might want to go sooner rather than later. Happy shopping 🙂
151 Wooster St.
Tuesday  9am – 8pm
Wednesday – Thursday  10am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday  10am – 7pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

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