Yigal Azrouël is hosting a sample sale inside the New York City based designer’s showroom in the Garment District. The sale features overstock and true samples from the eponymous label as well as the diffusion line, Cut25.
I stopped by the sale earlier to see what was on hand. The showroom was full of shoppers going through the racks in search of true samples that were priced as low as $10 for certain styles. Cut25 racks could be found all the way in the back of the room and consisted only of samples. Every single Cut25 piece you find is a sample! Making things easy enough. The specially marked cropped black and white sweaters with the “Cut25” logo were the cheapest offering at just $10. Otherwise prices started at $15 for scarves, $25 for modal/jersey tops and topped out at $125 for leather jackets. As you can imagine sizes were all XS or S since these were all samples. A few standouts included a cropped blue leather jacket (in photos below).
Moving onto Yigal Azrouël racks things got a bit confusing. At least in terms of figuring out what’s a sample and what is overstock. Staffers themselves were not completely sure and said to double check at the register but if an item has a price tag with a barcode it is most likely not a sample. Unless that item also happens to have some addition handwritten marking on the label or tag. If there are no labels then you probably have a sample on your hands. Most samples were fairly picked over when I visited the showroom and stock was still a bit pricy in my opinion. I did see gorgeous outerwear, including leather jackets for $475 but that seemed high compared to other sample sales. True samples would have been $225 but they were all gone. There were lots of white and burgundy leather pants for $195, beaded metallic dresses for $175, and tweed blazers for $175. The sale was very heavy on dresses mostly in darker seasonal colors but I did see quite a few pieces from the Spring ’15 collection that focused more on loose, flowing styles like the white dress with the leaf prints (in the photos below). Sizes run from 0 to 10 on stock apparel but smaller sizes will have the best selection. There was no dressing room but there were mirrors so be sure to dress accordingly.