UPDATE: 5/15 Extra 20% off already reduced sale prices. 5/12 Additional reductions just announced! All Diesel Black Gold (except leather).
Monday evening I attend the friends and family preview of Diesel‘s sample sale that officially opened to the public on Tuesday morning. I am a big fan of the Italian label and have attended most of their sales over the years. Last year discounts started at 75% off retail and eventually dropped down to 85%. So what was in store this time? Read on to find out!
I arrived to find a rather quiet venue with only a handful of invited guests perusing the racks. This time there were specific price lists so no need to break out your trusty calculator app 😉 That is unless you’re interested in jeans, which were marked 70% off retail. As for everything else……..prices started at just $15 for small accessories like keychains and charms. Wallets were a total steal at only $20 and included adorable pieces like this studded yellow Pholderr
wallet with a matching charm! It reminded me of the ever popular micro bags from the more high-end designers but for a fraction of the price! Clutches were another great deal at $30. This leather silver Gavina
clutch that also came with a detachable shoulder strap came out to be almost 90% off! There were also larger bags for both women and men. Non-leather was listed at $60 and leather $120.
Moving on to apparel I immediately went to check out the leather selection. I’m happy to report that there were lots of killer styles and some pretty amazing jackets. The sale also offered a small selection of leather dresses, skirts, shorts, and pants. Diesel Black Gold leather items were priced at $375 while Diesel and DL55 were $175. On the women’s side I only saw leather from Black Gold but for guys there were some absolute steals. An awesome leather jacket that retails for close to $2,000 for only $175? Heck yes!
Denim is of course what Diesel is famous for and there was no shortage of jeans, denim jackets, and mini skirts. Along the left wall you can find bins full of jeans, organized by size from 25 to 30/31 for women and 27 to 35 for guys. All jeans in that section were priced 70% off retail which can come out to be anywhere from $50-$150 after the discount. I also saw jeans ($50) hanging on racks in the middle of the venue.
All the way in the back you’ll find shoes for women, men, and kids. Men’s selection was the largest and widest of the bunch. Prices started at $25 for flats and sandals and went up to $100 for Diesel Black Gold footwear. While certain styles had more sizes in the back, most shoes were either one-offs or only had 1-2 pairs per style. In terms of sandals and flats I only saw two styles and the sizing was extremely limited. Overall the women’s selection was disappointing compared to last year’s sales but hey, the accessories and leather more than made up for it!
BOTTOM LINE: The sale runs through this weekend an I expect additional discounts to arrive. The small accessories and bags are already priced to sell so be sure to shop the sale now before they’re all gone. Guys in particular will love this sale as selection and prices are just too good.
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