August definitely won’t be a quiet shopping month! Fivestory, the luxury designer boutique from the Upper East Side joins the fray with savings of 80% off original retail. The store carries some of the world’s top luxury fashion designers like Aquazzura, Balmain, Alexander Wang, Sergio Rossi, Mary Katrantzou, Nicholas Kirkwood, Paula Mendoza, and much much more! This week’s sample sale will offer great deals on clothing, shoes, and accessories for women and men along with a small selection of home goods and childrenswear.
When it comes to multi-designer sample sales I usually recommend skipping them in favor of individual brand sales. Most of the time you’ll find better pricing and selection so unless you happen to be one of those on-the-go fashionistas who doesn’t mind overpaying for the convenience of buying everything in one place 😉 it’s always best to stick to designer hosted events. Of course this particular sample sale is a big exception to the rule! For starters, many of the featured designers don’t host their own sales (at least not in the US), I’m looking at you Mary Katrantzou! A few that do may not have held a sale in years or their own sample sale prices are way too high (*cough* Charlotte Olympia *cough* Nicholas Kirkwood *cough*). The organizers sent me some product price points for this sale and let me tell you the discounts look amazing! Almost everything will be 80% off retail (yes in some cases things will still be pretty pricy) but the selection, the designers! Be prepared for shoes and accessories to go first! I mean who can resist $130 Aquazzura heels or $23 Lizzie Fortunato card cases. My favorite item is the stunning jumpsuit by Elie Saab. This exquisite piece will surely set you back at $1,290 (retail $6,450) but it’s a worthy investment for those able to pull off such a look. You can read my report from last year’s sample sale for more info. Here are some more examples of what you’ll find:
I also put together a few galleries featuring products that will be available at this week’s sale. Check out each category and you’ll see just how much lower the sample sale prices are, even compared to online sales and you can obviously forget about retail!