If you ever wanted to indulge in glam and luxurious party dresses without spending a month’s worth of rent money then this week is your chance. Hervé Léger, along with BCBGMAXAZRIA, are back for another epic NYC sale featuring a huge selection of archival pieces at ridiculously good discounts. Savings go up to and in some cases well over 90% off retail! Oh and did I mention that markdowns just started?! Buy 3 or more items and save an extra 25% off sale prices. A $5,000 gown for $188? Check! A $3,500 jacket for $169 double check! The one caveat is that everything appears to be a size Small. Herve Leger sample sale offers a perfect opportunity to up your sexy factor and indulge in some luxury threads.
UPDATE: 9/12 Final Markdowns! Everything extra 40% off! Sale extended for another week! Now ends on September 15.
The sale is currently in markdown mode with additional 25% off furs and when you buy three or more items. Cocktail dresses are priced at $200 (before the discount) and this time there is no markup on embellished pieces. So a dress that would have cost $425 at their last sample sale is now less than half price! If you look at retail tags the savings get even better. These pieces can sell anywhere from $900 to as much as $5,000. The bandage dress may have lost its luster in the last couple of years but with these discounts do we really care? Especially when some of them are still full price online! These are the kinds of deals that we live for here at Practically Haute!
Practical Tip: Go for embellished dresses and gowns! They retail for thousands of dollars but offer the best discounts because there’s no extra markup.
Surprisingly opening day crowds were relatively nonexistent. The demand was less than anticipated which is good news for my fellow bargain hunters. It means that there’s still a great selection of dresses and separates where you can find more than a few epic deals. This sale also has accessories like swimwear, handbags and shoes. Although the latter look like old beat up runway samples and I would say not worthy of your time. Please refer to the price list for all the categories (note that embellished jackets are priced the same as leather jackets).
The new addition this year is BCBGMAXAZRIA runway collection where prices start at $75 (before markdowns) for separates. Dresses are $80, gowns $100, and coats $275. Both Léger and BCBG also feature furs ranging in price from $500 to $950. BCBG pieces offer a more versatile selection with flowy tunics, and lightweight summer looks. Whereas Hervé Léger is all about contoured form-fitting styles. BCBG items are located along the left wall and adjoining racks.
There are dressing rooms available with a 10 item limit. Thankfully it wasn’t too busy when I stopped by this afternoon. Have you shopped yet? If so drop me a line in the comments! There are a few other great sales happening this week so why not check the Events section?
BOTTOM LINE: The sale runs through Sunday and I’m sure that we can expect even more additional markdowns this weekend. There’s already an extra 25% off when you buy three items and there is still a sea of dresses decorating the racks. We all know Leger is no longer popular but I’m honestly surprised that things aren’t selling that well, considering the prices. If you wear a size Small I highly recommend shopping because these types of savings simply can’t be found elsewhere! You could probably wear it once and then resell on Real Real for more!