It was only the second day of the Hugo Boss sample sale and the merchandise was thinning and selection spotty. I managed to get out of work early so I thought I’d see what all the fuss was about. Plus, Larry Label Whore couldn’t make it to the sale yesterday so I thought I’d scope it out.
The label’s Chelsea showroom is always a great venue to have a sale with the tall ceilings and wide windows along one side, which gives a panoramic view of the river. When I got there, the space was still filled with plenty of product – on one side is the men’s stuff and on the other women’s. There’s definitely more for the gents here than the ladies. As I walked in, several men were walking out with bags, while others were inside still looking for bargains.
I came here to find something for The Mister and since Larry couldn’t stop by he wanted me to check out a few things as well. Unfortunately for Larry, they really didn’t have anything he was interested in. There were no more scarves (cashmere for $20), a couple of not-so-appealing men’s bags were left as were several uninspiring belts ($20). There were a couple of tables of men’s dress shoes (tie-ups, loafers, Oxfords) for $60 in size 9 or 10. Plus, a limited selection of sneakers and ankle boots ($75). The selection was very sparse for women’s shoes ($60). I spotted leather patent pumps in nude that were pretty scuffed as well as sling-backs in red and turquoise. There were also a couple of wedge sandals.
As for apparel, there was still quite a selection of men’s suits ($275), a small rack of dress shirts ($60), a long rack of men’s outerwear and sport coats ($175) and trousers along the back wall. Also plentiful were the polos ($30) available in an array of colors. As for women, there was a limited selection of dresses (knits for $60 and woven at $100), a few coats/jackets for $185. Along the windows was a rack of knitwear ($60), jerseys ($30) and trousers ($40). I walked out empty handed…
Where/When: Hugo Boss Showroom, 601 W. 26th St, Suite 845. Thru Thurs Oct 4th; Daily (9:30-5p).