Many shoppers who weren’t on the friends & family list at the DVF sample sale tried their luck yesterday. Discount Di was one of them and she managed to get inside late in the afternoon. She went looking for a gift… but came out empty handed. Here’s her take on the sale:
I went to the DVF sale after work looking for a ‘hard to shop for’ friend’s birthday. I thought maybe a scarf would be nice. But the ones on display were just not doing it for me. One was a pretty light yellow and turquoise, but I couldn’t see spending $70 for something I just wasn’t crazy about. So I decided to check out the racks and racks of dresses. One thing different from other sample sales I’ve been to is that this one had PLENTY of size 12 and 14. A bonus for this ‘non size zero’ woman.
There were plenty of classic wrap dresses, silky blouses and fitted skirts on the racks. The downside was the mob scene I had to fight my way through to get to the line for the dressing room. I waited and waited and waited with my allotted 10 items until the pounding music and pushing crowds just got too much to take. I gave up and dropped my loot back on the racks. I looked at the purses, but $200 for a SMALL leather purse seemed too much. There were some nice patent leather orange wallets for about $40, but I wasn’t crazy about them. In the end, I went home empty handed and still having to find something for my picky friend. I tried to convince myself that I never really liked those wrap dresses much anyway. But that’s not true. I wish I’d had the patience. Just get there early if you intend to go to the sale. It WILL take some strength.
If Di can wait to get that gift until later this week… She may find something at this sale when prices will be better and the crowds will likely be less.
Where/When: 260 5th Ave (b/w 28th & 29th Sts). June 5-9; Tues (9-6:30p), Wed (10-8p), Thurs (10-7p), Fri (9-5p), Sat (10-3p).