If you’re familiar with cult retailers, Need Supply and Totokaelo, then you’d be excited about this sample sale which opens to the public today and goes thru this Sunday, March 31.
We had high hopes as we attended last night’s preview.
Need Supply Co. is a clothing and lifestyle store based out of Richmond, Virginia, started by selling vintage Levi’s in 1996 but has since grown to offer hip and well-curated men’s and women’s clothing and accessories.
Totokaelo is a curator of originally designed and thoughtfully chosen fashion and objects.
The sale is located at 260 SampleSale’s 150 Green Street location. As usual, you’ll need to check in your coat and bags.
The merchandise (clothing) is organized by style on racks. Accessories such as handbags, sunglasses and jewelry are on display near the cash registers.
Footwear for both men and women are found on tables in the back.
This sale appeared to be overstock with some one-of-a-kind pieces (samples?) and production mixed in. You’ll need to be in the mood to dig in. That may have been the problem for us. Although, we did scan the racks but saw few items that caught our eye.
We also checked out the footwear but, for us, that was a bust since most styles were one size only and selection was very limited. That said, you might be lucky.
Handbags were more promising. We spotted a large Rick Owns crossbody, several Mansur Gavriel bags and a forest green suede Lemaire shoulder tote which we were tempted to snatch up as well as the Mansur Gavriel but in the end put them back. Price for handbags regardless of size: $300, which was not a great price for some bags such as a Mansur Gavriel small hobo which retailed for $495.
We walked out empty handed. Now looking forward to the Proenza Schouler sale which starts today.
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