Now to the details of the White + Warren two-day sample sale which started this morning… As you walk into the spacious, airy showroom, you’ll find discounted production and stock pieces. Unlike some sample sales, this one is always organized and the merchandise nicely displayed as if you were shopping at a store – lots of knits hanging on racks or neatly folded on tables; the styles and colors easily visible. There were also scarves displayed on a wall as well as the popular cashmere travel wraps stacked on a table. The staff are very helpful and friendly. If you’re looking for a specific size or color, just ask.
As for pricing… Signs are posted throughout the space. Cashmere sweaters and travel wraps are $100, cashmere throw-ons are $85, non-cashmere sweaters (cotton, blends, etc) were tagged at $40 as were bottoms and dresses. T-shirts were $25 each ($30 for 2, $40 for 3). There were great light-weight wool/silk blend scarves for $50. If you’re looking to upgrade your spring/summer casual wardrobe, you’ll find great deals on cotton and cotton/blend knits. As you can see from the photos, tons of striped knitted tops – perfect for days spent on the beach.
For those of you looking for actual samples… good news! There is a sample sale room with boxes filled with actual samples – many that were never produced. Sample pricing are as follows: Tees are $15; Non-cashmere knits are $25; cashmere pieces are $35; jackets at $40. When I got there around 9am this morning, there was still plenty of merchandise but already the selection was pretty much picked over. Many of the samples were in pretty good condition but do look carefully, I picked up a cute cashmere sweater that had a small hole near the neckline.
Where/When: 80 W. 40th St., nr. Sixth Ave., third fl. April 19 to 20; Thurs (8–7p), Fri (8–2p). Cash & Credit Card Accepted