The RHIÉ sample sale at the label’s flagship store in the West Village has been extended… from Thursday, December 21 through this Saturday, December 23rd (11am-7pm).
I stopped in last Thursday evening (December 14th) to find the designer, Rie Yamagata, there willing to help and answer questions as well as give details about her pieces. She’s known for inventive knitwear. We love her pieces because they’re feminine yet modern with a unique twist.
Most of the selections are actual samples from past seasons; lots of one-of-a-kind pieces. If you wear a sample size, this is one sale you should check out. Pricing is amazing for these samples with sweaters at $45, dresses at $65 and tops at just $30. Check out the price list in the gallery below for more.
I had a good feeling about this sale and I wasn’t disappointed. There are gems to be found such as the Marled chunky cashmere/wool blend sweater coat for just $65 (orig. retail $1,000+).
Everything is organized on racks by color-way and style.
Other offerings include sweaters in gray, black, blues, reds and neutrals. Silk and cotton dresses and tops.
While many of the merchandise are samples, there’s a rack filled with fall/winter 2017 collection items at 60% off. These pieces come in a range of sizes. Just ask for yours! There’s also a rack of current collection samples at just $75.
There’s really no dressing room but a corner is set aside with a mirror where you can try things on.
The boutique is very quaint and cozy, located in the basement at 283 W. 11th Street near Bleecker.