This season’s Sachin & Babi sample sale is being held in a raw space two flights from the brand’s Garment District Showroom on West 36th.
When we stopped in first thing this morning, we were a bit shocked and disappointed as to the location. I suspect they are holding it here because the showroom proved too small in past sales. While much of the offerings were hung on racks, some of the pieces were in boxes and after a few minutes of rummaging ended up on the floor.
Through this Thursday, March 8th shoppers will find cocktail dresses, gowns and random ready-to-wear as well as jewelry.
This morning, most of the takers appeared to be fans of the brand and veteran sample sale shoppers. A lack of a dressing room didn’t dissuade them from trying things on in a corner where a mirror was situated.
As for the deals, actual samples are mixed in with stock items. You’ll know which ones they are since there is no size on the tags for samples (usually size 2 or 4). Stock items are sized and many were still in plastic bags.
Samples are $40 and $75. Stock is $75, $125 and $200 for gowns, many retail for $1,000+
There are random jewelry on offer near the cash register. There were no home goods this time around.
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