We were told that the Marc Jacobs sample sale would offer plenty of samples but we had no idea the extent available. Apparently, MJ staffers gathered samples from past seasons (reportedly going back 10 years) for this sample sale. And there’s a lot of stuff mostly for women but here’s merch for men, kids.

The sale opened to the public at 11am this morning. Hours before doors opened to the public, the line for the preview stretched down the block. This sale tends to draw huge crowds so expect long lines if you plan to check it out this week.

Those who can fit into a sample size are in luck! All of the clothing are actual samples. They’re separated by style – just look for signage (example dresses, tops, bottoms, etc). Women take up most of the main space. The men’s goods are along a wall on one side. Children’s clothing can be had in bins towards the back at 80% off retail.

As for the pricing for women’s clothing, Marc by Marc Jacobs starts at $10 for T-shirts and tops out at $100 for coats; MJ Collection starts at $20 for tees and tops out to $250 for coats. Men’s pricing starts at $20 for tees and tops out to $200 for outerwear.

If you’re looking for accessories (including shoes and handbags), head downstairs. 260 Sample Sale has opened up the basement space for all the accessories. Handbags are in bins (no kind of order) so be prepared to dig in. I didn’t spot any Marc Jacobs collection bags – only Marc by Marc Jacobs were available (shoulder bags, cross-bodies, clutches and small accessories – wallets, makeup bags and more). Deals are pretty good on accessories – leather bags are $50-$60.

As for shoes, they’re all showroom samples, meaning women size 37 (7) and a few 39s or 40s. Most of the footwear were for women (heels, flats, sneakers, sandals). There were only a handful of men’s shoes. Shoes are $40-$60. The various pricelists are in the gallery for you to check out.

There’s also some Marc Jacobs beauty items on sale. We have a separate review on that…

Click here to our Calendar Page for details (location/dates/times) of the sale.