Twice a year, STAFF USA hosts a sample sale in Chelse , offering deals for high-end cult-favorite European brands –  Maison Margiela and its diffusion line, MM6, DSquared2 and Viktor & Rolf. This sale attracts a large number of shoppers who are loyal fans of these brands.

This season, there was a lot of fall/winter apparel; lots of sweaters, coats and more. Most of the offerings are actual samples. We stopped in just before they closed on Friday night. The discount was at 50% off wholesale (that’s the ticketed price).

The clothing is on the main floor – women on one side and men on another. There was a lot available.  The accessories (including shoes and handbags) are in a room to the side. As you can see from the gallery below – there was plenty of Margiela shoes (for men and women) – sneakers, heels, boots and more.

On a table and hanging on a rack were the selection of handbags.

Those who’ve been coming to the sale know to wait until the end where the discounts can go up to 70% off wholesale.

Where/When:  220 W. 19th Street, 10th Floor. Nov 4-6; Fri-Sat (10am-7pm), Sun (Noon-5pm).