The Frances Valentine sample sale is taking place at 260’s NoMad location through Sunday, March 3rd. Sabrina checked out the deals yesterday and has our report:
“I dropped into the Frances Valentine sample sale and walked away disappointed. This wasn’t a surprise because I’m not a fan of this 260 Sample Sale location (5th Avenue in NoMad) that hosted the sale. I’ve been to a few of their other sales (Rent the Runway, Frye) here and the selection is never impressive.
At this Frances Valentine sale, there were mainly shoes (flat, sandals, loafers) and bags (straw and fabric totes, crossbodies, clutches). There was a small (very small) assortment of boots and jewelry.While the Frances Valentine merchandise they have is cute, it is not particularly unique or interesting enough to warrant the prices they are asking. A pair of basic flat slides with fringe, for example, was $95. In comparison to the $175 retail price, that’s a deal (I guess) but felt overpriced for such a basic looking shoe. The most interesting shoe I saw was the Paloma mule (also $95). I also noticed that most of the shoes were size 8 and below. There were a few options larger than that, but not many.
If you’re a fan of the brand, then it may be worth your time to drop in. Otherwise, the selection at the price points isn’t worth going out of your way.” – Sabrina of Sabrina Theresa
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