Summer tends to be slow for sample sales… But this week, there’s one that’s on our radar – the Bottega Veneta sample sale being held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. It’s open to the public for three days, through July 26th.

We hear that the discount is up to 80% off on men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes, jewelry, sunglasses and small leather goods.

Last year’s sale offered handbags at 50%-70% off retail (including classic intrecciato woven leather styles), as reported by Practically Haute. Other past pricing includes: Sample shoes reportedly $100, stock $200, sunglasses at $50.

We’re hearing that this morning the bag selection consisted mostly of clutches starting at $500 but the offerings were going fast. Although word is that they will restock throughout the 3-day sale.

Here’s some pricing intel:

  • Ready-to-wear starts at $50 for tees and goes up to $300 for coats and special dresses.
  • All handbags priced as marked ($300-$2,000)
  • Small Wallets $150; Large wallets $250
  • Shoes – $100, $150, $200
  • Jewelry $50-$100

We hope to check out the sale at some point. But, in the meantime, if you happen to stop in before us, we’d love to hear from you. Let us know what you find and what the wait is like…

Where/When:  Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th Street, NYC, 8th Floor. July 24-26; Tues (Noon-7pm), Wed-Thurs (9am-7pm).