Today (Saturday) is the last day of the Staff USA sample sale in Chelsea. On offer are actual samples (one-of-a-kind pieces) from Maison Martin Margiela, MM6, DSquared2, Viktor & Rolf and Marc Jacobs.

Typically, the markdowns are the best on the final day. Yesterday, the discount was an additional 50% off the wholesale price for clothing only. The selection was fairly picked over.

The shoes and handbags remained price as marked (wholesale). I got there as they were closing and had only had a few minutes to check out the goods. I focused on the footwear since the offerings were mainly my size (37). Highlights were signature Margiela heels at around $300+ and Margiela boots at around $400, the sneakers were under $200. I also looked at the bags. This season the leather totes really caught my eye. However, for me, they were still pricey ranging from $600-$800 each.

Saturday is the last day. Expect further price slashing on the clothing. But, as we were leaving yesterday, staffers said that the shoes would not be further reduced. We’ll have to see…

Where/When: 220 West 19th Street (2nd entrance, freight elevator), 10th Floor. Thru May 2nd (Noon-5pm).