The Helmut Lang sample sale got underway on Wednesday… It goes through this Sunday. Nicole who spent another day of shopping stopped in. Here’s her review:

“The merchandise was very well organized with women’s jackets & outerwear on the left; dresses, bottoms and tops in the middle; and men’s on the right. Women’s denim and tees are in the back. This sale is consisted of only production good, with no actual samples in sight.

The best value is definitely the leather/ shearling selection ($349 to $599), as many styles are priced at almost $1,000 off the retail price. Dresses ($119 – $199), blouses ($89 – $129), knit tops ($49). Logo tees ($29), denim ($79) and pants ($79- $129) are priced at around 60% off retail. There are few boxes of winter accessories ($69 – $159) near the register, perfect for holiday gifting. The men section has plenty of leather jackets and outerwear ($199 to $599), t-shirts, and jeans ($79) to choose from. There weren’t many accessories available, I only saw a few clutches and three styles of shoes ($159).

Many of the styles are available in the full size range (P to XL), and I was told that they will be re-stocking throughout the sale. There is a roomy fitting room with a mirror, which is always a plus.

The selection and pricing are in line with previous Helmut Lang sales at the Chelsea Market location. If history is any indication, there will probably be further discounts toward the end of the sale.”- Nicole

Where/When:  Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Avenue. Nov 11-15; Wed-Sat (10am-7pm), Sun (10am-5pm).