The Derek Lam sample sale opened at 9am today to VIP and those who got tickets from Gilt Group. I didn’t have much time to carefully look through the racks but from what I saw there was lots of gorgeous pieces here.

Shoppers walk into racks of leather jackets, pants and skirts. There’s basic black and color such as stunning electric blue and color-blocked 70s-inspired skirts. As you walk in, you’ll find gorgeous coats and gowns. Pricing is placed on walls and fairly simple to decipher- all leather, coats and gowns are $395.

Moving onto the best deals. They include the footwear which is priced from $75 for 10 Crosby shoes to $150 for Derek Lam boots (check out the price list below for details). Other deals include the handbags – regardless of size or fabrication are tagged at $150 for 10 Crosby and $250 for Derek Lam. At this preview, shoppers were snapping them up. As for selection, there were shoulder bags, totes, crossbody, clutches in a range of colors.

There was a lot of clothing one-of-a-kind pieces and production. Derek Lam pieces will be priced more with dresses at $325, blouses/knits at $195, pants at $150 and skirts at $125. The diffusion 10 Crosby pieces are scattered on racks around the space and clearly marked. These will cost less with dresses at $175, knits at $125, pants at $95 and skirts at $85.

In addition, don’t pass up on the eye-wear if you’re in the market. They’re just $50!

We wished we had more time to browse this sale… We’ll definitely be back to check out the offerings. Most likely when/if they reduce prices.

Where/When: 151 Wooster Street (south of Houston), Nov 3-8; Nov 3-8th; Tues (11am-8pm), Wed-Sat (10am-8pm), Sun (10am-4pm).