New York based womenswear brand, RHIÉ, is hosting a sample sale at its boutique in the West Village this week. The sale starts today and goes through this Tuesday, Sept 4th.
We stopped in for a preview yesterday as they were setting up. Designer Rie Yamagata went through past season collection pieces at her warehouse and found a trove of great stuff. When we arrived, they were still steaming merchandise to put out and already the racks on the sale floor were chock-full!
There are pieces for summer but much of what we spotted were perfect for fall and winter. You may not feel like looking for these cooler weather items in this late summer heat but remind yourself that it will be cold in a few months.
Highlights include silk printed tops, skirts and dresses; a few of her current liquid charmeuse pieces as well as sweaters, coats and jackets. Sale prices start at $35 and top off at $85. Great deals considering retail prices range from $400 to $995.
Take your time looking through the racks as there are so much, many of them one-of-a-kind. You’ll discover, like us, a lot of charming hidden finds.
The catch: sizes are primarily small since almost everything here is a sample. That said, many of the designs fit loosely.
A small communal dressing room is set up to one side with a mirror. If you need help, Rie will be around to offer advice during the sale.
Don’t worry about the sale getting picked through, they have tons of stuff to put out. We’re told they will be restocking daily.