Sample sales in London
Reductions and discounts aplenty at the capital's best designer sample sales
Thu Nov 28 2013
London’s sample sales offer a chance to get discounts on designer goods, premium brands and lots of independent designers in the capital. Especially if you don’t mind previous season stock, or items that have been worn briefly for a shoot. Designer sample sales also often offer one-off pieces that were never put into production, meaning you get an item that’s totally unique, as well as a bargain to boot.
The thought of shopping with kids in tow isn't always an appealing one, but childrenswear brands Ruff and Huddle, Tootsa MacGinty and The Bright Company have joined forces to help change our minds. Refreshments and activities will be on hand to distract little ones while you browse, and stock from all three lines will be sold at wholesale price: expect discounts of up to 70 percent, with exclusive designs being brought out each day.
Is your underwear drawer filled with greige granny pants and unintentionally tie-dyed bras? Head over to the Kings Road, where luxury lingerie boutique Petits Bisous is having a clear out, with designer lingerie, sleepwear and accessories available at discounts of up to 70 percent. Prices start at £10, with pieces from sought after brands such as Mimi Holliday, Gilda & Pearl, Something Wicked and ID Sarrieri.
Inspired by the New York club scene of the 70s and 80s, Vicki Sarge's jewellery has adorned Kate Moss, Beyoncé and Elle Macpherson. Each piece is hand-crafted in-house, mixing semi-precious stones with everything from Perspex to pom-poms. For one day only, prices will be reduced up to 70 % at Vicki's Belgravia boutique.
Streety PR and fashion sales agency A number of names* teams up with sneaker festival Crepe City to hold their annual sample sale. Expect premium street wear from lines such as Billionaire Boys Club, ICECREAM and Human Made at discounts of up to 75%. Prices start from £5, with new stock being added daily.
Elbows at the ready: for one day only, prepare to do battle over heavily discounted clothes, shoes and accessories from the SS13 and AW13 collections by the star of London fashion. Prices start at £10, and cash and cards will be accepted.