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.
Hosted by Lulu & Co - the line from Fashion East founder and all-round industry hero Lulu Kennedy - this one week pop-up shop will also feature pieces from some of the capital’s most exciting designers: Louise Gray, Christopher Shannon, Martine Rose, Lou Dalton and LF Markey. Prices start from as low as £5, with one-off archive pieces and current season stock available.
If you like shoes of the sky-high, show-stopping variety, then this one’s for you. At this two-day clear out, prices for Nicholas Kirkwood’s exquisite heels start from as low as £50. It’s sure to be popular, so put your best foot forward and get in the queue early.
Pick up Bella Freud’s iconic, quirky knitwear on the cheap, with up to 80 per cent off samples and previous season stock. The £1 entry cost goes towards The Hoping Foundation charity, co-founded by Bella herself.
- 21 Old Compton St, W1D 5JJ
- £1 donation
- Wed Nov 26
Wimbledon winner Bjorn Borg has been putting his name to a pants range since the mid 90s, back when Becks was otherwise occupied trying to make sarongs happen. From basic briefs to neon prints for men and women, rifling through the bargains on offer at BB’s sample sale is sure to brighten up your underwear drawer.
Two sample sales for the price of one: grab stylish menswear from Albam and shoes from heritage brand Grenson at discounts of up to 80 per cent off. Make sure you’ve emptied the ATM before you drop in, as cards won’t be accepted.
Fed up of fedoras and bored of beanies? Give your head a fashion overhaul at Bernstock Speirs’ three-day sample sale. The brand’s stylish, quirky hats are available at up to 90 per cent off, with prices starting at £10.
At East’s warehouse sale, you’ll find heaps of clothes, accessories, shoes and home wares, with a limited selection of design samples. The good news? There’s savings of up to be 80 per cent to be had.
At the latest sample sale from fashion showroom Out + About, you’ll be able to pick up pieces from Aussie labels MINKPINK, Evil Twin and Someday Lovin. Prices start at £5.