Nov 11, 2013

*SAMPLE SALE* Put Your Helmut On

Ladies, there will be two wholly separate Helmut Lang sample sales happening this week. Just in case you need a little help deciding on which one to attend, I caught an early glimpse of the one at Chelsea Market and want to report that this is the sale you'll want to attend. Though the merchandise was still in the midst of getting organized for tomorrow's official opening, the venue was fully stocked with the brand's edgy urban pieces and there was much to browse through. So, let's race through this sale, shall we? Ok! Put your Helmut on!

Epitomizing the minimalist mood of the 90s, design duo Michael and Nicole Colovos have maintained the brand's edgy style by blending the house's signature draping, prints, and asymmetric lines with leather, silk, and jersey. What I was most impressed with at today's preview was the sheer amount of items from the Fall '13 collection. From cozy layers to biker jackets to Cubist motifs that popped up at the label's Fall '13 show, there were a wide variety of clothes, shoes, & accessories ready to be taken home. In fact, I was told by sale organizer Privé that this week's sale will be the most stocked Helmut Lang sample sale that they ever hosted. But going back to my initial point, I was able to recognize many pieces from Helmut Lang's fall line. The plex hooded vest, stretchy wool overlap jacket, slim leather blazer, and plex hooded coat were but a few of the many current season items on sale at this event.

In the RTW section, prices were grouped into category. Blazers/jackets were $99 & $199, basic dresses were $119, formal frocks were $179, pants were $129, skirts & shorts were $129, sweaters were $79, shirts were $89, and denims were $79. The sale featured an assortment of outerwear and I spotted a multitude of leather biker jackets, shearling jackets, tailored office blazers, and belted knee length coats.

The accessory table was comprised of chic leather pouches (last photo below), scarves ($49), and belts ($39). If you're wondering about shoes, there were Lucent fur stilettos in midnight blue and leather knee boots in black. Remember, both of these shoes are currently being sold online at original retail prices.

This week's Helmut Lang sample sale at Chelsea Market will kick off tomorrow at 11am and will run through Friday. To make the sale extra special and enjoyable, Privé will be offering a free gift with purchase. A choice between either Helmut Lang's high quality tank tops or bras will be given gratis to shoppers who spend over $150. Spend $500 and you won't need to decide as you'll be given both. As always, I will make sure to update you if prices drop as the sale progresses. Make sure to check out the full price list at the bottom of this article before you head over tomorrow.

UPDATE: Prices reduced an extra 30%. New shipment of sweaters, scarves, and outerwear arriving Friday (11/15). Sale extended until Sunday (11/17).

Price list:
Blazer/Jacket $99 & $199
Cut & sew bra $29
Cut & sew dress $89
Cut & sew top $39
Denim/Legging $79
Casual dress $119 
Formal dress $179
Jersey skirt $49
Jumper $99
Leather jacket $399
Leather legging $299
Outerwear $299
Pants $129
Shearling jacket $699
Skirt/Short $129
Sweater/Cardigan/Vest $79
Shirt $89
Belt $39
Scarf $49

38 comments:

  1. Thanks for your fabulous report - as always super helpful! I will be there but fear the lines already! Any suggestions when to queue up? Do you think there is a chance of getting a leather legging (size 2) with a discount later in the sale or do you think from your experience that they will be gone early on? I was also wondering if you saw this jacket http://www.helmutlang.com/CHASM-SHEARLING-JACKET/D07HW127,default,pd.html?start=5&cgid=womens-outerwear Thanks again! xx

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    1. Leather leggings in small sizes go fast. I wouldn't suggest waiting on those. I did see the jacket you mentioned or at least something very similar to it. I hope you have a great time there!

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  2. Thx for the report! Do you remember how much is the fur pump? Do they have any 7 or 7.5?

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    1. Yes I did see them in those sizes. They were $249.

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  3. were the black leather leggings regular leather or were they the patina and embossed leather?

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    1. Sorry, I didn't pay close attention to textures on leather leggings.

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  4. HOW MUCH ARE THE LEATHER POUCH? THANKS!

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  5. how much is the beige blazer 4th picture on the bottom? thanks!

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  6. Hi do you know if clothing line allows strollers? My sitter is out this week and my husband works late...

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    1. This report is for the one at Chelsea Market but to answer your question, I have seen mothers park their strollers near the door.

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  7. Thanks for the report, went today because of your great pics and it was well worth it. There is tons of inventory in all sizes, the sale is very organized and not too crowded. Only issue is with the fitting room, major lines there so I tried on over my clothes and had to take a flier on a few things.

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    1. I'm so glad you liked the sale. Thank you for letting us know about the fitting room situation.

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  8. Clothingline has.additional 30 percent off tom and fri.

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  9. Is the additional markdown available at Chelsea market too? Also what's the inventory like in size 0? Thanks!

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    1. I wrote an update above. Yes, the Helmut Lang sale at Chelsea Market reduced prices 30%. New shipment coming in tomorrow (11/15) and the sale is extended to Sunday (11/17).

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    2. Is the sale continuing till sun at clothingline too?

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    3. As of now, the Privé-hosted Helmut Lang sample sale at Chelsea Market is the only one extending the sale.

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  10. how long is the line in the afternoon?

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    1. There is hardly any line. You should definitely go!

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  11. Hi! Location of the Helmut sample sale? Thank you! :)

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  12. Any further reductions today? Thank you!

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    1. Prices were reduced yesterday (an additional 30%). No further markdowns today.

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  13. Went this afternoon. Almost nothing desirable left in size 0 or Petite. I did score a gorgeous black calf hair coat. I saw only one left (in large) on the rack but a friendly staffer helped me found a petite in the back! So happy!!!

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    1. Awesome find! I hope you enjoy the coat!!

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    2. Thank you Miz for letting us know the sales! ;)

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  14. Did you see many things in size 6?

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    1. didn't pay much attention but definitely better selection than 0/XS/P. Lots of stuff in medium and large.

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  15. thank you, I'll stop by tomorrow to check.

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  16. what time do they close sat and sunday?

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  17. Went to chelsea market today. Nothing worth buying in sz 0, 2, 4. Lots of ugly jackets. Waste of time, imo.

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    1. Is the belted grey coat still available in petite? Thanks!

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  18. Is there an extra discount over the 30% on Sun, the last day? Anyone knows?

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  19. I was also wondering about it, did they have more reductions today before closing the sale?

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