For this sale, the Clothingline showroom housed three different labels--BCBG, Max Azria, and Hervé Léger--from one company. Though the majority of today's inventory was from BCBG and Max Azria, I started my shopping in the Hervé Léger section.
We all know Hervé Léger's signature bandage dresses can do wonders for a woman's figure and at today's sale, I found 5 wall racks plus 1 circular stand worth of Hervé merchandise. The first thing I noticed was that everything was discounted 70% off original retail prices. The event had a variety of siren-worthy styles such as vibrant orange beaded skirts for $690 (originally $2,300 & 8th photo below), black sequin cutout dresses for $465 (originally $1,550), deep V-neck mustard yellow dresses for $375 (originally $1,250 & 6th photo below), strapless multi-print dresses for $660 (originally $2,200 & 4th photo below), and red striped dresses for $507 (originally $1,690 & 1st photo below). As you can see, prices weren't impressive considering you can find similar deals from department stores. Sizes ranged from XS to L. If you can't find an item in your size, neon placards placed on nearby walls stated that you should ask a sale associate for help.
After checking out the higher-end goods, I moved onto the BCBG area. Just like Hervé, BCBG merchandise was marked down 70%. Here, I found an assortment of womenswear which included fur-trimmed winter jackets, faux fur boleros, snake-print dresses, biker jackets, floor-length evening gowns, lace skirts, and printed silk blouses. Sizes were available from XS/0 to M/8.
The Max Azria department held 15 racks of RTW--mostly office ensembles. I spotted everything from wool trench coats to croc-embossed pencil skirts and tailored fit trousers to office blazers. A better part of the items were in neutral colors and, again, everything was 70% off retail. Sizes were plentiful and ran from XXS/00 to XL/12.
Unfortunately, today's BCBG, Max Azria, and Hervé Léger sample sale was so-so on the gratification meter. The fact that there were no handbags or shoes available made the shopping experience even more disappointing. As I left, I asked a Clothingline employee whether there was a chance of further markdowns and was told it was "too soon to know". I will keep you updated on this matter via Twitter and also this article's comment section.