When I arrived at the sale, there was already a long queue of Bulgari fans eagerly waiting. By the time the sale opened at 9am, there were well over 90 people in line. So, with great anticipation, I made my way into the showroom with the first group of shoppers.
First thing to mention, there were no men's ties. I've been told by many sale goers that silk ties are one of the highlights of Bulgari sample sales. Unfortunately, you won't find them at this week's event. Instead, there was a wide assortment of fragrances for women and men. For ladies, the sale offered BLV II, BLV pour Femme, Bulgari pour Femme, Rose Essentielle, Omnia Améthyste, Omnia Crystalline, Jasmin Noir, and Mon Jasmin Noir. Men's fragrances were noticeably less stocked and was comprised of the AQVA line. Prices were great for both genders. For example, gift sets were $20~$48 while spray bottles were $7~$20.
Today's sale also included handbags and wallets. I spotted several variety of Chandra as well as Isabella Rossellini. Prices on Chandra hobos ranged from $690~$900 while the Isabella Rossellini collection (available in canvas, red calf leather, chevron, and more) ranged from $615~$975. Wallets were discounted 70% and they were priced $171~$234.
Adjacent to the leather goods were watches and jewelry. Serpentis were nowhere to be seen but Bulgari's other icon, B.Zero1, was available at a 60% discount. In addition to B.Zero1, other watches like Ergon & Assioma were marked down 70% off.
Finally, the jewelry section was gleaming with diamonds. Watches, bracelets, rings, and necklaces covered in sparkly diamonds were discounted 60% off. A delicate diamond chain necklace I spotted was $14,880, while diamond encrusted Assioma watches were $13,800 & $20,400 (10th photo below).
To sum up today's sale experience, the best deals were in the fragrance dept. Not only were they affordable, savvy bargainistas will notice these perfumes are currently being sold at Bulgari boutiques & online store at full price. If you plan on attending, this week's Bulgari sample sale will run through Friday.