Oct 28, 2014

*SAMPLE SALE* The Pursuit of Happy-ness

As reported last night, there is a Lanvin sample sale currently taking place in Midtown. The scoop sent in by a lovely tipster sounded so deliciously tempting that I decided to cancel my Tuesday morning plans and instead drop by the sale to see what kind of goodies Lanvin fans were being offered. After checking out the sale, I learned that the pursuit of Happy-ness will only cost you a fifth of what it retails for.

First things first. Initially, I was under the impression this week's Lanvin private sale would be a tightly organized invite-only affair. Well, it turns out the door policy isn't as strict as I had dreamed up in my head. So, if you're interested in attending this sale, just mention that you received an email from Wendy and abracadabra a treasure trove of Lanvin goodies will be presented to you.

The tiny 9th floor showroom on 57th Street was filled to the brim with Mr. Elbaz's past season collections. On the onset, the space with all the merchandise and shoppers had me feeling overwhelmed and claustrophobic. But after a few minutes getting an overview of the merch and seeing the 80% off signs placed throughout the premise, I was good and ready to dig right in. The RTW section consisted of coats, skirts, blouses, jackets, dresses, evening gowns, and cocktail frocks. As I mentioned just a second ago, everything was discounted 80%. A butterfly print sleeveless dress was $725 (originally $3,625 & 1st photo), a floral print fuchsia/black dress was $589 (originally $2,945 & 2nd photo), a shimmery white cardigan was $614 (originally $3,070 & 9th photo below), a chestnut jersey blouse was $168 (originally $840 & 10th photo below), a blushed pink side zip dress was $742 (originally $3,710 & 3rd photo below), a leopard print bow neck blouse was $490 (originally $2,450 & 11th photo below), and a lipstick red draped blouse was $393 (originally $1,965 & 12th photo below).

As for footwear, I spotted several different styles of Lanvin ballet flats in cap-toe, bow embellished, leopard print ($166), and classic nude ($110). I also found pumps, oxfords, sneakers, booties, and boots at today's sale. On par with RTW, women's shoes were also discounted 80%. A pair of green ankle strap platform pumps were $310 (originally $1,550 & 17th photo below), black smoking slippers with bow were $174 (originally $870 & 20th photo below), black satin pumps with bow were $190 (originally $950 & 18th photo below), and snakeskin zipped booties were $590 (originally $2,950 & 19th photo below).

Lanvin's Happy bags in leopard and zebra prints were also available at 80% off. Unfortunately, there were only 4~5 Happy bags that were quickly grabbed up by lucky shoppers during the morning blitz. By the time I left the sale, only one zebra remained on the table.

Displayed adjacent to the bags were jewelry and belts. There were insect cuffs and brooches from the brand's Spring '11 collection as well as many statement gems.

This week's Lanvin sample sale will run through Saturday. If you're a fan of Alber Elbaz and his outstanding designs, make haste and head over to 37 W. 57th Street.

39 comments:

  1. Were there lots of shoe sizes available?

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    1. Unfortunately, no. Sizes were very limited.

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  2. Anything for men's?

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    1. There were RTW, shoes (mostly sneakers), small leather goods, and underwear for men. Again, everything was 80% off.

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  3. any other sneakers aside for the leopard print?

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    1. I only saw sneakers (high top and low top) in leopard.

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  4. I just went to this sale, it was great! I have been coveting the Bee Cuff for 3years, and I finally got it... And a pair of shoes! They were very nice inside. They also had Men's dress shirts and Blazers, and a darling children's selection. Thank u Miz!

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    1. Only 1 bag when I left, it was a teal snakeskin

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  5. Does anyone have the email. They aren't letting people in without it

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  6. Thanks Miz!
    I got one pair of heels. I didn't say anything, I just went in with a few ladies ahead of me. It was not that strict.
    The original price is still high, but the discount is worthy!

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    1. Awesome! Hope you enjoy your new heels!

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  7. Was there a line to get in?

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    1. Yesterday, there was a short line. Not too long.

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  8. Do we need to get the email to go inside the sale?

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  9. They're apparently checking emails now after they found out about this post which made the sale organizers livid.

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    1. I can understand why. When I got there yesterday, two girls said they found out about the sale online. They basically ruined me and the other girls chance because we said we received emails but they wouldn't let us in without the emails from Wendy and the other girls just mentioned that the sale was on the internet. The old lady looked furious

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    2. I may be that girl but if so, I didn't ruin it they already knew about the blog they just didn't know WHICH blog. I know them and they mentioned it to me 1st. You may have overheard one of the employees get confused and thinking I was telling them but they told me.

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    3. So you had to inform them of WHICH blog ran the story. Well as a loyal Miz reader, I can only speak for myself but I find that really shady.

      As a reader we all know Miz tries her best to keep us all informed and tries to pass along what ever info she has. To draw attention to that fact when there is an issue seems rude and uncaring of all her hard work.

      Quick to point the finger when you can but as a reader, I'm sure she's helped you in the pass with information on sales and information on how to get into choice sales.

      When something goes wrong pointing the finder at Miz undermines all she does, she tried to get into the sale. Got in and shared with us. That is going above and beyond.

      No one pointed out that racked also ran Miz information as well. Which tends to have a much larger network of readers.

      Miz - I for one thank you for sharing this info and am sorry if you received any flack from the brand/sale or people for this.

      I hope it does not stop you from helping all of us in the future with what you know.

      Thank you for all you do. I for one appreciate it very much.

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    4. Relax. Do you understand how the internet works? All they were going to do is Google "Lanvin & Sample Sale" and they were going to find the Miz story lol.

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    5. Then there really was no reason to volunteer the info was there. Since they did not google it while knowing there was a blog about it but did not bother to find out which themselves.

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    6. Ok this must be MIZ herself. No one else would reply this often or this passionately lol

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    7. I'm not Miz or OP or any of the other Anonymous posters but this is pathetic. Say thank you and move on. If you don't want to then go somewhere else for your shopping intel.

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    8. Not miz but yes, I am passionate about miz. Without her intel I would never have gotten into Fendi, Celine, Burberry, Gucci, Lavin or many others who were private only sales.

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  10. Just got turned away using wendy email :(.
    Ps they mention mizhattan needs to stop telling ppl to come here lol

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  11. That's just dumb and short-sighted of them. From the looks of the photos, there's a ton of merchandise left. You'd think they'd want to sell it. Who cares about exclusivity if you can't sell it?

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  12. I agree with the designer employees. Its cold quality control. Same reason why their customer pay such a high prices to buy this merchandise
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  13. Miz, I get you want the readers to know about the sale, but you ruin it for the rest of us that actually have invites. They don't want lines of people crowding the elevators and halls who shouldn't be there in the first place! There's a reason they don't publicize certain sales.

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    1. Your comment makes no sense! Lol. If you have an invite how would she be ruining it for you??? Just walk in with your invite. Get over yourself!!
      If you know the receptionist brother neighbor from lanvin. Good for you, doesnt mean we cant try to get a great deal like you. Lolll

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  14. OMG people, it's a sale and Miz did you guys a great favor by posting it, so can you please say, thank you and leave it? No need to for the snarky posts? I'm really sorry the gods didn't shine a light and let you in but it happens. Do you ask nicely when you get there because I find that works like a charm when you treat people well, plus if you look like a serious shopper that helps too. I go all low key and have never had a problem, but I play nice. Also, if you're writing and asking questions on the blog, can you follow with a thank you? I feel like this is the attitude that is getting people shut out at the door...

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    1. I know what you mean! MIz i just want to say how grateful I am for everything. You help me a lot with all my great finds! I love your blog very much! Thank you!
      To all playing nice and respectful to all the workers and sales people will get you brownie points I have been to many of the sales and I notice that people do remember you when you're friendly and respectful! you never know when this can benefit you! it definitely benefited me:)

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  15. Has anyone had any luck getting in today?

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  16. I do appreciate being informed as well but being informed with the correct info is more important. This is the second time info has been given that has turned out to be incorrect. The first was saying that you didn't need an appointment for the J. Mendel sale and turns out you did. The second now is saying we could get in to the Lanvin sale by saying we received an email. What happens is people go to these sales based on the info given and it ends up wasting peoples time.

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    1. I don't know what your problem is but I went to both sales because of the infos posted here. Maybe you were just unlucky. Don't blame the messenger because of all the blogs and sites out there Miz is probably the most accurate, timely, and informative.

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    2. Actually I got in both sales with the info Miz provided. J. Mendel without an appointment and Lanvin using "wendy"

      However I think its the timing of such things that matter. Common sense would be that using "wendy" would only work for a short while. When hundreds of people end up using the same name its gonna draw attention to it.

      I went as soon as Miz posted about "wendy" and got in fine. When I was leaving the sale - there were like 9 others, back to back. Who also got in fine. But I'm thinking after that who knows how many others did it.

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  17. When did this become a shouting match? Let's just agree that Mizhattan is an irreplaceable and invaluable source for NYC fashion and shopping.

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  18. Who cares how they found out, what matters is that they did and like anything "All good things come to an end". I went there earlier today and security is so tight now that they aren't accepting anything verbal nor any forwarded emails of the so called 'Wendy'! They've made it exclusively guest invite only....your name must be on a list with the gentleman at the door! I even tried to flirt my way in, so Don't even bother it isn't worth the headache and wasted time!! Miz did her best informing us, so thank you Miz

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