Dec 16, 2014

*SAMPLE SALE* Schouler Zone Ahead

Proenza fans, set your alarm for daybreak and get ready to use your best coming-into-work-late excuse. Why? Because the bi-annual Proenza Schouler sample sale is back and it's so goooood! The sale, taking place at the company's SoHo corporate building, has actually been running since yesterday and, until now, was for invited guests only. Fortunately, the general public will be let in starting tomorrow at 9am. If you decide to stop by this 1-day Proenza extravaganza--which I highly recommend you do--here's what you should watch out for as the Schouler Zone is ahead.

Proenza Schouler has been hosting their popular sample sales on Mercer Street for the last several seasons but, this time around, the brand decided to go back to their old corporate space to hold their 2014 winter sample sale. When I dropped by earlier today, I found the sale divided into five separate rooms each housing a single category of merchandise: RTW, handbags, shoes, samples, and denims.

Handbags will be the first thing you'll see when you walk inside the sale tomorrow and, if you wake up early enough, you'll be greeted with piles of PS1 satchels placed on top of several large tables. Proenza Schouler's iconic PS1 bags were $399 and I spotted several colors like saddle brown, white, and grape. PS13 satchels were also available in purple and striped snake for $399. Another must-have item, PS1 Pochettes, were up for grabs as well and I saw them in neon yellow, grape, smoke, and army green for $299. In addition, PS11 totes were $399, printed canvas totes were $99, and chain wallets were $299. One thing worth noting, you're only allowed to purchase a maximum of 3 bags and 3 SLGs.

Shoes were situated in a room adjacent to the bags and everything was marked down to $99. The selection was diverse with styles that included ankle-strap pumps, chunky heel booties, silver strappy sandals, pointed toe pumps, metallic flat sandals, and suede platform booties.

In the large Ready-to-Wear room, nearly twenty racks of clothing from prior seasons filled the space. The sale carried the design duos' Fall '13 as well as Spring '14 designs. Items from the Spring '14 catalogue were discounted 70% off original retail prices while the Fall '13 collection was marked down even further with an additional 30% off the lowest price.

As for samples, there were six racks plus three plastic bins inside the sample room and prices ranged from $19 to $499. Within the racks and bins, I found basic tees, merino sweaters, fur jackets, evening-appropriate dresses, and more. Denims were also in such abundance that they needed a whole separate space next to the sample room. The selection of denim jeans included everything from acid wash to black and each pair was priced for only $19.

Accessories and small leather goods were definitely worth taking the time to browse through. PS1 wallets in both small and large sizes could be found in an array of colors. They were very reasonably priced at $69. Belts, scarves, and key chains were also available for $39 & below. Last, but certainly not least, the Proenza Schouler x MAC cosmetic line made a surprising appearance. Lipliners, nail polishes, and eyeliners were just $10. As always, you can check out the full price list at the end of this article.

Since the sample sale announcement was made at the very last minute, I doubt the wait will be super long tomorrow morning when the sale opens to the public. If you're big fan of the brand, use this to your advantage and get there as early as possible. Tomorrow is the only day to shop and you'll score big if you're one of the first shoppers inside. As they say, the early bird catches the worm!

Price list:
Handbags $399
Canvas totes $99
Chain wallets & clutches $299
Shoes $99
Keychains $39
Zip wallets $69
Belts $19
PS x MAC makeup $10
Spring '14 RTW 70% off original
Fall '13 RTW 70% off plus 30% 
Sample RTW $19~$499
Denims $19

27 comments:

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    1. 495 Broadway (bet. Spring & Broome St.), 6th Floor

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  2. What about the hours?

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  3. anyone know how the line is right now?

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  4. any ps1 satchels left???

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  5. Are they medium or large ps1s? Thanks so much for the report!!

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  6. I scored an extra large ps1! Thank you so much Miz!

    They were following a strict 1 in 1 out door policy so line was moving extremely slowly, but so worth it!

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  7. There were tons of large ps1s in tan and some in purple when i left! None of the medium ones left though.

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  8. What great pictures! You are awesome! I wish I have seen this earlier though. I would love to score one of those gorgeous royal purple PS1! That is such a pretty color. Thanks for the report.

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  9. I AM SO MAD OF MYSELF, i didnot check your site until now, i couldnot go now.

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  10. Is it still worth a trip or is the line crazy now?

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  11. When I left around 12:30, still tons of large tan/brown PS1s!

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  12. Thanks for the update? Is there a line?

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  13. Yes, there's a line - about 20 people when I left. I don't know about now, but before they were only letting people in 10 at a time, and probably every 15-30 minutes or so (as people leave).

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    1. Yes, PS1s in saddle brown are still available.

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  15. Any chances of sale being extended beyond 4:00 pm?

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    1. Not sure. If they do, I'll definitely let you know.

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  16. still a long line?

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  17. Thanks Miz!

    I went at noon and after about a 25min wait was inside the showroom. There were lots of large PS1 bags but only in saddle/brown. There were also striped PS13 satchels and boxes full of canvas totes. Looks like the more popular colors went quickly but I did end up getting a large zip wallet. The small yellow ones that were left were all stained and damaged. The cosmetics were down to just one shade. Denim was the best deal at just $19 although there were only three styles to choose from.

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    1. Hi Nara,

      Thank you for updating us! Really appreciate it!! Hope you got something good.

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  18. SALE UPDATE: As of 3:30pm, PS1 bags, wallets, and clutches are all sold out.

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  19. Darn, I missed the sale! Would've loved a bag or three.

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