Apr 7, 2015

*SAMPLE SALE* Bountiful Bargain Bouquets at Bulgari

April showers bring May flowers but bountiful bouquets of fragrances arrived early this year courtesy of the Bulgari sample sale. The company's bi-annual sale began this morning at their usual venue at Soiffer Haskin and shoppers gathered together in hopes to grab some sweet-smelling bargains. Since last year's sale offered nice discounts on the Italian house's luxury goods (especially fragrance), I decided to pop by the sale again to check out the offerings. So gather around folks and enjoy the bountiful bargain bouquets of Bulgari.

As advertised, this week's 4-day long Bulgari sample sale offers shoppers a healthy assortment of fragrances. The entire left side and rear of the venue was stacked with boxes of varying sizes that held everything from travel size eau de toilettes to deluxe gift sets. Here's a brief rundown on the aromatic scents that were available: 50 ml Mon Jasmin Noir EDT was $30 (originally $75), 75 ml Au Thé Vert Extrȇme EDT was $36.80 (originally $92), Au Thé Vert gift set was $60 (originally $150), 25 ml Pour Femme EDP was $20 (originally $50), 50 ml Pour Femme EDP was $38 (originally $95), 100 ml Pour Femme EDP was $54 (originally $135), 65 ml Omnia Indian Garnet EDT was $32.80 (originally $82), 10 ml Omnia Indian Garnet EDT was $10 (originally $25), 100 ml Omnia Indian Garnet beauty oil was $20.40 (originally $51), 65 ml Omnia Crystalline EDP was $38 (originally $95), 40 ml Omnia Coral EDT was $26 (originally $65), 65 ml Omnia Coral EDT was ($32.80 (originally $82), 100 ml Omnia Coral body lotion was $14 (originally $35), 50 ml Jasmin Noir EDP was $39.20 (originally $98), 100 ml Jasmin Noir EDP was $59.20 (originally $148), and 50 ml Aqua Amara EDT was $25.20 (originally $72).

The sale also had a selection of bags that were marked down 70%. The inventory included several different styles of Isabella Rossellinis as well as leather hobos and embellished evening clutches. For men, there were a few leather belt pouches and briefcases.

Accessories and jewelry were located opposite side of the fragrance section and there were sunglasses, wallets, necklaces, rings, and watches available within vitrines. Prices on sunnies were $117~$195 while jewelry was individually priced but discounted 60% across the board. Watches were also 60% off and I spotted women's B.Zero1 in white with heart motif, white Diagono chronograph watches, and gold chain watches.

If you plan on stopping by, the sale will run through Friday and they only accept credit cards. Also, please note there is a purchase limit of 30 fragrances per customer.

21 comments:

  1. Thank you Miz for the detailed report! The sale looks good but a lot of merchandize seem to be the same as their last sale. Also - do you recall the price of the B.Zero1 in white with heart motif?

    Thanks!!!!

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    1. Yes, I agree. This year's offerings were very much similar to their April sale in 2014. The B.Zero1 watch with heart motif was $1,720.

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  2. Wow, the fragrances are not discounted much, if at all. For example, 75 ml Au Thé Vert Extrȇme EDT is $36.80 here and can be found for 35 bucks quite easily from reputable sources online. Super odd...seems like this is not really a "sale" at all.

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    1. Hi Max,

      Thank you so much for sharing your intel.

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    2. Thank you so much for all you do : )

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  3. Hi Miz,

    What was the price range for the bags?

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    1. They were all 70% off. With the discount, the bags started at $400 and went up from there.

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  4. Thanks Miz! How much are the Petits Et Mamans gift sets?

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    1. I was just at the sale today and it was 46$ if memory serves me well. I do agree that this year's fragrance prices were definitely higher than last year but all the gift boxes were decently priced and had a few fragrances that just came out this year (like the Women's Omnia Indian garnet and men's Aqua Amara)

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    2. Fatine is correct. They were $46.

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  5. Thank you Miz for the report. I stopped by the sale as well. I think the Bulgari sample sale has lost its luster. Definitely not worth waiting in line to purchase old inventory at these prices. Maybe next sample sale would have a new assortment?

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    1. I agree. Hopefully their fall sample sale will focus more on jewelry as that's been the trend until now.

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  6. Yes it definitely seems that they jacked up the prices. Last year's sale had sunglasses at $100. Fragrances seem more expensive too.

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  7. Thanks for the report, Miz! Awesome job as always... What was the pricing for the watches? Thanks in advance! :)

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    1. The price range started at $1,600 and went up to $14,400.

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  8. Thanks Miz, do you know the price ranges for the sunglasses?

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  9. Thank you for such a detailed report Miz. I agree with other commenters, inventory and pricing are nearly identical to the November sale and the individual perfumes like Omnia can be purchased at C21 or similar stores for about $5 less without waiting in line for hours. This sale is only worth attending for the gift sets, particularly the ones with more fanciful packaging.

    Just to update, there were some minor markdowns taken on Thursday. I stopped by a little before closing and saw that the prices for men's Aqua Amara sets and edts were lowered by $5. New prices are $21.60, $27,60, $30.30. Didn't see any markdowns on ladies fragrances. Some handbags were down to 80% off retail with original prices ranging from $1,300 for canvas/leather totes to 4,900 for leather satchels (the ones in the first photo after the fragrances). Also some jewelry items were discounted by additional 5% to 65% off.

    Still not really worth going in my opinion unless you're in the area or desperately need some last minute gifts.

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    1. Hi Nara,

      Thank you so much for the price list update and for your opinion on the sale! As always, it's very much appreciated!!

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  10. Hi Miz,

    How much are the Isabella Rossellini bags?

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  11. How is waiting time now? still hours or no line? Thanks.

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