The good news about today's Chloé sample sale was that there was a vast assortment of the company's apparel (Chloé and See by Chloé) and handbags. There was so much inventory to go around (at least that was the case when I was there), the sale occupied both floors of the C21 Edition annex.
The bad news was that there were no shoes, no dressing rooms for trying on clothes, and the sale ambiance was pretty crazy. The bag section, especially, was dangerously crammed with aggressive shoppers rummaging through Chloé's leather goods. If you thought last week's Manolo Blahnik was bad, this was worse.
Alright then, let's talk about the sale offerings. Every single item was priced individually but clothes were mostly 70% off while a majority of handbags were 75% off. Bags were displayed on glass & metal shelves on both the main floor and on the second level. There were thirteen shelves in total housing numerous styles of purses, clutches, satchels, and totes. I spotted a Paraty in blush pink for $595, a Baylee medium leather for $495, a python Baylee in blue for $1,195, a Clare medium shoulder bag for $495, a Baylee large tote for $495, a Charlotte large tote for $995, and an Allison tote for $495.
The company's apparel was also divided amongst the two floors. Clare Wright Keller's designs for Chloé were showcased on the upper level while the house's younger diffusion line, See by Chloé, had racks on both levels. In total, there were twenty-six racks of Chloé and eighteen racks of See by Chloé. Lots of stuff!
See by Chloé sale merchandise mostly consisted of girly hip clothes like printed tanks, eyelet dresses, leopard print dresses, floral skirts, pink blazers, ruffled blouses, and comfy knits. Prices started at around $50 for tops and bottoms while jackets could be had for $150. As for Chloé's selection, I found a white shearling vest coat priced $1,679, a pair of printed trousers priced $345, a ruffled cream skirt priced $838, a buttonless black blazer priced $959, a pink oversized sweater priced $465, and a flowy printed maxi dress priced $899. Again, discounts were mostly 70% off original retail prices.
Accessories were meager in comparison to RTW and handbags. But still, I spotted a limited selection of jewelry and keychains priced $50~$125, leather pouches for $150, and See by Chloé wallets for $50.
The queue outside Century 21 stretched to well over 150 shoppers by the time I stepped out. I asked five different sales associates about restocking but no one could give me a definite answer. If you haven't checked out the sale, I don't suggest dropping by. Despite it being a unicorn of a sale, I simply do not think markdowns were great enough to warrant waiting in a long line and dealing with all the ruckus inside.