The layout of this week's Hermès sample sale was very much similar to their last sale in fall 2014. Scarves and men's ties were displayed in the center, shoes were on the left side by the windows, and the jewelry display cases were situated on the right side of the showroom. In addition, womenswear and menswear were also available just behind the neckties.
Starting with scarves, the selection wasn't as abundant as last year, but still, there were many colorful prints to choose from. With a limit of five permitted for each person, shoppers were carefully deciding which designs to take home. As for prices, I'm pretty sure you will be happy with their discounts. 90cm silk twill scarves were $158 only (this is a $60 savings compared to last year's sale), 70cm twill scarves were $120, 45cm scarves were $70, and twillys were $64. Situated right opposite of women's scarves were men's ties which were also generously priced. Silk twills and woven styles were $72 while basket weaves were $90.
Unsurprisingly, the atmosphere around the jewelry section was sizzling with commotion this morning. Enamel bracelets, especially, were a big hit amongst the crowd just like last year. You should also know that there was a purchase limit set at 5 for printed enamels and prices ranged $172 for thin, $220 for wide, $280 for extra wide, and $304 for mega. Adjacent to enamels were other fashion jewelry discounted 60% off. The selection included Goliath bracelets, Micro Kellys, Astrals, studded buckle bracelets, Circé necklaces, Cupidon necklaces, Assam Cubiste bracelets, and more.
Moving onto shoes, which were 60% off, I spotted many different styles like Carina ballet flats, Giorno wedge sandals, Florida pumps, and Icône sandals. There were also a nice selection of knee high boots and booties at the sale today.
The RTW section was comprised of Hermès' past collections. There were printed dresses, trench coats, suede jackets, shearling coats, leather jackets, and knitwear. Sizes were available from 34 to 42 and discounts were 60% off.
While markdowns were very impressive this time around, some items that you normally see at Hermès sale (fragrance, tableware, and such) were unavailable today. There were, however, other accessories like hats, swimwear, and gloves up for grabs for 60% off.
As I mentioned from yesterday's article, I've been hearing rumors that the sale organizer will limit the merchandise on the first day and put all the remaining inventory on Saturday. Though I was part of the first few groups to enter the sale, it appeared to me like there were enough scarves and bangles to go around. If any of you who stops by the sale later, please feel free to update us in the comment section below. Thank you!