Dec 7, 2015

*SAMPLE SALE* An UnsatisfacTory Burch Sale

Tory Burch's bi-annual sample sale got underway today in the Garment District. Per usual, the VIP portion ended earlier than originally planned and the sale organizers started letting in all of the designer's loyal fans and bargain hunters at 2pm. The last time I attended a Tory Burch event was one year minus a day ago and the discounts and inventory weren't too spectacular. So, I hoped it would be different this time around. Unfortunately, this was an unsatisfacTory Burch sale.

This week's Tory Burch sample sale has a healthy amount of the contemporary brand's past seasons' goods. With items in the apparel section organized by size (available from XS/0 to XL/12), shoppers were perusing the racks of discounted outerwear, t-shirts, sweaters, skirts, dresses, and pants. Prices stayed nearly the same when compared to December 2014. Tees & polos were still $45, blouses & tunics were still $95, sweaters were still $115, and bottoms were still $85. But this time around there was more variety. For example, the longer price list included sequin/beaded tops for $225, gowns for $450, and shearling jackets for $450.

As with any of the label's sales at Clothingline, handbags lined the wall nearest the checkout counter. With 20+ different designs of leather goods up for grabs, shoppers could eyeball what they wanted and then go to the register to pick up their choices. Highlights included Robinson floral perforated shoulder bags for $145, Robinson floral perforated mini double-zip totes for $250, 797 quilted satchels for $295, 797 quilted mini satchels for $245, Marion quilted mini buckets for $225, Robinson curved satchels for $245, Robinson bucket bags for $275, Robinson open dome satchels for $295, Robinson multi totes for $295, Robinson small multi totes for $245, Frances small satchels for $245, and Brody backpacks for $250.

Moving onto shoes, I found the assortment lacking. I spotted Simone over-the-knee boots, Thames wedge sandals, Sullivan boots, Grant suede slides, Clive quilted sneakers, Gunton hiking booties, Townsend loafers, Fairford pumps, and stacked bow peep toe wedges. As for prices, sneakers, ballet flats, and flat sandals were $125. In addition, loafers were $150, heels & wedges were $150, booties were $225, and boots were $300.

As I stated earlier, this week's Tory Burch sample sale is nowhere near satisfactory. If you are deeply yearning to pick up some of the designer's goods, I would strongly suggest waiting for additional markdowns to start. Extra reductions should kick in later in the week so make sure to look out for tweets or check back on this article for updates in the comment section.

Price list:
Clothing
Tees/Polos $45
Sleeveless/Short sleeve tops $85
Long sleeve blouses/Tunics $95
Sequin/Beaded tops $225
Cardigans $95
Sweaters $115
Shorts/Skirts/Pants $85
Beaded skirts $225
Leather/Suede skirts $250
Dresses/Jumpsuits $175
Beaded dresses $225
Gowns $450
Blazers/Jackets $195
Leather/Suede jackets $250
Coats $225
Shearling vests/Jackets $450

Shoes
Sneakers $125
Ballet flats/Flat sandals $125
Loafers/Oxfords $150
Heels/Wedges $150
Booties $225
Boots $300

17 comments:

  1. The woodbury outlet has better prices. Black Friday they even did an extra 40% off their outlet prices.

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    1. Hi El R,

      I agree. Better deals can be found elsewhere. Another disappointment.

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  2. Also Century21 generally has Reva flats for $109-$129

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  3. Thanks for your report Miz! Clothingline Tory Burch sales have been awful for a long time, I don't even bother until the first round of markdowns. Even then it's not necessarily worth it. I've bought Tory dresses for $40-$60 at the Rack and C21 during the big sales and like the other poster said, the outlets are cheaper. Really don't get why people stand in line for hours for this sale.

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    1. Hi Nara,

      Completely agree. With all the other fall sample sales we've had, money is definitely better spent elsewhere. Thank you for reading!

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  4. Hi Miz - do you have any information on CH by Carolina Herrera's boutique sale? Thank you!

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  5. I went yesterday and walked out empty handed. I work in the area will wait for markdowns.

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    1. That's a wise decision. I will make sure to update you when additional markdowns are taken.

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  6. Is it just me or does the snakeskin skirt in pic 12 look exactly like the Altuzarra fro Target collection from this summer???

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  7. SALE UPDATE (12/10): Further reductions taken effect.

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    1. Any idea what the new price reductions are? TIA for any updates!

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  8. How are the reductions on the bags and what is the selection left? I have to head in to the city for a work party and was thinking to stop there but only if its worth it. Thank you.

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  9. can someone let us know what bags are left? Any good bags in black from the photos?

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  10. Here's the updated price list with the new additional markdowns (12/11):

    Tees/Polos $30
    Sleeveless/Short sleeve tops $70
    Long sleeve blouses/Tunics $70
    Sequin/Beaded tops $150
    Cardigans $70
    Shorts/Skirts/Pants $60
    Beaded skirts $150
    Leather/Suede skirts $150
    Dresses/Jumpsuits $150
    Beaded dresses $170
    Gowns $300
    Blazers/Jackets $150
    Leather/Suede jackets $200
    Coats $200
    Shearling vests/Jackets $300

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    1. no markdowns on bags? Have you heard if any good bags are left in neutrals/black?

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