Oct 13, 2016

*SAMPLE SALE* Dolce Delight

The Dolce & Gabbana bi-annual sample sale got underway at noon today, and just like many shoppers who attended the opening, I forwent a bite of lunch and instead opted for a taste of Dolce delight. The sale, happening at 317 W. 33rd Street, is here for 4 short days this week and offers womenswear, menswear, shoes, bags, intimates, jewelry, small leather goods, and other accessories from the Italian brand's glamorous past collections. And how about the prices? Let's just say I'm glad I skipped my lunch today.

The markdowns at the Dolce & Gabbana sample sale were downright amazing. Even though I've attended many of the brand's sample sales in the past, this was simply the best in terms of finding a deal. In fact, I cannot remember the last time I found such steep discounts at Soiffer Haskin, period.

Prices were categorized based on each item's retail value. Any item with an original MSRP of $100 and under would be just $10 at the register; $101~$300 was $25; $301~$500 was $50; $501~$700 was $100; $701~$1,000 was $150; $1,001~$1,999 was $200; $2,000~$2,999 was $300; $3,000~$5,999 was $600; and $6,000~$9999 was $1,200. In addition, anything that exceeded $10,000 (like evening gowns and furs) was 80% off.

Now, onto the merchandise. The layout was basically split in half with women's inventory set up on the left and men's merch on the right. In women's accessories, there were handbags (mostly clutches and luggage style totes), belts (size 65~105), shoes (size 35~41), jewelry, intimates/swimwear (size 1~4), hosiery, hair accessories, and leather gloves.

As for ready-to-wear, sizes were available from 36 to 50 and you could find everything from Dolce & Gabbana's iconic leopard prints to florals and laces to a few racks of pajama-inspired separates.

Over on the right side, men's items consisted of a very large bounty of dark-colored suits (size 44S~58R), dress shoes (size 39~46), colorful bowties/ties, $10 boxers (size XS~XL), $25 tanks, swimwear, silk/wool/cashmere scarves, iPhone/iPad cases, $25 leather belts, wool socks, and hats. On the racks, shoppers could find a wealth of button-down shirts, leather jackets, cotton blazers, jeans, shorts, t-shirts, and loungewear. Sizes for men's RTW ranged from 44 through 58.

In the back, there was a single rack and table of children's inventory. The rack had girls' dresses and other articles of clothing while the table held boxes of tiny shoes.

The only bad news from today's Dolce & Gabbana sample sale, besides the fact that items were going fast, is that the majority of the inventory was at least six collections old and went as far back as the label's Spring '09 collection. But mind you, discounts truly made up for that shortcoming and it was clear shoppers were definitely taking advantage of the deals. If you plan on attending, which I highly recommend especially for the guys, the sale ends Sunday.

Price list:
Retail $1~$100.....$10
Retail $101~$300.....$25
Retail $301~$500.....$50
Retail $501~$700.....$100
Retail $701~$1,000.....$150
Retail $1,001~$1,999.....$200
Retail $2,000~$2,999.....$300
Retail $3,000~$5,999.....$600
Retail $6,000~$9,999.....$1,200
Retail $10,000.....80% off

Men's belts $25 (pythons $50 and crocodiles $100)
Men's boxers $10
Men's tanks $25
iPhone 5 cases $5
iPad Mini cases $15
iPad cases $25
Wool scarves $25
Cashmere scarves $50

43 comments:

  1. I can only go Saturday morning. Miz, do you think it will still be worth the trip? Any possibility of restock?

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    1. Was told by two employees there will be no restocking.

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    2. I guess those employees were misinformed. New merchandise has been added today.

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    1. Hi Flawless Trisha,

      They were $50 each.

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  3. Is there going to be any stock left over for tomorrow morning??? Planning on going when they open? Also... anything worth while for the childrens clothing?

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    1. Womenswear and menswear will still be plentiful but cannot guarantee much else. As for children's wear, there was a rack of clothes and a table of toddler shoes but no one was paying much attention to them.

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    2. wooohooo glad to hear!!!! thanks soo much miz!!!!

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    3. last night there were maybe 5 pairs of kids shoes left and one baby blazer/jacket

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  4. Hi Miz,

    How long will the wait be tomorrow around 6?

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  5. the wait was 3 hours. not worth it unless you want clothing as I was with the VIPS and they took most of the good stuff. I was lucky enough to score some jeweled flats for $100! but by the time I left most of the bags, jewelry and shoes were almost gone.

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  6. I got there at 11.40am today, waited approximately 3 hours, and made out with a ton of gorgeous clothes at true bargain prices. I overheard one of the employees saying that the average spend per shopper was 5k, which isn't hard to rack up with everything on offer! Shoes and Bags were pretty much gone, jewelry wasn't great (lots of defective pieces). Definitely worth going to and spending time there - everytime I passed by my size rack there were more clothes that weren't there before!

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  7. what was stock like on men's belts? Great but for holiday gifts... if anyone was there closer to end of day please post! Wondering if it's worth trying to go in morning or if line will still be crazy...

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    1. There were tons of men's belts yesterday and most of them were in great condition.

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  8. SALE UPDATE (10/14): Great news! More merchandise has been added today.

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  9. Any idea what is the line like today

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  10. SALE UPDATE (10/14): As of 9am, there are about 60 shoppers waiting.

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  11. Thank you for the review Miz! You are the best~

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  12. Morning Miz,

    Is it a cash only sale?

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    1. Hi Cl3v,

      No, this is a credit card only sale.

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  13. Anyone know how the line looks now? and/or any insight as to the new merchandise.

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  14. Line isn't bad it is moving quickly. Sale will be replenished tonight. The guy who organizes the sale from DG informed me today.

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  15. All men's pants went down to $75 today! Lots of denim!

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  16. Ty miz — best reporting in the biz ^^

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  17. Are there any women suits available?

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  18. Anyone know if they restocked womens shoes sizes 38.5-39 ?

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  19. There wasn't much left of shoes.. I did not spot many suits either... best bet was belts which were 25.00, bags weren't too bad a deal.. also mens belts and iPhone accessories were a steal and mens tee shirts were around 25.00...

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  20. Also.. I did spot a few nice womens pants, the womens leopard dresses were still plentiful. Lots of mens ties for $15.00 I believe.. and mens shoes were plentiful.. bought a pair of black leather white bottom sneakers for 50.00!

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    1. Hi Anna,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to share your insight!

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  21. Miz - do you think they'll do additional markdowns saturday and/or sunday?

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  22. LINE UPDATE (10/15): As of 10:30am, there are about 30 people waiting to get into the Dolce & Gabbana sample sale.

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  23. the sale was great, thank you miz. I had my Christmas shopping done. Xoxo

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  24. Is it still worth going? How is the line? I can arrive there by 5:45, do you think they will let me in this late?

    Thank you

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  25. Does anyone know if there's any children's merchandise left

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    1. alll gone, nothing left for childrens clothing

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  26. Major discounts today! Children's may be gone but the women's clothing was marked down to acceptable prices men's button down shirts also went down to $25

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    1. Any detailed price information for Sunday?

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  27. how is the line ?

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