Nov 14, 2016

*SAMPLE SALE* AW '16

Among the many sample sales that are happening this week (Cire Trudon, Charlotte Olympia, Dsquared2, Rachel Zoe, Shoshanna, and more), Alexander Wang's 2016 shopping spree just might be the highlight event of them all. That's because, not only does the brand continue to remain sizzling hot amongst the trendsetting fashion crowd, this year marks the designer's first sample sale in two years (time sure does fly!). With the grand opening scheduled to kick off at 9am tomorrow, I was able to catch an early glimpse of the discounted offerings before the inevitable hysteria hits. So, if you plan on braving what will be a chaotic sale, here's what you can expect at AW's AW '16 sample sale.

Even at this afternoon's private F&F sale, the ambiance inside was already abuzz with bargain hunters hurriedly grabbing as many of AW's goodies as possible--this was especially apparent in the handbag section (no surprise here). To start with some great news, when it comes to the designer's bags, shoppers will find a wider selection and better pricing than the last sale in 2014. For instance, Wang's mainstays like Rocco, Brenda, Emile, Marion, Alpha, Diego, and Prisma were available in classic colors like black, white, red, and latte. Furthermore, prices have actually gone down this time around. Yay! Small bags are now $199, mediums are $249, and large bags are $299.

Tomorrow, after you're done snatching up your three bags (yep, there's a purchase limit), my MizAdvice is that you check out the footwear situated in the back of the main floor. That's because, whether it's knee-high boots or pool slides, all shoes are marked down to only $99. Some of the notable styles include Lovisa pumps, Devon espadrilles, Jac slides, Teresa sandals, Evelin sandals, and Emmanuel boots.

Compared to the shoes and bags, women's RTW wasn't as appealing in my opinion. But still, there were some deals to be had if you searched well enough. Items from the brand's Fall '15 line were priced as marked, while older season pieces were priced between $109 and $299. The apparel selection also featured products from T by Alexander Wang. There were skirts and pants for $59, sweaters for $79, dresses for $89 & $109, and outerwear for $119 & $199. Don't forget to check out the full price list at the end of this article.

The men's merchandise was displayed on the lower level. There were 18 racks of apparel as well as a limited selection of footwear ($99). To give you a quick roundup of markdowns, tops were $99~$129, bottoms were $99, outerwear was $249, and leathers were $299. In addition, men's T by Alexander Wang included tops for $39~$79, bottoms for $59, outerwear for $149, and leather pieces for $199.

Finally, it's worth noting that there are no changing rooms at this event. Therefore, you will definitely want to wear something appropriate if you want to try things on in the view of strangers. Also, after speaking with staff, I've been informed items will be restocked daily. Double yay!

Price list:
Women's RTW
Soft accessories $79
Tops (knits, tanks, silk tanks, blouses) $109
Bottoms $99
Sweaters $129
Blazers/Vests $159
Dresses $149
Gowns $249
Outerwear $249
Leather $299

Women's T by Alexander Wang
Swimsuits $39
Bras $39
Knit tops $39
Woven tops $79
Bottoms $59
Sweaters $79
Knit dresses $89
Woven dresses $109
Blazers/vests $119
Leathers $199

Accessories & Footwear
SLG $79
Small bags $199
Medium bags $249
Large bags $299
Footwear $99
Men's special items $539

Men's RTW
Soft accessories $79
Knit tops $99
Bottoms $99
Woven tops $109
Sweaters $129
Outerwear $249
Leathers $299

Men's T by Alexander Wang
Soft accessories $39
Swimsuits $39
Knit tops $39
Bottoms $59
Sweaters $79
Outerwear $149
Leathers $199

54 comments:

  1. How much is the t-shirt and the white sweater with silver?

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    1. Not sure which t-shirt you are referring to but the metallic embellished sweater was a priced as marked item at $999.

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  2. Hi Miz, do you know how is the line lookjng right now?

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    1. The line currently wraps around the corner of Mercer St.

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  3. Love you for the report! Let's see if I can sneak out of work early today.

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    1. Hi Michael,

      Thank you for reading. Try to wait until the rain tapers off. Told replenishments will be out constantly. Best of luck at the sale!

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  4. morning! Are there any pictures of boots or leather coats? Thanks!!!

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    1. Unfortunately, these are all of the photos I took.

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  5. What is the price of the last pic items the black and white tshirt and the black with colorful print?

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    1. They were men's tops. I believe they were $99.

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  6. thanks for the post miz~~~

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  7. Thanks for the post.... did you see the black leahter boots with the gold/rose gold/ or silver hardware in the heal?

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    1. I didn't see any in leather but I saw the Sigrid boots in black suede with signature cutout heels in silver metal plate.

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    2. thanks! Do you remember how much they were?

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  8. did you see any Gabi boots?

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  9. Very interesting. I stumbled upon a secret Alexander Wang sample sale in May this year and everything was much, much cheaper. All blazers and sweaters were 70 and they had a ton of Gabi booties.

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  10. I got in line in the pouring rain at 9:25am and got in at 10:15am. NO Roccos/Rockies at ALL. All the bags in the pictures above were still otherwise available but only in black. As far as shoes, no boots left except for these mid-calf boots with a wrap around strap. No tall boots. Mostly heels/pumps/open toed shoes. Clothing sizes were decently stocked. I happen to pass by the bag section after perusing the floor and someone changed their mind about a red Rocco so I was able to snag it!! So lucky! I was told by the workers there that they are planning to restock throughout the sale but that all the roccos were sold out. Nothing left -- what was sold was all they have :(
    Huge thanks to Miz for amazing reporting and pics of the sale!!

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    1. So lucky you snatched the red Rocco. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with everyone. Enjoy your new bag!

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  11. are there still marion shoulder bags left?

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  12. I left @ around 12:30 and they have plenty Marion shoulder bags. They keep bringing bringing bags out and u might find it at first sight but u will when you go back Lolz there's silver and rose gold.

    Thanks to miz i brought a coat for 409 and bar code dress for 149 and couple stuff for my husband with amazing price.

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    1. Hi munnyjb,

      Nice haul! Hope your husband enjoys his new presents. Thank you for commenting!

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  13. I went around 12:30 and I have to say after going to the last few Wang sample sales, this was a huge let down !!! Limited selection in terms of bags (I did buy a small bag for $200 which I think was too high a price - but I'm in desperate need of a small cross body - so whatever). The larger bags appear to be of poor quality leather. They seem cheap looking. As far as shoes - I was looking for boots - there were absolutely none. Only shoes were summer shoes . And all were $99 each !!! You can do so much better on line at department store sales or at net a porter sale. As far as the clothing - again, the prices were too high. T shirts for $35 !!! And the selection was really sad. No cool clothes, just the crap that's left behind and hasn't sold. I say if you haven't gone yet then skip it, unless there are further markdowns. Definitely not worth waiting in line for. I live in the hood so I'll check it out again towards the end of the sale & let you guys know of any changes / markdowns. Very disappointed as this has always been one of my favorite sales !!!

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    1. Sorry to hear you came out disappointed but I sincerely appreciate that you shared your insight. The good news is that there are so many other sample sales coming up, so hopefully you'll make out better at one of them.

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  14. Do u know anything about last day markdowns. I went to Lim and there were no additional sales on last yr. and was hoping this one will so I can go back on the last day for some extra clothes .

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  15. 9:30am and no line. The smaller bags are down a little- small prismas are 179 and small diego 149. They are slowly reticking and i saw a couple girls snag the small roccos. Not a lot of choice in the medium and large aizes left. Mostly black.

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    1. any markdowns on marion?

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    2. I got a Marion for 179!

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    3. Yes! Sorry, I was typing too fast (and badly) on my phone. I meant the small Marions, not the Prismas, are now 179. A few larger size Marions too but not sure if they are down too.

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  16. Hello!

    Just wondering if anyone say any roccos or rockies available today? There were none available yesterday.

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    1. I think it is just going to be pure luck. I saw a couple of rockies - gray and tan - snatched up as soon as the guys brought them to restock.

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  17. Aw man! I went primarily to pick up a rockie or rocco. I went yesterday and they were out. I only saw them restocking the Diego bags. Maybe next time...

    Thank you!

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  18. Went at 12PM and they had price reductions! I scored the small diego bag for $150--was $199 yesterday and still on their website for $825!! The staff did not hint at any further reductions but they also said they "aren't told in advance" so there could be! Lots of bags left (primarily in black), shoes are all summer style and only large sizes left, clothes seemed picked over.

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  19. Do u know if they reduce the price on clothing

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  20. No price reductions at all when I went today after work in the evening. Clothing was running out of sizes. Shoes and bags were also beginning to be depleted. I saw a few Emilie bags for 250 still.

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  21. Past AW sales had markdowns on last day. I'm not going back until then.

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  22. There were Roccos in red and mini rockies in a few colors when I went this morning.

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  23. i will wait for last day markdowns

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  24. Were clothing prices discounted at all today? Does anyone know if the small Brenda camera bag is still available and/or discounted? Thanks!

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    1. Yes, cloth were discounted today. Dress from $149 discounted to $129, tops discounted to $89 and so on.

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  25. Does anyone happen to know if there are any Prisma backpacks left? Thank you!!!

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  26. SALE UPDATE (11/18): Further reductions have taken effect. Prices on select handbags were reduced.

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    1. Hi, do you know which style bags? Thanks!

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    2. S $179, M $229, L $279. Exceptions are small Diego and Brenda camera bag, which are $149 each. I also saw some mini Rockies in white (not sure about pricing). Backpacks and larger totes were mostly depleted by noon from what I could see.

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    3. Hi, were there any Emiles left? Are they reduced in pricing as well?

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  27. is there a lot of men's clothing remaining?

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  28. Whats the price of large bags?

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  29. I believe large bags are now $279

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  30. Is the sale discounted further today?

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