Dec 4, 2012

*SAMPLE SALE* Alexander McQueen & Balenciaga

This week, two prestigious fashion houses, Alexander McQueen & Balenciaga, play host to "hush-hush" invite-only sample sales for PPR employees, PR execs, & fashion industry insiders at their corporate offices. Balenciaga is currently hosting theirs at 542 W. 22nd St. Shoppers lucky to find their way inside, will find the right side wall near the entrance filled with boxes upon boxes of shoes. Furthermore, the far wall which wraps around the room is COMPLETELY lined with discounted RTW. My fair assessment would be that there was tons of merchandise.

As for Alexander McQueen, their sub rosa sample sale will be located at 430 W. 14th St. and will start tomorrow. I'm told by my contact inside McQueen that the "savings on accessories & RTW will make any fashionista smile". Finally, I will stress that the possibility of getting into these two invite-only affairs is extremely low. But I also believe that with risk comes reward. So if you want to take a chance, I wish you the best of luck!

{Image credit: Vogue UK, February 2012}

19 comments:

  1. Can anyone go to the Balenciaga sale without an invite?

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    1. It is by invite-only and appointment-only (you have to be there by a certain designated time). If you're willing, you can try your luck at sneaking in as there was only one rather bored employee at the door with a clipboard.

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  2. What are the days/times of the Balenciaga sale? Thanks!

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  3. Is the sale running all week?

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  4. I was invited and overspent. If anyone is interested in the FW2011 hot and very, very high heels, pls reply here

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  5. Any deats on the McQueen sale????!!!

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  6. http://www.sechic.com/bags/iris-plexiglas-box-clutch-alexander-mcqueen

    Do you like this clutch? Is anybody interested in swapping it for something else or buying it back from me?

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    1. Clutch is awesome! Do you know how the sale was for men? Do you know when ends???

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    2. how much for the clutch!?!?

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    3. This clutch is originally $2295. At the sample sale, last week I got it for 600+ tax= $653.25 ( I still have the receipt)

      I have something similar so would sell it back for $700. ( $46.75 more than the price I bought it for just for the hassel of waiting hours on the line and going to get it ;) Anybody interested?

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  7. LOVE the clutch! how much?

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    1. This clutch is originally $2295. At the sample sale, last week I got it for 600+ tax= $653.25 ( I still have the receipt)

      I have something similar so would sell it back for $700. ( $46.75 more than the price I bought it for just for the hassle of waiting hours on the line and going to get it ;) interested?

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  8. Does anyone know the hours for the McQueen sale? Is it over and have people been able to get in without an invite? Thanks!

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    1. Still going on. As I wrote in a sort of followup article (HERE), several Mizhattanites were able to get in without an invite. It's at their corporate headquarters so get there before 5.

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    2. Hi Miz, do you know if they're open tomorrow? When does the sale end? Thanks!

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  9. Many thanks to a fellow Mizhattanite Jennifer for the following info:

    "Lots of couture left (prices range from $2500 and above, but truly worthwhile for that statement piece). Not a lot of RTW left. Shoes are a great deal. Samples are for $100 and the McQ line is as low as $150. Belts are around $80. Only 2 silk scarves were left for $100. Lots of men's."

    Today is the last day. Ends at 6pm.

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  10. what about Balenciaga? is it still on going?

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