Nov 18, 2013

*SAMPLE SALE* Trekking Through Tahari

Give your professional wardrobe a contemporary makeover. Elie Tahari kicks off its bi-annual sample sale today. The brand found a new venue at 260 Sample Sale and I had a chance to preview the offerings yesterday evening. When I stepped inside, I found the sale space packed with the company's goods. So, let's have a trek through Tahari, shall we?

Dashing between meetings & appointments, modern career gals need office staples they can rely on. In the past, the Elie Tahari sample sale offered shoppers generous discounts on quality office basics. At this fall sale, I was able to find a desirable mix of work dresses, perfectly cut shirts, and softly structured coverups.

In the clothing section, I found daytime dresses & jackets priced $99, basic sweaters for $49, and pants/skirts marked $59. Racks and aisles were organized by size and I spotted a wide assortment of boardroom chic dresses, skirts, blazers, and button-down shirts. If you want something more enticing, the sale featured evening wardrobes as well. From sparkly sequin cocktail frocks to bold leopard prints, there were many feminine designs perfect for your next special end-of-year event.

After browsing the apparel section, I headed deeper inside where the shoe tables were situated. Except for the $129 boots, all shoes were priced under $100. If you're in the market for comfy flats, you'll be happy to know there were several styles of cap-toes, patent leathers, and bow ballets. The handbag section, located near the checkout, was comprised of various designs like oversized leopard prints, black satchels, textured leather shoulder bags, and a multitude of clutches. As for prices, totes were under $200 while clutches were $79. The biggest steal at yesterday's preview were the belts. Three large plastic bins chock full of $9 Elie Tahari belts grabbed the attention of early shoppers. Adjacent to these affordable belts was one plastic bin that contained luxurious fur scarves for $279 (quite the price contrast). Speaking of prices, the extra long price list is located at the end of this article.

The men's section was noticeably small compared to the womenswear. Nonetheless, I saw a handful of men perusing the humble stock. There were around ten racks of office suits, button-down shirts, trousers, knits, and outerwear.

This week's Elie Tahari sample sale officially starts this morning at 9am and will run through Saturday. If the past is any indication, look for price reductions towards the end of the sale. I will make sure to notify you when it happens.

Price list:
Leather jackets $399
Coats $199
Luxury fur/Shearling $499
Jackets $99
Evening dresses $129
Day dresses $99
Leather dresses $279
Sweaters $49
Luxury sweaters $89
Pants $59
Leather Pants $249
Skirts $59
Leather skirts $199
Knits $19~$29
Luxury blouses $59

Leather jackets $399
Cashmere jackets $199
Long coats $199
Short coats $149
Woven jackets $99
Pants $49
L/S sweater $69
L/S shirts $49
S/S shirts $39
L/S knit $39
S/S knit $19
Suits $249
Ties $19
Belts $9
Shearling $499
Cashmere hats $29

Ballerinas $79
Pumps/Assorted $99
Boots $129
Sandals $79

Clutches $79
Small handbags $139
Luxury handbags $199
Belts $9


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you. I think you're awesome as well. :)

    2. I think I'll head by tomorrow or later in the week when there are the inevitable price cuts. Did you see any silk dresses or A-line styles? Sheath dresses and pencil skirts don't really work for my figure.

    3. There were tons of dresses yesterday. I'm sure you'll find something that suits your shape.

    4. I didn't end up finding anything. :(

    5. oh no. The bright side is that you have extra money to now spend at one of the many upcoming fabulous sample sales.

  2. Thank you for the review! You are the best. I didn't find anything about coats in your report. Is there any?

    1. Thank you for your kind words. Yes, there were a few parkas, cardigan coats, and tailored styles.

  3. Hi! Thanks for the great recap. Do you know what the prices are for the fur accessories?

  4. Hi thanks for the update. Usually gilt city offers 50 for 25 for ellie tahari sample sale. I dont see it offered this year. Do u know where i can purchase?

    1. This time around Gilt isn't offering such a deal.

  5. This is one of the most useful fashion blogs ever. I love it! Please don't ever stop.

  6. Sigh. As usual, the move to 260 =s higher prices. Thanks for the report, though!!

  7. the prices were of course higher and the merchandise was nothing worthy..
    and 260 is always increasing the prices so why call it a sample sale???

    1. I don't completely agree. Prices have gone up (sometimes) when sales go into 260 but the merchandise has always been great. Plus the staff are friendly and have better service than lets say Soiffer where prices and staff suck.

  8. Markdowns start today!

    1. That is correct! Additional markdowns will start this morning (11/21).

  9. 30% markdown this morning when I went. Some of their belt for $9 was definitely worth it. Still a lot of merchandise left. I had went on Thursday, and there were some dresses that I saw today that weren't there Thursday. If anyone haven't had a chance to go, highly recommend to stop by in the last hour since they close at 7pm.


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