May 12, 2014

*SAMPLE SALE* And the Oscar Goes To...

The go-to craftsman for modern day elegant designs, Oscar de la Renta's namesake brand is synonymous with uptown opulence. With word that the luxe label had chosen a new sale venue, I thought a visit to their spring sample sale was a necessity. So early this morning I stopped by 33rd Street and joined the long line of early shoppers.

Though the brand has been hosting sample sales at their headquarters for countless years, this is the first time the event is being held outside their corporate confines. Needless to say, I was very much excited to see what kind of deals and merchandise I would find since I'm a HUGE admirer of the designer's classy masterpieces.

First off, today's ODLR sample sale was divided into 7 categories: RTW, evening gowns, shoes, handbags, accessories, fur, and children's wear. The selection of gorgeous floor length gowns was the first thing I noticed when I stepped inside Soiffer. And I must say they were absolutely glimmering with elegance. Prices for gowns were $750 & $1,490 for embroidered styles and $500 & $1,100 for non-embroidered designs. The RTW section was just as elegant. Perfect for creating best-dressed wedding guest looks, I found beautiful embellishments, feminine silhouettes, and graceful colors available from sizes 0 to 22. Samples and stocks were all mixed in together but shoppers can differentiate the two by the black dots that were marked on sample pieces. Prices on women's stock ranged from $190 to $890 while samples were marked down between $110~$590.

Women's shoes were available from size 4.5 to 12 and were represented by evening d'Orsays, embellished slippers, peep-toe pumps, bejeweled flats, knee high boots, and cutout leather sandals like these. As for prices, flats were $190, heels were $290, and boots were $390.

In the handbag section, I spotted chain strap patent shoulders, oversized hobos, envelope clutches, and minaudières. Prices ranged from $190 to $990.

There was also a nice assortment of accessories at today's sale. Colorful scarves were $100 & $190, gloves were $450, small leather goods were $110~$590, belts were $110~$390, and sunglasses were $150.

Children's apparel and shoes were situated in the center of the room and there were coats, dresses, pants, tops, and skirts for boys and girls. All children's clothes were below $100 while shoes were $55.

As a final note, keep in mind that this week's Oscar de la Renta sample sale runs through Wednesday. Also, make sure to check out the full price list at the end of this article if you have thoughts of stopping by.

Price list:
Women's stock pricing
Gowns Embroidered $1,490
Gowns unembroidered $1,100
Coats embroidered $790
Coats unembroidered $590
Jackets embroidered $660
Jackets unembroidered $460
Blouses embroidered $390
Blouses unembroidered $275
Dresses/Suits embroidered $890
Dresses/Suits unembroidered $660
Knits embroidered $390
Knits unembroidered $190
Pants/Skirts embroidered $290
Pants/Skirts unembroidered $190
Swimsuits $75
Kaftans embroidered kaftans $390
Kaftans unembroidered $290

Women's samples pricing
Blouses embroidered $390
Blouses unembroidered $190
Knits embroidered $250
Knits unembroidered $110
Pants/Skirts embroidered $275
Pants/Skirts unembroidered $110
Kaftans embroidered $290
Kaftans unembroidered $190
Jackets embroidered $490
Jackets unembroidered $290
Dresses/Suits embroidered $575
Dresses/Suits unembroidered $375
Coats embroidered $590
Coats unembroidered $390
Gowns embroidered $750
Gowns unembroidered $500

Flats $190
Heels $290
Boots $390

Handbags $190~$990
Belts $110~$390
Gloves $50
Small leather goods $110~$190
Sunglasses $150

Shoes $55
Accessories $25
Blazers/Coats $95
Blouses $60
Dresses $85
Jackets $75
Pants $55
Shirts/Vests $50
Sweaters $90
Swimwear $40


  1. What about the limited selection for men?

    1. There was barely any men stuff

  2. Were there any bridal gowns?

    1. Unfortunately, there were no bridal gowns.

  3. The stock was amazing. Thank you Miz of a detailed report. By any chance, do you know if there is any news on reduced prices on last day?

    1. Hi Alexandra,
      No word on further reductions on the last day. I'll keep my ears open.

  4. Great reporting!

  5. how is the line to get in?

    1. I went this morning. It wasn't too bad. Waited 5 mins.

  6. Got an email saying reductions took place on select merchandise. Does any one know what exactly got reduced and by how much? TIA

    1. I called Soiffer Haskin but they wouldn't specify.

      If anyone checks out the sale today, please let us know which items were reduced. Thank you!

    2. It was on clothing.

    3. Stopped by this morning. Pretty much everything has been reduced; flats - 90; heels - 225; boots - 325; childrens clothing - approx $20 less than the originally posted prices. accessories: bags/wallets/suglasses - the selection is still pretty good , but it is depleting fast.

    4. Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. Keep up the great reporting!

  8. Sunglasses became $75.

  9. Thank you for all the info you always provide. Are there any other evening gown sample sales coming up soon?

    1. You might want to check out tomorrow's Jenny Packham sample sale (71 Gansevoort St.). Though it's a bridal sale, I've been told there will be a small selection of RTW and evening pieces. Also, if I hear any other sample sales that feature evening gowns, I will make sure to publish it.

    2. Thank you so much!!


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