You can read my sale report from her last sale here.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Tamara Mellon, she is the former Chief Creative Officer and co-founder of Jimmy Choo and has since broken away to start her own eponymous line. As a diehard Choo girl I knew I couldn't miss this sale even if the prices went up. If you didn't listen to me when I told you to check out her online sale a week ago you may have made a mistake. I saw most of those shoes at this sale for more. Last sample sale shoes were $50/$55/$75 and this time they were $75/$100/$150. I saw several styles that I purchased last time for double and triple this time.
|Pretty sure I told you to get those yellow Addiction pumps for $50 at her online sale. Just sayin...|
|I spy flats and sandals that I saw online for $35-50...|
Bags also went up. Last time they were $50/$100 and this time they were $125/$200/$400. Those large "Speedate" bags (they had the grommet, leopard and solid black versions) are actually $400.
|The larger bags seen here are $200.|
|All the clutches and small bags are $125.|
However, this time I got to see the samples which were priced at $25 for shoes and just $10 for clothing!!! For sample clothing I saw mostly sizes 0-8 and the sample shoes were 37.5 and 39.5. They had very few sample shoes left when the doors opened and I'm pretty sure I overheard an employee say she took 7-8 pairs...
|Some sample shoes.|
|Sample clothing. Lots of weird jumpsuits for $10.|
|More $10 samples...|
Got these $25 sample booties for my nieces :)
Picked these samples up for me - although I left the white ones because the patent leather was too dirty.
Clothing pricing stayed the same as last sale - $50 for everything but leather and coats which were $100 (although last time I believe the furs were $250). I actually recognized a lot of the clothing from the last sale. The clothing was really the way to go but unfortunately most of it went and the organizers said that they would not be restocking clothing, just shoes (which they had an abundance of - plus plenty of backstock). I did see a lot of movement at the bag table despite the price increase but I do wonder how the increase will affect shoe sales. I saw people buying a pair or two but it wasn't the mad rush like last time when people were buying 10 pairs without blinking an eye.
|Complete price list|
|Blazers and coats - check out the $100 fur bomber jackets on the right. Still a few left...|
|Lots of pants :)|
|Rack of $100 leather pieces.|
My favorite find of the night was this $395 grommet belt that I admired online and actually hoped to find. There was only one and they gave it to me for $15!!!!!!! Almost makes up for the $5000 fur coat that I really wanted and missed out on AGAIN. They had only one this time and somehow the lady who came in behind me snapped it up first. Drat.
|ETA this mod shot - I am so obsessed with this belt.|
I'll be sure to model the rest of my finds in upcoming weeks. In the end I took the red sample shoes, a sample yellow blazer, a sample yellow dress, the belt and a leather dress. I may have taken a bag too :)
Bottom line - it's worth a look. If you're cheap like me head right for the sample area in the back by the dressing room then peruse the ready-to-wear and see if anything works for you.
I'm not sure if I'm going back this week so I won't be able to do any personal shopping for this sale. I did have a few advance requests from clients but I didn't get anything (for them) because the prices were more than I felt they should have been. In the future book me in advance so you don't miss out. The only extra I picked up this time were the cute sample booties for my nieces for $25.
Don't worry, I know I still owe you a report on all my Century 21 90% off finds but I knew you needed this post RIGHT NOW. It's coming...I promise!
Sale runs 2/26 thru 3/1 at 260 5th Ave. - but honestly I don't know what they are even going to have after the first day other than slightly overpriced shoes. Fingers crossed for markdowns and restocking!
Good luck and happy shopping :)