Stamford is less than an hour from the City and there was zero traffic in both directions. The sale opened for the public from 4-6 today but we got there early (1:30) and walked right in. I'm guessing it was friends and family at the time - and it was nice and empty. As always we went right for the $25 damage boxes (they had 3) that were mostly filled with 4.Collective (their cheaper line) dresses.
|This is what it looked like after we cleared it out LOL.|
The boxes are the reason we drove there. Previous sales have had them - plus $25 sample shoes as well. I was thrilled to find tons of pretties to try on.
Unfortunately they didn't have $25 shoes at this sale so we decided to pass on shoes completely. It was $50 for flats, $75 for heels and $100 for boots - box or no box.
Pricing for the rest of the samples was $50-150. They told me that sample size was a 4/6. See complete price list below.
Everything else (Resort/Pre-Spring/Spring) was organized by size and 50-70% off retail.
The good thing about leaving NYC (and having a large space) is that you can actually have a dressing room.
Now for my finds - all my dresses were 4.C which retail about $300 a pop. When they rang me up they tried to tell me they were $50 each but they were in boxes clearly marked $25 so they honored the lower price. The skirt is Tibi (and $25!) and has a small tear by the pocket seam but that's a quick fix. The skirt was marked a 4 but the other pieces were all samples (size 4/6). It's a good feeling to be sample size again :)
Overall I'd say it was worth the trip. Everyone was very helpful (they had attendants checking on you to see if you needed assistance throughout the space) and I'm pleased with my scores. If you have the time (or it's not too far) it's a good one. This was my first Tibi sale ever because when I was heavier I didn't want to go because I didn't think anything would fit. I do have to admit that a couple dresses are a little snug but they all zip up...and that's good enough for me :)
Tibi Sample Sale 5/27-5/28 (already closed for today)
375 Fairfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06902
W 9-6, Th 9-5
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