The 3.1 Phillip Lim was surprisingly pleasant as far as sample sales go - not too crazy, but still had a great selection of pieces. If anything, I think people are missing out on some great things by not popping by or shopping it with Sample Sale 212. 😏
Selection: Amazing! There is an incredible selection of shoes and clothes. The bags went quick and the early birds came quicker to snag any and all of them up. There were quite a few suitcase haulers standing at the front of the line.
Quality of Products: Products were all in great condition, a few of the gowns and true samples had some snags, but all easy fixes. Shoes came with boxes, tissue paper and cards as if bought from 3.1 Phillip Lim itself. As for bags each came with the orgiginal wrapping and some were luck enough to come with the dust bags.
Organization: Everything was really well organized - shoes and bags in particular. In terms of clothes, it was pretty easy to find things because the staff was constantly re-organizing. If your eye on a particular item, it was pretty easy to find it in the racks.
Experience: Generally very pleasant except for the bag section. At a certain point in time, there were women shouting at the staff because they wanted bags that they didn't have and then a few stragglers who just got upset about the no photo policy. At the end of the day, it was unnecessary because it also seemed like the restocks were all items that they already had out, unlike the Proenza Schouler sample sale.
Overall 9/10 except for the few screamers - they really killed the vibe. If you want to avoid the screamers, the aggression, and the line on Houston, shop it with Sample Sale 212 here: https://www.samplesale212.com/phillip-lim-april-2018
The Space NK Sample Sale Day 1 was madness in every way possible - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Before it even opened, there were people lined up around the block in the cold and a good deal of those people had suitcases - they were in it to win it. That attitude carried on when they were in the doors and things got a bit aggressive... women brought their boyfriends, assistants, basically anyone to clear the shelves into their baskets and depleting stock before the sale had been going on for more than 30 minutes. Anyway, here's our rundown.
Selection: Amazing! They had so many good items that can be found in the Space NK store for full retail. The only trouble was that they didn't have a lot of specific items so when those women with the suitcases in tow ran for the products to clear out, they really did clear out everything.
Quality of Products: Products themselves are great and they had quite a selection of high-end products, but the packaging tended to be a bit beaten up. It's what's on the inside that matters, right?
Organization: Fairly easy to find things if you knew what you wanted, skincare was grouped in one area, makeup in another, hair in a separate, etc. Also, staff was definitely helpful in pointing people to the right area
Experience: ROUGH. If you like having women push you, jab you with their wire baskets so that they can get in faster, or STEALING THINGS OUT OF YOUR BASKET (YES, YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY), then all you. *Please keep in mind that this all happened after waiting in line in the cold for hours* However, for your better sanity, I think it's better to shop it with Sample Sale 212 - I mean, safety is key!
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Current collection of Proenza Schouler Sample Sale doesn't disappoint. 60-80% off all merchandise.