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