DC Sample Sale?

on May 27, 2007 @ 06:41 pm

Is anyone a member who is going to the DC Sample Sale? I am thinking of becoming a member and going to this one, but I have never been to one. I didn't even know that sample sales existed in Toronto until ChickAdvisor!

What are they like? And how do you become a member?

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Ali de Bold
I've been to a couple on May 27, 2007 @ 10:07 pm

First of all, to become a member so you get additional discounts, just sign up on their website (www.dcsamplesales.com) and provide a valid email address. It doesn't cost you anything. Typically they ask for a $2 donation at the door towards diabetes or something.

What to expect:

- open changerooms (typical for most sample sales) though they might have changerooms now

- lots of jeans. They tend to have a great selection of designer jeans at a pretty good discount. Better than you would pay at normal retail

- Lots of other stuff: tshirts, tops, skirts, dresses, bags, accessories and even shoes sometimes. When I go sample sale shopping I am always really careful to make sure it is really something worth buying. I don't buy something just because it is on sale. If you can snag a pair of 7's for a good price, go for it - but don't buy anything you wouldn't normally be willing to pay full price for.

Another good spot for sample sales is five on Spadina. They have 2 locations. I generally prefer the 96 Spadina location. They are more about tops, dresses and pants with some denim, but a smaller selection, however I highly recommend you check them out. Have fun!!

Interesting! on May 28, 2007 @ 09:30 pm

misschickie, what are the prices mostly like? I am not use to buying designer clothes, so I really do not know what to expect in terms of prices. Not sure if I'm a sample sale kind of shopper! I learned from the Shopaholic books that they are crazy mobs of women grabbing at clothes and then changing on the spot to see if they fit! Are you gonna go to this one?

Ali de Bold
DC Sample Sale on Jun 03, 2007 @ 11:07 pm

Sorry for the late reply! I've been filming my new podcast all weekend, which I'll tell you all about very soon!!! It's really exciting and one of the episodes actually answers that very question!

That particular sample sale is usually quite good. Prices are all over the place but generally you can find jeans like Seven, Rock and Republic for at least $50 less than you would pay in regular retail. They also have a nice collection of tops, dresses, pants, bags and sometimes even shoes. Don't worry about the prices as there is something to fit any budget.

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