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Helmut Lang Sample Sale

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by @riss, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. @riss

    @riss Senior member

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    For any of the NYC members, Helmut Lang is having a sample sale today-thurs. It was pretty nuts. Waited on line for over an hour (in the rain) to get in, but managed to find a white dress shirt marked down from $295 to $30 and a hoodie that was similarly reduced. I don't know if they're restocking or not, but stuff was going fast.
     
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    Nice deals. When are the sample sales usually for F/W shows? Im making a trip to New England next spring and they might have a bearing on when I plan my trip.
     
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    hmmm... i don't know about the spring. maybe LA Guy could tell you. I know that a bunch of them are happening throughout december though.
     
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    Late November/December is prime sample sale time. Then again in May & June but not as much....I've been to the Martin Margiela, Cloak, To Boot, Theory and Hugo Boss sales in the past few weeks.
    I'll try and post some later when I get home. I know Ferre, Malo and maybe Varvatos should be coming up.
     
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    Was the Helmut stuff current season? The sale used to be at Chelsea Market and if you didn't make it first day, first hour or so, it was pure crap left. Stuff from 1999, etc. I understand this year the sale is in Soho, I always saw some interesting shoes there, did you happen to notice any? What about outerwear? Thanks.
     
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    haha, you're absolutely right. the sale was in the studio 3 flights above the soho shop. i got there by the second hour and all the jeans, shoes, blazers in normal sizes were history. he had current stuff (well, stuff from last year as well as the staples that he almost always carries (like white dress shirts and his classic jeans/corduroys), but i honestly think i got the last two normal pieces of clothing in normal sizes. the coats were gone too. they had advertised 3k coats on sale for $300, but i didn't see any. as i was waiting on line, people would file out with 3, 4 and even 5 huge bags full of gear. i think the good stuff went fast because i saw a lot of people leave with tons of shoe boxes and there were no shoes when i got in. there were some cool jackets with alot of straps from last season, they were marked down to $200. women's and men's were mixed, which was kind of frustrating. it was basically just a madhouse of downtown hipsters, goth chicks, and european and japanese tourists taking advantage of the weak dollar.
     

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