Any regular sample sale goer knows that sometimes you strike gold and sometimes you strike out. Today at the the first day of the Sunspel sample sale in London it was a case of the latter for me. There were some great pieces and good prices but the stock was really limited, I would estimate they only had about 1/3 as much merchandise as compared to their last sample sale in London in September.
The Sunspel sample sale was held at The Box, a frequent sample sale venue an easy five minutes’ walk from the Hackney Central overground station in the Hackney fashion district in east London.
They had the usual Sunspel range of shirts, knitwear, swimwear, underwear, trousers and jackets, but with a few exceptions (notably men’s trousers) the stock was quite limited. And unluckily for me, they didn’t seem to have much at all in my size (Large) so it just wasn’t my day.
My trip to Hackney wasn’t a complete waste as I had the chance to check out some of the outlets in the Hackney fashion district. Upscale/luxury brands Aquascutum, Burberry, Pringle and others have outlets in this gritty east London neighbourhood. Sunspel has also opened a new outlet there, which may explain why the stock was so limited compared to the last Sunspel sample sale.
There are bargains to be had at the sample sale, but my verdict is that for all but the most devoted Sunspel fans you are probably safe skipping this one unless you also want to check out the outlets in this corner of east London.
For price lists and a peek inside the Sunspel sample see the below photos.
David Fincher is a London-based lawyer and budding fashionista.
Sunspel sample sale 6-8 May
On 6 (9am-8pm), 7 (10am-8pm) and 8 April 2018 (11am-5pm) at The BOX, 4-6 Ram Place, London, E9 6LT.
For more sample sales see the Style Barista sample sales section here.
Women’s price list