The Joseph sample sale is a “Can’t Miss” for the Ladies!
After work I stopped by one of Joseph’s fairly regular sample sales in London. I was there near the end of the first day of the three day event. My headline impression is if you like Joseph then drop everything and get there for one of the remaining two days, especially if you are after womenswear.
About 80% of the floorspace was given over to womenswear. There was lots to choose from: skirts, dresses, evening wear, coats, trousers, shoes, jumpers, bags and more. Sale organisers told me that everything was at least 70% off, some pieces even more. Many of the pieces seemed to be one offs or very limited in numbers. This is a sample sale that requires some patience as you look through the racks. Don’t go dreaming of a particular item. But I had the definite sense that female shoppers with an open mind have a good chance of scoring a sweet deal on that investment piece that you didn’t know you needed. Most pieces seemed to be Joseph’s own line, with a few other designers sprinkled in.
For the gents the selection was more limited but there were still some good pieces, including overcoats, trousers, blazers, t-shirts, formal shirts, jumpers and shoes.
Sale organisers told me that they would be replenishing the stock as the sale continues. They don’t expect to make further price cuts near the end of the sale but the discounts are already really deep. You don’t need an invitation for this sale.
So how did I do? I’m pretty well stocked on coats, jumpers and blazers and I didn’t find any bigger pieces from my wardrobe. But I didn’t leave empty-handed: I found a pair of designer jeans for £35, marked down from £295 retail. In my book, that’s a steal!
David Fincher is a London-based lawyer and budding fashionista.
Joseph sample sale (including Acne, Alexander Wang, Mira Mikati, MSGM, Christopher Kane, Stella McCartney and more)
On 21 (3pm-8pm), 22 (8am-8pm) and 23 March 2018 (8am-6pm) at The Yard, 89 1/2 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2BF.
Nearest tube is Liverpool Street.
For invite register here.
For more sample sales see the Style Barista sample sales section here.
Scroll down below for more photos of inside the Joseph sample sale.
Ladies’ trousers and skirts in leather