Who doesn’t love a sample sale? True you may have to queue up and use your elbows, but you will definitely find a gem if you head over to these sample sales in London and Amsterdam.
Sample sales in London
Get your hands on a fabulous Preen item. Prices from £10! Show pieces and exclusive one offs, shoes, dresses, skirts and tops.
On 30 (2pm -8pm), 31 May (10-7pm) and 1 June 2013 (10am-7pm) at Mercer St Studios, 16 Mercer Street, London, WC2H 9QE (www.preen.eu).
It’s going to be busy with prices from £5!
£1 entrance fee – which will be donated to Faces of Breast Cancer and Richard House Children’s Hospice.
Shoes, shoes and shoes. What else does a girl need? Prices start at just £75.00. Up to 80% off RRP.
On 5 (10am-8pm) and 6 June 2013 (8am-8pm) at 26 South Molton Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 5LF (www.nicholaskirkwood.com).
Bracelets, necklaces you name it at up to 75% off.
On 5 and 6 June 2013 (9am-12pm) at 26 Prospect Quay, 98 Point Plasant, London, SW18 1PR (www.pinkpowder.co.uk).
The perfect Summer accessory. A pair of designer sunglasses, e.g. Linda Farrow, The Row, Dries Van Noten, Oscar de la Renta, Matthew Williamson, Agent Provocateur, KTZ, Prabal Gurung, Erdem, Raf Simons, Todd Lynn, etc.
On 5-8 June 2013 (11am-8pm) at 51 Calthorpe Street, London, WC1X 0HH (uk.lindafarrow.com).
Find some great items. Shoes, accessories, menswear and womenswear (so no excuse not to go shopping). New stock added every day
£2 entry fee, money donated to CARE International.
On 6 (8am-9pm), 7 (9am-8pm) and 8-9 June 2013 (11am-7pm) at 19 Mandela Street, Camden, London NW1 0DT.
If you’re looking for a perfect-fit jean don’t miss this sample sale.
On 6-11 June 2013 (10am-7pm) at 2nd floor, 25 Newman Street, London, W1T 1PN (www.bodymetrics.com).
For the fashionista and your mini-me. Find gems like Isabel Marant, Forte Forte, A.P.C., Repetto, etc. For your mini-me think of Bonton, Maan, Finger In The Nose, Kidscase, etc.
On 8 (9:30am-6pm) and 9 June 2013 (11am-5pm) at 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2QA (www.aimelondon.com).
If you love cashmere head over to this sample sale and snap up cashmere dresses, cardigans, t-shirts, jackets, etc. Up to 70% off.
On 11 (9:30am-6pm) and 12 June 2013 (10am-5pm) at 61 Addison Road, London, W14 8JJ (www.cashmerebytania.com).
For all brides to be find your wedding dress at this sample sale.
On 13 June 2013 (8am-7pm) at 3A Carlos Place, London, W1K 3AN (www.jennypackham).
Oh Hermès how I would love to see you in my wardrobe. Items include shoes, gloves and many more leather goods. Prices start at approximately £150.00. Up to 80% off RRP.
On 14 (8:30am-7pm) and 15 June 2013 (10am-6pm) at 26 South Molton Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 5LF (www.uk.hermes.com).
If you’re looking for elegant, timeless clothing head over to the sample sale of British womenswear designer Daniel Blake. Up to 70% off selected items.
On 14 (10-7pm) and 15 June 2013 (10am-6pm) at 90 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UB (www.danielblake.co.uk).
Snap up some deals!
On 14 and 15 June 2013 (10am-6pm) at Hampstead Town Hall 213 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 4QP (www.frenchconnection.com)
£2 entrance fee
Nothing beats shopping for a good cause! The Walkabout Foundation, which helps to fund research into paralysis whilst also donating wheelchairs to people in need all around the globe, holds its first Designer Closet Sale.
Labels such as Chanel, Hermes, Valentino, Prada, Tod’s and many more can be yours if you head over to this sale in aid of a great cause.
The items are nearly new and second hand and can be yours for some great prices.
On 17 and 18 June (10am-9pm) at the Bumpkin Restaurant, 102 Old Brompton Road in South Kensington, London.
To find out any more information about the Walkabout Foundation and the Designer Closet sale, follow @walkaboutorg or visit their Facebook
On 18 June 2013 (8am-7pm) at Hardy Tree Gallery, 119 Pancras Road, London, NW1 1UN (www.annlouiseroswald.com).
Jewellery, jewellery and jewellery.
On 20 June 2013 (10am-7pm) at 38 Elizabeth Street, London, SW1 9NZ (www.ericksonbeamon.com).
Perfect for a sunny getaway. Find your beach clothing here. Bikinis, one pieces, kaftans and hats. Prices starting at approximately £100 on some selected lines. Up to 80% off RRP.
On 20 (10am-9pm) and 21 June 2013 (9am-8pm) at 26 South Molton Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 5LF (www.odabash.com).
Wildfox couture an American vintage-inspired women’s knitwear brand in Los Angeles, CA is having a sample sale at their Notting Hill store. Womenswear and children’s clothing.
On 20-22 (10am-6pm) and 23 June 2013 (12pm-6pm) at Portobello Green Arcade, Unit 8 Notting Hill, London W10 5TZ.
If you love designer clothing head over to this sample sale.
On 21 (10am-8pm), 22 (10am-6pm) and 23 June 2013 (11am05pm) at 5|6 Islington Studios Thane Works Thane Villas, London, N7 7NU (www.designerwarehousesales.com).
Bag heaven. The Pauric Sweeney summer sale has started with 50% off, but they’re also selling samples with up to 70% off.
Ends 29 June 2013 (Mon-Sat 10am-7pm) at 33a Bruton Place, Mayfair, London W1J 6NP, UK.
Ahilya and Bordelle have teamed up for this sample sale. You will therefore find lingerie, swimwear, scarves and knitwear at sample sale prices.
On 26 June 2013 (1pm-19:30pm) at Atelier Bordelle, No. 16 2 – 4 Exmoor St, London W10 6BD.
For all lingerie lovers head over to this sample sale. Clothing and swimwear also available. Up to 75% off.
On 27 (11am-8pm), 28-29 (11am-7pm) and 30 June 2013 at Playful Promises, Unit 14 Boxpark Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6GY.
Sample sales in Amsterdam and surroundings
On 5 June 2013 (10am-8pm) at Suikersilo West 37, Halfweg (www.afishnamedfred.com).
Atos Lombardini -Wildfox – Aaiko – FAB – Sack’s – Silvian Heach – Modstrom – Black Orchid and many more 60% off RRP. Leather jackets between €100-150.
On 7 (11am-8pm), 8-9 (11am-6pm), 10-12 June 2013 (11am-8pm) at Gustav Mahlerplein 118, Amsterdam Zuidas.
Something for you as your kid. Between 50 to 70% off.
On 8 (10am-8pm) and 9 June 2013 (1pm-5pm) at Celsiusbaan 6, Nieuwegein (www.solid93.com).
Silk dresses, jeans, jersey tops, cardigans and leather jackets. Sizes xs-xl. Between 50-70% off.
RSVP required: https://www.facebook.com/events/131552543709573/
On 15 (10am-5pm) and 16 June 2013 (1pm-4pm) at Van Vollenhovenstraat 15, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (www.dante6.nl)
Head over to the Joline Jolink sample sale. Fabulous bargains to be had. Up to 90% off.
Available sizes: xs-xl.
On 14 (11am-8pm, 15 (10am-6pm) and 16 June (1pm-6pm) at Huidenstraat 21, Amsterdam.
Snap up some deals at the America Today and Sapph sample sale. Prices starting at €5.
On 15-29 June 2013. Mon-Fri (10-am-6pm) and Sat (10am-5pm) at Frankemaheerd 2, Amsterdam.
Use your elbows, this is going to be a very busy sample sale as you can snap up some real bargains at the Vilebrequin sample sale. Womenswear only.
Beachwear, bags, shoes, polo’s and accessories. Up to 80% off RRP.
On 22 June 2013 (12pm-5:30pm) at Het Oude Raadhuis, Hoofdweg 675, Hoofddorp (the Netherlands).
Available sizes: xs -xl. Children 4-14. Up to 70% off.
On 27 June 2013 (3pm-8pm) at Venenweg 66 , Zwanenburg (the Netherlands).
Find a number of brands at this sample sale, for example Ben sherman, Drykorn, Minimum and Religion.
On 29-30 June 2013 (1pm-6pm) at Zamenhofstraat 150, 4th floor/unit 416, Amsterdam Noord.