On a beautifully crisp London morning I headed out to Shoreditch for the Ellery, Hillier, Manu Atelier, Sies Marjan, Faith Connection, Georgia Hardinge, Keji, Paskal and Monographie sample sale on Worship Street. I love this sample sale space – it’s really light and bright, and I was there most recently for the Victoria Beckham sample sale.
This was as mentioned a multi designer event featuring Ellery, Hillier, Manu Atelier, Sies Marjan, Faith Connection, Georgia Hardinge, Keji, Paskal and Monographie. I was going for 2 particular reasons.
Firstly Hillier, I loved the paperclip jewellery line founded by Katie Hillier but could never justify the spend, and since she launched HillierBartley with Luella Bartley the jewellery line has been unavailable. Secondly Sies Marjan. As an ex Dries Van Noten designer, Sies Marjan comes highly recommended.
The sale had been going for about an hour when I arrived – they were collecting suggested donations of £2. I had checked for an entry fee before I left the office and as there wasn’t one mentioned I didn’t have any cash. It was not a problem though and I did the usual bag and coat check without any queue.
It was nice and quiet with a lot of stock all laid out by each individual designer. My first port of call was the Manu Atelier bags. Each was individually priced with a brown luggage label and good reductions of 75%. I picked up a bag here for £100 and could definitely have bought more. The one I decided upon I’d looked at previously at full price in Selfridges.
I then honed in on Hillier, there was a full spread of fine jewellery in gift boxes, including rings, necklaces and bracelets. I chose a beautiful gold “bambi” necklace – and am delighted with it. The Hillier bobbles, hair bands and barettes were also there and heavily discounted.
I was disappointed by the Sies Marjan section – very few pieces of RTW and 2 pairs of shoes (I may well have missed out on the best pieces), and I’ve certainly seen better selection and prices in Selfridges end of season sale before.
There was plenty of stock in the other brands and good prices and size selections. Well worth a visit!
For prices and a peek inside the Ellery, Hillier, Manu Atelier, Sies Marjan, Faith Connection, Georgia Hardinge, Keji, Paskal and Monographie sample sale see below.
Ellery, Hillier, Manu Atelier, Sies Marjan, Faith Connection, Georgia Hardinge, Keji, Paskal and Monographie sample sale 12 December
On 12 December 2017 (9:30am-7:30pm) at The Yard, 89 1/2 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2BF. Last entry 7pm.
For invite register here.