Sample sale season has begun and so has the Sunspel sample sale. Sunspel is a heritage British brand famous for its knitwear, underwear and sportswear in classic solids and stripes. This is a luxury brand (with prices to match), but for 3 days you can now shop this brand at discounted prices. But is it worth going to?
David stopped by the sample sale and yes, he didn’t leave empty handed. Read down below for his sample sale experience.
After work I made my way to the first day of the Sunspel sample sale at “The Box” in Hackney’s fashion district. This is located an easy five minute walk from Hackney Central overground station.
The sale featured both men’s and women’s wear across the Sunspel range: t-shirts, knitwear, shirts, trousers, underwear and a few coats. The stock wasn’t massive but the selection was good, however sizing was hit or miss.
I had been hoping to score a wool collared jumper and they had some beautiful ones but alas none in my size (Large). I had the distinct feeling that some size Large men had managed to snap up some of the best pieces before I was able to make it to the sale after work. Had I been a different size I would have had a lot more options. Still, I didn’t leave empty handed: I scored a classic Sunspel white polo shirt, PJ bottoms, a pair of underwear and three pairs of socks (see photo below).
Sunspel is an expensive brand and while the prices on offer on Friday were good reductions, they weren’t what I would consider “steals”. However, the sale organisers said that there will likely be further reductions as the sale continues over the weekend. They also said they would be replenishing the stock.
If you’re a Sunspel fan it’s worth making the trip over to Hackney, especially as you can also hit the the other outlets in the Hackney fashion district (such as Burberry and Aquascutum).
Below please find a price list and an impression of what’s available.
David Fincher is a London-based lawyer and budding fashionista.
Sunspel sample sale 22-24 September
On 22-23 (10am-8pm) and 24 September 2017 (11am-5pm) at The BOX at Hackney Walk, 4-6 Ram Place, (Off Chatham Place), London, E9 6LT.
Note: cash and credit cards only.
For more sample sales see the Style Barista sample sales section here.