With sample sales, stores sells off the samples they have from a particular designer. They usually occur at the end of the season to make room for the next season’s clothes. If you are attending sample sales in New York, Toronto or Los Angeles, make sure you do your homework before the sale. They get crowded in a hurry. These tips should help.
Find out the exact date of the sample sale and mark it on your calendar. There are a lot of them happening at once, so get the correct date for the sales you want to attend. Use sites such as Canada 411 to make sure you have the right addresses for the stores where you want to shop.
Come to the sample sale in comfortable shoes and clothes so that there are no distractions while you shop. The stores get crowded and people get irritable sometimes. If you go feeling relaxed and comfortable, you will be able to make better decisions under pressure.
Know which designers you prefer before you go shopping. Some designers may not be consistent with your style and other designers’ clothes may not fit you well. Use your time wisely at a sample sale–it will be crowded and people will be eager to get their hands on the limited items that are available.
Remember, you cannot return these items. Make sure you are confident in the purchases you make. If in doubt, make sure the money you spend is money that you are willing to lose.