OK, so whilst my last post was fashiontastic, it has to be said that purchasing any of the featured pieces carries the distinct risk of giving your Bank Manager a Heart Attack. You might not know your Bank Manager. You might know him, and not like him very much. Your Bank Manager may even be your lover. Or your mum. The Bank Manager relationship possibilities are pretty much endless. But my point is, whether it’s a love thing or a hate thing, sending them to an early grave courtesy of Phillip Lim et al is possibly not the best idea I’ve had this week.
So, how can I balance this out? By giving you the details of all the lovely sample sales that are happening in our fair city this month. Yeeeee! I’ve even got some Bridal stuff with up to 70% of a designer gown for your big day – brilliant. Less money on dress = more money to spend on champagne!
Oh, how we love a sample sale. Fabulous fashion for next to nothing. How could your Bank Manager even object? You’re doing them a favour really…after all…designer clothes are an investment….right?!
What: The Ultimate Sample Sale
Why: Up to 85 per cent off Lotus London, Antik Batik, Paul & Joe and more.
When: 9-11 July. Thurs., 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: Lotus London Boutique, 11 Pont St., SW1X 9EH (020 7235 3550).
What: The London Accessory Sale
Why: Up to 80 per cent off accessories by Jil Sander, Christian Lacroix, Chloé and more.
When: 9-12 July. Thurs., 2-9 p.m.; Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: The Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery, 152 Brick Ln., E1 6QL.
What: British Designers Sale
Why: Up to 80 per cent off Juliet Dunn, Jenny Packham, 120% Linen and others.
When: 16 July. Thurs., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Chelsea Town Hall, King’s Rd., SW3 5EE (020 7627 2777).
What: Graham and Green
Why: Home accessories and furniture from £25.
When: 24 & 25 July. Fri. & Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Units 3 & 4 Capital Interchange Way, Chiswick, TW8 0EX (020 8987 3700).
What: Browns Bride
Why: Up to 70 per cent off wedding dresses and accessories from designers like Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lhullier and Alberta Ferretti.
When: 26 July. Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 12 Hinde St., W1U 3BE (020 7514 0056).
Details courtesy of Daily Candy