Thursday, 3 December 2009

Buy, buy, buy!

So, as I was saying. Lovely friends and readers are sending me information about designer sales stuff happening in London in the next couple of weeks. This list I got from Sahar an avid Dressed and Pressed reader as well as crazy mad lover of the sample sale. She is also bloody hilarious, so I though I'd share her list with you. Happy shopping, everyone!

What: Emma Cook
Why: Original show pieces and one off Samples shoes with up to 90% off retail prices, as well as a bargain rail with prices as £15 and under.
When: Fri 4 Dec 5pm-8pm, Sat 5 Dec 10am-6pm
Where: Shackwell Studios, 18 Shackwell Lane, London E8 2EZ

What: Ghost Winter Warehouse Sale
Why: Up to 90% off the party dress go-to, as well as knitwear and casuals, restocked every day
When: Today 11am-7pm, 4 December, 11am-7pm, 5 December, 11am-7pm, 6 December, 11am-5pm
Where: 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, W11

What: Alexander McQueen Sample Sale
Why: I passed by the sale last time and the queue was as ridiculously long so the lesson is this thing gets packed and the kids in the queue are hardcore, so bring supplies. Stock does get replenished daily, and should include mens and womens treats!
When: Today 12pm-8pm, 4 December, 11am-7pm, 5 December, 10am-5pm
Where: The Westminster Room, The Old Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green, EC1

What: Christopher Kane Sample Sale
Why: Cashmere leopard print cardi and scallop edged skirt. With up to 50% off, this isn't one to be missed.
When: Today 5pm-9pm, 4 December: 11am-7pm
Where: The London Newcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, E2

What: Rainbow Wave Sample Sale
Why: Fantastic deals on designer collections: Peter Pilotto, Marios Schwab, Meadham Kirchhoff, Thierry Colson & Hannah Marshall from 70 % off
Great jeans: J Brand (from £25) and Current/Elliot (from £80)
Notify jackets from £25
Fab shoes: Marios Schwab from £50 & (SS10 show shoes £150)
Beautiful hand beaded headbands: Deepa Gurnani at £25 (from 60% off)
Luxury scarves: Dianora Salviati at £90 (from 75% off)
Hockley Fur - fur gilets & scarves from £200
Men’s – Shawn Collins cashmere sweaters. Esas Italian jackets from £30
Tonnes of stuff, so you will need time and patience
When: Today 12pm - 7:30pm, 4 December, 12pm - 6pm
Where: Rainbow Wave Showroom, 15 Flood Street, SW3

What: Osman Sample Sale
Why: He was the Darling of London Fashion week and for a reason, Browns and Liberty immediately began to stock him. Discounts on selected items by this London Fashion Week favourite.
When: Today 12pm-9pm, 4 December, 12pm-7:30pm, 5 December, 11am-5pm
Where:3 New Quebec Street, W1

What: Nicholas Kirkwood Sample Sale
Why: The King of fiercely platformed heels is offering some at up to 80% off - who are we to say no? I am definitely going to this one, hopefully someone will feed me in my lovely Kirkwoods!
When: 4 December, 12pm-7pm, 5 December, 10am-7pm.
Where: Swarovski Crystallised Lounge, 24 Great Marlborough Street, W1

What: The December DWS Womenswear sales
Why: Offers both current and past season stock at 60% - 80% off the retail price, featuring designers like Betty Jackson and Vivienne Westwood, Goat, Anne Louise Roswald and Future Classics.
When: 4th December, 10am-8pm, 5th December, 10am-6pm, 6th December, 11am-5pm
Where:5/6 Islington Studios, Thane Works, Thane Villas, N7
Cost: £2 Entry

What: Claire Tough Sample Sale
Why: The fashionista's go-to label for the coolest knitwear. Get this talented young designer's cashmere dresses and accessories for as little as a tenner!
When: 5 December, 11am-5pm
Where:Unit 3, 1A Mentmore Terrace, E8

What: Mackintosh Sample Sale
Up to 75% off RRp from this classic rainwear specialist. Hey we do live in the UK!
When: 7 - 8 December, 10:30am-6:30pm
Where:104 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1
Cost: Free Entry

What: Peter Jensen Sample Sale
Everyone's favourite bearer of the cutest bunny logo in town is having a sample sale, and we'll be first in line in hopes of bagging anything from THAT gorgeous cruise collection.
When: 11 December, 6pm-9pm, 12 December, 10am-6pm, 13th December, 12pm-4pm.
Where: Studio 1c, buzzer 4, 18-24 Shacklewell Lane, E8

What: Temperley Sample Sale
Why:Temperley Sample Sale featuring a winter wonderland selection of Temperley Ready-to-Wear, Samples, Vintage Temperley, Knitwear, Separates and Accessories. All starting at 60% off RRP.
When: 16 December, 8am-6pm
Where: 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, W11

What: Orla Kiely
Why: Sample sales favourite, Orla Kiely is back on the case. Expect ready-to-wear, bags and accessories all at substantial discounts.
When: Thursday 10 December, 11am–8pm, Friday 11 December, 11am–8pm, Saturday 12 December, 11am–7pm, Sunday 13 December, 11am–6pm
Where: Shop 14-15 Hanbury Street, The Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury St. (Off Brick Lane), London, E1 6QL

What: Hugo Boss London Sample Sale
Why: Large selection of menswear, womenswear, bodywear, shoes and accessories. New stock added daily. Do I really need to say anything about this guy!
When: Today 9am-8pm, Friday 4 December, 9am-8pm, Saturday 5 December, 10am-5pm
Where : Hugo Boss Ltd, 19 Mandella Street, London, NW1 0DT

What: Original Penguin London Sample Sale
Why: Up to 70% off Original Penguin womenswear and menswear.
When: Today 8am-8pm, Friday 4 December, 8am-8pm
Where: DreamVault, 36 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 8BQ

What: DWS London Menswear Sample Sale
Why: One for the boys. Featuring D2, Martin Margiela, Costume Nationale and Vivienne Westwood.
When: Friday 11 December, 10am-8pm, Saturday 12 December, 10am-6pm
Sunday 13 December, 11am-5pm
Where:5/6 Islington Studios, Thane Works, Thane Villas, N7
Cost: £2 Entry

Have you spotted any sales worth going to? Do share in comments.

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