'Tis the season for sample sales and what a bumper crop I have for you. I love it when friends and readers just send me stuff because they know that I'll want to know. In the past couple of days I've just had people sending me info about all the designer/sample sales going on in London in the next couple of weeks. This list comes from my friend Jacob. He is, as you would expect, a very dapper gent.
Why: Clothing and accessories for women from £10.
When: Today noon-7 p.m.
Where: Garfield House, 86-88 Edgware Rd., 1st flr., W2 2EA.
What: American Retro, Zoe Tee’s and My Lovely Jean
Why: Up to 90 per cent off ready-to-wear and jeans.
When: Today noon-8 p.m.; Fri., noon-7 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 87 Wardour St., 3rd flr., W1F OUA.
What: Alexander McQueen
Why: Up to 90 per cent off ready-to-wear and accessories.
When: Today noon-8 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The Westminster Room, The Old Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R ONA.
Why: Eveningwear, separates and accessories from £15.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 7 Coptic St., WC1A 1NH (020 7691 2085).
What: La Perla
Why: Up to 75 per cent off lingerie, beachwear, outerwear, hosiery and fragrances.
When: 7-8 Dec. Mon. & Tues., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: Hornvale Ltd., 22 Newman St., 4th flr., W1T 1PH (020 7291 0930).
What: Graeme Black
Why: Up to 70 per cent off ready-to-wear.
When: 7-11 Dec. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: 151a Sydney St., SW3 6NT (020 7565 0066).
What: Nicholas King and Tooshie
Why: Jewellery from £25 and swimwear.
When: 10 Dec. Thurs., 4-9 p.m.
Where: 3 Tite St., SW3 4JU.
What: Orla Kiely
Why: Clothing and accessories for women starting at £5.
When: 10-13 Dec. Thurs. & Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Shop 14, Old Truman Brewery, 15 Hanbury St., E1 6QR.
Why: Up to 60 per cent off ready-to-wear and accessories.
When: 16 Dec. Wed., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Gr., W11 2QA (020 7229 7957).
More to follow.
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