Love designer labels but have a high street budget? Then you would benefit from being in the know about the latest sample sales.
Every brand makes samples of clothing before they go into full production. They make tiny changes until the finished product is produced for the shop floor or possibly completely scrapped.
Brands sell off these samples at heavily reduced costs compared to the final product.
There are plenty of sales going on in London, but these are my hints to find the best ones to suit you.
Keep your eyes peeled as sales are often advertised in publications such as The Evening Standard and Time Out.
A Sample App is an iPhone app that lists luxury sample sales so you. You can use the app to keep up with sample sales easily whilst your on the go.
Chicmi is a website and app that lists everything thats happening on London’s fashion calendar. The easy to use website lists fashion events, awards, exhibitions and sales in London. They list loads of sample sales with all the information you would possibly need. There are also sections for bridal, vintage and other shopping events,
My shopping Spy is a website and newsletter that keeps you up to date with sample and designer sales in London, New York, Berlin and Paris.
London Sample Sales lists all the sample sales in London in a very easy to view calendar.
You can sign up to their newsletter so you get advance notice on sales to discover new designers and find bargains.
The Sample Sale Guide goes a bit further than most sites and doesn’t only list sample sales but stock sales and outlet stores. They also aren’t London centric and lists events all over the U.K.
Armed with this information I hope you can get your dream wardrobe together on your budget and have a lot of fun along the way ,and bag yourself some bargains.