Bargain hunters rejoice! Over the next week or so, there’s a bumper crop of sample sales taking place across London, so sharpen your elbows, grab your credit card and steel yourself for some serious shopping. Here are some of the best.
With prices starting at just a tenner for unworn samples and past season stock, this three-dayer from high-end high street favourite Reiss is well worth a browse. Look out for their great quality accessories lines – the shoes are ace at the moment.
Wed Oct 29–Fri Oct 31. 8am-8pm. The Music Room, 26 South Molton Lane, W1K 5AB
Chinti and Parker / Citizens of Humanity
Two brands, two days, two different locations, got it? Get up to 80 percent off Chinti and Parker’s luxe knits and casualwear, with the same discount also available on denim from LA favourite Citizens of Humanity. On Thursday, the sale takes place in W11, before moving to the Music Room for Friday.
Thu Nov 6. 9am-6pm. 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, W11 2QA. Fri Nov 7. 9am-7pm. The Music Room, 26 South Molton Lane, W1K 5LF
Scotch & Soda
Four days of sample fun for everyone: expect up to 70 percent off past season womenswear, menswear and kidswear from very cool Dutch brand Scotch & Soda. Look out for outerwear – the duffle coats and tailored jackets are classics.
Wed Oct 29–Sat Nov 1. Wed-Fri noon-7pm. Sat 9.30am-1pm. Pegaso Showrooms, 26 Westland Place, N1 7JH
Rucksacks, totes, clutches, shoulder bags and satchels: if bags are your bag, Ally Capellino’s one-day sample sale has a whole load of them, all made in London, to a very high standard. The £2 entry charge goes to Spitalfields Crypt Trust and St Hilda’s East Community Centre, so you can do your bit for charity, too. If you’re the kind of maniac already buying Christmas gifts, a bit of Ally is a good place to start.
Thu Oct 30, 9am-8pm. St Hilda’s East, 18 Club Row, E2 7EY. £2 entry.
Plum & Ashby
Flat in need of a ‘Changing Rooms’-style facelift? Inspired by the quintessential English cottage, Plum & Ashby’s home wares will give a rustic charm to the most hopeless of homes. Samples and seconds are available for as little as five pounds.
Fri Oct 31–Sat Nov 1. Fri 8.30am-7pm; Sat 10am-4pm. 52 Tottenham Street, W1T 4RN
Lasting an impressive seven days, this is a sample sale of epic proportions. At Chalayan’s weeklong studio clear out, you can pick up past season stock and samples from the designer’s womenswear and menswear lines with discounts of up to 70 percent.
Mon Nov 3–Sun Nov 9. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat-Sun 10am-5pm. 109-123 Clifton Street, Block H, 1st Floor, EC2A 4LD
A truly flattering pair of jeans might be a rare beast, but dropping into MiH’s sample sale will dramatically increase your chances of finding the one. Expect discounts of up to 70 percent on all things denim.
Wed Nov 5–Thu Nov 6. 8am-7pm. 186 Shepherds Bush Rd, W6 7NL
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