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Agree with LisaB, prices are high for a “sample sale” for example IsabellaMarant” starts from -£130-150, and next door at Tkmaxx it is cost £50, and couple VictoriaB dresses starts from £700, when Currat sold them for £250 2 weeks ago, a lot of tops all kind size start from £100, jeans, the bargin can be found only in couple good coats (HLang &MSG) but again size 42 only and one item per brand.
Honestly one of the best homewear sample sales beautiful cushions, jackets & rugs came out with much more than I bargained for!
Fantastic bargains! Great quality items! Very impressed.... bought way too much!
Pricing: 2/5
Quality of Stock: 3/5
Friendliness: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3/5

You could find Valentinos, Tods, Givenchy, CD. Aquazzura, shoes for £150. The shoes were a bit old and scruffy but for the price, you shouldn't expect perfection. Ok, if you're looking for a bargain on designer shoes if your a size 8 don't bother. The bags were all faulty and didn't follow the same pricing of £75/£150, plus no accessories. A mixture of clothes, but I was looking forward to seeing shoes and accessories.
Pricing: 1/5
Quality of Stock: 2/5
Friendliness: 3/5
Overall Rating: 2/5

Went there despite the bad comments here (saw them posting an apc bag on instagram that I was gushing about),and boy should i have listened to others.

Stock is old, prices are expensive, and felt that I could've done better browsing a second hand shop. This is my third time going to an apc sale and all three times I've come out empty handed. There's the occasion 40 pound dress but they're so out of trend you would not wear them. Shoes are all >120 and all sandals.Honestly not worth going - don't waste your time :(

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This week is packed with some great big name London sample sales to shop, but don't let that spoil you too much because even bigger things are already in the diary to come!

Highlights this week include London sample sales from Erdem, Goat, The Fold and Jitrois - plus the return of the Aimee London sample sale featuring French brands A.P.C. and Isabel Marant at The Box in Hackney Walk. There's also not just one but two Karen Millen sample sales this week - one at Carousel in Baker Street on Tuesday, and one at Chiswick Town Hall on Friday!

But make sure you hold back some cash for later in the London sample sale season, because there's so much excitement still to come - with Mulberry, Jenny Packham, Pringle, Markus Lupfer and Mother of Pearl next week, and then Mary Katrantzou, Linda Farrow and Shrimps the week after! It's going to be a really hot season!

Published 11th November 2018

About London Sample Sales

The vibrant London sample sale scene makes it one of the best places for finding discount fashion.

When Is Sample Sale Season?

Sample and warehouse sales can occur in London all year round and are sometimes announced at the last minute - so you need to keep a close watch if you want to catch your favourite brands - but they're most common when seasons are coming to an end, so in March to May and October to December.

You'll also find regular London sample sales from the likes of Designer Sales UK or One & Only Designer Sales, which occur all year round and often bring together clothes from a range of different designers every time.

Finally, look out for events at RSPV - a special little store in Chiswick which has sample sale residencies by a particular top designer for a few weeks at a time, and when they have an event on it's always worth a look-in.

What Will I Find In a Sample Sale?

You'll find sample sales sales in London from international brands to many emerging and independent labels. Make sure you don't limit yourself to just the famous names, as sample sales are a great way to cheaply discover the next up-and-coming talent too. Sometimes the sample sales by emerging labels - especially the group shows - can be really fun, with live DJs, food, drink and music, along with opportunities to meet the designers and discover the full stories behind their clothes.

On the negative side, some London sample sales can be pretty intense experiences. Some very popular sales can attract very long queues, so expect to wait if you're hitting a sample sale featuring a high street or luxury brand. And even with a luxury label don't expect a VIP service - often the more popular sales will require you to check in your coat and bag before you can enter, and there are seldom little niceties like changing rooms or a private shopper!

If you're unsure about a particular sample sale then check out the event page on Chicmi before you go and we'll share tweets and comments from people who are actually there - so you can get an idea of how good the pricing is, what items are available and what the queue is like before you go!

Where Do Sample Sales Occur?

In terms of location, London's sample sales can be spread out all across the city, but there are some locations like the The Music Room in Mayfair or Chelsea Old Town Hall are hot venues and are used very regularly. You'll also find a lot of independent sample sales happen around Shoreditch and Hackney, where many emerging fashion designers have their studios.

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