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There was to much rtw compared to underwear and nightwear in my opinion. There wasnt a great variety of styles for babydolls and dressing gowns. Not many bra sizes - start at 32 and go to 36. All the larger cup sizes were for bigger chest sizes, mostly it is A-B. The space was well laid out. Worth a visit if you are close or fit within the majority size range!
Lovely store, very relaxed. I went to the archive sale on Saturday and it was quiet. Still lots left, mostly size 8. Prices I saw from £120 For a shirt, £250 for a dress, £400ish for suede pencil skirt (so similar to online sale prices @ Farfetch etc. Tried on a lot but these beautiful clothes were suited to a more petite frame, I'm a UK 8 but athletic(?). I bought a beautiful shirt for £210. Heavy material, well made. The main store is worth a look round while it's open.
Almost nohing in C or D, mostly B. All the boxes are mixed up, so you have to look through all of them to find your size. The staff is not even trying to put it back in relevant size boxes. Huge queue to pay. So go if you have at least 2 hours to look through everything and pay.
The dress is 717pounds. And most of the dress is UK8

The Chicmi Team Say

We're on the last countdown to Christmas now, and the London sample sale scene is now very quiet, with very little new in the calendar to report.

If you're in the need for some last minute bargain hunting though, then you've still got the ongoing London sample sales from La Perla and Herschel to shop - along with an extra 50% off at the Forever Unique pop-up near Oxford Street too!

However unless there's last minute surprises (which is always possible) we're calling it on the London sample sale scene for 2018 - and looking forward to another amazing year of bargain hunting in 2019!

Published 16th December 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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