As some of you may know I intern for the press office at Jimmy Choo. This past week we had a sample sale at the Metropolitan Pavilion. I was thrilled to hear that I would be able to shop around before we let the crowds in. I snagged some amazing shoes and bags for next to nothing!! I was prepared to work at the sample sale knowing there would be crazy crowds, seeing as Jimmy Choo hasn’t had a sample sale in two years, but I was not prepared for the battle of the shoes.
The line to enter the sale wrapped around the block! People were excited to get their foot in the door, and trust me they weren’t kidding around. As sworms of people entered the first table they laid eyes on happened to be my designated table, Small Leather Goods. They would all come in touch every wallet, key chain, card holder, and laptop case imaginable then head on over to the shoes. I tried to organize, re-organize, and re-re-organize the chaos that was the small leather goods table. Finally things died down a little, due to the long line to pay. I headed over to shoes to help organize things a bit, man did I get a surprise of a life time. Shoes scattered everywhere! Mad women rummaged through the shoes like vultures scavenging for food. It was a true disaster, I begun my decent on the shoes picking up and organizing them when I felt something hit my head. Yes, a pair of wedges were flung across the room and hit my head. When I turned around to see who the culprit was it was a woman with a PILE of shoes in hand, desperate to look through the size 40′s. I really wanted to retaliate, but seeing as my bosses were at this event with me I kept its professional and told her she is being hazardous to other shoppers.
When I think of all the injuries I endured during this shopping extravaganza I really think it was quite an experience and well worth it. You may think these people are crazy, but if you were there you might have been going nuts yourself! Shoes ranged from $75-$225, Small Leather Goods (wallets, iPad Cases, Key Chians, etc.) $75, Bags ranged from $250-$450 with the exception of the exotic bags which were an extra $200, and damaged purses sold for a mere $75!! WHAT A STEAL!! At the end of the day it was well worth it, I got an employee discount on top of the already reduced prices and a free bag! So what if I got a little bump on my head? At least I have a beautiful row of Jimmy Choo’s in my shoe closet now!
Have you ever been to a NYC Sample Sale? Tell me about your experiences!
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