Last night despite the cold a queue of shoppers was forming in front of The BOX in Hackney eagerly awaiting the pre-opening of...
Last night despite the cold a queue of shoppers was forming in front of The BOX in Hackney eagerly awaiting the pre-opening of the Isabel Marant and A.P.C. sample sale. So was it as good as its buzz? Oh yes! As soon as I saw the rails (and shoes!) I knew this is going to be a good one. You know that nervous feeling when you just don't know where to start? I wasnt the only one. There was frantic rummaging through the rails and every now and then a shriek of excitement.
Expect to find skirts, dresses, coats, tops and pants from recent seasons, all beautifully presented and in tip top condition. And don't miss the fantastic selection of shoes conviniently sorted by size. Just like you'd find them in a shop. Most pieces still have the original tag on so you'll know how much you save.
My hero buy was a pair of high-waisted denim pants from Isabel Marant for £113 instead of £355 but there's a lot more to discover. You'll also find some fantastic bargains from other French brands including Isabel Marant Etoile, Masscob, Forte Forte, Repetto, Vanessa Seward, and Star Mela. The rails are full, there's plenty of sizes available so this is really a no-brainer.
A.P.C. has a great selection of everyday basics, party dresses and menswear with prices ranging from £10 to £60. The men's selection is quite big so take your partner and shop together.
A lot of girls were shopping from the menswear selection. Sorry guys. They had some great t-shirts and coats.
Check out this beautiful collection of winter coats and ponchos! They are around £150, some a bit more, some a bit less.
If you always wanted to own one of Isabel Marants fabulous boots, then look at these!
This is what I got. High waisted jeans from Isabel Marant, floral embroidered jeans from Isabel Marant Etoile, Sweatshirt from Masscob and t-shirt from A.P.C. - worth almost £1,000 and I paid £235. My bargain radar is still glowing.
The sale opens today (Thursday) and is open today and Friday from 10-8pm, Saturday from 11-6pm and Sunday from 12-5pm. For more details, click here