Once the preserve of sharp-elbowed fashion editors, the designer sample sale has become more of an open shop...
Great news for everyone working outside of the fashion world, but it has also made it impossible to know which ones are actually worth the visit.
Step forward private designer sale maestros, Arlettie. Think Jimmy Choo, Joseph, Bonpoint, Chloe and Balmain – at up to 80 per cent off.
The French brand has been hosting invitation-only luxury sales in Paris since 1995 and now the company is bringing its weekly bargain bonanzas to their new 500sq m showroom in Marylebone.
Already in our diaries is the Pomellato fine jewellery sale on 16 October followed by Nicholas Kirkwood’s designer shoe sale on November 4.