— Mon, 7th November 2011 —
Here we go! As we mentioned last month, Gant‘s F/W sample sale is alive! Wednesday through Friday (officially), 11/09-11/11, get over to Gant HQ for deep discounts on, well, here‘s what the famed event looks like.
Updated – Contributor Sam Jacobs ventured into guest-list land on Tuesday, and lived to tell the tale:
The GANT F/W 2011 Sample Sale Officially starts Wednesday morning, but we came to find out that they did, in fact have a preview on Tuesday. I personally headed over late in the day in hopes of catching a few of the items I placed on my wish list, and any other gems I may find. What I found instead was a picked through mess of brilliant sample sales of the past. There was a miniscule assortment remaining of both Rugger & Michael Bastian pieces. The rest was filled with the same assortment of basics and collection pieces that have failed to sell in the past. Nothing, really to write home about. Perhaps this is a testament to the booming popularity of the brand. When I first started going to these sales, they were only just starting to gain steam. Or perhaps the GANT Sample Sale has finally jumped the shark… The prices are as good as ever. And if you really have patience, they will drop on Friday. I picked up some socks. I saw the Prince of Whales sport jacket I wanted walking out the door ahead of me. I was tempted momentarily to kick his ass and steal it when I got outside, but he may have been one of our readers. Nothing else really jumped out at me. Perhaps it’s time I personally moved on to obsessing over a different sample sale (first it was J.Crew, then GANT, then…?) Or perhaps my closet is just full enough…
Gant Sample Sale – Gant Showroom – 20 W 55th St between 5th & 6th – 11 fl – Wed-Thur 8:30am-6:30pm, Fri 8:30am-5pm – 212-230-1949 – Map