Thom Browne Sample Sale

— Wed, 11th December 2013 —

Screen shot 2013-12-11 at 1.23.19 PMThis is the moment… that magic moment… as long as you can squeeze into a size M. Thursday and Friday, 12/12-12/13, Thom Browne is hosting an overstock and sample sale featuring discounts on sophisticated sportswear.

Thom Browne Sample Sale – 168 Bowery at Kenmare – 11am-7pm Daily

Thom Browne Sample Sale
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  1. Waste of time….

    First 10 buyers literally bought the whole store.

    All that is left are overpriced items / unwearable overstock from the last sale. Doubt the sale will be open past today or even lunch

  2. any updates on this sale? is it even worth it? won’t be able to go till later this afternoon around 3 or 4. and a price list would be nice, thanks in advance to anybody that made it inside

    happy gilmore

  3. Forget this sale. The comment above about the first 10 guys getting everything was true. And it was FREEZING out there (Line is in the shade.) One more comment (Maybe you noticed it too)…When it’s a one-in-one-out type sale and everyone can see what’s going on (Big windows, saw everyone hoarding while freezing), It’s NOT COOL to just hang around for 2 hours chit-chatting on your phone and walking the small sale 100 friggin times. I hate to stereotype but it was all Asians (Non-American) that literally camped out inside while everyone else froze. They were even relaxing AFTER they checked out. Finally the line started to let them know that wasn’t cool. It’s simply rude and inconsiderate (I’m talking to you little guy w/ the black beanie w/ NYC on it.)

    Sorry, had to vent. Anyway, yeah, this sale is OVER, unless you want a short or tie.

  4. Sale was horrible. First batch of people they let in bought the whole store. They should really put purchase limits at all these events. This was just obnoxious. Also when I asked the main checkout guy if a sweater with a missing tag and holes got any more of a discount he replied with an attitude “That’s why it’s $200.” Screw Thom Browne and this event.

  5. Forget this sale. The comment above about the first 10 guys getting everything was true. And it was FREEZING out there (Line is in the shade.) One more comment (Maybe you noticed it too)…When it’s a one-in-one-out type sale and everyone can see what’s going on (Big windows, saw everyone hoarding while freezing), It’s NOT COOL to just hang around for 2 hours chit-chatting on your phone and walking the small sale 100 friggin times. I hate to stereotype but it was all Asians (Non-American) that literally camped out inside while everyone else froze. They were even relaxing AFTER they checked out. Finally the line started to let them know that wasn’t cool. It’s simply rude and inconsiderate (I’m talking to you little guy w/ the black beanie w/ NYC on it.)

    Sorry, had to vent. Anyway, yeah, this sale is OVER, unless you want a short or tie.

  6. Ditto above. A lot of crap left over from last time (stuff that last time they couldn’t get rid of for $250 is back up to $400—genius!), and the first group of people that got in included a number of late line-joiners. Things were at the point where if you REALLY wanted an individual item you’d go for it, but for most people that means one $90 shirt or one $650 coat. No impulse buys/good basics to stock up on. The silly-looking wool beanies I’d buy a couple of for $5 and give as gifts. But $50?

    Anon—and on and on!

  7. Damn, if I would’ve seen late line-jumpers, even if they had a buddy up there, things would’ve gotten ugly. When I did finally get in I went straight up to NYC beanie guy and asked him if he found everything he needed in the 2 hours he’d been there. He seemed shocked someone called him out like that. F him.

  8. Yeah, tall guy with camo jacket and bag was a late line-jumper, for example. The white girl/Asian guy couple who bought all the sweaters were not ahead of me when I arrived, then magically they were. I was standing near a reporter from Racked, and he pointed out other jumpers I missed; guess you develop a sharp eye from doing this for a living!

    To be fair about the generally bitchy staff at these sales (and often at other sample sales), a lot of the time it’s *not* the people at the company who are used to working retail who get sent to oversee these events…

    Also, no try-ons, which, I know we’re all snobby and EVERYONE who’s anyone already knows his/her size in every conceivable Thom Browne garment, but guys. Guys. I am not going to spend $300 on trousers that may make me look like a 90-year-old Romanian peasant in a BAD way.

  9. I think there’s such an uproar today b/c EVERYONE that was freezing in line saw exactly what was going on inside. Usually these sales are private once you’re in…today, you were in a fishbowl w/ everyone watching you literally grab as much as you could carry and then proceed to dilly-dally for 2 hours while the line, ummm, froze.

  10. To the above poster,
    I too was near the Racked Guy and pointed out line jumpers. I gave him a dirty look! I would have been so pissed if he cut right in front of me. That couple-Caucasian girl and the Asian boyfriend – they were buying up so much I was a bit worried- All the good dresses and jackets were taken by the asian hoarders. I managed to get some cardigans so I left happy but standing outside freezing and watching those people hoard and not leaving was certainly annoying.

  11. Pro tip for any foolhardy line-standers tomorrow: Try to queue up on BOWERY, not Kenmare. Bowery side is in the morning/noon sun. Kenmare is a frozen, shadowy wasteland.

  12. The sample sale was pretty awesome. I left with so much stuff because:
    I went pretty fucking early and waited in the cold just like the rest of you assholes.

    It’s pretty funny that if I was so conspicuous (made it into several posts, and no I’m not NYC hat boy) no one saw me shivering in line the whole time. Not line jumping.

    I’m glad you assholes didn’t get anything.

  13. ^^It’s because of low rent riffraff like you that I will gladly pay full retail just so I can avoid inhabiting the same air as people like you. What a joke. The TB SS threads are always a good laugh. Enjoy your ridiculous costumes, I mean clothes.

  14. @jt Wow, can’t believe our bourgeois overlord has time in between his shopping at Bergdorf and his weekend retreat at Bali to stop by Choosybeggar to see what the plebs are doing.

    Can’t believe our overlord would spend the time gracing the comment section of a bargain hunter site. Truly a benevolent lord of the people.

  15. Weird that they called this an F&F sale when there was an actual F&F preview the day before… Not even very much to get upset about. The “good stuff” was still highly priced. Not all that different price points from the regular end of season sale prices at Thom Browne. You want it? Take it. I left with a couple of ties. $50 apiece. Not great, but not bad. I think people may be upset because the prices were not good enough to spend two hours in the freezing cold but also not bad enough that it didn’t hurt if you missed out on the one thing you really wanted? Seem fair? Much respect to the people who showed up super early. You want to pay $200 each for ten silly-looking sweaters, more power.
    Also: Nice try, obvious troll. I don’t think Caucasian girl is lurking on TCB. Also: nice try obvious troll #2. You’re so desperate to avoid bargain hunters that you lurk on TCB and double-post? Who is it who needs to get a life again?

  16. I agree with the above post. It was better last year especially the shoe selection. Unless TB puts a limit on the number of items you can buy or a time limit there’s no point in complaining about the hoarders and hanger-ons. Yes, it was annoying seeing them from outside in the freezing cold but I blame TB. If they have it in the same location next time I’ll pass.

  17. Saw them as well. They dropped quite a bit of $. The girl checking them out said you most really like TB and the guy yes (he was dressed head-to-toe in TB). Don’t know their deal but I smell reseller.

  18. the first day was a brief wait and not much I was interested in, went back the second day mid afternoon, no wait, halved prices and the most amazing shirt I have ever seen in my size (5) for $55. i wore it out last night to parties and everyone wanted to talk to me….thank you Thom Browne

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