Yesterday afternoon marked the VIP night of this year’s bi-annual Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale. Since we were co-hosting the sale, Megs and I were invited to enter an hour before the doors opened to the public to check out the goods, mingle with celebs like Michelle Trachtenberg of Gossip Girl and chat with the RM team.

The initial onslaught of shoppers hit right when the doors opened at 4pm. An hour after the opening the line of awaiting shoppers actually vanished off 5th Avenue, just to then resurge with people leaving work around 6:30pm. Friends told us that the line eventually wrapped nearly two blocks by 8-9pm.


Advice to our readers: Take the afternoon off work and hit future sample sales about an hour after opening, you will encounter little to no waiting lines. And don’t forget to check out PurseBlog periodically for more VIP invites to sample sales around the country!

Check out all the captures of last night’s VIP night in this RM forum thread, and don’t forget to share your loot in this discussion.

The Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale is still on until this Saturday from 11am to 5pm, located at 155 5th Avenue between 21st and 22nd Street.



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  • bindc

    I love the RM Sample Sale pics! I recently got a Nikki (can’t tell what color Meg’s is) but mine’s the burnt orange. I get SO MANY compliments on it. I love it!

    Thanks for the pics! Next year I have to take the train up and hit the sale.

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      Mine is a light grey – but I love all the Nikkis!

  • Rina Red

    OMG..! You guys are sooo lucky!

  • Kat

    These pictures are great! I would love to go but it’s hard for me to get off work so I would have to wait till Saturday. Do you think it’s still worth going- will there still be a good selection? I live about 45 minutes away and I don’t want to waste my trip.

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      They usually restock quite a bit so I think you will still be good!! It is such a great sale :)

  • 19yearslater

    This looks like so much fun! And Dawn from Buffy! The bags are gorgeous.

  • DL

    were there any BFs on sale there? I wish they had these over in Asia :(

  • Jenn-christine

    Maybe you can put a good word in with Ms. Minkoff to come back to her hometown and throw a lil sample sale for us gals on the west coast :)

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      She will be doing one in Cali – I will check on dates!!

  • Sleepy

    I agree with the above comment. When is there going to be a RM sample sale in California???? Please tell me soon because I really need to get my bag!

  • annabelle

    ughhhhhhhhhh i wish i was here…i had an email sent to me…but too bad i’m in CA :(

  • MsLabelsofLust

    All the sample sales I hear of are always in NY or CA…what happened to the FL peeps no samples for us…awwww..I’m moving..

  • Dana

    I bought a rich brown MAC at the sale on Tuesday night. I decided I really want the black MAC, but there are no returns at the sample sale. Does anybody on this blog want to buy the brown from me? I am not looking for any profit what-so-ever.

  • Wendy

    Fab! I needed to be in on that VIP sneek peek. I went to the sale yesterday and it was madness but so worth it! I plan to do a post about it tomorrow. Check it out then if you like http://www.sassncurlz.com.

  • Cathy Fitz

    Great pictures! Looks like they had a huge stock!

  • Ali

    Sometime ago I bought a Rose color Nikki and I started to have problems with the color. I contacts their customer service and got terrible customer service with no help. I love the colors and all, but I rather pay a higher price point and get quality workman ship/service.

  • Ali

    Sometime ago I bought a Rose color Nikki and I started to have problems with the color. I contacts their customer service and got terrible customer service with no help. I love the colors and all, but I rather pay a higher price point and get quality workman ship/service. ugh

  • jaywan

    is there a sample sale in LA soon? I’m dying to get a nikki and a MAC clutch : )

  • Heather

    I still have high hopes for something online :)

  • Melody

    Too bad, I am not in the area. Do they have a navy swing?

  • Diane

    Wondering what the teal green back is on the last picture posted? Anybody?

  • Rose Yanny

    What I didn’t understand is, it was considered VIP night and you had to RSVP, but technically, it was opened to the public as long as you stand in line and wait to get in. Why is it VIP to begin with?

    But I still love RM bags! :)

  • Mickeybball411

    when is the next sample sale? when in 2012? 

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