Tonight was VIP night of the Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale. Vlad and I had the pleasure to host the event with Rebecca. Believe it or not, this is our first RM Sample Sale to attend. We expected mayhem and tons of bags. We got both, along with the opportunity to meet some amazing PurseBlog readers and PurseForum members.

When we first arrived, the line was already 30 deep. Vlad and I walked up to the door which most likely annoyed everyone that had waited for hours. I don’t think many know us by face so we clearly looked like those people trying to cut everyone in line. The security guard inside was baffled by our trying to walk in to check out the loot as well. But he opened the door and realized we were supposed to be there, so he let us inside.


   

The warehouse is large and spacious. Long tables are lined up topped with bags meticulously clumped together by style, size, and color. There were photos of celebrities spotted with each bag taped along the tables. Rebecca Minkoff had plenty of staff there to keep order who were receiving their guideline for how the night would run when we walked in.

Vlad and I went back outside to take photos of the line. Funny thing, anytime you go to take a photo of a line of bag loving ladies, they immediately pose with their bag. Made it amazing for us to bag-see and also great photo-ops. I chatted with the person who was first in line. She arrived at 11:00 am and had been in line since then. She drove all night from North Carolina to be here today. Kid you not. She not only earned the first spot in line but she also deserved it. The ladies behind her came in from Connecticut and I caught up with them after the sale – they both had three bags filled with Rebecca Minkoff bags.

So let me get to the sale itself. Doors opened at 4:02(ish). I somewhat expected a mad-dash. But everyone came inside with intention and brisk walking. We watched as many utilized bag grabbing techniques. In a matter of moments bags were lining arms from hands up to shoulders. Once many felt like they had checked out all being offered, they went to a corner somewhere, placed everything on the ground, and began to sort. More people came in, more bags were scooped up, more bags were brought out. We got to meet quite a few PurseBlog readers and PurseForum members (shout out to the reader who loves Amanda’s Gossip Girl recaps!).

If you are in NYC you must check out the Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale which runs the rest of the week. Shop Rebecca Minkoff online. And check out the rest of our pictures in this Rm forum thread.

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  • Stylista

    Oh wow! So many bags! This must be heaven! Great photos – very cute.

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

  • hannah

    ahhh so jealous!! and such amazing photo shots, wow!

    and shout out to girl #1 in line for North Carolina! I am from there and THAT is commitment driving all the way to NYC! I get antsy on the measly 1 hr plane ride! :)

  • Merve

    Seriously kudos to North Carolina lady. Im tired of getting jealous of these NYC events…maybe I’ll take a plane over from London next time. Surely i deserve 1st place in queue then :)

  • James

    That’s a lot more than samples! it’s a regular inventory sale! Congrats to the bargain shoppers!!!

  • julie

    I’m the crazy NC lady – in all fairness I lived in NY for several years, have friends here, etc so I did have other reasons to come up – just needed a kick in the butt.
    What was hysterical is that randoms would wander up to the door, IGNORE the sign with the times, and pull on the door to get in, then act amazed that it wasn’t open yet. Because, you know, there were 6 or 8 people standing around out front for some other reason than waiting for it to open.
    It really was a great sale. I ended up only getting 1 bag but the selection was incredible – and it was great if anyone was looking to stock up on classics. If I were allowed to buy another MAM or Matinee, I definitely would have.

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

      Not crazy… AWESOME!

  • Pointie

    I went in thinking that I could meet Megs and Vlad… and it was pandemonium! am happy it was so successful! but will be doing my shopping at a calmer moment during the sale. :)

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

      So sorry we didn’t get to meet you!!

      We are going to plan a PurseBlog + PurseForum party sometime soon :)

  • Leslie

    Does anyone know or like the RM Future Classic Dear Crossbody bag? I am thinking of grabbing one, but have to go on online reviews only. Would love some first hand reviews.

    Thanks!

  • PhotoGirl

    Sounds like it was so much fun! I don’t know why I’ve never thought to just get in the car and drive up to NYC for something like that, but now that I think of it, why not? Great idea for a road trip.

    • Juliel

      It would have been a lot more fun with company. . . Next time I’ll put up a post and see if anyone else wants to go from far away.

  • jubee

    Thanks for the shout out, Megs! I don’t even watch GG but Amanda’s recaps are so entertaining. Lovely to chat with you!

  • Mandy

    Ooh, that must have been so fun! I really like Rebecca Minkoff’s style…classy!

  • Staci

    I love Rebecca Minkoff bags! I won’t miss the next sample sale!

  • pw

    this was so much fun! thanks to the random gal and the RM publicist who helped me pick out a bday present for my friend! went back today for myself and got the fling clutch!! aaaand…. now i’m broke.

  • cl

    i wish i was there! love me some RM (ipad)

  • Sherry

    omg (ipad)

  • Sherry

    i love rebecca minkoff (ipad)

  • Sherry

    i can never get enough (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    I want to go to a sample sale! T_T (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    huwaaaaaaaa!!!
    bummer i live like across the globe!! (ipad)

  • sneezz

    Next year I’m going for sure! (iPad)

  • Julia

    so many choices!!! THIS is one of the reasons why I should have gone to school in New York instead of staying in California.. haha. (ipad)

  • Jen

    THE JEALOUSY IS EATING ME ALIVE! Haha ;) (ipad)

  • Isabelle

    A great option is the Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Mini!!
    It’s got a similar satchel-like shape with the rocker attitude and is more affordable but still good quality.

    You can find it on eBay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250757752364&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT#ht_500wt_1139

    The leather is so soft!! Such a classic, iconic bag with an attitude!!
    Love it!!! (ipad)

  • helen

    Never been to a sample sale (ipad)

  • Becky

    Look at all those amazing handbags! I must get myself to this one of these years! (ipad)

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