Hermes handbags, accessories and scarves? On sale? We could barely believe it ourselves, but we caught word late yesterday that Hermes would be hosting its New York City sample sale this morning, starting at 9 a.m., at Soiffer Haskin, 317 W33rd Street.

So that’s like, what, an hour from now? Just enough time for you to fake a hacking cough, call in sick to work and get in a taxi headed straight for…West Midtown? North Chelsea? What area is that exactly? Or I guess you could get on the subway and head for Penn Station, but as anyone who’s even been in Penn Station knows, that’s a last resort. For discounted Hermes, though, it might be worth it. The sale runs from until 8 p.m. today, and if you absolutely can’t make it, you can also try your luck between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. If you go, please report back with what you bought and what they had!

[via Refinery29]

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  • HAHA you totally will lure people in with the photo of a croc Birkin… which I wish they would put on sale :)

  • 318Platinum

    of course, it’s in NYC of all places, which I live THOUSANDS of miles from. :-( I guess it would only be retail for me, but I am SUPER-EXCITED to see the purchases from this Sample Sale!!! Please Post, readers!!!! BTW, The EXOTIC is the one I would initially go for, but I doubt too that it would be in the sale.

  • Emily

    The sale isn’t that great – for bags they only have Garden Party totes, no wallets, very small selection of scarves for $231 and you can only purchase one, bracelets for $230-260 but you can only buy one (and no clic clacs!)
    Full details at

  • jsauk

    Don’t rush!!! Not the same as sales past when held at the metropolitan pavillion.

  • Merve

    I hate to be a sour puss but im kinda glad there was not much there…. xxx stranded sample saleless in Europe

  • alice23

    you lucky girls! Oh how I wish I was there…I have never seen an hermes sale in Milan…never in my whole life…you lucky…

  • annabelle

    so unfair! can you let us know if there will be a Cali sale too?!!?! hahaha GOOD LUCK NY ladies!

  • Sandra Rowley

    I live in Utah….so I have about zero hope of ever going to a designer sample sale, unless I happen to be in New York at the right time. Needless to say, internet and my personal shopper at Nordstrom are necessities.

    • poloprincess

      Hi, Been to three sales and the best items are all presaled by invitation only . Do not expect to see any Kellys, Birkins, or handbags at all. I did miss out on a fabu pair of riding boots and forget dressing rooms. you just change most of the time in the corner. Once there was the luxury of the dressing room but it was dark. They do put new items out each day and the last time I went the limit was 10 ties and ten scarves. And the wait line was LONG! some years they have china, some years they do not. one year they had some great horse gear, some years they have doggy beds and collars etc. I got an invite once then Katrina was coming and had to leave early, crud! The ladies in line are very nice. Once a pretty prominent 47th street jewelers wife used us to break in line because she was about to deliver her baby so the limo waited while she cut the line she shopped then she went for her baby delivery! Only in New york!!

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  • Lilobubbletea

    It seems that I am always in NYC the wrong time. I’m always off by a couple of days to a month. =( Dang it. I need to get it down! lol

  • ellenbakes

    Normally, I read this blog every day…except today and there’s a Hermes sample sale…of course! And I work on in Midtown West!!! But after reading that “Racked” write up, I don’t feel so bad. Sounds like it was a real shite show.

  • Muna

    want to buy bag of Hormuz, and how to work the way you buy. Is this bag authentic

  • Lucky ODonnell

    The sample sale was HORRIBLE. I’ve been to a few over the past couple years and this year didn’t compare at all. My sales associate on Madison and in Palm Beach both concluded product was limited this year as most of the “good stuff” went to Asia. I did better at the in store sale which is a week before the sample sale. Basically the stuff that didn’t get sold during the two day end of season sale (except bracelets) then goes to the sample sale.

  • gabriella

    Hey fellow hermes lovers!
    Its true the sale was terrible! However I have been collecting hermes for over 1016 years and have an amazing collection and I have opened a small boutique who sells authentic hermes items and other name brand items! If anyone is interested in seeing pictures please email me at