Stopped by the Botkier sale after work today in search of a grown-up bag (I’ve decided it’s time to bid PVC/pleather bags farewell and judiciously welcome a couple long-lasting leather bags into my life, preferably not at the cost of my entire meager paycheck)….and…ended up picking up a sample bag! (see below)
It was just after 6 when I arrived, and the sale was well organized with just a small handful of other shoppers, and plenty of staff on hand to answer questions (a few bags weren’t on the price charts on the wall). It seems that a lot of colorways may be sold out…and there weren’t that many bags in general, like at past sales. None of the overstock bags were particularly enticing to me, besides maybe the Nicola tote (avail in black and red):
Cheapest I found online was $320 at eBags.com, and it was going for $250 at the sale. It’s a great basic bag for work (not too big but roomy), and pretty light too…but the leather seemed like it might scratch easily, and I’m someone who throws my bags around.
So after much deliberating, I opted to splurge on this $200 sample, which was heavier (great for building my biceps?) and looked like it would take a beating better:
It was designed for the fall but isn’t being produced…instead they’ll be making a smaller crossbody version (which sounds adorbs!).
A look at the samples left:
Most of the sample bags were $200 or $250; smaller ones were less.
Here’s the $100 and under table:
There were also basic but cute enough leather wallets for $50—I would have gotten one if I wasn’t already doing some serious damage. There were barely any shoes left, so I didn’t even bother.
The sale goes on through Sunday. Not entirely sure, but it seems like if you pay cash, you might get away with no tax (lady next to me paid with cash and her purchase was a flat $75…I was charged tax.). Hope you find something you love!
225 5th Ave. (btwn 26th and 27th)
Saturday, 10/5 and Sunday, 10/6
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.