It’s On Sale: Yoox Sample Sale

September 23, 2013

It’s on Sale: Yoox sample sale

Like a giant online euro-TJ Maxx, Yoox gets last season (or older) merchandise from retailers and clears it out at (allegedly) deep discount. But Yoox doesn’t sell through its entire stock even at its discount price. So a couple of times a year it runs a “sample sale” (these are in no way samples, i.e., the prototype garments brands manufacture and sometimes sell cheap), cutting prices to what I’d consider legitimate clearance levels. The selection is slim and often strange by this point, as what’s left has been passed over many times–at original retail, at sale, at Yoox, and at previous Yoox sales. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some nice pieces at the very bottom of the pile. The current sale is primarily spring/summer weight clothing. Sort through the whole range of designers if you have some time to kill, or see my picks:

Aspesi for Italian, tech-y, military-influenced outerwear

Barena for very slim jackets in generally interesting fabrics

Boglioli for casual Italian tailoring

C.P. Company for tech-fabric Italian sportswear

Glanshirt, part of the Slowear empire of trim Italian clothing

Haversack for exceedingly well-made Japanese eccentricity

Herno for minimal Italian outerwear

Incotex Red, very trim, casual cotton pants

JNCO because it apparently still exists

Lardini for more Italian tailoring

The Luigi Bianchi brands for yet more Italian tailoring

MHL Margaret Howell for austere British casual wear

Oliver Spencer for workwear-inspired British stuff

Piombo for colorful Italian clothing

Ts(s) for quirky Japanese clothing with great fabrics

Woolrich Woolen Mills for U.S. heritagewear

Enter code SAMPLE10 for an additional 10% off.