Sample Sale Sisterhood
There has been much made of the hoarding, brawling and bawling at sample sales.
But there is also a sisterhood of sample sale whisperers. We spot each other at designer showrooms or pop-ups at underused properties. While we may not know each other’s names, we know the colors which enhance the highlight’s of each other’s hair. Courtesy of communal dressing rooms, we know each other’s figure flaws and if an empire waist will conceal a few forbidden finger foods. We know that a peplum can pulverize a body stripped of fashion armor, naked except for smartphones and wallets.
We know who earned an “A” for sharing in kindergarten as we trade sample rack finds. Others may swap holiday recipes, while we traffic in undisclosed locations in the Garment District.
We indoctrinate newbies with tips on floor layouts.
We protect each other from hoarders who behave badly and guard each other’s pile as we try to angle for a 15 second view in the mirror (if we are fortunate to have one).
We know each other’s purchase mistakes and discourage over spending.
We are the sisterhood of the sample sales.