It’s almost time for the District Sample Sale. This twice yearly event puts all of the District’s best boutiques in one place for a truly one-of-a-kind shopping experience. And if you play your cards right, you can score styles from your favorite designers (DvF, Seven denim, Milly, etc.) and deep, deep discounts.
There are two ticket levels: General Admission, which costs $40 and VIP, which costs $100. All proceeds from the ticket go to charity. This year’s recipient will be WEAVE a non-profit working to end domestic violence and sexual assault and abuse.
Now, every season, someone asks me, “Is the VIP ticket worth the money?” My answer is, yes.
The VIP ticket allows you to enter an hour early to score the best deals. A few years back, a friend went VIP and scored a $650 coat for $110. So she spent and extra $60 to save $540. The VIP ticket also comes with a fabulous goodie bag and allows time to sip champagne and snack on hors d’oeuvre before the crowd becomes too large for that to be very relaxing.
Last year, my neighbor and her BFF gave each other VIP tickets to DSS as early Christmas presents. So if the price is a little steep for every day, make it a gift.
Even if you just buy the General Admission ticket, there are a lot of great deals to be had, and you certainly won’t be left out. Luna boutique always brings tables full of denim. And Ginger always has the cutest things, you’ll wonder why no one scooped them up sooner.