Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
This morning we checked out the preview for WANT Agency's sample sale, and there were huge discounts on eight brands: Michel Vivien, Maison Kitsuné, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie, Arc'teryx, Tomorrowland, James Perse, Falke and Nudie. There are a lot of men's clothes, but many things are sample size. Prices are noted on all items.
Purses, wallets, and small leather goods are on the tables towards the entrance. We spotted a men's bag for $257, a leather cross-body for $203, and a larger shoulder bag for $135. The smaller items, like wallets and cardholders, were around $50 to $70.
On the left side of the space, you'll find men's Arcteryx and Swims jackets and vests. We saw an Arcteryx vest for $135 and a Swims coat for $117. A table beside the Arcteryx rack had a collection of Maison Kitsuné leather belts ($90), scarves ($113) and Tomorrowland sweaters ($180 to $216), while a nearby rack holds more Tomorrowland apparel, mostly in men's size 48. Blazers are $400 to $500 (originally $1,000 to $1,600).
The main clothing section has several racks of women's Maison Kitsuné. We saw a pair of Jungle Lea pants for $140 (were $375), an embroidered fox sweater, $130 (was $335), and a pink skirt for $140 (was $375). A black pea coat is $382 (was $975). Almost all women's tops are a size 36.
Men's Nudie denim is $68, and sizes are between 28 and 32 waist (all 34 length). Nudie button-down shirts are $45, while Maison Kitsuné button-downs are $113. Some major finds: a Maison Kitsuné safari jacket for $450 (was $1,100) and a Maison Kitsuné suit for $300 (was $1,000).
At the back is a section of sample size men's and women's Swims shoes (37 in women's, 8 and 9 in men's) all for $36. The section of Michel Vivien shoes (all ladies) has a few more size options, generally 37 and up. All boots and booties are $300, and sandals and shoes are $200. We noted an oxblood pair of booties and a bright red pair of heels. There's also a rack of James Perse tees and tanks ($20) and bathrobes ($60), in black and white.
You can count on everything in the sale to be at least 60% off. See the hours and location in the Dealfeed below.