A Guide to the Deep Discounts at the Gilt City Sample Sale

The high-end designer ecommerce site empties its warehouse in Boston this weekend.

Photo provided by Gilt

Photo provided by Gilt

Get some rest tonight and cancel your weekend plans. The Gilt City sample sale is coming to town tomorrow night and you need to be prepared.

Step 1: Buy a Ticket

Entry time determines ticket price. To really take advantage, spend the extra cash for an early admission ticket. For even faster entry, join the FastPass line for those without coats, and with bags smaller than 5×7.

Step 2: Plot a course.

You’ll need your wits about you to navigate the racks of deeply discounted designer shoes, bags, apparel, and home décor. Balenciaga to the right, Prada on the left, Valentino, straight ahead! Luckily, a revamped layout allows shoppers to browse by price point and trend.

Step 3: Keep Up the Pace

If you start to feel your energy dwindle, turn your attention to DJ Rosé, whose energetic playlist is guaranteed to keep spirits high. But if you need real spirits, those will be available, too, as well as snacks.

Step 4: Shop Small

Also new to this year’s sale are pop-up shops from designers with lesser-known names, but worthy offerings: Don’t miss local athleisure company Crane & Lion, ROYCE leather accessories, which will be doing complimentary onsite monogramming, and April Soderstrom’s jewelry.

Step 5: Take in the Scene

Look up from the racks once in a while to chat with celebrity stylist Tonya Mezrich, who will be on hand to answer your burning fashion questions. Stop by Dependable Cleaners, which is offering on-demand tailoring to ensure all of your finds are a perfect fit. And spruce up your locks with the experts at SalonCapri.

Step 6: Prepare to Brag

The Gilt City Sample Sale is on Friday, March 24th from 9pm – 11pm and on Saturday, March 25th from 11am – 5pm at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St., Boston. Tickets at giltcity.com.


Photo provided by Gilt

Photo provided by Gilt