Brace Yourself: Rebecca Minkoff's Sample Sale Is Coming

 Photo: Rebecca Minkoff

Photo: Rebecca Minkoff

Remember the old days of the Rebecca Minkoff sample sale? Before the designer opened her Fillmore Street boutique? Hundreds of women would begin queueing up in the Argonaut Hotel lobby around 6 am on Saturday morning. They would drink their Starbucks...and wait. They would discuss which pieces they wanted to find...and wait. It was a whole lotta waiting. 

The modern iteration is so much better. 

Rebecca Minkoff's new, improved four-day sample sale runs May 11–14 at the Rebecca Minkoff boutique (2124 Fillmore Street). Hours are 11 am–7 pm Friday–Saturday and Monday, and 12 pm–6 pm on Sunday. Score up to 75 percent off ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes, and accessories. The chevron-quilted small Love bag, for example, typically retails for $195, but you can snap it up for $98 at the sale. If you've got summer travel coming up, check out the backpack options. (The nylon backpacks are outstanding for getaways.)

Minkoff may have built her reputation on her covetable bags, but the lady makes a legit jacket. Go for the crossbody, stay for the outerwear. But whatever you're shopping for, arrive early when the selection is best.