Nothing To See Here. Just 75 Percent Off J. Mendel

Photo: J Mendel 

Photo: J Mendel 

Holiday parties. New Year's Eve. The SF Ballet Gala. There are so many reasons to splurge on a fancy new dress right now, and now you have one more: there's a J. Mendel sample sale happening in San Francisco this weekend.

Luxury brands aren't known for hosting traveling sample sales, so I reached out to the organizer, Jen-X Sample Sale, for details. Jen-X staffer Deb Burton Calagna, who is running point on the sale, confirmed via email that sale inventory will be "mainly overstock," with a small selection of true samples. Merch includes ready to wear, cocktail, evening and fur up to 75 percent off.

J. Mendel evening wear typically retails in the $2000–$9000 range, so you should still expect a four-figure purchase. But, if the brand's frothy confections have been haunting your dreams for years, this could be your dream-come-true moment.

The sale (H/T Chicmi) runs Friday, December 8 through Sunday, December 10 in Presidio Heights (3435 Sacramento Street).  Shopping hours are 9 am–5 pm Friday, 10 am–7 pm Saturday, and 11 am–3 pm Sunday. To get on the door list, email or call Deb at 917-930-6113.