TEMPERLEY LONDON SAMPLE SALE LONDON

 

 

If you caught my write up about the Versace sample sale (read it HERE if you missed it) you might remember I mentioned I was planning on attending the Temperley London one.

It was a sale I was really looking forward to as I have admired Temperley for years but never had the chance to own anything.  Their craftsmanship and design is simply exceptional but they do have a hefty price tag to match.  Naturally, my favourite pieces are the embroidered and highly embellished designs which cost a pretty penny to say the least.  I had all my fingers and toes crossed that I might be able to find something spectacular for a bargain price.

 

 

The sale was held on the top floor of their beautiful boutique on Bruton Street, just off Bond Street.  I believe this was the first year they’ve hosted it in-store and I thought it worked very well.  There was a minimum £2 entry fee which was donated to charity.  It’s worth noting they didn’t have any change and one lady behind me only had a £20 note, so that’s what she had to pay in order to enter, so I suggest making sure you’ve got some coins with you.

There were 3 separate rooms; one had all the statement floor length party dresses, the other was accessories, shoes and skirts, and the last room was a mix of different ready-to-wear.  There were two make shift changing rooms and plenty of mirrors dotted around the place.

 

 

I went around 11am and although it was busy it wasn’t manic.  I liked the set up and it was quite spacious.  I found some of the rails were overstocked, which made rifling through them tricky when there are lots of other people around you doing the same thing.

The discounts were substantial but not everything was a bargain.  This was partly due to the fact that the original retail prices are so high, 70% off a £2500 dress, for example, is still a lot of money.  If you’re looking for something really special you should still expect to spend at least £400.  Pricing was as follows:

 

Ready-to-wear: £60 – £250

Special pieces & one offs: £400 – £750

Shoes: £80 – £200

Boots: £120 – £300

Scarves: £60 – £90

Wraps: £600

Bags: £60

There was also a rail of damaged ready-to-wear which was SO cheap.  Dresses which retailed for thousands were down to £100, so if you’re a dab hand with a sewing machine or don’t mind a stain here and there this was where the major bargains could be found.

 

 

I tried on a selection of pieces but only bought one item which was these stunning embroidered wide leg trousers.  These are a sample which never went into production, making them one of a kind.  I love the idea that these are a total one off and no-one else will ever own them but me!

I paid £400 for them which personally I think was on the pricey end compared to some of the other pricing.  It’s for this reason I didn’t buy anything else.  I umm’d and errr’d for ages about buying a stunning embroidered skirt (you can see it HERE under Boho Chic) but they only had it in a size 12, so I would have had to get it altered and at £400 I thought it was too risky a purchase.

 

 

Overall, I thought the sale was great and I would definitely make the effort to go the next one.  Yes, I felt my trousers were a little overpriced but I love them nonetheless and I’ve managed to get wear out of them already.  There were some really beautiful and statement pieces available but even with the mark downs they were still a substantial amount of money.

Going to a Temperley London sample sale you should expect to buy investment pieces rather than bagging a mega bargain.

 

 

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    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      Thank you so much lovely xx

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      Thank you hun! They definitely stand out! xx

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      Thank you darling, I’m really happy with them xx

  1. Carmen November 8, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    Oh that looks like a successful sample sale! Those pants are sooo incredibly gorgeous. Now I will check out the current products from Temperley London asap 🙂 Have a good week dear <3
    xx, Carmen – http://CARMITIVE.COM

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      Definitely check them out, their clothes are absolutely stunning xx

  2. Dasynka November 8, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    I love so so much this outfit and your shoes! They are on my wishlist!
    Dasynka
    http://dasynka.com

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      The shoes are such a statement but soooo uncomfortable! xx

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      These shoes are such a statement but sooo uncomfortable! xx

  3. Vika November 8, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    As usual interesting post! Thanks a lot for sharing)

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it hun xx

  4. Gil Zetbase November 8, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    What a beautiful look!
    Have a nice week!
    Gil Zetbase

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you darling xx

  5. Falasha November 8, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    I love those pants, and I would absolutely love to be at that sale but I am so indecisive it would take me forever to pick the perfect piece, especially at the higher prices. You would probably find me buried under the RTW damage bin lol.
    xoxo Falasha
    Bite My Fashion
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    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 9:52 pm

      Haha, if I was a dab hand with a sewing machine I would be checking out that rail too! xx

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 9:52 pm

      Thanks doll, can’t beat a great sample sale find, right?! xx

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 9:51 pm

      Thank you so much, I’m so happy a bagged them! xx

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 9:51 pm

      Thank you hun. They make a great statement but are not comfy! xx

  6. Tina November 9, 2017 / 4:08 am

    very cool pants!

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:33 pm

      Thank you sweetie xx

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:34 pm

      Thank you, the emboridery is so cute, isn’t it? xx

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:35 pm

      Totally agree, can’t beat a good sample sale! xx

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:35 pm

      Thank you lovely xx

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:35 pm

      Thanks doll! This leather jacket is an oldie but goodie xx

  7. Jessica November 9, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    You’re right dear, that’s indeed a stunning trousers! I love the floral details. Your shoes though, are gorgeous! Loving the edgy look.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:36 pm

      Thank you so much Jessica, you always say such lovely things xx

    • thatnewd November 20, 2017 / 7:42 pm

      Thank you! xx

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:36 pm

      Thank you, I’m very much obessed with them! Haha xx

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:37 pm

      Haha they are pretty dramatic xx

  8. Gabrielle November 10, 2017 / 12:59 am

    Totally understand why you bought these trousers, they’re SO special – and truly unique, how amazing to know nobody else will own them. I also adore Temperley pieces, always so delicate and romantic. Will have to be sure to check out their future sample sales!

    aglassofice.com
    x

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:39 pm

      If you love Temperely you have to check out one of their sample sales. I tweet when the sales are so keep an eye on my twitter xx

  9. Katrina Fernandez November 10, 2017 / 6:29 am

    I absolutely love your outfit especially its detail. And that shoes are to die for! So love it!

    xoxo, Katrina Isha | Time Off

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:39 pm

      Awww thank you so much hunny xx

  10. Mercy November 10, 2017 / 11:52 am

    It’s good you grabbed these trousers, it’s a statement piece, I haven’t seen something like it. Love how you paired it with simple top and biker jacket. You’re such an adorable fashionista!

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      They are pretty unique which is totally what drew me to them. Thank you so much darling xx

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      Thank you hun xx

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:41 pm

      Thank you so much lovely xx

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:41 pm

      Thank you doll, although I don’t feel all that sporty in these heels! xx

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:42 pm

      You must go, it’s definitely worth it! Follow my Twitter to stay up to date with when they are, as I always treat the dates xx

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:42 pm

      Thank you so much sweetie xx

    • thatnewd November 20, 2017 / 7:42 pm

      I know, we are so lucky! xx

    • thatnewd November 20, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      Awww thank you so much sweetie xx

  11. Sakuranko November 12, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    Oh very gorgeous style darling
    xx

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:46 pm

      Aww thank you sweets xx

  12. Vika November 12, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    As usual very interesting, dear! Thanks a lot for sharing)

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:46 pm

      Hope you enjoyed hun xx

  13. Izabela November 12, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    I’d love to attend a sample sale. It’s great place to grab some great bargains. I absolutely adore your trousers.

    Her Style Hive

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:47 pm

      Totally agree. They’re so amazing if you find some fab bargains xx

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:47 pm

      Thank you so much darling xx

  14. talesoftwo November 13, 2017 / 12:37 am

    Ahh I love temperley london!! Your pants are beautiful but definitely very expensive. I am not sure if I would have purchased anything at the prices you mentioned but if you’re willing to get the wear out its defs a beauty to have in your wardrobe!

    Love the look 🙂

    • thatnewd November 14, 2017 / 10:48 pm

      It depends how much you appreciate the craftmanship as that’s why it’s so expensive. Everything is hand done, so it’s very labour intensive xx

  15. Lorna November 16, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    Gosh having to pay £20 to get in? Surely they could have given her some pound coins as change lol. Temperley London is a great brand though so that must have been exciting! You look amazing as usual!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • thatnewd November 18, 2017 / 5:31 am

      The charity box was sealed so they couldn’t get into it. I guess the lady could have left and got change and then come back if she wanted to. xx

    • thatnewd November 18, 2017 / 5:44 am

      Awww thank you so much Gemma, that’s so lovely of youxx

    • thatnewd November 18, 2017 / 5:43 am

      Me too, I’m all about wide legs and things being oversized xx

    • thatnewd November 18, 2017 / 5:42 am

      Thank you so much sweetie xx

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