Thursday, March 20, 2014

Joy Gryson Sample Sale Report March 2014

Hello darlings,

I am just back from the Joy Gryson Sample Sale being held at Tribeca storefront at 106 Franklin St between Church St. and West Broadway. The sale started today March 20 at 4:00 pm and will run until 8:00 pm. Tomorrow March 21 and Saturday March 22 the sale will open at 11:00 am and close at 7:00 pm. Sunday the sale will open at 12:00 pm and close at 6:00 pm. There is no coat or bag check and both cash and credit will be accepted though credit cards are preferred.

The sample sale is being held in a large room at the back of the store past the cash register but all the regular merchandise in the store is also discounted 10% during the run of the sale. I'll put up a separate post shortly with photos of the regular merchandise. Now, onto what you came here for.

Pricing is pretty fair at this sale. I'd say that the majority of items are $100, followed by $200 items. The $300 bags were largely specialty items. There are also some items priced at $50 but the selection wasn't as great so if you're planning on going for the $50 items I wouldn't leave it to the last day. Most of the bags have a small ribbon attached to the strap denoting the price though there are some bags with written tags. Essentially, if you can't find a ribbon then go by the price on the tag.
This is a very photo-heavy piece. Let's begin with the wider shots and go into the close-ups at the end. This is back wall closest to the entrance. Here you'll find a lot of the $200 green ribbon bags which are generally a bit larger than the others. There are also a few $100 white ribbon bags in this section.

The adjacent wall also features many of the $200 green ribbon bags.
You will find a lot of white ribbon $100 bags in the middle of the showroom. 

Now, here is where you'll have to rifle through the bags a bit. The rightmost wall and the back wall furthest from the entrance have a large assortment of styles at different price points. You're more likely to find a more unusual bag in these sections.
Behind the glass table you will find another table surrounded by the $50 bins, some of which contain the bags Joy Gryson manufactured for Nanette Lepore.
$200 green ribbon
This table had a mix of $100 and $200 bags. I particularly liked the flat cross-body bag that appears bright orange in this photo. It's actually red.

This was another cute bag I spotted on the assorted table. It's more of a purplish maroon color in person.
This $50 bin contained a lot of Nanette Lepore bags.

This unique, kitten-soft fur bag was $300.


This photo is a lot more color accurate.
But this one is clearer.
If you're looking for this style, there are plenty available for $100. If you can see, there are thin white ribbons attached to the straps of these bags. That is what you should be looking for if your budget is in the $100 range.
$100 white ribbon bags

This photo doesn't do those embellished black handbags justice. It almost looks like they're pierced by little teeth.

There are plenty of photos here to help you decide, but personally, I'd recommend dropping by this sale if you have the time. There's a wide range of styles so you should be able to find something you like unless you exclusively carry Hermes or Chanel and the $100-$200 price tag (before tax) of most of the bags is pretty fair for a well-made genuine leather bag.

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