Sample This boutique has officially been in Mockingbird Station for two years, but do you even know what it is? The warehouse-style shop on the end of the lane, neighboring Victoria’s Secret, houses racks of sample size clothing (sizes 2-8). You might have to do a little digging, but there are real gems scattered through. Occasionally, you’ll stumble upon items with no tags, but the payoff is the super marked down price tags. I inquired about the tagless nature of some of the items, and here’s the deal, according to owner Allyson Cooke:
We buy all of the pieces in Los Angeles from designers who are wanting to get rid of their samples from the past season. We are able to buy them at very discounted prices because they are not production sizes, meaning they are no particular size just a sample made for the models. That is why everything is one of a kind, meaning we only have one to sell. Also there is no size tag in the clothing so our customers just have to try it on. Some of the designers do cut out their labels because we are selling the merchandise at wholesale prices and the actual production from these designers is double or more from what we are charging.
So there you have it. Now, a little look inside: