London sample sales

  1. It feels like summer’s on its way; your wardrobe, however, does not.
    Get shopping.

    What: British Designers Sale
    Who: Clothing for men and women, including Jenny Packham, Marithe + Girbaud, Alexander McQueen, 120% Linen. All from £20.
    When: Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Where: Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, SW3 (020 7228 5314).
    How much: £5 (redeemable against purchase).

    What: Fashion Made Fair
    Who: Fair trade fashion for men and women by People Tree, Ciel and Eternal Creation — each up to 80 percent off.
    When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Where: Old Truman Brewery, The Dray Walk Gallery, Dray Walk, E1 (020 7739 0660).
    How Much: Free.

    What: Berube Sample Sale
    Who: Samples by Berube.
    When: Sat., noon-5 p.m.
    Where: Berube Showroom, 5 Calvert Avenue, off Shoreditch High Street, E2 (020 7729 3147).
    How Much: Free.

    What: Madeleine Press Sample Sale
    Who: Samples by Madeleine Press.
    When: Thurs.-Fri., 11-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Where: Hampstead Britannia Hotel (St. Johns suite), Primrose Hill Road, NW3.
    How Much: Free.

    What: Almost Famous Sample Sale
    Who: Almost Famous clothing from £15.
    When: Tues. & Weds., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs., noon-8 p.m.
    Where: Almost Famous Showroom, 5 Percy Street, W1 (020 7637 2622).
    How Much: Free.
    What: Quantum/BCPR sample sale

    Who: Samples by Belinda Robertson Cashmere, Chloe Swimwear, Clements Ribeiro and Spoylt Lingerie at various discounts.
    When: 17 & 18 May; Wed. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Where: Quantum, 14-18 Ham Yard, off Great Windmill Street, fourth floor, W1.
    How much: Free.

    What: Ultimate Sample Sale
    Who: Discounted clothes and accessories for women, men and kids from Gina shoes, Megan Park, Caramel and Blossom.
    When: 17 May; Wed., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Where: Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, SW3.
    How much: £2 (for Ederisa).

    What: Orla Kiely Sample Sale
    Who: Discounted Orla Kiely bags, clothing and accessories.
    When: 25-28 May; Thurs. & Fri., 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Where: Studio Voltaire, 1a Nelsons Row, SW4 (020 7622 1294).
    How much: £1 voluntary donation (for Asthma UK).