Monday 1 October 2012

Event of the week: Hansel's 85 per cent off sale

I'll keep this short and to the point. Hansel - one of Singapore's finest and best known labels - is having a sale of samples and seconds and are offering discounts of up to 85 per cent.

If you are in any way interested in shopping then you should be there. The sale takes place at Isetan Scotts from October 5 to 11. 

People who read my blog know I don't write about every sale that's going on in Singapore, in fact I rarely write about one off sales. So for me to talk about it I must be really excited. 

Hansel sale
A S$279 Hansel dress for S$79...where do I sign up?

The best bit is that as it is samples and seconds they will be selling, there is a fantastic chance to get your hands on some pieces you may have missed, or even some totally unique ones. 

So what are samples and seconds? Well basically seconds are the clothes that have slight imperfections that the brand cannot sell for full price. Instead they put them away in a nice room somewhere and bring them out at events like this. Seconds don't have giant holes in them or huge pieces of the dress missing, their flaws are usually pretty minor.

Samples are where it starts to get interesting. These things are either display stock that hung diligently in shop displays OR fairly rare prototype pieces. It's the latter that excites me. Having the chance to pick up something that no-one else will be able to own.

Is it worth checking out? Well Hansel is in my top 30 Singapore designers you need to know, and just look at the prices they're talking about in the picture at the top and tell me what you think.

See you at Isetan. I'm sharpening my elbows especially for the occasion.

The Hansel Sale starts on October 5 at Istean Scotts, and ends at 6pm on October 11. I'm sure the Hansel Facebook page will update as the sale gets under way too.