Yesterday they started a sample sale in the building our honbu is located in. I had never been to a sample sale before and the first time I heard about sample sales was while reading the ‘Shopaholic in Manhattan’ book. So far it looked like a lot of people and an enormous amount of cheap (Japanese) designer clothes. I would have never visited the sample sale (Japanese clothes are all too tiny for me) if it wasn’t for the skinny American wanting a companion while among all the frantic Japanese bargain shoppers. We had an extra long lunch break today so we went in!
It was quite interesting. Everything was extremely cheap, hence the crowds. And there were heaps and heaps of clothes some boring, some outrageous, some regular, some beautiful, some funny, some weird, some cute, some polite, and even some offensive (see the ‘Fucker’ print above).