FAQ

Q: What is a Sample Sale?
A: It is a sale to purchase new goods from previous seasons at an extreme discount up to 75% off. Every item is priced at $22. All sizes will be available. Only credit cards will be accepted. Ticketed entry will begin each hour starting at 9:00AM on Saturday, February 19 and the last ticketed hour is at 12:00PM. 

Q: What Brands are included in the Sample Sale?
A: Vintage Havana, Surf Gypsy, Ocean Drive, LAmade, Lila Ryan, and more brands coming soon. 

Q: What is included with my ticket?

  • One (1) SampleSale22 Branded Tote Bag
  • One (1) Complimentary beverage of choice upon entry into event (VALID ID REQUIRED FOR ALCOHOL)
  • One (1) Raffle Ticket
  • Free trial membership and $50 credit to Alto Ride Share
  • 45 Minute shopping window into SampleSale

Q: Where is the event?
A: Saturday, February 19 at the Darcy Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005. 

Q: Do you offer group discounts on tickets?
A: Yes! For 2-4 tickets, use promo code SS20 at checkout for 20% off each ticket. For 5 or more tickets, use code SS30 at checkout.

Q: Can I make a brunch reservation at the Darcy Hotel after the SampleSale22?
A: Yes! Reservations at the newly opened Gerrrard Street Kitchen in the Hotel are available on Saturday from 11AM-2PM. You can view the menu and make a reservation HERE . There is also a bar area available with space on a first come and first serve basis. 

A: Your ticket will confirm entry for the time specified . (Ex: 9:00AM ticket purchased, you will have access from 9:00AM-9:45AM). You will only have access to the sale during your allotted ticket time. Entry is first come, first serve; we recommend arriving early before your allotted entry time.

Q: What can I expect at the event?
A: Items will be organized by type of item and sizes in a traditional sample sale lay out. Limited dressing rooms are available, we recommend wearing clothes that you can easily slip on items to see style and fit. First come, first served, no holding items. No cash, only credit cards will be accepted. At check out, you will receive your complimentary cocktail and a chance to win that hour's raffle prize. Your shopping window is a times entry, please arrive a few minutes before your ticketed entry time. Raffle prizes are announced at the end of the entry time hour. (ie 10:00AM ticket, raffle prizes announced at 10:55AM). 

Q: Can I return my ticket?
A: Tickets are non-refundable after purchase.

Q: Can I return items after I purchase them at the sale?
A: No, all items are FINAL SALE.

Q: Where can I find information in the event of weather or any last minute changes due to COVID protocols? 
A: Please check out our Instagram @samplesale22 for the most updated information.

Q: What sizes will be available?

A: The sizing is limited to the brands we have partnered with and their sample inventory ranges from extra small to large. We are hoping to expand brands, styles and sizing at our future events. 


Q: What are the raffle prizes and when will they be given?
A: A mystery envelope with prizes from our sponsors are given out every hour. Your ticket is the entry into the raffle and must be present to win. Prizes include gift cards from the event vendors, restaurants and events around the DC area.  

They include:

Overnight weekend stay at the Darcy Hotel

Brunch for 2 at the Gerrard Street Kitchen

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

$400 worth of skincare from Alchimie-Forever

$100 Gift Card to VintageHavana.com

$100 Gift Card to South Moon Under

Eyebrow design first visit with celebrity eyebrow guru Erwin Gomez

Photo Shoot with Hilary Eldridge

Dining experience at Peacock Cafe

$100 gift card to Carmine's

$500 Gift Card to newly launch ride share Alto

Registration to DC Fray Sports League

John Mayer concert tickets

Tickets to the DC Travel and Adventure Show

Tickets to Capital Remodel & Garden Show

Check back here with an updated on prizes!

Q: I have another question that was not answered, how can I get in touch with you?
A: Please reach out to samplesale22@commerce12.com for any additional questions. You can also follow us on Instagram for updates at @samplesale22