Sale of the Season: Joan Shepp’s Infamous Basement Sale Starts Tomorrow

We have the scoop on what you'll find.


Joan Shepp.

If local sales are like football games, then this one’s the Superbowl: Joan Shepp‘s annual “blowout” basement sale. It kicks off (get it? Sorry) tomorrow, and we chatted with manager Ellen Shepp to get the low-down.

First things first: Plan a morning coffee meeting. You’ll want to get there in the morning to snag the best stuff. The sale lasts through Saturday, January 24th, and during the sale, store traffic is steady each day. (We can attest to this.) So for true bargain-hunters, the early bird really does get the Demueleeester.

As for the deals, all men’s and women’s fall and winter collections are on sale. Most items are 60 to 70 percent off, and spring 2014 archives are 70 to 85 percent off. (Basically free!)

Here’s what to look out for:

Rick Owens jackets: originally $2,100; will be $399.

YSL bucket bags: originally $1,495; will be $499.

-Phillip Lim jackets: originally $625, will be $225.

-Nicholas Kirkwood shoes: originally $795, now $199. (Note: There aren’t many left, so you’ll need to be quick on these.)

Other brands you’ll find majorly discounted: Balenciaga, Trippen and The Row. Happy sale-hunting.

The Details: 1811 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse.