Sample sales are in abundance right now in New York City. However, if you are anything like me, this post is maybe the first time you are ever hearing the term. So, what is a sample sale you ask? Sample sales are the high end fashion follower’s dream come true. They are the sales that finally (sort of) put those items we have admired through store windows (somewhat) into our price range. This past weekend I was fortunate enough to help out a friend at a sample sale for Surf Bazaar. Surf Bazaar is a high end boutique offering cool, lightweight, flowy beach wear of all sorts. Signature pieces such as maxi dress, jumpsuits, tunics and crop tops define Surf Bazaar’s bohemian-meets-modern contemporary style.
Name: Grace Mack
Role: Fashion Design Assistant, Surf Bazaar
CollegeFashionista: What is the inspiration for Surf Bazaar?
Grace Mack: We are all about the beach. Even the colors we use are drawn from shades of nature like starfish or sea foam. But, because we are based in both Montauk and New York City, we really try to bridge the gap between the beach and everyday city life.
CF: How can Surf Bazaar pieces be worn at locations other than the beach?
GM: Layering is key. We have a great video look book that features a girl going through her entire day showing how she uses each piece differently. Also, Surf Bazaar items can be more versatile by pairing them with jeans or other heavier pieces.
CF: If you could pick a favorite Surf Bazaar item, what would it be and why?
GM: Our harem pants. They are the item that we cannot keep in stock. Every store that we have sold them to has completely sold out. One store even sold out in a single day.
CF: Are there any new Surf Bazaar collections followers should keep an eye out for?
GM: Yes! We just started working on adding sweaters to our next collection. They will be consistent with the current Surf Bazaar theme utilizing neutral colors paired with neon sticking and trim. Also, we recently added a few cut and sew knits like sweatpants and hoodies.
Learn More: Ready to head to the beach? Hit up Surf Bazaar’s shop in Montauk, New York located at 183 South Edgemere Street.