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The Gilt City Sample Sale Chicago 2017

05/19/2017 @ 7:00 pm – 05/20/2017 @ 5:00 pm
MCA Warehouse
1747 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60622


Gilt City Sample Sale Chicago 2017

The Gilt City Sample Sale Chicago 2017

The celebrated Gilt City Sample Sale Chicago shopping party features a constantly replenishing treasure trove of designer finds—at up to 80% off retail—plus free cocktails, snacks, styling services and more.


Online Shopping Destination Offers Luxury Merchandise at Insider Prices During New, Exclusive Chicago Shopping Event

WHAT: The new and restored Gilt City Warehouse Sale returns to Chicago this spring with a complete makeover. The Gilt Sample Sale, with experiences by Gilt City, is back in Chicago on May 19th and 20th with a new design and exciting lifestyle offerings, like onsite styling, complimentary monogramming, makeup touchups, luxurious pop-ups and more.

Members are invited to experience the legendary Sample Sale featuring hundreds of the most coveted brands up to 80 percent off the retail price. Shop both up-and-coming designers and renowned fashion houses, including Balenciaga, Prada, Valentino and more. The newly revamped layout and shopping experience allows guests to browse by price point and trends.

Shoppers can peruse racks stocked with all things fashion including a variety of shoe styles, jewelry, dresses, suits, jackets, denim, tops, and outerwear for men, women and children. For the home, find bedding, kitchen and bath accessories, decorative pieces and more.

Between trips to the fitting room, guests will enjoy light bites and seasonal beverages. Ticket prices vary according to date and time of session, which allow for two hours of shopping.


Friday, May 19, 2017

  • Friday Night First Access Session: 7pm-9pm, $25
  • Friday Night Late Entrance: 9pm-11pm, $20

Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • Saturday Morning Session: 9am-11am, $10
  • Saturday Early Afternoon Session: 11am-1pm, $10
  • Saturday Late Afternoon Session: 1pm-3pm, $10
  • Saturday Early Evening Session: 3pm-5pm, $10

WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art Warehouse – 1747 West Hubbard Street; Chicago, IL 60622

DETAILS:      Tickets will be available on May 1, 2017 at

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Shoppers can prepare for the Gilt Sample Sale by reviewing the following tips and advice to having the best possible experience:

  • Arrive early:  Just as you would for any sample sale, arrive early!  No matter what session you come to, be sure to get there with ample time. This ensures a full shopping experience, and it’s best to view the merchandise when it’s most organized.
  • Reduce your drag:  Come prepared to shop – we require coat check and large bag check, so bring a small purse or wallet that you can keep your credit cards and ID in. A small wallet or cross-body bag will leave your hands free to peruse the racks, or sip a cocktail! Also, shopping in light layers will allow you to try clothes on easily, and you may even decide not to wait for a fitting room!
  • Skip the Line: Guests with bags smaller than 5”x7” with no coats can access the FastPass line and avoid coat check.
  • Think Ahead: Don’t be afraid to shop for future seasons.  You’ll find that there are amazing deals for every occasion – score designer suits or that perfect glam dress for the holidays.
  • Have an open mind: The most exciting part of the Sample Sale is the element of surprise! While you may have certain items in mind that you’re really focused on purchasing, take your time, look through the racks and filter through the shoes and accessories with an open mind.  This is usually the time when the magic happens and you’ll find yourself going home with some great steals that you might otherwise not have found!
  • And Remember – Plastic! No cash, so bring your debit or credit cards!

About Gilt City

Gilt City ( offers its members coveted access to exclusive experiences in select U.S. cities, all at insider prices. Our curators comb through hundreds of neighborhoods and local business for the most exciting offers in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C., with a selection of national offers from leading luxury brands also available for members across the country. Visit Gilt City for multi-course meals prepared by acclaimed chefs, luxurious massages and beauty offers at top spas and salons, tickets to sold-out plays and concerts, thrilling outdoor adventures, innovative fitness classes, and more. Gilt City is part of the Hudson’s Bay Company portfolio of brands.

  • More than just a sale, this bona fide shopping party is back in Chicago with a new design and exciting lifestyle offerings, like onsite styling, complimentary makeup applications, luxurious pop-up shops, a Gilt City concierge and more.
  • You’ll be able to score stylish shoes, handbags, apparel and more from coveted designers like Jimmy Choo, Chloé, Valentino and Paul Smith—all at up to 80 percent off retail.
  • No matter what session you attend, you’ll have access to hundreds of new finds as merchandise is constantly replenished throughout the day.
  • Look forward to a revamped layout and shopping experience, complete with the ability to browse by price point, trend and more.
  • While stocking up on spring’s hottest designer trends, snag a sample of Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant (it avoids white marks on 100 colors of clothing) and enjoy an energetic soundtrack from DJ Dominic Wayne.
  • Be sure to leave your bag and jacket at home to skip the coat-check line. Then, head straight through the FastPass entrance to navigate the constantly replenished racks.

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