Well, it's that time of year again. While my design studio is packed with a few really great samples from seasons past and I love looking at these gems, bottom line is, we gotta part company and make room for the newbies coming off the work table. For those of you who aren't familiar with how buying a sample works here's the lowdown. Most of the dresses you see here are photographic samples made up for photo shoots and trying on. A few are in fabrics close to but not as ready for prime time as the imported silks custom ordered by clients. Just so you know, a few of them are indeed in yummy 100 percent silks but a couple seasons old, hence the lower price. In any case your sample will be one-of-a-kind and handmade, have couture technique likes hand-picked zipper and hand-tacked linings no machine can emulate. Before I sell these babies rest assured they do go through proper refurbishing and cleaning.