Raf Simons has announced a new Antwerp archive and stock sale from Wednesday May 10 till Saturday May 13 and the acolytes are buzzing. If you haven’t yet known the awkward pleasure of getting disrobed in front of fashion students in a co-ed warehouse makeshift dressing room with a sweaty palm full of discount Raf Simons, May’s the month!
You’ll be able to get your mitts on archive Raf Simons clothing, shoes, accessories and fabrics (you can make Raf sheets, Raf curtains, Random Raf draping hanging from the chandelier!). The discounts are usually quite generous, so there’s no excuse for you to miss out. You might even run into Willy Vanderperre, if you’re lucky (even though that might be more likely at a full price, name-on-the-door, In The Name Of situation).
In preparation, here’s a top 5 of archive Raf pieces that you should pray to snatch up come May. Clutch your crystals, gather your coins and it just may be:
Anything from the AW14 Sterling Ruby collaboration. Those flecked beauties are not getting away twice.
A hoodie from the AW03 Holy Grail “Closer” show. Hoping for a Peter Saville-painted parka will likely prove in vain, but maybe a random “Closer” piece got lost in between some woollen trousers? Or a white logo bomber from the SS03 “Consumed” collection?
As re-introduced in Calvin Klein AW17, these SS07 monogram roll-necks are an absolute staple.
If finding a lone “Closer” or “Black Pyramid” item is near impossible, let’s just be really optimistic and hope for some SS97 “Teenage Summercamp”, shall we? The above Ronald Stoops image is all I ever want to recreate, 20 years after this iconic collection debuted.
But most likely, quite a few SS16 items and the odd Ozweego will be yours to snatch!
RAF SIMONS ARCHIVE SALE & STOCK SALE
Wednesday May 10 (10 AM – 7 PM)
Thursday May 11 (10 AM – 6 PM)
Friday May 12 (10 AM – 6 PM)
Saturday May 13 (10 AM – 6 PM)
Payment will be possible with debit card, Visa or cash.