The manufacturers of clothes and apparel for all different ages also engage in various promotions and product test marketing, although it might not be as obvious as in the food and beverage industries. Most clothing samples are not free per se, but designers often like to popularize their brand by organizing discount clothing sample sales. This helps promote particular fashion trends and it helps people get interested in what they wear, and it also helps clothing designers attract new customers.
There are as many types of clothing sample sales as there are types of clothing and fashion. Everything can be included here, from baby clothes (which overlaps with other free baby product samples – see the “Samples for Babies” page), to menswear and exquisite female fashion, including everything from the more traditional to the radical new fashion designs. While not every size is available at these sample sales, it is a great opportunity to get clothing brands that are normally quite expensive — as well as cutting-edge fashion pieces that have not yet been released to the general market — for really cheap.
This kind of product test marketing is very important in the fashion industry, as people’s tastes in clothing and apparel are famous for being quite fickle. By holding a clothing sample sale, a fashion designer or company can popularize a new fashion trend, make people more aware of its products, and even pique the interest of people who otherwise might not be able to afford them. Designers and clothing manufacturers can also gain valuable knowledge of the ever-changing clothing and fashion market. If a particular piece of cutting-edge clothing design does not seem to sell at a clothing sample sale, then it is probably wise for the designer or manufacturer to not bother releasing the design to the market.
Clothing sample sales generally tend to be more exclusive than free food, beverage or baby product sample giveaways, given that expensive clothing is considered to be more of a luxury than a necessity, as opposed to, say, quality food essential to healthy living.