This mini sample sale was passed along as an invite-only sale, but you don’t actually need an invite, so stop on by before 5 p.m. today if you can!
There isn’t much left (we totally regret not getting there at 10 a.m. when the sale started), but what is left is a good deal. Ladies who wear 39 and 40 shoe sizes are in luck as more shoes are left in those sizes, though there were two pairs of flat black boots in 38 when we left - very practical and a total steal at $100! 37 has one pair of green flat-forms, so if you’re smaller than a 38, you might want to skip this sale.
We saw a handful of dresses left, but deemed $350 a bit steep (and they’re also a bit long - probably better suited for taller versions of ourselves). There’s a lot more men’s clothing left.
As far as leather goods go, there are a handful of large bags—no basket weaves though—and some exotic leather clutches for $600 and $800. Sadly, we saw only one coin purse left; we had been hoping to snag a wallet. There’s also a tray of sunglasses for $100 each.
If you’re looking to splurge, we spotted a rack of fancy bejeweled and feathered dresses behind the cash register—prices seemed to range from $600 - $1,000.
The sale was pretty empty and there are two mirrors, but there isn’t much space to change/try on things, though we suppose you could hide out in a corner or behind one of the clothing racks (but the space is pretty open).
Make sure to sign in when you enter the building, as you’ll need the doorman to swipe his ID to operate the elevator!
TODAY ONLY (Tuesday, Nov. 27)
10am – 5pm
685 Fifth Avenue (entrance on south side of 54th Street, between 5th and Madison)
Women’s Early-Fall 2012 and Men’s and Women’s Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear, Shoes, Bags, Luggage and Accessories
Credit Cards Only
There will be a limit of 2 bags and 2 small leather goods per person
(This does not seem to include shoes, as my friend bought 3 pairs…or they’re not enforcing.)