Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thakoon’s Actual Sample Sale

By ManhattanMataHari

It’s hard to find a true sample sale nowadays – where sample actually refers to often one-of-a-kind designs in a model sample size. Well, as predicted the Thakoon sample sale is bringing the sample to sample sale in a big way.



While there are a few pieces of overstock from seasons past in various sizes, it seems the majority of the clothing on the racks were true samples. This is definitely a sale for skinny minnies since Thakoon’s sample sizes are 2 and 4. We didn’t spot anything in a size 6 and one lone size 8 dress.

The size range may scale towards the small size but so do prices. We found $50 printed cotton maxi dresses available in size XS or S. These may even accommodate a model that had a tiny-rainbow cupcake for lunch. In addition, there is a mix of seasonal clothing, with everything from summery maxi dresses and skirts to sweaters and even a $350 tweed peacoat.

The price points are generally $50 for tops, tanks and pants, with some nicer silk blouses, knitwear and skirts set at $100. Expect to find most of the dresses to be $200, including some nice solid silk, silk print and wool versions. However, some simple dresses can be found in the mix for $150. There were a good amount of pants too.

There are also some items that are specially priced as marked. Popular croc-embossed metallic dresses and blazers are $300, while some blue leather Addition jackets are $500, with a collection patent crop jacket next to them going for $600. A fun multicolored silk dress with a leather woven skirt overlay is $500.

We love that the sale is predominantly Thakoon collection, although there is a small selection from Thakoon Addition too. Prices for the lower end line mainly range from $150 to $200.

Overall, the shopping atmosphere was pleasant but we aren't exaggerating when we say that the sample sizes are so small that Lady Gaga shouldn't even waste her time.

Thakoon
Tuesday, November 13 through Saturday, November 17
8:30am—6:30pm daily
270 Lafayette St at Prince St, suite 1005

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