Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Row Fans...Run!

The Row is known for their mastery of proportion and sophisticated silhouettes (and sky high prices.) So when a sample sale rolls around, you know there will be throngs of brand fans looking to save a pretty penny on all the things they love.

Today, we were able to preview the sale with selected editors and employees and couldn't believe the savings there was to be had. Clothing and bags are all 70% off and damages are 80% off. There are no sunglasses at the sale but there are some gloves and collaboration Supergas.

Most of the selection is from last winter and spring 2013. Those who shop the collection at Barneys and Bergdorfs will be shocked to see many of the same items they purchased over the past year. For example, a leather coat was $11,000 reduced to $3500, a leather jacket is about $1000 from $2900, a classic blazer was $1790 reduced to $537, a $2900 messenger bag was reduced to $870, most pants were about $300 from $1000 and leather dresses in hunter green and black were about $1000 from $3300.

Sizes run from 0 to 12 with most merchandise sorted by size. There is a large rack of furs with retail prices as fine as the pelts. There are also lots of tables  with sweaters, which ranged in quality and knit. We would suggest staying away from the sweater damages because fixing a knitted hole or a pull is sometimes impossible.

Our best advice is to be patient when shopping. It seems as if women tend to grab arms full of merchandise without realizing how quickly the numbers add up. Eventually most of what people took was edited and returned to the racks. This was true even with the most coveted handbags.

The Row Sample Sale
Thursday, October 24 through Saturday, October 26
Thurs 12pm—7pm, Fri 9am—7pm, Sat 9am—6pm
The Altman Building, 123 W. 18th St btwn 6th and 7th Avenues

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