At a time when off-price stores have been deemed obsolete, Fox's discount department store is trying its hand on the Upper East Side. Fox's is known for their off-price designer and non-designer apparel. It's not exactly our demographic but it's new to the neighborhood-- so we explored.
Inside, you will find a wide range of apparel and accessories ranging from very bad to might-be-okay. Highlights include Lucky Jeans for $59, Nicole Miller dresses for $129 from $420, a Vince Camuto dress for $98 from $198, and a Catherine Malandrino coat for $150 from almost $300. The store also has an assortment of well priced Calvin Klein athletic clothing. If you're wondering, that's the "not so bad" category. (Pictures are over here.)
The most interesting merchandise is a few European brands that we've never seen. A small assortment of Salco coats didn't feel too off from a Moncler. They are made in Italy and seem to be a nice duck down for just $220. Another interesting brand was a French clothing company Eyedoll. Their merchandise. (The quality, although French, was still not so fine.) A Eyedoll tweed dress with orange fringe is $89, a metallic dress with a school girl collar is $98 and a printed sweatshirt with furry arms is $59.
We are sure that Fox's will get a lot of traffic considering it's located at the foot of the 4-5-6 train but we aren't so sure that it's going to become a regular destination for local designer shoppers. Perhaps, markdowns will change our opinion.