Cynthia Rowley is one of the founding mothers of contemporary designer wear. Her style and attitude to fashion paved the way of entire floors in department stores. (Prime example: Bergdorf's F5) Without designers like Cynthia, there would be no Milly, Alice & Olivia or Alexander Wang.
If you haven't recently browsed through the racks of Cynthia Rowley, now would be the time. The designer is hosting a sample sale in her West Village boutique and you may not want to miss the opportunity. All open stock dresses are priced at $89, pants and jackets are $79 and skirts, and tops are $59. We found this great iridescent scuba dress, this pink ruffle top, a lace color block top and this mesh cop top and skirt.
In an unexpected twist, the plentiful samples that are mainly size 2s and 4s are a bit more pricey. Dresses and jackets are $109 and tops and bottoms are $89. Among the samples there was a variety of colors and prints of this side tie top, many variations of this leave appliqué from Winter 2014, this rainbow mesh dress and, of course, lots of scuba fabric. Click here to see pictures from inside the sale.
The sale also includes lots of swimwear that's priced at $19 a piece, rash guards for $39 and assorted workout wear. The sale will run through Sunday and sizes will be restocked as supplies last. Today there wasn't too much of a crowd but waiting for the one dressing room wasn't worth the time. We prefer to risk it than spend time on lines.
If you can't make it downtown to the sale, we suggest you explore the designer's off-Madison store on 78th Street. It's a really special space with a magical candy store on the second floor, called Curious Candy. We promise, it's worth the trip.
Through Sunday, April 26th
Wed 12pm—8pm, Thu—Sun 10am—8pm
376 Bleecker St btwn Perry & Charles