Girls: I went to the sample sale last night for the press viewing and was hugely disappointed. This is my third year attending this sale and for the first time I walked out with nothing but a little bowtie (I'm wild about men's bowties and will blog about it soon). My girlfriend did much better, she scored a cute pair of brown Gryson riding boots (the last one there). As always there were endless racks of Lewis Cho from a zillion seasons ago (which haunts us at pretty much every sample sale in NYC...enough already), no Rag and Bone as promised, Demy Lee (also similar selections as last year and mostly large sizes), Sunshine and Shadow (not discounted enough) and just an ugly selection of other indie brands. I don't know what happened this year...this should be the year when everything goes on sale since no one is really spending as much. The most interesting thing was Steven Alan actually walking around the sales floor checking out people's outfits and the cute blond cashier girl's large tortoiseshell glasses.
Boys: The Men's side was a lot better, mostly Steven Alan button downs but the mediums were going fast even last night. There were also a nice selection of shofolk leather hightops that I think might make the trip worthwhile as well.
Posted by Brook and Lyn at 11:34 AM