The revolving sample sale spot in the Garment District, Clothingline, is hosting a multi-brand sample sale this week. Fashionable Femme Jen was in the neighborhood for another sale and ended up checking out the offerings at this one. Jen gives us a fairly comprehensive look at the mishmash of merchandise:
After my attempt to visit a different sample sale ended up being a bust, I headed to Clothingline to check out what they have of White+Warren, Be & D, and other major brands. As expected, most of the brands on offer recently underwent sample sales, leading me to believe these are merely last week’s leftovers.
Near the entrance, there are 2 racks of colorful Maggy London dresses (long sleeve, short sleeve, sleeveless) for $49 each, followed by a section of Pippa small boxy top-zip purses in assorted colors for $125 each. Stand outs here are a Maggy London stretchy black and white cap sleeve dress and a black and red geometric pattern dress with a hint of black and white at the top and the bottom. Not a bad lookin’ dress!
There is one rack of White and Warren merchandise made up of 5 items: black seamed leggings for $50; zip through dress: $150; white+grey or black rabbit; vest: $195; black leather trim wing coat: $195; black leather jacket: $295.
A few Long tables of Be & D bags and stacks of Be& D so-so shoes are available. Bags are priced as marked and mainly in the $125 and $225 range. One item of note here is a black suede flat clutch (one with gold studs and without) for $125.
2BRych is offering a wide assortment of holiday dresses (lace, silk, sequins, plain, etc) and fun separates. A couple of walls and a few round racks are full of lacy shorts, silky tops, dressy skirts and most of all—dresses. Stand-outs here are a shiny grey peplum dress, a Chanel-esque winter White sleeveless dress with waist embellishment, and a lined shiny black and purple dress with a sequin bib, all $35 each. This may be the best selection of the sale, as most of the stock looks new and there is a large selection of sizing for each style. Nothing is over $80 for this line with tops at $25 and leather at $80.
Gryphon NY also boasts a prominent showing at Clothingline today. I see a random mix of sweaters, tanks, tees, shorts, short skirts and a round rack of jackets. Stand-outs here are a short multicolored skirt with black sequin band for $35, an army green trench for $85 and a cream sweater with salmon and dark blue print for $30.
Joe’s Jeans for Women occupy a couple racks in the back. There is a range of sizing and an abundance of white skinny jeans leftover from spring/summer.
A mix of Milly samples is spread over 2 racks. Good luck here. Watch out—some of the items have holes or other malfunctions.
Two racks of Eva Franco with a scant selection sit in the back corner. These are definitely leftovers from their sale last week and the pricing is the same-$55 for seperates and $75 for dresses. A highlight is a bright blue blouse with a big bow and a work-appropriate black A-line skirt, each $55.
There are a couple other brands as well, but with interest and stamina waning and the end of lunch approaching, I hurried to check out with my purchase. My opinion of Clothingline sales is usually “Skip it.” In this case, the selection is ok and the pricing isn’t terrible. I’d say, pop by if you’re in the area, but I wouldn’t recommend running out to this one.
-Fashionable Femme Jen
Where/When: 261 W. 36th St, 2nd Floor (b/w 8th & 7th Aves). Thru Oct 18th; Daily (11a-p).