The Comme des Garcons sale way west of Times Square got underway yesterday and from reports by blogs such as Racked, the Croatian Church where it is being held was stuffed with the label’s avant-garde, cutting-edge clothing and accessories for both men and women. There’s a large selection of vintage that has been kept over the years from its numerous collections and collaborations. The sale price for most things reportedly aren’t cheap but many of the pieces are collectibles. Items from almost all of Comme des Garcons associated brands, including Junya Watanabe and Tao, are 70-percent off their retail price.
While I didn’t get a chance to stop in today, Sample Sale Diva made it inside after a wait in line. She managed to snag some photos and give us her findings on the sale:
…got to the sale around 3pm and I almost left when I saw the line (I really don’t do lines) but I decided to stay and finally got in. The church was a strange venue to have a sale… It was a very big room and lots of stuff, many were too weird for my taste. I spotted Junya Wantanabe, Tao and CDG. With the discount, the cheapest item I saw was $50. Most T-shirts had a price tag of $120 so the average tee was $36. There interesting stuff such as jackets that were going for about $500. With so much stuff I didn’t know where to start. I walked around aimlessly before figuring out what I wanted to focus on. I managed to get a heart with eyes T-shirt ($36), a big Comme bag for $138 and a checkered jacket from two seasons past for $149. I really had to dig to finally find the things I ended up walking out with.
Stock will be replenished regularly, with new pieces arriving each day. If you haven’t stopped in, there’s still time. Sale goes through Monday.
Where/When: Croatian Church of Saints Cyril & Methodius, 504 W. 41st St., nr. Eleventh Ave.; Thru May 9th. S, M (10am-8pm), Su (Noon-7pm).