While this is being pegged as a sample sale by 260 Fifth Avenue, many of the items appeared to be overstock from current and previous seasons. The J.Crew sample sale opened to the public today at 10am. Yesterday, sale organizers had a preview for friends & family. It was eerily quite with a few shoppers going through the racks which were organized by style (women’s merchandise on one side of the room and men’s on the other).
The space is filled with tons of stuff for men, women and children. Clothing is up front, shoes (organized by size) can found in the back as are other accessories (handbags, belts, swimwear). There were also a few racks of children’s clothing and kids shoes were in a plastic bin. Jewelry is kept in cases near the cash registers. The price list is below. While items are organized by style, you have to go through almost every piece to see the garment’s size. A bit time consuming. The Madewell pieces were hanging on several racks near the stairs. A couple of women going through those pieces found a few things they liked. I was hoping to find a summer cardigan or flats but I saw nothing special that I wanted to buy… That said, there’s lots of stuff here and if you’re willing to spend the time rummaging, you might find something you like. If you do walk out with anything, let us know!
Where/When: 260 Fifth Ave., b/t 28th & 29th Sts. June 19-24; Tues-Sat (10-8p), Sun (Noon-5p).
Dresses $60 (Collection dresses $149/$99)
Sweaters / madewell/ basic $35
Pants linen/lightweight wool $70
Handful of leather $199-$249
Apparel same pricing as women
Swim trunks $25
Cross-body (leather & suede) $80
Medium bags, satchels $120
Ballet flats $60
Collection exotic skin $99
Men’s dress shoes $100