Up the street from the YSL sale is a different kind of sale and altogether different scene. While many of us were in line waiting to get into Soiffer Haskin, Fashionable Femme Jen checked out the Club Monaco sample sale at Clothingline, which also opened to the public yesterday (Tuesday). Even with bargain prices (nothing over $65), Jen wasn’t impressed with the offerings:
Two words come to mind when describing the Club Monaco sample sale: HOT MESS. While the prices may be low, the overall selection is quite Blah. Sizes 4, 6 and Medium win out at this sale.
Tanks (lots of white ones), polos and tees are $10, shirts and blouses (lots of cream colored peasant tops) are $20 and all other sweatshirts and sweaters are $25. Blazers and denim jackets are $40, outerwear is $50, Cashmere sweaters are $50 and leather/suede is $65. Watch out for holes, faded colors and other deformities!!
For the bottom half, skirts and shorts can be had for $20, pants (lots of white cropped ones) are $25 and dresses are yours for $30. For the most part, small sizes are out of luck in this area. I see a rack of the same light blue and white halter dress and a velvet rhubarb cocktail dress—neither are anything special and both are only available in M or L sizes.
Accessories are plentiful, but going quick. Rings (lots of brass cocktail rings with a large clear gem in the center) are $5, Earrings and Bracelets (some cute bangles) are $10 and Necklaces (a couple cool chain necklaces) are $15. While affordably priced, a lot of the merchandise is rather cheap looking.
Deep tupperware accessory bins hold a mixture of items including socks, tights and ties for $5, scarves and hats for $10, haircalf belts for $25, regular belts for $5, canvas bags for $20, small leather bags or clutches for $30, and medium or large leather bags for $50. Highlights here are a small brown bucket bag for $20, a grey and cream knit shawl for $10 and a blue + green + cream scarf for $10 (orig. $95). Home accessories (I didn’t see any) are available at $5 for small and $10 for large.
Bottom line—good prices, but bland selection. This is a sale for size M ladies and Be prepared to dig!
-Fashionable Femme Jen
Where/When: Clothingline, 261 W. 36th St (b/w Seventh & Eighth Aves). October 23-25; Daily (11-8p).