The doors were suppose to open at 8:30 this morning for the Elie Tahari sample sale near Bryant Park.  But an hour later, shoppers were still waiting outside.  Some of them had been in line for nearly two hours.  Needless to say, many of them were losing patience.

I spent a few minutes and had to go… However, a friend of ours stopped in before lunch and managed to get a few photos, including the price list.

Clothing and accessories for both men and women are up to 70% off the retail price.  Items include:  Handbags now $79-$249 (was $228-$898); Shoes now $79-$129 (was $198-$498); Dresses now $99-$129 (was $198-$448); Womens pants now $59 (was $148-$248); blouses now $59 (was $168-$298); Jackets now $99 (was $248-$448).  Men’s items include sweaters at $69 (was $198-$398); pants now $49 (was $198-$248); Blazers now $99 (was $389-$498); coats now $140-$199 (was $348-$598).

Check out the video below that shows the line this morning outside the space on 43rd Street before the doors opened.  If you happen to stop by, let us know what (if anything) you found.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCUvB46I3UM

Where/When: 510 5th Ave. (at 43rd St.).  October 19 to 23. Tue-Fri (8:30-7:30p), Sat (10-5pm).