Yet another sample sale taking place in New York this week… the luxe lingerie brand, Araks, is offering deals at its downtown showroom. Fashionable Femme Jen wandered over there this afternoon.
Here’s her report:
“Come 3PM, a coffee break is in order. Avoiding the long lines at Day 1 of the Marc Jacobs sale, I stopped into Araks in search of stylish swimwear instead. Inside, plastic bins of bargain bikinis, bottoms and bras await. Be prepared to dig through the bins to find your size in $10 Estel Y thongs (orig. $30), $20 panties and camis, $30 bras or $5/piece swimwear (light pink or daisy pattern). Items of note include a sheer navy blue bra for $30, the Liselott panty in cream for $20 (orig. $84) and some yellow camis or tanks for $10. There is also a $10 RTW bin with predominantly items in size M/L. There are also 2 bins of floral pj’s for $100 a set or $50/$70 per piece.
On the racks, there is a selection of swim and lingerie items ranging from $40 to $150 including the Enel bikini bottom, Emeline one piece, James bikini bottom and Yanelis bikini top. Against the windows, there is a rack of $50 RTW, mostly in sizes M/L or 6 and 8, though I did see size 2 items mixed in. Most of the items are a boxy cut, including an orange short sleeve top, a longsleeve sheer pink button down a silky light pink dress and a sheer silver striped long sleeve button down.
The showroom is well lit with friendly and helpful staff. Additional sizes are available upon request. The space is not crowded at all this afternoon, but if you are inclined to try things on, there is a changing area in the back.
There is a rack of $100 dresses including the Dionne dress in seaweed green and amellus floral jacquard (orig $380) and black and floral jacquard pants. There is also a rack of $150 items including a white short-sleeve top and mini dot top. The remaining racks hold clothes with pricing as marked. Against the wall, a few pairs of $10 black pumps in 39/40 and $20 Zara pointy toe booties in larger sizes are up for grabs.
While I did leave empty handed, the pricing is attractive for fans of the brand.” – Fashionable Femme Jen of Style Curated
Where/When: 137 Grand Street (5th Floor). May 7-8; Thurs (8:30am-7:30pm), Fri (9am-6:30pm).