I wasn’t expecting any real deals when I went to the Black Fleece by Thom Browne for Brooks Brothers women’s only warehouse sale first thing this morning.  But I was happily surprised to find some great bargains.  I went with a friend who had never been to a sample sale before.  This was a nice one to take her to since it wasn’t crowded at all – just a handful of shoppers.

The deals are in the back of the room; two racks of coats, blazers, dresses, skirts and a table of cashmere and wool sweaters.  I ended up buying a long navy rain coat for $99 and a light-weight gray wool vest for $49.  The items on the racks appeared to be one-of-a-kind samples.  If you’re a sample size (2, 4, 6), you could get a really nice winter coat for $99 or a wool blazer for $99, a wool skirt for $49 and dresses under $100. Also, check out the table in the back with sample cashmere sweaters for $49.

Photo by:  Demetrise W.

Photo by: Demetrise W.

As for what else is on sale – you’ll get 80% off the clothing.  I spotted some lovely dresses for $199 (were $1000), a long cashmere sweater dress is also going for $199 (originally $1000).  The trousers are $149 (were $700 to $1,500), jackets & outerwear ($399 to $499).  If you’re looking for fall/winter basics, this is the sale for you; quality sweaters made in Scotland and garments made in Italy.

Where/When: Lighthouse International, 111 East 59th St. (b/w Park and Lexington Aves).  10/29-31 Thurs (8-7p), Fri (10-7p), Sat (9-2p)