wide shot of racks

The Soho boutique, KISAN, kicked off its sample sale today. It’s one sale we try to make since it often offers great deals on European and American brands we like.

Apparently, there was a line outside before the doors opened this morning. We arrived there at lunchtime to find shoppers either rummaging through the racks and tables or waiting to pay at the cash register.

The sale is being held in the back of the store which carries quirky fun pieces from labels such as Sonia Rykiel, Tsimori Chisato, Bellerose, Kron by KronKron, Vanessa Bruno and more.

Pricing was pretty good – nothing over $100. While the selection was already thinning when we arrived, staffers continued to restock the offerings. We’re told they’ll continue to replenish during the sale, which goes through this Sunday.

Now onto the deals… and there were lots (for women and kids). We found plenty of great knits and sweaters, tops and dresses. A few coats were on offer and some styles of footwear.

A few of the standouts for us were striped sweaters and cardigans by Sonia Rykiel ($79, org. $560) which was from the 2008 collection. We were told that the sale items are previous season as well as a few from current collection. We also spotted a funky black Tsimori Chisato cardigan with animal/flower appliques for $79, a Ports 1961 cashmere pullover $79. One item really caught our eye – a blue/purple sweater dress by Sonia Rykiel which was on sale for $79 (orig. $1,400). We also spotted great color-blocked silk dresses from Megan Park ($79). In addition, there were great basic T-shirts from NYC-based brand Demylee for $35 and others.

The footwear selection was pretty limited. They had a bunch of Sonia Rykiel rhinestone high-tops for $99 as well as a few one-off wedges and boots.

The store carries great children’s clothing. We were hoping to score on a few items for gifts. But the kids section was pretty much picked over, except for a pretty good selection of really cute girls’ sneakers ($29), pictured below. We’re told that they will not be restocking kids stuff.

As for accessories, there were a few styles of scarves ($49), wallets and handbags (priced as marked). This is one sale really worth checking out.

Where/When: 125 Greene Street (b/w Prince & Houston), NY, NY; Feb 6-9; Thurs-Sat (11am-7pm), Sun (Noon – 6pm).

wide shot of sales floor various of women's shoes, Sonia Rykiel

close up of handbags

wide shot of knits on table

Kid's sneakers

Price list