At 930am, a line formed outside the Elie Tahari sample sale near Bryant Park.Â The labelâ€™s fans had turned out on the first day of the sale. Â Women waited patiently to see what kind of deals were inside. The sale is offering up to 80 percent off original prices.Â I did a quick sweep this morning after waiting in line for about 30 minutes.Â I found plenty of knits ($19-$29); blouses, skirts and pants ($59); jackets/blazers ($99); leather coats ($279); coats ($199-$249).Â As for men, there were only three racks of shirts ($39-$49), pants ($49), jackets ($99) and coats ($149-$199).Â For the complete price list, see the photos below.
Most of these items are actual samples.Â That means sizes are limited.Â I noticed mostly size 4 and 6.Â Also, beware:Â Â some of the garments are damaged â€“ I found rips or holes on some knitwear and sweaters.
The footwear section drew a large crowd this morning where womenâ€™s shoes could be had from $79 (ballet flats) to $99 (sexy platform sandals, strappy heels and pumps).Â I was told by a sales associate that all the shoes had been put out.Â Too bad since it was already going fast, just two hours into the sale.Â Also on offer were a variety of handbags from $79 for small bags, $179 for medium handbags and $249 for the large ones.Â Let us know if you happen to stop by and whether you end up getting anything…
Where/When: 510 Fifth Ave â€“ entrance on 43rd Street. April 13 thru 17 Tues â€“ Fri (830-730p) Sat (10-5p).