Flowers, flowers, everwhere—quite literally. On my walk home from work the other evening, I happened upon the Yumi Kim sample sale. Inside the temporary storefront, boxes, racks…and the floor… are filled with tops, tanks, skirts, rompers and dresses from the label. A lone employee with an iPad sits by the door waiting to ring up shoppers.
This sale is Not for the faint-hearted. Yumi Kim’s signature style is plastered about the small space–clothing in all sizes from XS to L is strewn about without rhyme or reason. Sizes S and XS will have the best luck, though I did see tops and dresses in M and L. There is a LOT of merchandise, so be prepared to dig! Sizing is wacky, so ignoring the label and trying things on may be a safe bet. A makeshift changing area with a mirror sits in the back, where girls are peeling off clothing, shamelessly.
Pricing is relatively simple—tops are $35, dresses and jackets are $50 and maxi dresses and rompers are $65. Highlights include the Nikki Jumper for $65 (orig. $213), the Jayne dress for $50 (orig. $198), and the Tami top for $35 (orig. $137). Merchandise is up to 75% off retail. The crowd was light this evening and the selection is GREAT! If you are a fan of the brand, you do not want to miss out!
-Fashionable Femme Jen
Where/When: 105 Stanton Street (b/w Ludlow & Essex Streets); 212-420-5919. Thru Sunday, August 26th; Sat (Noon-8p), Sun (Noon-7p).