The selection at the Twinkle by Wenlan sample sale was so-so.  Not as much merchandise compared to the sale back in the fall. The items I’m told are actual samples and overstock.  There were dresses, shorts, skirts, tops and a few winter pieces (jackets and wool pants) mixed in.  Prices aren’t bad.  Almost everything is under $100. That means – tops under $70, basic dresses under $90 (although I noticed a few of the more elaborate ones at $120). There were also some rock bottom deals such as a selection of blouses, pants and shorts for $30 and under. A box of belts were $10, necklaces at $15 and leather strap bracelets at $5.  I noticed mostly sizes 2s and 4s with some 6s and 8s to be had.  The merchandise is organized on racks by size.  While the selection was already dwindling on this first day, I’m told that no more new stock will be put out. What’s out is what’s on offer.  Sale ends Friday.

The sales associates were very helpful in finding sizes and putting merchandise back on the racks.  They even had the tailor who was working in another room of the showroom sew a small rip in the neckline of a customer’s sweater.

Where/When: 545 Eighth Ave., b/t 37th & 38th Sts., 17th flr.; May 13 and 14 (10-7p)