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Above The Fray: Bird

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Some sales are terrific, while others are a complete waste of time. That's why we bring you reports on sales across the city. And now, a briefing on the discounts at Bird in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn boutique Bird began their summer sale July 27th and it's still going strong. We dropped into the quiet Smith Street outpost (there's also a location in Park Slope) today to suss out the bargains.

At the front of the store was a table of denim with skinny styles from Cheap Monday and J Brand and looser pairs from Earnest Sewn and See by Chloe priced at $39, $69 and $99. However, the real good stuff—floaty tops, butter-soft leather totes and all sorts of dresses—was hanging on the racks at the back of the store. Though none of the prices could really be described as "cheap," there were some decent buys. Basically, if purchasing something at Bird is usually out of your reach, cost-wise, you'd actually be able to pick up an item or two during this sale.

The aforementioned denim table.

A Sunner tunic, priced down to $119 from $160. Note that Shopbop has the exact same item for $47.10. Jeez.

A Clu dress with seriously puffy sleeves.

A shirt from Mayle. There were also a few 3.1 Phillip Lim pieces, including a very nice heather gray dress. The sale's supposed to end August 12th, but we heard it'll run till they sell most or all of the summer stock. Hopefully, there'll be additional markdowns.
· Bird [Official Site]