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Men's daily Thrillist points us toward an interesting new store today. It's called Denim & Knits, and it's positioning itself as a perma-sample-sale emporium. The space, on the second floor of 2 Cortlandt Street, is right next to discount mega-store Century 21. They're stocking men's and women's clothing from denim brands like 7 for All Mankind, True Religion, Frankie B, Paige Denim, J Brand, Hudson, Joe's Jeans, William Rast and Citizens for Humanity and tops and dresses from labels like Splendid and Ella Moss. On their website, you can give your name to receive another 10% off purchases.
Now we're all for bargains, but the concept of a permanent sample sale isn't that appealing. Sample sales are exciting because they're temporary—you only have a few days, or a few hours, to snag deeply discounted items from designers whose work you've always loved but have never been able to afford. Obviously, this is not a real sample sale. But we don't want to prematurely knock what could be a great source for budget-priced denim. Can anyone vouch for whether or not it's worth the trek? We're particularly curious as to how competitive they are, price-wise, with their neighbor.
· Denim & Knits [Official Site]
· The List [Thrillist]