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With the arrival of fall, this summer's rompers are strewn across sales racks like so many fallen leaves—trendy, impossible-to-pee-in leaves. On the website of Brooklyn boutique Bird alone, we found Mociun's Sahara jumpsuit reduced to $79 from $305; Steven Alan's slub linen romper marked down to $59 from $245; and, maybe saddest of all, A.P.C.'s madras check jumpsuit discounted to $39 from $160.
This is particularly striking because Bird doesn't have much on sale right now, having cleared out a lot of their back inventory with a warehouse sale at the end of August. Oddly, while prices on all three rompers were slashed 75%, we couldn't find a single one in the 50% off section. We did turn up a couple onesies, though.