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Above the Fray: Duckie Brown's Second Sample Sale

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Yesterday afternoon we were invited to preview the goods Duckie Brown will be selling tomorrow at their second ever sample sale—a huge collection of samples, runway pieces, and overstock (a result of shop closings—R.I.P. Woodley & Bunny) pulled from all eight season's of the line's existence. This is the chance for those of you who really like Duckie Brown but really can't afford Duckie Brown to put some pieces in your closets—goods will be sold off at up to 90% off retail. Plus, it takes place in the penthouse of the Morgans Hotel at noon sharp; you can tell all your buddies back home that your new yellow linen jacket was purchased at a lux, penthouse trunk show or something (All lux, penthouse trunk shows are cash only, Stupid.)

So, the clothes—hand-tailored suits in the most luxurious Scottish and Italian wools that retailed for over $4000 can be had for under $500. And these aren't just the crazy patterned ones (one of which looks like a wing-back chair in a British bed and breakfast—so good); there are solid grays, subtle windowpane checks, textured woolens, and mod-ish pin dots. Shirting is $80 and available in a full range of sizes (and collar variations)—look for gigantic polka dots, and prints comprised of handbags and foxes wearing coats; as well as solid whites and tomato reds, and gray on black stripes. Pants run the gamut from business professional gray trousers to waxed cotton workwear in olive or orange—they start at $80 and range in size from 28 to 36. Classic pastel polos with the signature embroidered/beaded rooster monogram are only $40. Chunky knit caps are $80. Buttery leather satchels are $110. And what about that impossibly airy $1000 cashmere? You can pick it up for $200.

We're getting there early; you'll probably want to do the same.
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