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Above the Fray: Maison Martin Margiela, Viktor & Rolf, and DSquared Team Up in Chelsea

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A reader rightly calls us out for neglecting to mention the Maison Martin Margiela, Viktor & Rolf, and Dsquared2 sample sale in the Diesel building at 220 W. 19th Street. First things first: They're offering 40% to 50% off merchandise, with the price delineated by stickers (red = 40%, orange = 50%). Not everything is properly stickered, but the staff is extremely patient and helpful—always a perk. Our tipster went for the Dsquared but left with a pair of Maison Martin Margiela boots marked $176 down from $895. He reports a decent selection for men—and a celebrity sighting: "Much to my surprise I saw Soon-Yi Previn there amongst the small group of predominately Asian fashionistas (yours truly included)!" This is the second time a tipster has spotted Mrs. Woody Allen at a sample sale—she also turned up at Diptyque last year.
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