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Above the Fray: Great Deals at Kooba, but Proceed with Caution

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Readers have a lot to say about the Kooba sale that started today in the Garment District. The reviews are mixed: Our original tipster found "amazing deals," but others thought the best bags were overpriced. Your own take might depend on your budget and taste, but do peruse this detailed comment, from bloggers Grace + Kate:

It was madness during lunch hour at the Kooba sale. There were boxes full of new bags spread across a decent size room. Off to the side was a smaller room with samples. Each bag was tied with a ribbon color. Depending on the color, the prices were $150, $100 or $50. There are some great deals to be had in the sample room but be careful. There is discoloration, rips and markings on the bags. I saw a girl holding a gorgeous light color bag but on the other side of it was scribbles with style numbers in permanent marker.
There were tons of clutches and small bags ranging from $40 to $75. There was a wide selection of larger leather and suede bags as well and included styles such as Ryder, Madison, Brett, Blake, Madison, Dale and much more. The suede bags felt a little heavy. Most of the bigger bags were around $250.
Near the door was a rack of leather jackets for $75. This was the best deal at the sale. Tons of 3/4 sleeve leather jackets left. I saw a few cute black motorcycle jackets but only in Large. Bummer.
The sale lasts through Thursday at 141 W. 36th Street. We hear there's no line to get in, but check-out takes forever.
· Above the Fray [Racked]
· Dealfeed: Kooba [Racked]