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Above the Fray: Billy Reid's Southern-Fried Deals

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Starting yesterday and running through Sunday, the New York outpost of Alabama-based designer Billy Reid is hosting a sale. Set in the designer's bi-level, antique-laden store on Bond Street at Bowery, the sale features classic American looks, often with a quirky edge. For women, think zipper-fronted cowl neck gingham blouses and polka dot chiffon dresses layered on top of striped cotton sheaths; for men, traditional button-downs, polos and slacks.

The sample sale includes two racks of women's wear and one of men's. But most of the rest of the store's merchandise has also been discounted by up to 60%. If that isn't enough to convince you, the store will also be serving fried chicken, bourbon, and homemade iced tea throughout the weekend.

For women, the sample sale includes includes clothing for all four seasons—everything from velvet holiday dresses from $90 to cotton wrap dresses for $65. Also on offer is a selection of patterned blouses for $45. The men's sample sale consists mostly of neutral blazers, priced from $75-$200.

The sale merchandise that is not part of the sample sale is more extensive, offering classic staples for both men and women. For women, striped blazers go for $238 and silk-cotton cardigans are $75. We also found a variety of tops (around $100-$200) and dresses (approximately $200) in feminine patterns like gingham and floral. For men, the selection is more extensive, and includes a variety of button-up shirts (in solids, plaids and stripes) from $40-$60 and polos for $65. The men's sale also includes work-ready blazers ($75-$200) and trousers ($70-$100) in neutral tones.—Leah Herman
· Dealfeed: Billy Reid [Racked]