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Above The Fray: Sweet Deals at Gilded Age

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The selection may not be huge, but the deals are pretty sweet on the first day of the Gilded Age sample sale. Jeans, sweaters, knits, outerwear and even a few winter pieces are available for a pretty sizable discount.

The label is known for using natural dyes and hand-crafted production in its denim, and jeans were the highlight of the sale. While the selection of styles varied for the line's selvage denim, the sizes were restricted between 29x32 and 32x32, although we did see some larger options. The prices were right considering that Gilded's most expensive jeans go for almost $600: The most expensive piece of denim out there was $120, but most of the jeans were going for around $80 (with a few for $50.)

We also found some nice outerwear, including a rare mud-dyed jean jacket with wool lining that's perfect for late fall. Retailing for almost $1,000, the jacket was only $120. There were some other more traditional jean jackets going for $100 and a few wool overcoats as well. The selection of sweaters was varied and reserved to one table, but 100% cashmere cardigans were only going for $100 and there were some nice ones.

Also available were short- and long-sleeved knits ($40), a small selection of graphic tees ($25), shorts ($35) and—for those trying to think cool on a hot and humid summer day—hand-knitted cashmere winter hats ($35).

What you see is what you get since they're not expecting to feature anything new through the sale's end on Saturday. But if you've already gotten into a fall state of mind then it's definitely worth checking out. —Adam Caparell
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