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We love a good Nanette Lepore sample sale, and this is one of the best she's had in quite a while. If you've had your eye on any of the hip feminine pieces from the designer's Fall collection, there's a good chance you'll find it here—at a significant discount. In fact, some of the clothing at the sale is so current that rumor has it that stock was removed from the racks and used to fill an order.
Clothing from the original Nanette Lepore line makes up the majority of the sale. There are a lot of beautiful jackets at $175 and coats—priced $275 and up—in wool, shearling and leather. Dresses in wool, cotton, and silk are priced at $145. Skirts, including many beaded ones, are priced at just $95, as are sweaters and slacks. There are a few higher priced items in the mix. We saw a beaded dress, inspired by the olive one from Lepore's February runway collection, that was priced at $295, but which originally listed for almost $1,000.
Although there were no shoes and very few accessories, the sale does include pieces from Lepore's younger and more casual Oonagh line—with prices running between $40 and $95. Sale prices, for the most part, average between 50% to 65% of what they'd be in the stores. And sizes run the gamut. But there are some bigger bargains to be found if you can fit in smaller sizes
Along the far wall are the usual Lepore sale racks of samples, returns and one of a kind overstock. These are almost all size two, but many are generously cut twos. Although there are no prices listed near this rack, we were delighted to learn that they are running significantly cheaper than they did at the last few sales. Sample tops are $40, bottoms are $50 and jackets are just $85. Although the huge early morning crowds decimated quite a lot of the sample racks' stock, there is still a good chunk left. The sale runs through Friday, and in the past we've noticed that a few pieces get added throughout the week So if you like Nanette Lepore's styles, you'll want to check this one out.
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