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A Treasure Trove of Richard Chai; Wedding Gowns on the Cheap

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FLATIRON DISTRICT—A week ago we told you the Choosy Beggar spotted some prime, orphaned menswear at one of those sad sample sale shops on Fifth Avenue. We paid the space a visit this afternoon and, though that coveted shirting is long gone, we did uncover four full racks of mainline Richard Chai womenswear samples. Party dresses top out at $200 and blazers and outerwear are all under $400 (while posted retail prices were in the four digit range). A number of blouses and bottoms complete the print-heavy, seasonally appropriate mix. Bee-line to the left, rear corner—for some reason the stash is hiding behind a bunch of ragged Kenneth Cole and Calvin Klein cast-offs.—Frank Gargione [RackedWire]

GRAMERCY—It really is wedding season, isn't it? More nuptial news following today's bridesmaid dress discussion: "Just saw at least 100 used wedding dresses at Vintage Thrift (286 Third Avenue between 22nd and 23rd Streets). They were marked in the $150-$500 range and are 50% off. There were a lot of different styles and sizes. If someone is in the market for a used wedding gown, they need to check this out." OK, so "used wedding gown" is not the sexiest expression of all time, but those prices are pretty killer. [Racked Inbox]

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