With a few hours left to shop, we ran into the Sigerson Morrison/Zero + Maria Cornejo sample sale at the Metropolitan Pavilion and discovered that, yes, there is still a fair amount of Cornejo available and that prices do not seem to have come down any further. That said, the frenzy we encountered on Wednesday had been replaced by a sense of calm rarely seen at sample sales featuring women's footwear.
Though the selection is light on Cornejo's signature prints, there is a wide selection of vividly-colored luxury knits, leather belts, sophisticated outerwear, and silk shirting. We liked a cache of sleeveless linen tunics woven with bits of metallic thread in either steel gray or khaki ($50 from over $700) as well as some diaphanous silk shift and tank dresses in neon green and orange ($100). Lots of skirts are available and most are in the under $150 range: Almost-black, almost-bubble skirts with button-off suspenders shared space with a series of irregularly-striped midnight blue and white almost-minis. You could pair either of those with heavy-knit black tights with gray knee patches (there's a lot of winter wear to shop around, or buy and store). Purple-black, beaded silk blouses and tanks photo-printed with images of the Cornejo family cat were $200 despite having been in store, priced at full retail, less than four months ago.
The clothing is rounded out by a small selection of black leather oxfords and orange pony hair flats. Plus, waiting for you at the check out table, find a wide range of black, purple and forest green leather belts, a bin of $20 silk leggings and some interesting handbags in leather and dyed pony hair.
· A Scramble for Discounted Sigerson Morrison in Chelsea [Racked NY]
· Sigerson Morrison, Zero + Maria Cornejo Dealfeed [Racked NY]