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There are many reasons to love Norma Kamali—she invented the sleeping bag coat, she's dedicated to democratizing fashion, she sends kooky all-caps press releases—but this time of year, her flattering retro swimwear tends to rise to the top of the list. This Thursday evening, you can pick up an iconic one-piece for $98 at Kamali's Day at the Beach summer sale. Located at her shop on 56th between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, the sale runs for only three hours, from 5pm to 8pm, and features summery items like half-off sunglasses, beach travel kits, and organic lemonade. Better yet, under Kamali's Try Before You Buy system, you can take your new suit home and think about it for 48 hours before you decide whether it's truly for you. Still not convinced? Did we mention Evan Rachel Wood's impeccably dressed vampire queen wore one on the last season of True Blood?
· Try Before You Buy [Norma Kamali]
· True Blood Style [Racked NY]