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Actually, that's a lie—items actually start at $1 at the Oak sale, if you count the bin of unisex flip flops hiding in the men's section. Last night, hipsters and indie rocker fashionistas (and us) gathered for the VIP preview in the basement of the Bond Street Oak to partake in up to 80% off of past season goods. The sale opens to the public this morning and it's well worth a visit. It's probably 65% skewed towards the female persuasion and jam-packed with clothes. The racks are stuffed with tons of styles, with mostly just a few of each, so it'll pay (or you'll eventually pay, rather) to look carefully.
After an exhaustive perusal of the racks, we present an overview, starting from the lowest price point: $5 baggy graphic tees, a $10 (from $108) Oak striped silk v-neck top, $20 Pixie multi-color sequin tanks, a $40 (from $154) Gestuz black & grey double layer chunky twist racer back tank, $40 Oak asymmetrical sweaters, a $45 one-shoulder pleated black and navy Minuet cocktail dress, and a $180 (from $554) black Surface to Air studded leather jacket. We also managed to unearth an Alexander Wang canvas vest with front knitting priced at $200 and a couple Acne grey wool baggie cardies for $60. There were definitely some repeats from the last sale—hello Acne Dressy Print DF dress, now priced at $50 (down from $130 at the October sale).
There are also racks organized by designer, like LNA, which featured tees for $20 and leggings (liquid, regular, gold) for $30. Steals were found on the Gar-de racks with regular jackets running from $120 to $300 for a mint green cropped motorcycle leather number. The Funktional rack had some really fantastic pieces like a navy and white small polka dot silk romper for $50 and this adorable cropped light wash denim moto-jacket for $40. There was also a denim dress with a mini hoop skirt that was better in theory than actuality ($50 in case you're wondering). Other labels include Hyden Yoo ($40 skirts), Mary Meyer ($50 graphic tanks) and Unconditional London. Oh crap, we almost forgot denim: The jeans start at $20 for black Oak skinny jeans to $30 for Oak high-waisteds to $50 for Denim & Thread pairs.
Lastly, let's talk about the shoes, which also start at $5 and will probably incite absolute mayhem. There are piles in the front and back of the sale for all to ransack. On the low end, there are $10 ultra-suede mega-platforms in electric blue and black (which took us about 10 sweaty minutes to take off because the zipper stuck) and Marais USA real leather patent ballet flats. Moving up, there are a few Matt Bernson sandals ranging from $40 to $80, Pour le Victoire heels for $80 and $100, Jeffrey Campbell booties for $50 and lots more. We also spotted a few pairs of Acne Agate peep toes with metal pin heel and red pom pom ties for $300 and adorable Osborne oxfords in various materials and pattern mixes are located up in the front for $70.
WHEW. Honestly, it's just sick how much they can fit into such a small space. The sale is cash only, so hit the ATM on your way. Also, per usual, there is no designated fitting room, so you'll have to drop trou in the back near the shoes, plus share the mirror with the dudes. One request: Please don't use the shoe corner as your personal fitting room. It's just inconsiderate—not to mention potentially dangerous—to stand between shoppers and $10 shoes.
· Dealfeed: Oak [Racked]
· Above the Fray: No Skeletons in Oak's Closet [Racked]
· Oak [Official Site]