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When the Scoop warehouse sale opened at 9am this morning, there were only seven of us waiting to get in. By 10am it hadn't gotten much more crowded. We expect that's going to change dramatically as word gets out, though, because they've got some pretty good prices. Considering we're well into September, there is a surprisingly decent selection of both styles and sizes. And unlike many warehouse sales, this one is held in a shop, so it's neat and orderly, the staff is helpful and you get real dressing rooms. More importantly, almost all of the merchandise is still in mint condition. The only exception we saw, was an Alice + Olivia sequin skirt, which unfortunately had some snags, or it would have come home with us.

So let's get to the merchandise. Everything is 50% off the lowest tagged sale price. There are deals to be found for all budgets, from Scoop brand tanks (some as low as $20 dollars) all the way up to a few impressive Devi Kroell purses regularly priced at $2950, but now reduced to $1350, which even the staff were eying lustfully.

For women, there are a lot of tops, including ones by Milly, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Minnie Mortimer, Tabla and Poupette, most of which seemed to range between $50 and $150. We thought Scoop's three racks of dresses had some real stand-outs, including a Phillip Lim pleated Grecian dress, currently full priced on Neiman Marcus's website at $595 but here only $150.

We spotted a couple of Marc by Marc Jacobs dresses for under $100: An Indigo Diamond corset one at $65 and a Black Jasmine one for just $80. There was a limited edition purple and black hand-painted flowered Sariah dress, originally $605 and now $240, which we hear made an appearance in the Gossip Girl finale. Other women's clothing included a decent selection of shorts, slacks, and even a few bathing suits. And yes, there were jeans: A lot of 7 For All Mankind and Current Elliott pairs, priced in the $65 to $70 range.

Women's accessories included a lot of jewelry, a few purses and an interesting selection of shoes. We saw flat and high heel sandals by the likes of Michael Kors, Stuart Weitzman, Iro, and Scoop's own brand. We loved a striking Loeffler Randall beige high heel pair which was reduced from $698 to $210, some cute DVF plastic flat sandals which were $20 from $75, and a great Bella sandal, embellished with hardware, reduced from $210 to $65.

The menswear selection was more limited, but we found deals in shirts, jeans, slacks and accessories. Standouts included a pair of men's Florsheim by Duckie Brown oxford leather shoes reduced from $395 to just $50, a Hartford Voile men's tailored shirt reduced from $165 to $65, and some David Arquette Propr "I heart love" T-shirts for just $15 each.

At these prices, and in this heat, it's worth scooping up some end of the summer bargains.
·Scoop Warehouse Sale [Racked]