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Unless you're shopping for a five-year-old or happen to be really tiny, you might want to skip Century 21's clearance sale. A reader reported yesterday that the kids' section is rife with deals for kindergartners, but Madison Avenue Spy says adults have no such luck.
Century 21 isn't known for having a coherent structure among the racks, but our uptown friend writes that she was surprised by how much of the merchandise was not only disorganized, but also damaged: "We found it hard to keep track of the numerous torn, stained and ripped clothing." A pink Pucci coat ($425 from $849), a Jil Sander capelet ($300 from $599), and a sequined Plain Sud sweater ($80 from $230) were all standouts, especially since those pre-reduction numbers all reflect Century 21's original markdowns. But a $1300 Lanvin jacket looked like it had been through a war, and that's not the kind of military chic anyone's looking for.
· RackedWire: Phillip Lim for $35 [Racked NY]
· Century 21 Clearance Sale Bombs [Madison Avenue Spy]