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Cushnie et Ochs: Pretty Expensive, Except For the $50 LBD

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Earlier today, high fashion and celeb fave label Cushnie et Ochs kicked off their sample sale, offering 60% to 80% off a mix of spring '09 to fall '10 apparel, plus runway shoes by hottie designer Alejandro Ingelmo. Before we go any further, it's important to note that this is a true sample sale. So the clothes are small (zero to four, mostly twos) and the shoes are big. That said, let's get right to it.

As mentioned, overall, the discounted pieces range from kind-of-expensive to 401- breaking (e.g. a $1100 black beaded dress, a $550 slinky sleeveless mini-dress, and a $800 slouchy perforated leather vest), but there are a few $50 items, namely the über-tight black asymmetrical criss-cross bandage dresses (some long, some knee length) from fall '09. The pieces are plentiful, but are mostly size zero and two, and you'll need to find your inner contortionist to try them on.

If your budget is a bit more flexible, there are also options at $150 (like black pleated short shorts and another version with mesh panels), $200 to $250 (like a black sweater dress with cut-out shoulders and a deep back, a fitted cream crepe dress, and a drapey cream mini-dress with a distressed leather shoulders) and $300 (a crisp white double breasted shirt dress, a tight black LBD, a disco-esque silver one shoulder mini dress, and a jersey slashed front frock).

The seriously killer Alejandro Ingelmo heels (ranging from $70 to grey peep toes to $350 for pony skin wedge ankle boots) are definite worth a mention. Most of the styles run size 39 and up, but we did see some 37s and 38s in the spiked platform sandal style.

There isn't a fitting room, so be prepared. However, there is a mirror tucked away in the corner. Cash, Visa and Mastercard are accepted and everything is out on the floor. A nice touch worth mentioning: Whether you buy the five-figure beaded dress or the $50 frock, you still leave with a hanger and a plastic garment cover. Classy, Cushnie et Ochs, classy.
· Dealfeed: Cushnie et Ochs [Racked]
· Hot Shoe Designer List Addition: Alejandro Ingelmo [Racked]
· Cushnie et Ochs [Official Site]