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Men: You will want to make time to check out the Duckie Brown sample sale tomorrow. The sale opens to the public tomorrow morning, but we got a sneak peek this afternoon to see what will be up for grabs. Here's a look at what we found when the designers, Steven Cox and Daniel Silver gave us a guided tour of the merchandise.
Located in the duo's homey showroom in the West Village, the sale will feature all categories of Duckie Brown including knits, shirts, jackets, trousers, and leather. Prices range from $20 to about $600. Everything is 70% to 90% off retail price. If you are looking to start your holiday shopping early, this is a good place to start for some quality menswear pieces.
The sale is organized by racks. Look out for the "couture" rack that has pieces straight from Duckie runway shows. You'll find current and past show pieces—we found a lot of pieces from the Fall 2010 collection. We also saw an entire rack of plaid and striped shirts that you'll want to check out. There's a whole rack devoted to some beautiful biker jackets. Other things that we saw: Lots of plaid trousers and some cashmere ones too.
The prices are unheard of. Hand-dyed button-downs for $100. And the outerwear! There's a homemade, hand-dyed jacket that was part of the number two outfit in one of the shows for $190. A gorgeous tan shearling jacket caught our attention, originally $3,000, but you can have it for $400. A plaid blazer, originally $1,200, is $280 at the sale. We spotted a black asymmetrical wool coat for an insane $200, originally $1,500.
Cox and Silver want people to actually be able to shop the sale, one of the main reasons the prices are so affordable. They recognize that it'ss a tough time for many people. "There is something in here for everyone," said Cox.
Doors open at 11am and run until 5pm. It is important to note that it is a cash-only sale, so make sure you hit the ATM on your way!—Danielle Desmond
· Dealfeed: Duckie Brown [Racked NY]