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Yesterday, we got an inside look at the Loeffler Randall's showroom as the staff was preparing for the sample sale, which opens this morning at 10am. The sale stocks footwear, ready to wear, and handbags at about 50% off retail prices. Shoes hang in plastic pouches on racks that are organized by size, along with a couple of bins scattered about that hold handbags, swim wear, and belts. Most of the showroom's racks are occupied by shoes, but there are several racks of clothing to be shopped as well. There isn't a changing area for clothing, but there is plenty of seating for trying on shoes.
Footwear at this sale includes:boots, booties, wedges, heels, sandals, and flats. Most shoes are priced between $150 and $300. The shoes are arranged by size and range between sizes 5 and 10, including half sizes. There's a small back stock of shoes in bigger sizes as well, but no new styles will be put out.
We spotted (har) a pair of leopard print calf hair booties for $275, studded suede booties for $250, and a snakeskin pair for $275. A black mesh strap sandal heel was $250, and a tan ankle strap platform heel was $225. There were also a few pairs of the Irina stiletto pump and Zuri Stiletto, both of which are current styles on the LR website. For the persons less adventurous with heel height, there were some cute flat and boot options as well. A rose gold pair of flat sandals got our attention for $125, as did knee-high riding boots for $300.
Eventually, we tore ourselves away from the shoe racks to shop the rest of the sale. Assorted handbags in bins come in small and large varieties priced between $50 and $150. Clutches start at $50, small purses at $75, and large bags run $150. We found a particularly great style in turquoise and black that is pictured above for $150. There were also some belts in these accessory bins, all priced at $25, as well as totes for $20. All swim separates are $25 a piece, or $40 for a one piece.
The ready-to-wear section houses found blouses, skirts, dresses, pants, sweaters and jackets. Clothing racks are organized by style and size. We mostly found sizes 0-8 sitting on the racks, but also spotted some 10's. All jackets are $250, including a nude silk blazer and animal print bat-wing jacket. Blouses, tanks, and shorts are all $100. We obsessed over a suede, front-pocket mini-skirt and sheer black blouse. Pants and skirts are $125, and dresses and rompers $175.
Bottom line: The deals are great, especially on styles that are being sold on the retail website for full price. You'll be drawn in to the show room with shoes on your mind, but the ready-to-wear collection might just pull you in.—Apneet Kaur
· Dealfeed: Loeffler Randall [Racked NY]