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A Zillion Wrap Dresses and Just As Much Insanity at the DVF Sale

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While you were no doubt dutifully going about your morning commute today, hundreds of "press" were storming the racks of graphic-print wrap dresses and silk shirts at the always much-anticipated Diane Von Furstenberg sale. Take a deep breath, you didn't miss out—the real sale starts tomorrow morning, but for a brief period today, it was all hands on deck for the VIP melee.

Now, for the good stuff: The dresses are $125 and the selection is goooood. Like, really good. Like, vintage prints and bold graphics and winter-friendly colors to wear right now. On top of that, the coats range from cropped and light to long, heavy and 1970s-influenced. There's a little something for everyone, including boxes of bags (totes to giant hobos), cosmetic cases, leather gloves, scarves, patterned tights and?hope you're ready for this?checkbook covers. Yes, DVF-print checkbook covers, and they're $20.

The cheapest items are luggage tags at $10, though we couldn't seem to locate any. The most expensive: coats at $350. In our opinion, the best buys of the entire place are the boxes of sweaters piled in the back ($80 and a few are more like sweater dresses) and the party dresses ($125) in metallic gold, emerald and ecru satin; they're in there, in every size.

To be far more specific, let's do our favorite thing and call out exact styles (on the DVF sale site) which we spotted on the racks: This, this in a range of patterns and colors, these, this everywhere and in many colors, this shirt, this shirt style like crazy, and well...many more things no longer available in the online sale.

So, is it good? Is it worth it to bruise your elbows fighting your way through the racks, getting hair tangled in rogue hangers? The answer is yes if you're a fan of DVF's bolder prints and fall/winter looks, or if you want to look like you're wearing a shag bathmat. The answer, however, is no if you limit your wardrobe to the uber-feminine pieces and are looking to stock up for spring/summer. This sale is all wear-now-or-forever-hold-your-peace pieces.

Get it bright and early tomorrow morning at 9am.

Update: There's now a line outside the sale and no definite closing time, so if you want to go today, you could probably get in.
· Dealfeed: Diane Von Furstenberg [Racked NY]