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Richard Chai Helped Set Up His Sale at the Soho Grand

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Designer Richard Chai takes throwing his first-ever sale very seriously. As we perused last night's preview, we watched him unpacking boxes and moving racks around to put the final touches on the sale, which offers 70% to 90% off of his womenswear mainline (and menswear, but more on that in a bit) and his diffusion Richard Chai LOVE collection.

Let's move our way up the price ladder and start with the Richard Chai LOVE discounts. The best deals are definitely found here, with prices starting at $50 for tops (silky, slouchy tanks, ruffled peplum watercolor-print tunics, and structured silk scoop-neck tees) and skirts (deep-hued Monet-style prints with zipper embellishments).

The dresses are all priced at $90 (originally $325 to $695), so if you're itching for the imperial purple firework painted dress that was $219 at Barneys, you're better off here. Also on the racks: A casual plaid drawstring-waist shirt dress, a peplum frock in a sort of Van Gogh "Starry Night" purplish-blue palette, a billowing short sleeve version, an inky purple asymmetrical ruffle number (in taupe and black, too), and a flowing wrap-front black floral print maxi dress. A ruffle-front, drawstring-waist silk jumpsuit and some rompers are also priced as dresses.

Blazers (which include a natty peak-shouldered menswear-inspired suit vest and a sequined and paillette-embellished silk ruffle vest) are priced at $125. And the outerwear is a pretty good deal at $150 (originally $495 to $795)—especially for a heavy wool sepia-toned coat with epaulet details.

As for the mainline collection, the dresses for $250 (originally $995 to $1995) were clearly the hot items. We loved the metallic marigold patterned cap sleeve frock; an inky Impressionist watercolor-esque print shift; a lilac chiffon cowl-neck, tucked front number; and a pewter and silver sequined coat of armor tunic, in short sleeve and sleeveless.

The skirts are $125 (originally $395 to $1295) and if you're ready to jump on that maxi-skirt train right now, this is a good opportunity. Highlights included a soft, flowing lilac floor-grazer and a more structured pleated-waistline column. Another great deal is in the leather jackets, which are priced at $250. We admired a toffee-hued short sleeve bolero and also loved a rusty orange moto-military style one.

The full price list is in the photo gallery and cash and credit are both accepted. Staffers promise that the sale will be replenished with additional stock throughout the sale. Keep an eye out—maybe you'll catch a glimpse of Richard rolling the racks this weekend.
· Dealfeed: Richard Chai [Racked]
· Richard Chai [Official Site]

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