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- Forty dollars each.
- A close up of $20 and $40 items.
- The mostly $60 and some $80 items. Keep an eye out for the $60 frocks.
- A mix of $60 and $80 pieces
- Cute beaded cocktail frock also for $60.
- Love the shoulder detail on this $60.
- Don't get too excited, there aren't too many of these $20 shoes left.
- These shoes are all ONE person's purchase. We'd call out "hoarder!", but then we remembered the sale is for a good cause.
- Ballet slippers in pouches.
The latest philanthropic sample sale to aid the victims of the Japan earthquake disaster starts today at Charlotte Ronson. Past and current season samples and overstock pieces are on sale for up to 75% off. and all proceeds from the sale will benefit the Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund. Items hanging on the racks start at just $20 and top out at just $80 for belted field jackets and silky blazers. We found the best deals to be found at the $40 and $60 mark, plus did we mention $20 shoes?
Sorry for the teaser, but maybe don't get too excited about the shoes just yet. Yes, they're all $20 (the canvas platform slingbacks, leather clog sandals, black perforated leather platforms, studded ballet flats, etc.), but the selection is pretty sparse and the sizes are limited. Plus, when we arrived around 10:20am, some benevolent shopaholic had already purchased like 20 pairs—we hungrily eyed all the boxes stacked up near the check out. (It's for a good cause, it's for a good cause...) Definitely ask a sales associate for your size as there are some in the back.
As for the clothing deals, at the $40 mark, we flipped through a silky berry-hued top with jewel and mesh decorated epaulets, cornflower blue cuffed shorts, cropped pleated pants in blush and cornflower blue, an adorable black denim cut-out shoulder dress, a water color skirt with studs on the waistline, a black denim distressed-washed moto-jacket, and perf-for-summer chambray drawstring shorts.
The dress and sweater selection at the $60 price point held quite a few eye-catchers. We loved the Monet-esque print maxi-dresses and jumpsuits, plus the cropped crew neck sweaters in grey/cream and cornflower blue, a couple one-shoulder and lightly beaded inky grey cocktail frocks, an edgy little black day-to-evening dress with detailed grosgrain shoulders and a pastel brushstroke summery shift with a rope belt.
Also check through the $20 racks (OK, look through everything, it's a small area) for finely knit striped tops with cut-out shoulders and short-sleeve cuffed denim zip-front rompers. There are also some $15 bins with damaged items (look closely) and accessories like belts and camis. The one-off samples may be hiding in the bins, but it felt like too much effort to dig through the jumble.
There is no designated fitting area and only one full length mirror in the alcove area, so per usual, dress appropriately. Staffers confirmed that there is additional stock in the back to replenish current styles on the floor, but no new styles will be brought out. Definitely ask a staffer for your size if you don't see it, you never know. Cash and credit are both accepted. Be sure to pick up a free little temporary Charlotte Ronson tattoo on your way out, too.
· Charlotte Ronson's Sample Sale for Japan [Racked NY]
· Dealfeed: Charlotte Ronson [Racked NY]
· Charlotte Ronson [Official Site]