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OK, so it might not be a Comme des Garçons extravaganza ten years in the making, but the Staff USA showroom sale sounds like a respectable alternative if you're a sample size looking for deals on high-fashion merchandise. Sample Sally reports that the organizers were slashing prices before her very eyes last night. The ticketed price (wholesale, or about 60% off) was already knocked down another 30% when she arrived, and by the time she left it was down to an additional 50% off.
Margiela is the big draw here—look for several racks of the main line and MM6. Dsquared2 and Viktor & Rolf are both underrepresented by comparison. Says Sally: "Jackets that retailed for up to $2,000 can be had for under $300, dresses and skirts are going for under $200 (were up to $600), blouses can be had for $100." Shoes are under $200, but keep in mind that everything, from footwear to apparel, is a sample size.
· Dealfeed: Staff USA [Racked NY]
· Brace Yourselves: The Comme des Garçons Sample Sale Starts Friday [Racked NY]
· Staff USA Sample Sale: Actual Samples of Margiela, Dsquard2 and Viktor & Rolf [Sample Sally]