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It seems like April's Oak blow-out was just yesterday, but the edgy Williamsburg- and Noho-based boutique is at it again, kicking off its 30-40-50 sale this morning. The number combo refers to percentage off—starting with 30% off of womenswear, menswear, shoes and accessories this week, then 40% off during Fourth of July weekend, with the 50% to grace our presence at some point following. Even though the discounts aren't huge today, it's worthwhile to stop in to get the lay of the land and determine forthcoming holiday weekend shopping strategies. We're just looking out for you, folks.

Let's start with the more casual (read: less expensive) basement level. For the ladies, here's what to grab now to wear in time for your Fourth of July BBQs: A lovely floral tie dye 03Everly tank for $36.40 (originally $52), The Furies lattice pattern maize-hued maxi-dress for $117.60 (originally $168), a Peppermint grey and lemony print strapless mini-frock for $53.20 (originally $72), and an Oak slouchy grey racer-back maxi-frock for $57.40 (originally $82). There isn't a ton of denim on sale, although we spotted black Kill City skinnies for $68.60 (from $98) and there are a couple shelves of crazy wedges priced on average $120 (from $170-ish).

For the boys, we had a giggle at a pair of hot-pants–short plaid Sauvage California swim trunks for $56 (from $80), then looked through Oak tanks for $40.60 (from $58), Obey slouchy tees for $36.40 (from $52) and corduroy long shorts for $50.40 (from $72), and Kai-Aakmann distressed grey engineer shorts for $68.60 (from $98). Denim is the same for the boys: Kill City's on sale, the rest is still regular price. Footwear ranged from $54 for high-tops to approximately $132 for leather ankle boots.

Now upstairs—per usual—is where the big ticket items reside. For the ladies, this is where you'll find, for instance, an Acne crushed silk jacket marked to $462 (from $668) or a Helmut Lang x-ray print wrap dress for $296.80 (from $424). But there were some items that didn't cause as much sticker shock, like the slippery peplum black and grey frock from Obesity & Speed marked to $135.80 (from $194).

For the guys on the ground floor, the price jump wasn't quite as painful. We found a bunch of shirting: Acne long-sleeved button-downs marked to $118.30 (from $169), Gant Rugger pastel striped styles marked to $78.40 (from $112), and a Won Hundred black and white checked short-sleeved number marked to $86.80 (from $124). A pair of leather piped T by Alexander Wang sweat shorts were $123.20 (from $176).

In case you're wondering: A staffer told us that the main difference between the Bond Street and the Williamsburg outposts is that Noho has more of the higher-end designer labels. The staffer also promised more back stock of Oak-labeled pieces, but as we well know, the higher-end pieces tend to not last until final markdowns. To wait for bigger markdowns or to pounce now: Only you can decide.
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