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Style.com called Tess Giberson "one of New York's brainiest designers" and after browsing her Soho sample sale, we'd have to agree. Her unassuming storefront hints at her design style inside: Sleek, smart, minimalistic, and beyond cool. And right now it's all on sale.
The entire collection is done in a smart monochrome—sleek blacks, whites, and neutrals, with flashes of blue every now and then, plus a few surprises in the basics—like the hot pink leggings. There were some fantastic black leather pieces, including a $400 vest (formerly $1065), a $690 jacket (formerly $1580), a $220 skirt, a pair of shorts for $190, and some über-cool $590 leather leggings (formerly $1450)—unfortunately not really in our buy-on-a-whim price range, but if you want to splurge on cool leather-wear, look no further.
There were some nice dresses, too, including a chic white tank dress ($200, down from $435) and a black paneled dress ($100, down from $262). A selection of pants, ringing in at $50, $80, and $100, sits right next to some outerwear, like an olive coat with slitted sleeves ($350, formerly $895). We also really liked a few of the non-leather black jackets—there's a cool asymmetrical zip jacket for $320 (formerly $740) and a well-done blazer for $210 (formerly $590).
Basics include tanks (mesh back tanks are $70, down from $285; racerback paneled tanks are $50, down from $185), cardigans (mostly $100), leggings (like the aforementioned $50 hot pink pair), and scarves and belts ($20).
While the basics are tempting at these discounts, we're thinking about skipping out on a few in favor of buying one of the more expensive pieces—so worth it. They might not be fun summery prints, but a lot of these pieces will be in style forever. When we stepped in on Tuesday the store was pretty well-stocked, but the sale runs through Saturday, so we recommend getting there sooner rather than later.—Lauren Budorick
· Dealfeed: Tess Giberson [Racked NY]
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