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IMG Model Management Dresses Its Girls Via Sample Sales

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Yesterday afternoon, T published a list of helpful rules for sample sale shopping. Some of their advice seems dubious (wear a jumpsuit? really?) but they've got all sorts of useful insider tidbits, like the information that the Thakoon sale is great for bridal. One fascinating detail comes from modeling agency IMG:

Lisa Benson, Aaron Newbill and Jessica Lillemon, IMG managers of development, always hit [Alexander] Wang’s sample sale to stock up on pieces like tanks and leather shorts. They’ll be waiting for new girls when they arrive in town for fashion week go-sees. “We like to buy in bulk, then the girls make it their own,” Newbill says. The team also goes to Staff International’s annual sale for Margiela shoes and Rag and Bone for sportswear. “It’s about helping the young talent adapt their personal style for New York.”
So that's where all the tank tops at the Wang sale went.
· Sample Sales | The Rules [T]
· All Alexander Wang sale coverage [Racked NY]

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