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Hello readers—This post will be my last shopping review for Racked NY. I should point out that the Scoop sale is pretty damn good, so it's nice to say goodbye on a high note and with a Z Spoke dress for $50. Thank you for being there with me while I've waited in line in slushy rain and subzero temps, endured thrown elbows and hits to head, and stood at the receiving end of a toddler's verbal smackdown—all the while having a downright fantastic time. Thank you for reading and your comments, and just having fun along with me. I'll miss everyone, but I'll still be covering fashion and shopping, so please find me on twitter at @fawnianewyork. Until then, happy shopping as always! Make me proud.

Due to the Hurricane Irene frenzy, the Scoop warehouse sale was delayed by one day. However, when we dropped by first thing this morning, we quickly discovered that it was well worth the wait. The sale, which takes place in the Meatpacking District outpost, is offering an extra 50% off the lowest marked prices on womenswear, menswear and accessories—bringing the full discount up to 80% off. The sale was off to a bit of a slow start this morning—which we selfishly didn't mind. (After a knock in the head last week, it was nice to have some breathing and browsing room). But we have a feeling that as the day progresses, the calm won't last for long.

So, let's start with the womenswear, which takes over the ground floor and half of the basement and is mostly organized by type. Highlights on the racks included a Rebecca Taylor grey floral strapless bustier dress ($114.50 from $385), a Richard Chai LOVE grey perforated leather tank dress ($114.50 from $325), a See by Chloé macro-lace patchwork shift ($74.50 from $495), an Alice + Olivia cornflower blue and cream ombre one-shoulder frock ($174.50 from $485), a Rag & Bone cream silk double-textured dress ($114.50 from $325), a 3.1 Philip Lim heavy silk wrap front peach romper ($144.50 from $475), a T by Alexander Wang piped and zipper-front taupe tank dress ($59.50 from $188), and Scoop-label tie dye maxi-dresses ($64.50 from $185).

Separates include Scoop abstract brush-stroke mullet tops ($39.50), Zac Posen short sleeve boucle jackets ($499.50 from $1660), 3.1 Philip Lim wide strap embellished silk shorts ($74.50), Inhabit layered cardies ($114.50 from $380), and DKNY cozies in burgundy ($29.50 from $175). Denim offers Current/Elliot medium washed straight legs ($19.50 from $98), DL1961 jeans ($54.50 from $148), and Genetic Denim dark washes ($44.50 from $188).

Shoppers will happily come across shoes and bags on both levels. There is a fair amount of Z Spoke handbags, including a black satchel with a handle ($184.50 from $525), a cream color blocked tote ($114.50 from $495), and a coral suede and leather twisted strap small purse ($99.50 from $495). We also saw a Marc by Marc Jacobs cream leather tote ($199.50) upstairs and a patterned quilted nylon tote ($74.50 from $178) downstairs. As for shoes, the ones on the racks are past-past season, although we did find a pair of DVF grey suede lace up platforms for $74.50). Definitely check out the spring styles that transition well into fall, like the 3.1 Philip Lim python two-tone t-strap pumps ($254.50 from $850) and the double textured black peep-toe pumps ($199.50 from $675), plus the Camilla Skovgaard khaki slingback wedges ($162.50 from $589).

Whew! Now, let's get to the guys. Menswear is located downstairs and—while the overall volume is less than womenswear— it still holds some fantastic deals. Upon descending the stairs, the guys will find a plethora of shirting and knits stacked on the shelves. We found Gant by Michael Bastian chambrays ($59.50 from $195), Rag & Bone forest green knit long sleeve polos ($39.50 from $105), Rag & Bone purple plaid flannels ($49.50 from $325), Theory dark chambrays ($99.50 from $195), and Scoop plaids ($49.50 from $148).

Also in the near vicinity, men's denim includes Nudie jeans ($69.50 from $235), Acne styles ($79.50 from $260), and APC dark washes ($54.50). Turning the corner, shoppers will find Duvetica Lego-hued puffy and hooded vests ($134.50 from $438) and sweatshirt-lined windbreakers ($139.50 from $500), Cardigan, well, grey and navy striped cardigans ($49.50 from $198), Relwen shawl-neck sweaters ($59.50), and Y-3 cobalt blue windbreakers ($129.50 from $425).

Definitely do not forget to check out the men's shoes. We found laceless John Varvatos x Converse kicks ($24.50 from $100), Y-3 two-toned black high-tops ($99.50 from $280), and New Balance 670 sneakers ($39.50 from $125).

The shop dressing rooms are available for private fitting. Since this is an end of season warehouse sale, the sizing is random and dependent on the style. A staffer did say that they will be receiving more product from different stores steadily throughout the sale—meaning, there will be additional sizes coming in, plus possibly new styles. The sale runs for two weeks, so she suggests checking back since you never know what you might make an appearance.

Update: We're told the Z Spoke merchandise has been removed from the sale. Sorry, guys.
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