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Inside This Week's Devi Kroell and Elie Tahari Sample Sales

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Shoes at the Elie Tahari sale via <a href="">Sample Sally</a>
Shoes at the Elie Tahari sale via Sample Sally

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Didn't hit it big at the start of the Jil Sander sample sale yesterday? Neither did we. Fortunately, there are two other solid opportunities to get your fix this week, courtesy of the Devi Kroell and Elie Tahari sales. Both are taking place on opposite ends of Fifth Avenue, and so far, they've each gotten good reviews from the sale blogs. With that intel, we break down some of the pros and cons of each after that jump.

Madison Avenue Spy reports that the Devi Kroell sale is "stocked with lots of hobos, envelops and an wide array of minaudieres," however, there's no clothing. Fortunately, though, it seems that the shoe, belt, and bag selection makes up for that in spades.

As far as pricing goes, everything is around 80% to 90% off retail. Staffers informed her that restocking will take place daily, though there are no additional markdowns planned for the end of the sale. Remember, this one's by appointment only, so if you're planning to swing by, RSVP to

Over at the Elie Tahari sale, Sample Sally writes that sizes four and six will easily have the most luck in the womenswear department. Knits start at just $19, dresses start at $99, leather jackets and coats are around $279, and prices cap off around $499 for fur and shearling. Shoes begin at a reasonable $79.

As for the men's clothing, shirts and pants are $49, sweaters are $69, and woven jackets are $99. While the prices and selection were pretty good, she does warn that the sale was pretty crowded yesterday on its opening day, so perhaps its best not to hit this one up at lunchtime.
· Inside Devi Kroell [Madison Avenue Spy]
· Elie Tahari Sample Sale: Size 4 and 6 Dominates [Sample Sally]
· This Morning's Crowds Hit the Jil Sander Sample Sale Hard [Racked NY]