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Yesterday afternoon, we stopped by the the Theory sample sale preview before it opened to the public today at 10am. As we explained earlier this week, the sale is actually happening at three different locations; our dispatch below is from Clothingline, which is hosting the womenswear portion of the sale. (The company store in Flatiron is selling men's, and Chelsea Market—which wasn't offering a preview yesterday—is selling both men's and women's.)
As usual, everything at Clothingline is well-organized by style and size. Here, you'll find entire rows dedicated to sizes XS through XL, and sizes 00 through 12. The most exciting pieces at the sale are arguably the leather jackets and the selection of sweaters and knits. And of course, Theyskens' Theory.
Prices start at $35 for tanks and tees. Blouses are $85, skirts are $95, pants are $105, dresses are $135, blazers are $175, outerwear is $250, leathers are $350, and fur goes all the way up to $500.
The floor is stocked with an abundance of blouses, buttondowns, and structured pants, and we noticed a few pairs of those trimmed with leather. However, if you're looking for more formal workwear, you might not have that much luck: the suit selection was limited, and the styles were a little odd.
There are multiple racks of outerwear, with styles including a handful of tan trenches, a few pea coats, fur vests in green and red, along with puffy jackets and vests of various lengths trimmed with fur/faux fur. There are also a few great leather jackets in jewel tones.
At the entrance to the sale are two racks of Theyskens' Theory merchandise, filled with textured leather jackets, floral shorts, and oversized blouses. Tees are $40, blouses are
Like the last sale this summer, a portion of the showroom floor has been curtained off and lined with mirrors to create a large dressing room, where there's a 10-item maximum per person. And though you aren't allowed to try on the knits and tees, you can exchange those purchases through November 18th.
For additional hours and info, see all three dealfeeds: the Company Store, Chelsea Market, and Clothingline.—Naomi Collett Ritz
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