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On Sale in Midtown: Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta

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Today begins a two-day sample sale held by Shelly & Renee Productions featuring pieces from Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, J. Mendel, and Philip Plein. Prices are 70% off and the sizes vary from runway to retail.

Even with the discount, nothing is exactly cheap, but the gowns and sparkly cocktail dresses are dramatic enough that they might be worth the splurge. Keep in mind that there's only one of each item available. The sale will not be restocked, so if you see something you like in the slideshow above, go now.

We were taken with an orange sleeveless Oscar de la Renta dress for $595, a green Carolina Herrera dress for $695, and a black sleeveless J. Mendel dress for $395. An Oscar de la Renta multi-colored coat for $1,495 was also a show-stopper. And some of the Oscar de la Renta gowns are jaw-dropping, even if all you're going to do is hold them up and pretend you were invited to the Met Gala.

The sale runs through March 21 until 6pm and there are no changing rooms. The showroom is small but well-lighted, with only one mirror that we could see.—Pam Krywy
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