Armani Exchange's PopDown Shop—appropriately named, since it's located in the Flatiron store's basement—isn't the usual, chaotic, Leaning Tower of Slouchy Sweaters sample sale. Running through April 20th, the women's-only sale presents merchandise at an additional 40% off in a set-up that looks like the traditional store upstairs.
The sale is organized and well-stocked, with a host of friendly staff on hand to help. For your convenience, the lower level even has its own temporary dressing rooms, mirror, and cashier. You can browse styles on mannequins but you might want to head straight for the $79 moto pants in black and beige and the $49 metallic and periwinkle sweater, which employees say are the most popular pieces.
That said, the biggest deals seem to be on accessories where you can find rings at $9, necklaces at $29, and cosmetic bags at $19. Again, you'll get 40% off on all of these items at the register. It's a good thing you won't have to get down and dirty at this one—you just have to get down.—Anne Ebani
· Dealfeed: A|X Armani Exchange [Racked NY]
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