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- One of the two Dusen Dusen racks. These were getting plundered last night.
- Dusen Dusen's $25 and $48 boxes
- This is Powwow, the Collina Strada dog. When asked his breed, they said "Superhero."
- Hunter Dixon dresses and tops ranged from $55 to $150.
- Hand-made Ketzali scarves were $40 to $57, while a shawl will run you $100.
- Wool and the Gang had $20 hats and $70 sweaters.
- A rack of clothes from Delphine, which is usually sold only in Japan.
- These teardrop-shaped Fay Andrada bracelets were $30.
- A rack of Tucker's prints. Prices ran from $50 to $150.
- The SFK booth had cardboard cut-outs illustrating how to use their camera straps, which also work for iPhones.
- Some of Tirana's earrings and cufflinks, all made from recycled materials
- Earrings were $100 and a chevron necklace (not pictured) was $215 at the Elizabeth Knight booth.
- This Family Affair top was $113 and so cute.
- Eayrslee bags. The Jones duffel, on the left, was $280 (down from $378)
The ladies behind Of a Kind weren't kidding when they said their sample sale was going to be "massive." Held in the same sixth-floor space as last year's Wieden + Kennedy SHOP pop-up, the sale feels like some sort of hipster trade show, except that it's open to the public and everything's for sale.
At last night's preview, many of the booths were managed by the designers themselves, like Yuka Izutu, whose country-girl label Delphine was making its US debut (it's usually carried only in Japan.) One staffer told us she appreciated the chance to meet others working for up-and-coming brands, since launching a clothing line is a round-the-clock business and there aren't a ton of opportunities for networking. From a shopper's standpoint, it's always satisfying to chat with the person who designed the necklace or print top you're eyeballing—although it's a lot harder to say no when they're standing right in front of you.
Speaking of which: This is the sort of sale that can really eat a hole in your wallet. Discounts go up to 80% off, but don't expect H&M-level prices. Tucker's collection ranged from $50 for camis to $159 for dresses, while a sweet horse-print Toujours Toi Family Affairs top was $113 (down from $139.) A sheer, floral-print Timo Weiland shirt was a better deal at $50—the same price as one of Ketzali's pretty, hand-woven scarves. Jewelry seemed to be a big hit: We admired an Elizabeth Knight necklace for $215 and another from Cursive Design for $54.
The sale runs from 10am to 9pm today and from 10am to 3pm tomorrow. In keeping with the DIY spirit, there are no real fitting rooms available, though you can always try things on in the bathroom. Also, you'll have to take the freight elevator up to the space—it's around the back of the building.
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