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If you're looking for a quick way to add some edgy glamor to your wardrobe, head over to nOir's sample sale in its midtown showroom. Whether you're after a sparkly cocktail ring, an eccentric statement necklace, trendy neon bracelets, or artsy feather earrings, this sale has got you covered with 50% to 70% off retail prices. We stopped by at lunch time and found a well-stocked room buzzing with a crowd of uber-stylish shoppers carefully considering new additions to their arm parties.
All of the baubles are organized in bins and trays that are clearly labelled with pricing information. There's also a bunch of staffers available to assist you in case you're looking to track down a particular collection, style or ring size.
True showstoppers will want to hone in on the absolutely stunning white metal dinosaur bone cuff for $250 (we saw this awesome version sell before we were able to snap a photo) or the eye-catching Hacienda necklace for $75.
If you like pirates (who doesn't?), then you'll love the giant sparkly ship necklace for $75 and the skeleton necklace for $50. They partner perfectly with the assortment of dagger and sword embellished earrings, which are available for $25 to $75.
For a more tame aesthetic, we spotted a wide variety from nOir's popular pyramid collection, available in white, yellow, and rose metals. A pair of pyramid spiked stud earrings or hoops will set you back $25. Pyramid studded bangles and rings will set you back between $50 and $75, depending on the style.
As for the brand's animal collection, there were tons of cocktail rings, ranging from $25 for ones adorned with a black bear or butterfly to $75 for a bumble bee ring. Our favorite was an alligator ring, which also rang in for $75. We spotted just a couple of animal stud earrings for $25 (of the snake and octopus variety). They were moving quickly.
If you're looking to spend a bit less, focus on the feather collection, where an assortment of moody necklaces and earrings are $30 apiece. There's also LOVE collection bracelets for $10 a piece and Barbie charms for $20 each.
For those who are really on a budget, there's a few discount bins along the back wall where prices range from $5 to $25 for seed bead necklaces, embroidery floss bracelets, and wooden bangles. There's also a $1 bin of Heritage 1981 brand jewelry (think dangly earrings and pendant necklaces).
For the best selection, go now. Neon items and major statement pieces are moving very quickly and some of the divas are hording while they carefully consider their new ornaments.
The sale is open today until 7pm and continues tomorrow from 10am to 7pm at 350 West 38th Street, 5th floor (between 8th and 9th Avenues). When you arrive, be on the lookout for a big silver freight elevator (covered with sample sale flyers) that opens directly to 38th Street.—Kiran
· Dealfeed: nOir [Racked NY]