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Dig for Buried Designer Treasures at Oak's Warehouse Sale

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Last night, the Williamsburg branch of Oak—which is moving from its current location at 208 N. 8th Street to 55 Nassau Avenue—hosted a preview of its moving/warehouse sale. The sale opens to the public today at 11am and boasts deals on past seasons' leftovers, samples, and last-sizes. We suggest you hurry up in getting there. Prices weren't flying-off-the-shelves terrific, but there isn't an abundance of merchandise, and the sale ends as soon as the stock runs out.

For both women and men, the majority of the items were basics. There were plenty of pieces by Oak's in-house brand, A.OK. For the women, these A.OK products included casual tees and cute going-out tops—ranging between $10 and $30—as well as jeans for $20, previously $154, and pants for as low as $10. However, tucked away amongst these A.OK basics were some more interesting finds by the in-store brand, including a black wool coat for $200, down from around $400.

Women who want to make the most of the sale should search through the racks for the pieces by more prominent designers, which were not only fabulous, but fabulously priced. A Theysken's Theory grey, wool winter coat was $334, down from the original price of $994. A chic little black dress by Thakoon was only $150, reduced from $624. And a basic, reliable pair of Isabel Marant pants was available in many sizes for just $100, down from $399. However, not all of the designer pieces were hits: there were many pairs of rather weird velour Acne pants available for $150, down from the original price of $539.

In addition to these established designer pieces were many options from lesser-known brands. An on-trend denim button-down by Kanvas was only $5—originally $82. A pair of leather pants by Stella Forest was $150, and a Won Hundred wool coat was only $200, down from $506.

In terms of accessories, skip over the two or three handbags—which will probably be gone anyway—and head to the shoes, where there were many pairs of black booties in different styles and sizes. Most pairs were only $75, down from the original prices of $194 and $248. In addition there were hats, sunglasses, scarves, and jewelry for $5, which an excited shopper pointed out "is like cheaper than a cup of coffee."

For men, there were only a few racks, but the sale is still worth visiting. There were many suits in both solid and seersucker with $75 and $100 blazers—originally $198 and $245, respectively—and pants for $50—originally $100. Outerwear ranged in price and style, with A.OK jackets going for as little as $40, while coats from other designers were $100. Tees and sweaters were varied in style, but all were priced well—ranging from $10 to $50—with flannels and button-downs for only $30. There were also boots for men in many sizes ranging in price from $50 to $100, down from $163 to $328.

The sale is cash only, so be sure to bring some green. And, try to book it to Williamsburg, for with prices like these, the store will soon be empty. If you can't get enough of Oak and are willing to lay down a little more money, the store's new location also opens today.—Madeline Berg
· Oak Is Relocating Its Williamsburg Shop to Nassau Avenue [Racked NY]
· Dealfeed: Oak [Racked NY]
· Oak [Official Site]

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