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Last night there was a preview for the Elizabeth and James sample sale, which opens at 260 Fifth Avenue today at 10am. The selection includes a whole lot of stock from both the Elizabeth and James and Textile labels, as well as a substantial amount of samples.

Be advised that the samples are way less pricey than the actual stock, which is marked down 75% off of the original prices. Head straight to the back alcove for the sample racks, where you'll find everything from denim shorts for $30 to really funky sweaters for $40. Prices for all samples are posted on the wall.

Once that section tires, head on to see the stock. There is no general price list, but every item is ticketed with its price. Sizes run from 0 through 10, and the merchandise is spread out evenly, so no need to worry if you see something that isn't your size—it's likely you'll be able to find it. There is a major shortage on leather, aside from a few pair of killer brown leather pants for $224 and a white skirt with leather paneling for $111, but there is a mass amount of fur. Expect to pay $191 for a vest, $249 for a jacket, or $324 for a coat with a fur hood.

There are also a lot of blazers and cute brocade jackets. The basic blazers will run you $99, but something with a bit more oomph will cost $149. Basic tees are $19, silky blouses are $66, and harem pants are $34. There's a surplus of denim—so much so that it is stationed in its own section. A basic pair of jeans will cost about $50, while something a bit more embellished is around $70. Unfortunately, there isn't much to report on in terms of accessories, save for a couple of furry hats for $49.

Expect the first markdowns to be taken either Thursday or Friday, but note that there is no additional stock—what you see is what you get. See the gallery above for more info, and the dealfeed below for hours. Sale ends Saturday.—Claudia Saide
· Dealfeed: Elizabeth and James [Racked NY]
· What to Do, Where to Shop, and What to Buy This Week [Racked NY]
· Your Guide to This Month's 22 Remaining Sample Sales [Racked NY]

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