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After we checked out the women's, kid's, and Madewell portion of the J.Crew sample sale at 260 Fifth Avenue, we headed over to the men's sale at 225 Fifth Avenue. The guy's space is smaller than the ladies, but most of the merchandise is priced at $100 and under. Sizes available range from small to extra extra large ,and 29 through 40 for pants.
In the outerwear area we found a few leather jackets for $300. $150 will get you parkas with fur trim, wool peacoats and cashmere overcoats. For only $60 ,you can score quilted puffer jackets, down vests, heavy barn coats, denim jackets and hooded camo zip-ups. If you're looking to dress it up a bit, sport coats and dinner jackets in sizes 38-44 are $120.
You might be able to make a suit by hitting the dress trousers, which are only $70. If you like your pants a little more casual, you can score denim and cords for $40 and sweatpants for $20.
Cashmere sweaters will cost you $90, with a huge selection of cotton and wool sweaters for only $35. The majority of the sizes in the sweaters are mediums, but we saw all sizes so it's worth going through all the racks. Denim workwear button ups are $40, and all other button ups are $25. There are polos and tees for $15 in both long and short sleeves.
There shoe selection is on the smaller side but we saw dress shoes and casual boots for $100 in sizes 9-12. There are briefcases, duffle bags, and backpacks in leather, suede and canvas for $45 to $135. Hats, gloves, belts, ties and dopp kits are $20. As for other accessories, iPhone cases, wallets, flasks, and heavy wool socks are all $10.
There are mirrors out on the floor but no fitting rooms. They will be restocking, but it's minimal (you'll see a sign that says "while supplies last.) Scope out the gallery above for 45 pics from inside the sale, and see the rundown of the women's, kid's, and Madewell merchandise in the linkstack below.—Mickey Sery
· Dealfeed: J. Crew [Racked NY]
· Inside the J.Crew Women's, Kid's, and Madewell Sample Sale [Racked NY]
· The December Sample Sale Calendar: 58 and Counting! [Racked NY]