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If you were out and about on Tuesday, then you know that spring has most definitely sprung. Birds are chirping, joggers are jogging, and the subway is air conditioned to sub-freezing temperatures. All of these are signs (despite today's less than springy weather) that it's finally time to update your wardrobe for spring—and there's no better place to do it than the pastel, well-priced wonderland that is the Pinkyotto sample sale.
Also featuring brands Yumi Kim and Project Shops, the narrow Prince Street storefront is packed to the gills with chiffon maxi dresses, lacy blouses, and things printed with adorable birds. Unsurprisingly, the space is also crowded with a throng of manic women, but it's definitely worth fighting the waif-mob for the extensive selection and the awesome prices.
The Pinkyotto label is definitely your best bargain. Tops, bottoms, and sweaters are all $35, dresses are $45, and coats are $65 These are pretty significant discounts, since we spotted a cream silk blouse originally priced at $158, a sequined sweater that was $218, and a lacy white dress that was $228.
Yumi Kim is a little steeper, with tops and bottoms priced at $50, and dresses and rompers for $75. They also seemed to have knocked a little bit less off of the price, since their items tended to have lower original prices. We spotted an elephant print skirt and blue silk blazer, both originally $139.
Project Shops items were in the same price range: $35 for tops, and $50 for dresses and shoes. Though we spotted a rack of blouses and dresses toward the back, they seem primarily responsible for the selection of shoes. Think mostly high-altitude wedges and platforms, and a few pairs of cold-weather boots. We saw a pair of black Kelsi Daggar strappy sandals that were originally $94, and a pair of blue-and-brown Jeffrey Campbell ankle boots that were $231.
All in all, these are some killer steals. See the dealfeed below for hours and additional info.—Becca Endicott
· Dealfeed: Pinkyotto [Racked NY]
· Dealfeed: Yumi Kim [Racked NY]
· This Week's Sample Sales: Badgley Mischka, Erica Weiner, Tucker [Racked NY]