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The much anticipated Creatures of Comfort sample sale was situated in a smaller than usual storefront, with barely any light and an abundance of merchandise. We got into the sale around 4pm, the merchandise was already disheveled, and the staff couldn't hang things up as fast as people were trying them on and discarding them to the floor. With an entire wall of shoes organized by size, we saw multiple styles from Rachel Comey, and heels from United Bamboo and Acne, both priced under $200.
The best shoe deals were found under the center table in a bin that was filled with a variety of comfortable Moccasin styles ranging in price from $57 to $75 in sizes 5 to 7.5. With no fitting rooms and only one large full length mirror behind the bag check (you only have to check large bags), it disrupted the flow of traffic and the discarded clothes piled atop the larger sized shoes.
The sale was stocked full of the Creatures of Comfort namesake label, which mostly consisted of fall pieces (including an entire rack of the dot velvet burnout pieces and button downs, tees and tanks priced at or under $100).
Other Creatures of Comfort merch included heavy long trench coats, and tables full of knit tees and tanks priced at one for $30 or four for $100. In other outerwear, we spotted an amazing neoprene seafood green Acne coat for $480, a long, chunky MM6 sweater coat for $290 and an anorak from the Swedish brand Hope for $200.
If you're not looking to amp up your outerwear collection, then you might want to check out the two racks of shorts. The cutest pair of Acne shorts in a dusty pink hue with tiny black pin dots were going for $160, and they hung next to a pair of athletic-inspired black mesh shorts by Tom Scott for $40. Other good summer finds were of the swimsuit variety, from brands like Suno and VPL, priced $35 to $48 for bikini tops.
The racks of dresses offered styles from many different brands, for many different styles, including a one-shoulder watercolor print VPL dress, an apron front denim dress by Wren, and a suede fringed Isabel Marant dress for a pricey $500.
A huge selection from the brand Nomia included outerwear and little long-sleeve, 90's inspired dresses, while the small number of A Detacher dresses for $100 to $200 left us wanting more from the New York based brand. Rachel Comey printed pants and a small selection of colored denim (light pink and teal) felt fresh to buy now and wear now. Bins full of classic brown belts and more quirky accessories (including a blue felt hat with ear flaps) were worth the dig, if you had the patience.
With only two small racks of menswear, it's not worth the wait for guys. If today was any indication, we'd say be prepared to wait tomorrow: not just to get in, but to check out as well. See the dealfeed below for hours and other info.—Christina DeSmet
· Dealfeed: Creatures of Comfort [Racked NY]
· Your Guide to May's Forty-Four (And Counting!) Sample Sales [Racked NY]