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We were some of the first sample sale goers to arrive at the ICB by Prabal Gurung sale this morning, and we were happy to see a slew of merchandise from the current spring collection in all sizes, marked 50% off the retail price. As more people arrived, the closely packed racks became hard to maneuver—but the prices on the sample racks were worth the overcrowding, where prices range from $25 to $200.
We spotted fine jersey short-sleeve sweaters for $30 and a great variety of styles for $50, including a graphic black-and-white skirt, easy silk shirt-dresses, and color-blocked apron-front dresses. A few of the spring styles made it to the sample rack, like the pointed peplum shift-dress in solid and print for $100.
Other items priced at $80 to $100 were lightweight sweater tank dresses with asymmetrical seaming details, and structured floral and tweed dresses that didn't make it to production. The outerwear samples were the only styles we saw marked for $150 to $200.
This is a great sale to pick up pieces that truly reflect Prabal Gurung's signature style. Almost every piece from his ICB spring collection was available, including bright shorts for $162 and matching blazers for $298, and black and mirror-print dresses for $283 to $312. We also found a great paisley embroidered shirt for $163 and a handkerchief print charmeuse blouse for $188 available in a range of sizes.
If you are looking to invest in some not-so-basic leather pieces, head to the rack full of perforated leather jackets priced at $648, and browse through the skirt rack to find the asymmetrical lightweight leather skirt for $398. With spring showers upon us, you might want to check out the rack of outerwear, where we found a quilted canvas parka for $412 and an a-line canvas cape for $312.
Although there are no fitting rooms, there are two full length mirrors where shoppers were gathered this morning to try things on—and they were surprisingly polite about sharing the space. With friendly sales people offering to check in the back for alternate spring sizes (and telling shoppers how cute they looked in the merchandise), it made for an overall pleasant shopping experience.
When we left around 12:15pm today there was no line to get in—only a long line to pay and it looked like it was moving slowly. See additional details in the dealfeed below.—Christina DeSmet
· Dealfeed: ICB by Prabal Gurung [Racked NY]
· Your Guide to May's Fifty-Nine (And Counting!) Sample Sales [Racked NY]