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Sachin + Babi's midtown showroom sample sale kicked off this morning, featuring 80% off retail. We stopped by at lunch time to find a comfortable buzz of shoppers browsing the brand's signature embellished and bedazzled jackets, dresses, and separates.
The racks are organized by style, so it's easy to hone in on the pieces that mesh with your personal tastes. While the showroom isn't chock full, there's loads of standout pieces, including embroidered silk tanks and blouses ($70), embellished tees ($30), patterned shorts ($40), and maxi dresses ($125).
Most of the shoppers focused on the array of short dresses (all $95), including patterned shirt dresses, sheer and lace LBDs, artful peplumed numbers, and dresses featuring leather paneling and strategic cut outs; each embellished with Sachin + Babi's intricate embroideries and embellishments.
Without a doubt, the stars of this sale are the embellished toppers. We spotted Rajastani mirrored embellishments and embroideries on utilitarian military jackets, denim jackets, and cozy sweaters ($150). With so much variety, this is a great opportunity to snag a statement jacket to elevate your upcoming autumn look.
While you're there don't forget to check out the shelves of knits ($75), the bins of jumbled belts ($5), and assorted statement jewels (a full accessories price list is in the photo gallery).
Most of the pieces are true samples and in the size zero through four range, but there were a handful of sixes and eights available. There is a small curtained communal dressing area available, but it is tiny. The sale is open today through 5pm at 225 W. 39th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, fourth floor, and continues tomorrow from 9am-5pm. For full details, check out our dealfeed. —Kiran
· Dealfeed: Sachin + Babi [Racked NY]