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Should You Go to Steven Alan's Sample Sale? Let's Talk It Out.

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The good news: markdowns have hit Steven Alan's sample sale! The bad news: when we stopped by at noon, it seemed a bit picked over. But back to those discounts. In the women's section, blazers are $98 (down from $118), loungewear is $38 a piece (down from $48—but good luck finding matching pajama tops and bottoms), outerwear is $118 (down from $138), pants are $48 (down from $68), button-downs are $58 (down from $68), shorts are $28 (down from $48), sweaters are $58 (down from $78), tees are $38 (down from $48), skirts are $28 (down from $58), dresses are $78 (down from $88), jumpsuits are $68 (down from $88), shoes and boots are $68 (down from $88), sandals are $28 (down from $48), and winter accessories are $10-$48 (down from $38 to $68).

Men's offerings follow the same discount pattern, although their button-downs are now $68 and their tees are $48. There are also $8 boxers, $38 ties, and $28 swim trunks in the men's section.

The spend $200 get 20% off, spend $250 get 25% off offer still stands, although now if you spend $300 or more you get 35% off (as opposed to 30%). The prices on all of the non-Steven-Alan merch upstairs are still the same, with one exception: Clare Vivier's small leather goods have been reduced. The designer's card cases are now $20 (from $37), her half-zip wallets are $50 (from $79), and her large zip wallets are $75 (from $100).

In both the men's and women's Steven Alan sections, button-downs are still the strongest category, with loads of plaid, check, and chambray styles in each size. But while the men's area still seems to be pretty much intact (with fewer sweater and coat options than on day one) the women's was hit a bit harder.

The dress area is nearly devoid of the brand's signature shirtdresses, save for one mini-check style in a size eight. Instead, you'll find warm-weather options, like the embroidered tulle 'Sporty' dress, the striped chambray 'Genevieve,' and the linen 'Crossover.' Skirts also skew summery, with plenty of eyelet pencil styles and tiered denim minis to go around.

The Clare Vivier handbag section, located in the women's Steven Alan area downstairs, has pretty much been cleaned out. But if you're after a flat leather clutch in a bright hue (prices start at $35), a kelly green duffle bag ($120) or a cobalt top-handle style ($100), you're in luck.

There are still boxes full of Steven Alan's tambourine bags ($88), and a good selection of normally-pricey Le Feu de L'eau candles ($10-$40) scattered on tables. The beaded jewelry on top of the downstairs filing cabinet is also worth checking out—there's a $300 Isabel Marant cuff on sale for $50.

Steven Alan's slingback oxfords are still hanging around, as are Loeffler Randall's fisherman sandals ($100). The accessories bins are definitely worth a dig—we spotted $10 cream and black leather gloves and $48 wool scarves, edged in embroidery.

Back upstairs in multi-brand land, the racks are about 40% full. But there are still deals to be had, including a $100 green plaid Sea pencil skirt, a $75 black and navy silk dress by Wren, and cashmere Demylee sweaters in the $150 range.

Tomorrow is the last day of the sale, and sales associates weren't sure if there would be any more markdowns—they're not notified until day-of. For more info, check out the dealfeed below.

· Dealfeed: Steven Alan [Racked NY]
· 75 More New York City Sample Sales to Shop in November [Racked NY]
· Samples Sales [Racked NY]