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About a year and a half ago I lamented the slow loss of New York's sample and overstock sales—a treat I argued that we as New Yorkers, who put up with so much crap, wholly deserve—to the internet. And while nothing has changed, as many of our best sales and most fabulous samples continue to be lost to non-locals with garages and enough space for ottomans and kitchens with dishwashers, sometimes we really luck out.
Ladies: Today, you luck out. Today, for the first time maybe ever, Marni is having a stock sale. Right here in New York City.
I realize the city is one large slick of gray ice today and that everything is pretty much awful. That winter seems eternal, and if it snows one more time, we might all lose our minds at the very same time. But, again, Marni.
If 80 percent off retail prices isn't some silver lining, something to clutch onto until the slush melts, something to treasure, then I'm sorry—I just don't know what is.
Marni, for me, is that perfect distillation of whimsy and luxury. It's high-end, capital-F fashion: Italian as all hell and practically demi-couture with all that hand-beading and -feathering. But it's also just so charming and so not blatantly corporate and so perfectly loyal to its artsy, quirky, unconventional aesthetic. Not to mention its devotion to off-kilter color combinations and prints, and the celebration of the anti-sexy as sexy.
In short: It's delicious.
I stopped by the sale when it opened this morning with Lynn Yaeger behind me in line, and it's worth it. So many signature prints. So many beads. So much camel and peacock and dijon and plum.
So seriously, go buy yourself a feathered skirt or a printed shirtdress or a beaded visor or a borderline ridiculous chunky necklace or some gorgeous amazing fur something. You deserve it. We all deserve it.
The sale is at Soiffer Haskin, near Penn Station, and runs through Thursday. Bring your credit cards, but don't bring your kids.
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