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The Alexis Bittar Sample Sale is Full of High-Quality Jewelry

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The Alexis Bittar sample sale started this morning at 143 West 19th Street but we got to head in early last night to get a sneak peek at the event. All jewelry—including earrings, rings, necklaces, and bracelets—is up to 70% off, making this sale a great opportunity to stock up on luxe accessories.

Prices start at just $29—the price list indicates $49, but we found a few goods marked less—and cap off at $299 for the majority of the stock. A lone case holds fine jewelry made with expensive materials such as gold and rhodium—prices for these few items range much higher and max out at $2,899.

The jewelry is organized primarily by category: trays in the center of the sale space hold necklaces, while tables against each wall hold bracelets, earrings, and rings on pretty displays.

The selection of necklaces is primarily comprised of fancier special-occasion pieces. We spotted chain-link chokers adorned with large turquoise stones for $199, rhinestone-covered collar necklaces for $159, and pearl-and-crystal drop necklaces for $99. More playful styles include colorful lucite chokers for $49 and chain-link necklaces for $99.

Bracelets, in our opinion, are the highlight of this sale. We found tons of quirky, unique statement pieces that are totally worth splurging on—though the prices are, for the most part, really reasonable for what you're getting. Some highlights: Oversized silver cuffs adorned with resin-and-rhinestone dragonflies for $159, studded lucite hinge cuffs for $159, and intricate gold-toned metal cuffs adorned with a silver bird's head sculpture for $199.

More refined pieces include bangles dotted with semiprecious stones for $79 and delicate gunmetal infinity bracelets, also for $79.

The selection of earrings was sizable, but not particularly exciting save for a few statement pieces. We noticed a lot of hand-painted lucite drop earrings in various shapes and sizes for $79, as well as semi-precious stone chandelier earrings for $99 and simple silver hoops for $49.

Standout pieces were definitely flashier—think rose gold asterisk-shaped drop earrings ($99) and oversized crystal styles for $199. You can check these out in the gallery above.

All of the rings we spotted were glam, oversized cocktail styles, many adorned with semiprecious stones and crystals. Look for oblong rings covered in silver crystals for $79 and gold-plated rings adorned with oversized turquoise stones for $99. Playful resin bubble rings ($29) are also available and come in a handful of colors including pink, blue, and purple.

Housed next to the rings are a small selection of lucite-and-rhinestone pins. We found oversized hand-painted flower-shaped pins for $159 and starfish-shaped styles, dotted with crystals, for $49.

The small selection of fine jewelry includes gold-and-gunmetal chain link necklaces for $2,899, while similar styles made of rhodium and gunmetal are tagged at $999 Also included are silver-and-rhodium clasp bracelets for $749.

Though these prices seem extremely steep, keep in mind that the original prices range up to nearly $6,000. Additionally, this is the first time that the brand has included fine jewelry in a sample sale; if your budget allows it, this is probably the best time to snag luxury pieces.

Staff will be replenishing the stock throughout the sale, but no new items will be added, and there will most likely not be any markdowns. See the Dealfeed below for full sale time info.—Gillian Fuller
· Dealfeed: Alexis Bittar [Racked NY]
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