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$50 Silk Blouses at the Equipment, Joie, Current/Elliott Sale

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The Equipment, Joie, and Current/Elliot sample sale kicked off this morning at 260 Fifth Avenue, and we stopped by an hour before it opened to the public to check it out. Womenswear from the three labels (and a small selection of menswear from Equipment and Current/Elliott) is up to 70% off, with prices ranging from $20 to $150.

When we left at 9, the line was already down the block and around the corner, so there's a good chance you'll have to wait a bit. The staff notified us that there will not be any restocking—everything is out on the floor—so if you want to snag some of those coveted Equipment silk blouses, we'd recommend getting there now.

Speaking of those silk blouses, there are lots: sleeveless, short sleeves, and long sleeves all present. They're definitely the highlight of the sale, as each blouse is just $50 (normally $200 or more), and we spotted them in a host of colors and patterns (see our favorites in the gallery).

You'll also find a good deal of casual knits, like crew neck sweaters for $75 and silk blazers for $60 and suede jackets for $100. There is a very small selection of silk shorts for $30 each, but not many— scoop them up quickly if you want a pair.

The section devoted to Current/Elliott is made up primarily of denim ($41 each) in all different styles, from sizes 23-32. We found cropped plaid pants, wide-leg dark wash jeans, and embroidered skinny jeans, as well as funkier styles including neon pink jeans and floral pants. Leather and suede pants are tagged $150 each, and come in a variety of colors including red, purple, green and orange.

The remainder of the Current/Elliott stock is comprised of casual gear, including denim dresses for $40, casual knit sweaters and sweatshirts ($35-$50), loose-fitting cotton tees for $30 each, and denim vests and jackets, which range in price from $35 to $45.

There's a bit more Joie stock than there is of the other two brands, including a section devoted to the brand's second-line label, Soft. Expect to find pleated chiffon skirts for $30, printed silk shift dresses for $75, and beaded tees for $60.

Most of the stock is made up of summer gear, but there are also some great cooler-weather finds, like printed knit sweaters for $50, leather tees for $150, and pants—including loose-fitting silky and structured twill styles—for $35 each.

Almost a quarter of the Joie stock is made up of lightweight cotton tunics ($45), which would be perfect as beachside cover-ups. Products from the Soft label are really well-priced, and include casual daywear such as striped cotton cowl-neck sweaters for $25, maxi dresses for $35, and linen lounge pants for $25.

Staff informed us that this is the first time menswear has been included in the sale, and though the section is relatively small, it's well stocked. Menswear from Equipment includes silk and cotton oxford shirts, in both printed and solid fabrics ($30 each), and shorts for just $20.

Guys can also shop a small collection of watches from the label, which range from $75-$85. Menswear from Current/Elliott, like the womenswear, is made up primarily of denim pants ($25 each) and basic cotton tees and tanks, which range from $20-$25. We did find some jackets, including one amazing leather bomber jacket, which was marked $150.

There is a fitting room in the back of the sale space, and each customer can bring in ten items at a time. Like we mentioned above, there will be very little restocking, as pretty much everything is out on the sale floor. There may be more markdowns, but we're not sure as of yet—stay tuned for updates. For details on timing and dates, check out the dealfeed below.—Gillian Fuller
· Dealfeed: Equipment, Joie, Current/Elliott [Racked NY]
· The June Sample Sale Calendar: 64 and Counting! [Racked NY]

260 Sample Sale

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