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Early this evening, with about 20 minutes to spare, we browsed the racks at Samantha Pleet's Williamsburg pop-up, where we found a small selection of current designs (still full-price at most boutiques) for 30 to 50 percent off, as well as a few bins filled with past-season merchandise for $50.
First, the Spring/Summer 2014 looks: If you've had your eye on Samantha Pleet's popular peek-a-boo waist "Token" dress ($160 down from $275, and available in chambray, fuschia, and black silk) or her "Fauna" shorts ($105 down from $150), now is the time to strike. A long, sea foam version of the designer's "Tabernacle" dress ($322 down from $460), and a shorter one in her "Flyaway" pattern ($273 down from $420) were still there when we left around 5:30pm.
Cropped, paint-splatter print blouses are $150, and "Naiad" rompers in army green and leaf-print go for $191 (down from $273). If you need an extra layer to throw on over your new cut-out dresses, there are a few "Outpost" jackets available for $206 (down from $295). We also spotted the "Immortal" dress and the "Revival" dress, both in black silk.
A note about sizing: extra-small, small, and medium were well-represented, although we didn't see too many larges. There is more stock in the back though, and Samantha Pleet is on-hand to grab sizes if you need to try a few (some of her designs run small).
Rifling through the $50 past-season bins unearthed ivory versions of the designer's "Sail" skirt, a few pairs of high-waisted shorts, satin rompers, and a witchy black silk "Exhibition" dress in a size 4.
Important: there's an excellent spread of Peter Pan donuts and wine. Also important: Cash and credit cards are both accepted, and the sale runs Sunday, July 27th from 12pm to 8pm.
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