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Update: As of Friday morning, all merchandise is now 80% off its retail price. Original sale prices are listed below and in the gallery above.
With cooler temperatures creeping up, we're all in need of some rugged fall-wear and leather goods. Diesel's sample sale at 151 Wooster Street brings that and then some, as we discovered at last night's preview, with a true 75% discount on nearly everything for both men and women. Surprisingly, it also brought out a larger selection for men, with about 60% of the sale space dedicated to their clothing.
Enter and turn left to find a wall of almost entirely men's clothing and outerwear, the latter category in plenty of sizes and styles. A men’s gray Larcoty jacket with leather details is $590 (was $2,365), and a Lesang jacket in midnight blue is $607 (was $2,430). Men’s plaid shirts are $37 (from $148) and men’s sweaters run around $90 (was $360). Sizes run from 44 to 54, or XS to XXL. Bins in the center have men's denim, sizes 27 to 31.
The back area has bins of women's denim, priced $40 to $62 (were $158 to $250) in sizes 23 through 29. We saw a great pair of FiftyfiveDSL denim jeans for $30 (were $120) and a purple sweatshirt for $37 (was $148).
On the right hand side of the space are racks with everything from tank tops to outerwear. We liked a Patta puffer jacket in ombre gray for $250 (was $998), an Angus fur vest ($100, was $398), and an Anthracite trench for $324 (was $1,295). We also saw black leather pants for $246 (were $985), a metallic Mextile sweater for $174 (was $695), and a leather studded skirt at $424 (was $1,695).
Sizes lean toward either end of the spectrum — XS or XL — but there are a good amount of in-between options, at least for the time being. For these, we noted a few denim jackets for $57 (were $228) as well as a denim shirt for the same price (also was $228).
Beyond the black and gray leather were some more colorful pieces, like a blush Astrid jacket for $182 (was $728), a blue velvet blazer for $125 (was $498), and a purple fur overcoat for $125 (was $498).
In the middle, find bins with belts and scarves next to shelves of footwear — sorry, all sample sizes: men's shoes are size 43, while women's are 39. Boots are $75, sneakers (including a lot of high tops) are $35, dress shoes and heels are $40, and flats are just $25. Near the checkout are bags (also all 75% off, and priced as marked) and small accessories. Long leather gloves are $95 (were $380), and zip wallets are $38 (were $150).
Though most of the merchandise looked to be in good condition at first glance (minus wrinkles from storage), it never hurts to check: We overheard a male shopper scoffing at a scratch on a leather jacket, and noticed scuffs on several of the boots and dress shoes. There's more stuff for restocking, but with limited sizes and many one-off pieces as it was last night, your best plan is to stop by ASAP. The sale goes through Sunday; check out our Dealfeed below for hours.