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The ICB Sample Sale Has Apparel Starting at $5

Racks at last spring's <a href="">sample sale</a>
Racks at last spring's sample sale

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The ICB sample sale kicked off this morning at 11am at 8 Crosby Street in Soho. Men's and women's apparel and shoes from brands like J. Press and are starting at just $5, and we spotted a good amount of women's samples from spring/summer 2015, too (sorry, no photos were allowed).

Prices are marked by colored stickers on the tag of each item. A small red sticker indicates $5; small yellow is $10; small green is $20; and small blue is $30. Items with large red stickers are $50, while large yellow stickers mean $80, large green is $100, and large blue is $150. Scarves are on a table along the left-hand side of the room and are all $20. There are a few beauty items ranging from $5 to $10, like shower gel, hand cream, and bubble bath soap.

First up is men's apparel by J. Press, where a leafy camouflage print dominates the racks. Shorts, tank tops, and polos in that print are all $5. There is a decent selection of pants (like a nice pair of green chinos for $10) and jackets in all sizes, but 30s and 34s are the most common.

Sport shirts and sweaters are priced at $10, and there are a few styles of each. Coats are mostly medium-weight and priced $15—$50. Notable styles include a quilted wool sportcoat ($50) marked down from $450, a silky bomber jacket with roaring tiger head embroidery for $20 (originally $395), and a hooded windbreaker priced at $20 (originally $295).

Women's apparel is in the back of the space. A rack along the left-hand wall is where you'll find most of the samples. A spring/summer 2015 tweed dress with a mesh racerback cutout for $100 stood out, as did a color-blocked gray and maroon fur vest for $150. Most of these styles are a size 2, but the racks along the back and right-hand wall have a better range. We liked a white wool and alpaca-blend walker coat in a size 10 for $100, and we also spotted a stunning blazer with metallic geometric jacquard embroidery for $50 in multiple sizes.

Pants are starting at $10, but we didn't see garment tags on a lot of the styles. There are a few silky, tailored styles, most notably an olive green pair for $50. Skirts are mostly minis, like a flared pink style for $5. Dresses are mixed in the racks, with a blue and white marble-print fit and a flare tank dress (both for $50) standing out. A white ribbed dolman sleeve sweater is very well stocked and priced at $80 (was $365). We also liked a super-soft gray turtleneck for $50 (was $365) and a layered gray sleeveless sweater for $30, plus a pajama-inspired white short sleeved button down for $30 (originally $225).

Shoes are on a table in the center of the back, and there doesn't appear to be a ton of back stock. Silver peep-toe Robert Clergerie wedges ($30) took up most of the space. Swear X ICB platform wedges in a size 41 are going for $50, and we liked a pair of furry point-toe LD Tuttle ankle boots in a size 41 for $50.

The rest of the women's apparel is in the center of the space, and should probably be skipped — the odd, outdated knits and athletic apparel by Chacott and Welcomfo Chacott are not worth looking at. We saw a weird green tube top with a butterfly print detail in the top right corner for $5, and pretty much stopped there. There are a few sweaters by Cardigan for $50 to the left, but no styles of note.

There are no dressing rooms here. The sale is on the fourth floor and runs through Friday at 6pm. Check out the Dealfeed below for more details.