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Did you get a chance to check out the Tamara Mellon sample sale yet? If not, it might not be worth your while, especially if you were eager to shop the designer's ready-to-wear. We did a spotcheck last night and can confirm that there was no restocking of new clothing styles, and everything is pretty much picked through.
When we arrived, there was no after-work crowd and therefore no wait to get in. The space was quiet. The shoe section seemed like the busiest, relatively. Inventory has definitely been depleted, even though we were told it was restocked. A quick peek at the high heels section revealed quite a few pairs of shoes in sizes 40 and 41, and we were told there's still more backstock.
There are now only five racks of clothing in the center of the room. A couple of shoppers were browsing the selection of remaining tops and dresses, which includes some cutout shirts and lightweight sweaters. There was also a rack of bottoms loaded with white pants and metallic shorts.
As for the samples, a bunch of spaghetti strap tops in black, teal and yellow were added, while the rompers and shorts we saw yesterday were all gone. There was one pair of beat-up sample white heeled sandals in size 39 1/2 sitting next to an empty coffee cup, still going for $25.
There is still a good selection of clutches available for $125 and three styles of large bags including white shopping totes and exotic skin patchwork purses for $400. All the Speedate bags are gone.
We asked one of the staff members about restocking and we were told there will be more shoes but no more clothes. You've got 'til Sunday. —Hsini
Thursday, February 26th through Sunday, March 1st. Thu-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-4pm. 260 Sample Sale, 260 Fifth Ave between 28th and 29th Sts (212-725-5400).