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If you're heading to Scoop's warehouse sale this week, prepare for close encounters with the deal-inclined. Last night's preview at 260 Sample Sale provided a telling glimpse, with customers passive-aggressively reasoning with fellow shoppers: "I mean, if you're not sure you want it, I'll take it, you know, if you don't mind...like, totally, no pressure though. Just come find me, or wave if you're going to put it back." Check your coat, bag, and un-assertive friends at the door.
Plowing through the racks, original prices for items range from men's tees for $40 into the hundreds to thousands of dollars for Hervé Leroux dresses, but nearly everything here is 75% off its lowest-marked price. So that $1,490 Maison Margiela tote? $372. And $645 Chloe flats? Try $160. Treat yo' self accordingly.
The women's section has jackets and shirts in the front, sweaters and dresses in the center, and pants at the far end, followed by shoes in the back. Scarves, bags and jewelry are along the north wall, by the line to check out. There are no fitting rooms in the warehouse, which resulted in most girls slipping amongst the less crowded men's racks to try on their bounty. If that's not your thing, come prepared with an idea of your fit in the brands you see here or in the slideshow above.
Your best bet is to head to the bags and shoes first, unless you're in the market for sweaters. You can snag Jimmy Choo pumps, Iro boots, or Michael Kors wedges, especially if you're above a size 8. For bags and accessories, there are the casual fox fur earmuffs ($103), as well as an Elena Ghisellini crossbody bag ($107) and the Sophie Hulme box flap bag ($160). Carry your smaller finds around to explore the clothing afterwards.
Heading into the pants section, styles range from typical distressed skinny denim by Rag + Bone ($47) to AG twill or natural cords ($42) to Helmut Lang red leggings ($57). Sizes run from 24 to 32 and are organized very well. There is also a handful of shorts, all priced around $30—$40 (in case you're feeling optimistic about New York's so called "spring" weather).
Dresses run the gamut from Clover Canyon prints for $75 to classy DVF sheaths for $100 to Herve Leroux bandage dresses for $730. For those in the LBD market, Michael Kors ($273) and Helmut Lang ($73) offer some good varieties. There are some maxi dresses in the back corner, but it's probably best to focus on what's on the center racks.
Women's tops include Clover Canyon crops for $54 and Sea printed blouses for $68. Great moto jackets by Scoop's in-house label and others are plentiful, but just be mindful of their condition as you're browsing: While most of what we took off the racks was in good shape (even if it could use an iron or a steam) be on the lookout for broken zippers or little imperfections before you head to the register.
For the men's section, there's an abundance of sweaters and shirts—from $18 Lacoste tees to Gant's washed denim button-downs ($64), gents have their pick. There are also Arc'teryx rain jackets marked down to $198 from $795, down puffer vests for $94, and Michael Kors zip-up sweaters with leather trim for $74.
The men's shoe selection is smaller than the women's. Some good gets include slip-on Converse for $42 and John Varvatos boat shoes for $50. To stock up for summer exploits in the Hamptons or Fire Island, swim trunks ($48) are directly to the left as you walk in.
There's plenty of Scoop-branded items to go around ($86 sweaters, $20 tops, $150 biker jackets), but if you're looking for Wang or Cavalli, get in early to make sure you can grab your size. There's also good selection of Zac Posen dresses ($498) and Diane Von Furstenberg sweaters ($74).
If you take a little extra time, you could easily discover solo items like an Opening Ceremony jacket, a Burberry coat, or a Cushnie Et Ochs dress, though these items aren't available in all sizes. Naturally, the more high-end the brand, the fewer sizes are on offer, but we saw the full spread from XS to XL in most dresses, and plenty of women's pants and shirts across all sizes.
The sale will be restocked daily and runs through Sunday, thankfully—that 75% discount is worth a second (and maybe third) look, no matter what brand you're aiming for. See the full sale hours below.
Tue 9am—8pm, Wed—Thu 10am—8pm, Fri—Sat 10am—7pm, Sun 10am—3pm.