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True Samples for Under $100 at the Thakoon and Thakoon Addition Sale

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Thakoon's sample sale is semi-hidden—sign in with security at the front desk before heading up to the third floor, where you'll have to check your bag and coat. Once you're in, here's what you'll find:

Thakoon and Thakoon Addition items are interspersed throughout the racks. The main area of the room consists of samples, all sizes 2 and 4. The clothing is organized by color, starting with black and gray on the right side, then pink, red, and white on the back wall, and finally navy and turquoise on the left side. Two tables in the middle have knits (Thakoon for $125 and Addition for $75). On the far left of the showroom, you'll find non-sample items in sizes 0 through 12. However, many of these are in the 2 to 4 range anyway.

Sample items are between $30 and $200, and most are in good shape (with occasional tears or markings here and there, so keep a lookout). Tops and tees are on the cheaper end, dresses and pants are mostly around $100, and coats and gowns are about $200. Outside of the sample area, pieces go up to $500 (for winter coats and evening dresses), and bottom out at around $65.

Some items of note: a black and white sample gown for $300 (down from $1,000), ivory leather pants for $75, and a black floral layer dress for $105 (in sizes up to a 10). Other items that come in sizes bigger than a 2 or 4 include a floral short jacket ($95), a black and white winter coat ($255), a pink and black dress ($100), and a lace floral Thakoon top ($70).

The shoes ($50) are mostly true samples, and range in size from 37 to 40. Be prepared to dig for boots and heels without scratches. Belts are in a bin nearby for $20 each.

Prices are as marked, so don't expect further discounts today. All forms of payment are accepted.

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, New York, NY 10014