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Update! We stopped by the sale again on Friday—here's what we found.
Take a look around the Loeffler Randall website—then head the sample sale, where you'll find the exact same items at about half the price. Though it opens to the public at 9am this morning, we got a peek at what's inside during yesterday's preview, and found tons of styles—especially warm-weather necessities like white sandals and bright satchels—from $100 to $200.
We'll start in the back of the space (note that the sale has moved from its usual spot and instead located at 150 Wooster Street) at the bags. Most notable here is the selection of brightly colored snake and lizard skin bags that were made exclusively for the sample sale, all either $150 or $175. Also taking center stage: the $125 bucket bags, which staff tells us will likely go fast.
If classic satchels are more your thing, there's a wide variety of mini, medium, and regular Rider bags for between $200 and $225. There are also spacious totes ($150), zipper wallets ($75), miniaudieres ($125), Junior Work Totes ($200), the tasseled Pouch Bag ($150) and more—all of which are still full-priced online.
Onto the stars of the sale, the shoes! Luckily, sandals take center stage, and are generally priced between $100 and $150, save for a few size-7 samples for $50 and $75. You'll find tons of slides ($75), flat two-strap and cross-strap sandals in brown, black, pony hair, and iridescent leather ($100), lace-up gladiator sandals ($125), sneaker slip-ons ($125), stacked-heel sandals in cross-strap, mule, and gladiator variations ($150), kitten heels ($150), a few cut-out booties ($175), and precious few boots ($200)—not that you'll be needing those anytime soon, anyway.
Staff tells us there'll be ample restocking on almost everything, so don't let the near-guarantee of a long line convince you to skip this one. Is there something on the website you've been eyeing? Let us know in the comments, and we'll let you know if we spotted it there.