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Birkenstocks Make a Surprise Cameo at James Perse's Second Sample Sale

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Another James Perse sample sale is happening right now at 151 Wooster, so we stopped by this afternoon to see what round two holds. The clothing stock is very similar to the last sale's, although there are more shoes and totes this time around. Pricing is the same but we'll break it down for you here.

In the women's section you'll find shorts, skirts, and sweat tops for $50, while dresses, shirts, and bottoms are $60. Jackets are $90 and knits are $120. Cheaper items include tank tops for $20, short-sleeve tees for $30, and lounge pants for $30. Our favorites include a blue trench for $90 (was $350), a tri-color knit top for $45 (was $145), and white lounge pants (really all the lounge pants) for $30 (were $155). The less expensive samples were all worth a look; there are good tank and tee basics in all colors and sizes. Keep an eye out for the occasional damaged item—we spotted a maxi dress with a tear in the fabric.

The men's section has $30 tees, $50 sweat tops and $60 button-down shirts. Jackets are $90, with special collection items going for $120, while bottoms are $60 and shorts are $50. We noted a men's plaid shirt for $60 (was $225) and a special collection men's vest for $120 (was $295). Tees and tops come in sizes 0 through 5, and there are plenty of colors to choose from.

Over in the shoe section, there are men's Danner boots for $160 (were $390), K Jacques sandals for women (also $160) and—you read this correctly—Birkenstocks for $80. Sizes range from 40 to 45 in men's, and 37 to 38 in women's. SeaVees sneakers are $50 (were $150).

There are also big black blankets for $399 (were $885) and a good amount of beige totes for $80. We didn't see any scarves around, and there are no books or fitted sheets despite what the price list says. But there's still a lot of stock, clothing-wise, so stop by this week if you want to stock up on basics.