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We're into the second day of Marc Jacobs' first public sample sale, and checked in a couple of hours ago to see what damage the first day's crowd did to the initial selection. If you're looking for the short answer, it's this: Not a lot. Prices remain unchanged across all categories, and brand fans will definitely want to head straight for the back of the sale for overstock bags and shoes, both attended by sales associates.
The good news is that neither of these sections were nearly as crowded as they were yesterday. Staff was at the ready to pull shoe sizes for customers (like black flats for $95 and sophisticated heels for $200) and calculate prices on bags, which generally started at $300 and hovered around $500 for styles of a useful size. There's still plenty of sample shoes, too, ready to grab for $50 apiece. We selected some of our favorites in the gallery above.
And while it's nice to go to a sample sale where true samples make up most of the apparel selection, that wasn't what the crowds were drawn to today. Scope through the racks lining the left side of the sale space for $100 jackets, $75 skirts and dresses, $50 pants, and $40 shorts, which made up most of what's left, in a smattering of sizes from 0 to 10, with smaller ones appearing more frequently. We were drawn to a silk jacket that looked fit for a ringmaster and a heavy black pencil skirt that made us reminisce of cold winters.
Men are still stuck with two measly racks, one of which is mostly a graphic tee, and a single table of footwear at $75 percent off with about half a dozen styles. Where they might have the most luck is in the accessories bins in the middle of the room, with cashmere gloves in olive green and navy going for $35 and blue scarves for $32.40. Little girls will be ready for summer with bins practically overflowing with swimwear at $20 apiece in the middle of the room. And those who aren't looking to spend triple digits on bags can go through other bins for used samples and smaller accessories.
Planning on heading over today? You could face a bit of a wait...or not. We waited in direct sunlight for a half hour to get in this morning, but that had totally disappeared by 12:30pm—though we did notice that we bumped into people more frequently the longer we spent inside. Check out the Dealfeed below for the sale's remaining hours today and tomorrow.