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Charm & Chain's Sample Sale Is Like Stepping Into a Costume Jewelry Closet

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Walking into the Charm & Chain sample sale is like stepping off tourist-infested, odorous Broadway and into the oversized walk-in closet of your most maximalist friend. The pink-coated walls are lined with photos and jewel-adorned busts, a poster that says "F*** the recession" sitting near the sale code. The discounts range from 20% to 80% off, meaning you can find anything from $5 gold stud earrings from Charm & Chain's own label to $650 embroidered Dori Csengeri ones.

Some of the better deals include Lele Sadoughi stone cuffs for $40 (originally $240), a Kendra Scott hand chain for $24 (60% off of $60), and an Eddie Borgo turquoise ring marked down from $100 to $40. Amidst a table crowded with bib necklaces and bracelets from the likes of Dannijo and Shourouk, we fell for a pair of $287 Erickson Beamon earrings, a mash-up of pearls, chains, and jewels that marries edge with elegance.

Another quiet standout is a $99 gold cocktail ring from Kelly Wearstler, which, upon a closer look, reveals a design depicting a pair of legs kicked up, a common motif in Wearstler's home decor collection. A $328 Sarah Magid multi-colored pyramid bracelet and its matching stack rings ($158) are also hard to resist, though they aren't on sale. This costume jewelry doesn't come cheap, so don't expect to come home with a handful of finds from the $5 and $10 bins. But fans of playful jewelry, especially that of Lele Sadoughi, will not be disappointed. There's plenty to go around—you've got until tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 19th through Thursday, August 20th. Daily 10am—8pm. 611 Broadway between Bleecker and W Houston Streets.