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Some brands have sales that are very much off season and late on many trends. It doesn’t make them worthless, but they can be not worth your time. This was not the case with the 260 Fifth sale space’s guest this week: J.Crew. Hosting a huge array of both previous seasons and actual samples, making it a true sample sale. Variety was on point at this sale in many ways as was the staff and the discounts. We love the 260 Fifth space because no matter who they are hosting they are consistent. An ungodly line began to hug the block as opening time drew near.
When you first walk into the well stocked rows, you are greeted with a long rack of beads, textures, and styles. This is where you find the holy grail of J.Crew’s deal pieces, the Collection line. This is where you can find the higher end and more adventurous selection. This was also one of the most exciting racks I have seen yet at 260. Ranging in price from $40 to $300, the price pretty much depended on what you were holding. This could be anything from printed leather A-line skirts to fully sequined shift dresses, the variety was insane! Original pricing can be in the $700 to $1500 range!
Cashmere was another hefty selection, right next to wool skirts. The cashmere was in the $90 range and there was a good color palette, though nothing too far off from the basic colors. Skirts also had incredible range, from embroidered cotton twill fluted skirts, to soft, pleated crepe. There were prints, solids, ikat, brocade, suiting, leather, silks, and every cut and color you could ever want. Really skirts are one of the most well stocked things we saw at this sale.
Honorable mention goes to the accessories section which had wool hats, phone cases, headphones, ipad cases, and belts like crazy. Purses were a great bonus, and we saw some really beautiful leather handbags in a few sizes. Basic totes, stylish hard construction clutches, and soft foldable clutches in hair on calf and snake print. Prices on these pieces were pretty good at $40-$120 for a typical piece.
Shoes were another star of the show, with a very large selection of colors, sizes, and styles. You could take any girl in the world back to these shoes and they would find something they liked. On trend neon styles, lots of prints and patents, and a few dainty menswear styles could all be found. Mostly flats, we saw a few heels but at $80 or so we think those will be the first to go. Shoes we don’t really see lasting more than this first day, given the amount of people waiting to gain entry.
We should also mention that J.Crew sale also made available a select amount of merchandise from their sister brand, Madewell. There were dresses, pants, skirts, tees, and a few different styles of blazers and jackets. We have it on good authority from an experienced J.Crew devotee that this sale was very much worth the time, she says that online deals with this company are epic, but this sale gave her a chance to grab some stuff that was long gone from the website, as well as some newer items.
WHEN: 6/24 – 6/29; Tue-Sat (10-9), Sun (11-5)
WHERE: 260 Fifth Avenue
between 28 & 29th Streets
NYC NY 10001
N,R,6 Trains to 28th street
By Danielle Guercio
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