Calypso St. Barth sample sale brings vacation in the Flatiron district
The 260 Fifth space took a break for summer, unleashing a new and exciting pop up sample sale: Calypso St Barth. Originated in the 90s in St. Barth, this brand is bent on bringing luxury resort wear to every woman in every season.
As usual with the 260 Fifth space, loads of merchandise as well as staff to help are on hand. Expect extremely long waits for the dressing room, as Calypso’s intense embellishment game is not for the faint of heart. This sale is perfect for the impulse shopper with a small to medium budget. You will get in and out faster by not trying things on. The rows were packed with eager shoppers literally grabbing everything in sight, so this is a sale you will want to get to early.
Checkout looked like smooth sailing, but we would wager the morning, lunch, and after work crowds might cause a bit of line buildup. Entry lines we could also see getting pretty large, so this is a show for the big girls or the big fans of Calypso St Barth.
The clothes themselves were pretty wide ranging. One of the most awesome things about Calypso St Barth is the range of styles of embellishment. From ikat to beading to tie dye, nearly every style and technique could be found on a tunic. Tunics were one of the most ubiquitous items at the sale. Quite literally every style of tunic could be found. Draped, fitted, extra long, mid thigh, and from sheer silk poly to linen. The tunics were plain, dyed, printed, embroidered, beaded, sequined, lace, and woven.
Dresses were another popular and plentiful item, with styles going from casual sundress to full on lace or sequin numbers that dare we say could even pass for bridal. Other than the very glamorous, there was even stuff we would consider strange, not an everyday occurrence at a mid level sale. Huge long sweater dresses covered in tassles mingled next to gold leaf metallic and there were beads and sequins for days. Dresses ranged around $79.
Also in the sale, numerous long and short sleeve basics in jersey, cotton and poly for around $19. Everything at the sale is priced as marked, but most things were around $19-$79. Pants were another varied option, with trousers, denim, leggings, and you guessed it, embellished styles. Shorts and skirts were also on hand, there were many types of trouser style shorts in mostly lighter softer colors.
Not the sale for your work clothes, but definitely the sale for your off-duty pursuits, hop a few stops over to 28th street if you want to grab a bag full of sunshine.
WHEN: 7/15 – 7/20; Tue-Th (10-8), F (10-7), Sat (11-7), Sun (11-4)
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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