Charlotte Ronson Sample Sale - A Hippie's Bliss
C. Ronson, “Play” by Charlotte Ronson, I ‘Heart’ Ronson, are all of the popular lines and offshoots that rest comfortably under the insanely popular brand, Charlotte Ronson. The Charlotte Ronson Sample Sale started today within the designer’s Bryan Park studio, offering samples and Spring and early Summer designs for a sliver of the price. Her famously feminine dresses were the hit of the sale, in a pleasant sorting order despite the tight quarters of her studio’s hallway.
If you’re planning on attending one of the many outdoor music festivals this summer (Bonnarroo, Firefly, Governor’s Ball, etc) then this is the perfect sale to hit up for essential wardrobe options. Start with the box of printed scarves ($10) to tie around the strap of your purse, or in order to keep your hair off your face, and then move to the accessory table, where there is an awesome beaded turquoise bracelet with hanging gold charm ($30) and plenty of stackable handmade colorful bracelets ($30) to decorate your wrists. I also loved the gorgeous beaded chandelier earrings ($30), which would look perfect under your straw fedora.
Now, on to the clothing. A small room holds three racks of $60 and $40 odds and ends. The hallway should be your main focus, but while you’re here take a peak at the Light Blue Knee Length Skirt ($60, Orig. $255, Size 2), a lovely Gardinia Lace Top w/ Black Bowtie ($60, orig. $235, pictured) and matching Gardenia Lace Shorts ($60, orig. $195), a Snow White Linen Dress w/ Brown Braided Belt ($60, orig. $235, pictured), and for the festival goers be sure to try on the midriff showing Two Piece Estate Blue Floral Top and Skirt ($60, pictured). If you’re a fan of the insy weensy belly baring tops then the Gardenia Mini Crop Ivory Top ($40) is calling your name.
The hallway holds the prized possessions and the cutest selection of dresses. For a backyard summer barbeque, look out for the Denim and Polkadot Dress ($80, pictured), the sleeveless Blue Floral Dress w/ Lace Trim ($80, pictured), and gorgeous Collared Lace Button Down Dress ($80, pictured). In the same hall on the opposite side is the Clay Open Back Denim Dress ($60), which is to die for.
If you have some spare time there is a box of damaged clothing ($15 a piece) as well as a box of damaged shoes ($20 a pair) that is waiting to be sorted through. I didn’t have much luck finding anything worthwhile, but perhaps as the merchandise in the box depletes, hidden gems will be revealed.
I was expecting more as far as merchandise goes at the Charlotte Ronson Sample Sale, but the few racks that displayed her to-die-for dresses certainly will tide you over until her mid-summer dresses, skirts, and tops go on sale in a month or so.
WHEN: 6/6 – 6/8
WHERE: 1071 Sixth Avenue
between 40th and 41st Streets
By Caitlin Colford
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