D&G Sample Sale - Colorful and Original in a Bad Way

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12 April 2012

All that was missing from the D&G Sample Sale in the Meatpacking District was loud, bass thumping Euro trance music and a dance floor. The odds and ends that were mixed in within the strange sale were interesting, to say the least.

These days, clothing from D&G can go either way – their designs are either incredibly original in a cute way or incredibly original in an ugly way. This was certainly the case today. The majority of the sale featured a vast selection of short shorts and mini skirts, namely samples (the samples were a Size 40 only) with a few older season’s designs interspersed. Selections from D&G’s “Love Affair” line were on hand, the prettiest being the Gonna Corduroy Shorts in Orange Rust, Blue, Brown and Mustard ($70) and the Green Slim Capri Corduroy w/ Floral Designs ($70, pictured). The other trend of the sale was floral. The Pleated Denim Floral Mini ($70, pictured) is definitely worth a peek, as is the Cropped Mini Shirt w/ Flowered Collar in yellow, purple or pink ($70, pictured).

Cropped Mini Shirt w/ Flowered Collar in yellow, purple or pink ($70) Pleated Denim Floral Mini ($70)Green Slim Capri Corduroy w/ Floral Designs ($70)

Dolce & Gabbana Pepsi Logo Turquoise Tank ($50) Dolce & Gabbana Debim ShirtGilet Cropped Button Down Sweater Vest in light pink and blue ($70)

When I think D&G I picture funky tee shirts that I fall in love with. I found two of said funk today including the Mana Callas Logo Tee ($50) and Pepsi Logo Turquoise Tank ($50, pictured), but was disappointed not to see more. There were various other cotton tops, but not many worth your fifty smackaroos except for, perhaps, the comfortably and cozy looking Peach Button Down Cotton Sleeveless Shirt ($50).

Since there were no Dolce and Gabbanna designs to speak of, the dress section was lacking. One rack displayed wild, aluminum like Taille C Long Dresses ($99, pictured) that were definitely fun, to say the least but absolutely not microwave proof. The only other dress that caught my eye was the Sleeveless Abito Yellow Floor Length w/ Black Tie ($249).

Dolce & Gabbana Taille C Long Dresses ($99) Dolce & Gabbana Debim Silk Cropped Blazer w/ Peter Pan Collar ($130)Dolce & Gabbana Sample Sale

Everyone seemed to be going mad near the dressing room (where only eight pieces are allowed in at a time) because this is where the swimwear was located in an assortment of boxes labeled “one piece” and “two piece.” The swimwear that was being tossed around were mainly samples, the two pieces heavily focused on a ‘skimpy’ theme. Raincoats were another frequently grabbed item for reasons unbeknownst to me. The inflexible jelly plastic-yness of them were off putting to me personally, but shoppers were loving the clear polka-dot design and the La Certos Spa Raincoat in Clear, Pink and Yellow ($130).

Before you leave empty handed, take a look at the Silk Cropped Blazer w/ Peter Pan Collar ($130) and Gilet Cropped Button Down Sweater Vest in light pink and blue ($70).

Dolce & Gabbana Price ListLa Certos Spa Raincoat in Clear, Pink and Yellow ($130)Dolce & Gabbana Sample Sale

As solidified by the male heavy dressing room line, the D&G Sample Sale seemed to be a hit for the men and a miss for the women. Although some gems were dotted within the odd display of loud samples and past season’s designs, you may have better luck at department store sales, given the comparable prices.

WHEN: 4/12 – 4/15; Th-Sun (11-7)

WHERE: 407 West 13th Street
(btwn 9th Ave & Washington)
New York, NY 10014

By Caitlin Colford


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Posted by Caitlin Colford at 01:31 PM
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