How to Pick a Perfect Holiday Gift? Run to C. Wonder Sample Sale. Now.
Imagine a world where you can find a monogrammed delight in every letter in the alphabet. That world opened in SoHo in 2011 to an eager shopping public, and this week you can experience it on sale!
C. Wonder Sample Sale is locked, loaded, and ready for you to bust down the doors and scoop up some goodies. Though priced lower than normal retail, the items aren’t terribly cheap, but neither is the quality. From children’s toys to dog collars and handbags, this was a variety sale.
The entire left side of the store was stocked with women’s clothing, mostly shirts and sweaters, and plenty of it was the very on trend sheer polyester print. These shirts were $40 and came in many prints, such as leopard, polka dot, and solid color. Striped blouses, cable knit sweaters, and faux fur vests mingled with floral print and camo jeans for $45. Vests and sweaters were a bit more, but if you are a fan scooping these up is smart at $80 for faux fur or cashmere.
Housewares were definitely the star of this sale, with monogrammed goods in many varieties, as well as tasteful vintage inspired items such as decorative drink trays, teapots, wine openers, trivets, pillow coverings, and even tech accessories. Monogrammed plates and pillows in many different color schemes were unique to each letter. Every letter was accounted for, with love for even the lonely letters X and Z. Large plates, monogrammed storage boxes, decorative sculptures, and stationary can all be found in the long central aisles.
Towards the back, shoes, handbags, and belts were all the talk as people scanned the rows of loafers, flats, and boots. Shoes were decently priced from $65 to $80, and there seemed to be many styles stocked. Leather and vinyl totes were piled high as were smaller saddle type bags with decorative gold animal amulets.
Jewelry was a smaller area, costume type stuff, but sunglasses and regular glasses frames were actually adorable and decently priced at $45. As usual with 260, checkout is a breeze and you even get a shopping bag to go.
C.Wonder is a great place to pop into if you need a gift for nearly anyone for any reason. October may be a bit early to attract the ire of the ghosts of Christmas past, but getting a few discount gifts in October never hurt anyone! Grab a plate or 20 and serve up a beautiful meal tonight for those close to you, you can even give them their own initialed plates.
WHEN: 10/14 – 10/19; Tue (9-8), W (9-7), Th-Sat (10-7), Sun (10-5)
WHERE: 260 Fifth Avenue
between 28th and 29th Streets
New York, NY 10001
N/R/6 Trains to 28th Street
By Danielle Guercio
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