Kiki de Montparnasse Sample Sale Review
If your underwear drawer needs to be refreshed, head over to the Kiki de Montparnasse sale for over 80% off bras, panties, and assorted lingerie. The showroom staff was very attentive; I was asked whether I knew my bra size and whether I needed help finding styles in that size.
This sale has a larger selection of ready-to-wear. There are a few racks of lounge shorts, which are $30 for the basic cotton pairs, $45 for silk pairs, and $55 for silk and lace shorts. Lounge pants are available for $50. Cashmere leggings were available for $150 in grey, beige, and black, and $50 lace leggings are available in black. Jeans are available for $75.
Jersey crop tops are $30, jersey cotton camisoles are $40, and jersey tees are $45. Silk camisoles are $70, silk and lace camisoles are $75, and silk blouses are $95. Leather bustiers are $250. There is a small selection of maxi dresses available for $250.
The lingerie takes up the entire back of the showroom. Three different bra types are available; bralettes for $40, and underwire and longline bras for $50.
Underwire bras are available in sizes A-DD, with 32 to 36 bands. There were three racks of size A bras, two racks of B, and one rack each of C and D/DD. Within the A cups, a majority of the bras had a 36 band, but there were also a fair number of 34s. It was rare to find a 32A. B cups are also 36-heavy, but 32s make a stronger showing. Bands were more evenly distributed among C cups, with a sleight preference towards 36s. In the small D/DD rack there were lots of 34s, with a decent number of 36s and fewer 32s. There were three racks of bralettes (some of which were long line), which were in mostly small sizes.
The $40 underwear selection also slightly favored small sizes. There were three racks of XS, and two racks each for the rest of the sizes. Near the panties were a few racks of $40 garter belts and $60 body suits. A small display table had $35 blindfolds and $50 thick leather belts.
The sale runs through Sunday, August 1st. Expect markdowns later in the week.
WHEN: 7/28 – 8/1; Tue-Sat (11-7)
WHERE: 151 Wooster Street
between Houston & Prince Streets
New York, NY 10012
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