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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sample Sale, on Fifth Avenue

Sample sale line, nyc
Photo by myself, around 29th Street and Fifth Avenue in Midtown.

A line snaked down the sidewalk for a sample sale of designer clothing. A man in a suit acted as a bouncer.

Rebecca Minkoff ready-to-wear clothing and accessories were being sold 75% off list price. Often, designers rent ground floor spaces for a couple days to get rid of inventory.

It's a win-win scenario - the designers save money selling the items to the public directly, rather than going thru a third party. Landlords are paid for a couple days for spaces that would go un-rented. The public gets inexpensive designer clothing.

There are various on-line websites you can subscribe to, to find out when and where sample sales are.

Related posts: Fall Fashion Week, Bryant Park, Behind the Prada Store, in Soho, and Model Behavior, Downtown.


Andy said...

The men are outnumbered by the women... again:-)

biebkriebels said...

I would step in that line too....

s.c said...

Great street shot Kitty.Like the expression of the bouncer. You see that he is thinking about you with a little camera. Well done.

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Hi Kitty! Such a great idea!