Photo Coverage: Alice + Olivia Sample Sale
The Alice + Olivia sample sale started today at 260 Fifth Avenue and unlike the last sale, it is only happening at the one location instead of two. This means the huge space is filled with racks upon racks of dresses, pants, coats, fur vests - everything from the fall/winter collection and more at up to 70% off. The only thing missing from this sale are shoes and handbags. There are some gloves and small accessories, like adorable pins at the register for $12.
Let's get to the good stuff - the sampls. There is a big sample section in the back where prices range from $49 for items like sample dresses, tops and knits, to $99 for sample leathers and embellished dresses. Sample gowns, and there were plenty, were $129. Overall, the condition of the sample items were great. If anything, I say just the women combining through the racks were giving them more of a worn look.
On the main floor of the space the ready-to-wear pieces were neatly separated by size and style. There is a huge selection of coats, fur vests, pants and jackets. Then the dress selection definitely varied, with the 6-8's looking a little sparse compared to the smaller and larger sizes. That being said, the selection is amazing, especially if you are in need of a fun dress for a holiday party, upcoming weddings or want to stock up on some A+O classics like the Victoria Peplum Dress. Other standouts were leather jackets and the blazers.
There is a fitting room which was being run very efficiently. Women are only allowed to bring in 10 pieces at a time and the staff was constantly pulling out "discards" from the room. The sale will also be RESTOCKED making it definitely a trip, maybe even two. Previous A+O sales have seen markdowns towards the end, so keep some time free Saturday and Sunday.
Alice + Olivia Sample Sale: 260 Fifth Avenue
When: December 10th - 15th
Hours: 9am to 8pm today, 9am to 7pm on Wednesday, 10am to 8pm on Thursday, 9am to 7pm on Friday, 10am to 7pm on Saturday, and 10am to 3pm on Sunday
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