Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Report From the Proenza Schouler Sample Sale
Wednesday, July 29 - Friday, July 31
495 Broadway between Broome and Spring Sts, 8th floor
Near 6 Train Spring Street Station or short walk to BDVF lines
No dressing room. No air conditioning. But a charming fox terrier, a sample sale veteran, who sat quietly watching the parade of super skinny sample sales shoppers trying on dresses that retailed at toney retailers for more than $1,400 for under $300, without a single yelp. The "Bandage Dress" sold for just $400. Cover girls apparently are recessionistas too. One showed last night looking for a bag, but left without a single purchase.
Note to self for next year: sneak into the Friends and Family the day before. Sample skirts sized 2-4 from current and past seasons priced from $62 to over $100. A pop-art purple stretchy top for $200. If you've always wanted Proenza, be forewarned since selections are small, sizes are only for those who are naturally tiny or having been losing weight over the economy. Merch moving quickly. Staff friendly. If you've somehow squirrelled away any $$ after running to any of the hundreds of sample sales this year, or have found your own stimulus package, it's worth a peek. (Yes, GSNYC contributor Nancy Brenner was there!)