Looking for a dress that really grabs everyone's attention? Well then, you'll want to drop by this week's Alice + Olivia sample sale. Starting with the brand's signature style, there were lots of clothes lined with sequins, laces, chiffons, and embellishments--all of which stand to shine at any late night party or social function. When I stepped into 260 5th Ave, I found that everything was organized by size. Inventory ranged from XS (0~2) to L (10~12). As for prices, embellished dresses were $199 and sequin skirts were $129. Tops & sweaters were $69~$99 and denims were $79. I also noticed quite a few items that are currently available online. For instance, a fuchsia peplum skirt is currently $154.80 online. At today's sale, it was priced $79 (4th photo below). In addition, I found the Amena dress ($165 online) for $129.
If show-stopping dresses aren't your thing, you'll be pleased to know that there were muted styles & office-appropriate dressings as well. Long sleeve turtlenecks, sleek gray office blazers, and tweeded box jackets could easily satisfy anyone with a minimalistic taste in fashion. I should mention that prices for daytime wear were different from evening pieces. Day dresses were $129, pants were $99, skirts were $79, jackets were $149, and furs were $299. If bargains are your main interest, there were 7 sample racks located towards the back of the showroom. Prices for samples were $29 for loungewear, $49 for daytime apparel, and $99 for evening jackets & dresses (photo above).
The shoe section was also located in the back. I spotted various styles like the heart-print platforms for $99 (online price $195), the Saffi heels for $99 (online price $207), glitter ballet flats for $79, and leopard-print booties for $179. There was also a small selection of Alice + Olivia for Keds sequin sneakers (10th photo below). Each of these pairs were $39. Although the discounts on Alice + Olivia shoes were greater than the clothes, I wouldn't suggest spending too much time browsing in that section as the label's footwear are not as appealing as their famed party frocks.
Finally, let me mention a thing or two about the jewelry/accessories section. Situated near the checkout counter, two glass display cases were full of $19 cocktail rings (originally $95), $109 embellished necklaces, $99 crystal cuffs, and $59 chain necklaces. There were also 5 plastic bins that contained swimsuits & leather belts.
Though the public opening isn't until tomorrow, sale organizers were not checking names this morning. So you might want to go later this afternoon if you have the time. This way, you can avoid tomorrow's crowd while enjoying a wider variety of merchandise.
Embellished dresses $199
Long dresses/Jumpsuits $139
Day dresses $129
Embellished tops $99
Knit tops $69
Embellished skirts $129
Embellished jackets $169
Tall boots $199
Ankle boots $179