Jun 10, 2013


She's the queen of flirty party frocks. Stacey Bendet's fashion label, Alice + Olivia, began their summer sample sale early this rainy morning. The sale is an attraction for shoppers who are looking for that perfect summer party look. So, are you ready to frock on?

As you may already know, Alice + Olivia is hosting their sample sale at two different venues this week. This is a first for the brand. I chose to attend the 260 Sample Sale location since I was familiar with the space. Press & VIPs were allowed in an hour before the public opening and I entered the sale right when the doors opened. Inside, my first priority was to check the price list. I found that prices on apparel remained mostly status quo when compared to the last sale in December. Shoes, on the other hand, were cheaper by $20 to $100(!).

The clothing section was organized by size--XS to XXL. Racks of dresses, tops, skirts, jackets, and pants filled Alice + Olivia's midtown sample sale showroom. The inventory was definitely overflowing and I spotted many different dress styles in lace, peplum, sequin, and bold print. There were lots of party frocks, trench coats, evening jackets, flirty skirts, summer shorts, and maxi skirts. My favorites? This strapless polka-dot peplum top, black cap sleeve dress, and red polka-dot bow tie blouse. Towards the back of the space, shoppers will find an area dedicated to samples. I strongly suggest to my readers that they start their shopping in this section first. As for prices, tops were $79, dresses were $129, skirts and pants were $99, and embellished/party/leather dresses $199. The full list is at the end of this article.

Now, onto shoes. As I mentioned earlier, Alice + Olivia's shoes were priced slightly lower than the last sale. Tall boots were $99 (down from $199 at the last sale), ankle boots were also $99 (down from $179), heels were $79, and flats were $49. The selection was slightly better and I spotted various styles like patent pumps, leopard print flats, polka dot scandals, and glittery platforms.

Regarding further markdowns, prices will likely drop as the sale progresses. Make sure to read the comment section below or follow my tweets for any updates.

Price list:
Regular samples $49
Tanks $69
Denim/Leggings $69
Tops $79
Embellished/Leather tops $99
Sweaters $99
Pants $99
Embellished/Leather skirts/shorts $99
Embellished samples $99
Regular dresses $129
Jumpsuits/Rompers $139
Jackets $149
Embellished/Embroidered jackets $169
Embellished/Party/Leather dresses $199
Gowns $199
Coats $299
Leather/Fur/Suede $299

Belts $29
Swimwear $49
Gloves $49
Beaded handbags $69
Hats $69
Scarves $69
Kids $99
Mens $99

Flats $49
Heels $79
Tall boots $99
Ankle boots $99


  1. were there any sample coats?

    1. No. Samples were mostly comprised of tops, dresses, and skirts.

  2. Will they be restocking i can only go at the end of thd week.

    1. As of now, there is no word on restocking. I will update if I hear any news.

  3. Any leather pleated skirts? Did anyone see Leather baseball jacket black/white?

    1. I did see a few pleated skirts. There was a lot of merchandise to go through, so I can't be sure about the jacket.

  4. I have seen the leather baseball jacket, black and white

  5. I picked up a pair of flats and asked about the restocking and they said they won't BUT I plan to go back at the end of the week. Black pumps are calling my name

  6. So excited! When does the sample sale end?

    1. It ends on Friday for 260 5th Ave and Sunday for 72 Greene St.

  7. any word on restocking?? Also what do the leather tops look like?

  8. is there a lot of leather in size 0 still at 260??Any word on markdowns??

    1. Extra price reductions start today (6/13).

  9. Do you know is they are marking down prices?

    1. They just started additional markdowns today (6/13).

  10. How much of a markdown are they doing today?

    1. I went to the 260 Fifth location yesterday (6/14) and forgot to snap a pic, but here's the few that I remember:

      leather/embellished dresses $140
      regular dresses $90
      regular tops $55
      outerwear $209

      Overall it seemed to be around/at least $30 off from the beginning of the week prices.


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