The timing of the Reed Krakoff sample sale couldn't have been more perfect for me since I have been meaning to check out their in-store offerings before they actually pulled the plug. When I stopped by the sale during their F&F hours, I was surprised and sad to see the SoHo sale space so quiet. There was barely a crowd and I was able to browse through the goods in a calm and collected fashion.
I started my inspection in the handbag section and I'm sorry to report discounts weren't as impressive as I hoped. Prices ranged from $100 to $400 for leathers (most were $200 and above) while exotics were priced $500 to $1,500. I saw a RK40 in dark brown priced $300 (3rd photo below), a RK40S in white priced $200 (4th photo below), a three-tone mini Atlantique priced $300, and a Krush hobo priced $300. Although pricing didn't meet my expectations--considering it's a going-out-of-business sample sale--I'm sure everyone will agree markdowns from this sale are deeper than what the company is offering online.
Located next to bags were accessories and SLGs. Items included wallets, sunglasses, belts, gloves, scarves, and jewelry. Markdowns were very reasonable. Wallets were mostly $100, sunglasses were $75, belts were $50, gloves were $50, and scarves were $100. Jewelry was prices individually and each piece was 75% off retail. The jewelry selection included a wide assortment of bracelets plus a few earrings & necklaces. I spotted Vampire chain cuffs for $98, a wide leather cuffs for $173, Machine two-tone cuffs for $248, T-pin bracelets for $248, and T-Bar drop earrings for $63.
Shoes were divided into two categories: samples and overstocks. Sample shoes were $75 and $100 while overstock production shoes were priced individually with markdowns hovering around the 75% off mark. Sample footwear was organized on six racks (18th photo below) while non-sample shoes were displayed on tables in the back and friendly sales associates were waiting on hand to help shoppers with sizes and prices. While browsing, I spotted a pair of black ankle boots for $187 (14th photo below), Atlas cutout booties for $198 (16th photo below), python ankle wrap sandals for $198, metal ankle strap sandals for $212, silver pumps for $187 (17th photo below), and knee high boots for $248 & $323 (15th photo below).
RTW was also divided into two categories: samples and overstocks. The three sample racks consisted of jackets, pants, dresses and tops with prices starting at $50 and going up to $175. Overstocks were discounted 75% off with eighteen racks of womenswear neatly lined up on the left side of the venue. I found a rose double-breasted jacket for $372.50, a long tweed coat for $872.50 (24th photo below), a printed sequin dress for $997.50, a fuchsia ruche gown for $572.50, and a sleeveless V-neck top for $297.50.
Overall, I thought today's Reed Krakoff sample sale offered nice discounts but it just didn't satisfy my bargain needs. Still, there is no arguing that prices were far better than what is being offered on the brand's online store.
RTW/Jewelry/SLGs 75% off retail prices
Hang tags $15
Grey Concept pants $75
Grey Concept skirts $75
Grey Concept sweaters $100
Grey Concept tops $100
Leather footwear $75
Exotic footwear $100
Large tray $50
Medium tray $40
Small tray $30