The sale space was primed and ready for bargain shoppers when I dropped by this morning. Breezy, spring-appropriate women's apparel (dresses, tops, bottoms, and outerwear) filled the venue and a small crowd was perusing the multiple racks of RTW that lined the perimeter of the walls.
As advertised, markdowns were up to 90% off. The price list was straightforward and it consisted of $109 shirts, $139 knits, $99 pants, $119 skirts, $199 dresses, $499 gowns, $169 jackets, and $399 coats.
Moving on, here are a few insights worth mentioning. First, the inventory didn't include any of the company's menswear. In addition, as I wrote earlier, the women's offerings that were available focused more towards warm weather styles than wintry layerings (think: printed silk blouses, sleeveless frocks, lightweight jackets, pastel mini skirts, and more). Also, after digging through the goods, I noticed sizes were more readily available in larger fits (40 and up) than smaller ones. If you're unsure if something will fit correctly, the good news is there was a curtained-off changing area set up for shoppers.
As for accessories, they were displayed behind the checkout counter so you'll need to ask for assistance to take a closer look. The selection consisted of small leather goods and clutches marked down to $99 and under.
The Ports 1961 sale runs through this Wednesday. If you're on the fence about braving the snowy cold weather that is expected throughout most of this week, I hope this article will help you decide if it's worth your while. Happy Shopping!