For a couple years now I've been meaning to check out the Cynthia Steffe sample sale as it's notorious for it's insanely cheap prices. When I spotted this notice on Instagram I made sure to be at the doors when they opened this morning.
Additional brands included were: Vince Camuto, 1.State, CeCe and Chaus. They also had other random brands floating around too. Prices started at $10 for bottoms, $15 for tops and rompers, and topped out at $25 for dresses and jackets. Sizes were mostly size small or 4 and the back wall was all plus sizes.
I should warn you, it's easy to get caught up in the shopping frenzy. Take a plastic garbage bag when you walk in because you're gonna need it. Hoards of shoppers were grabbing everything in sight. Take everything that may work for you and find a corner to try on. Unfortunately there are no mirrors so find a shopping buddy whose opinion you trust - but you can always have them take a picture with your phone if you're not sure.
These pictures were taken after I shopped so it was already pretty empty. They said they would be slowly restocking as they had boxes and boxes to unpack.
This is what I mean by random brands - spotted this NWT Kamali dress.
Spotted this floral CeCe dress in several colors.
Couldn't find any leather jackets but they had a few faux ones. This one was by Chaus.
Cynthia Steffe dress, size 4.
Cynthia Steffe faux fur colored vests. Cute colors but too boxy for me.
Another Cynthia Steffe dress,size 4 - had a few colors.
I wish looked for more skirts as they were only $10. These faux leather ones were cute but I still passed.
Plaid unlabeled coat.
Vince Camuto faux fur poncho.
Vince Camuto faux fur vest.
Vince Camuto faux suede fringed jacket.
Zara wool moto jacket.
I'm linking pieces I spotted other people trying on at the sale:
You really need a lot of patience for this sale. Lots of digging and lots of waiting around for people to put stuff back. Here's what came home with me...
NWT Topshop dress/tunic, retail $105. They charged me $10 for some reason and I'm not complaining. It's a little snug across the chest but that's because I'm not a size 4 in Topshop. Reminds me of one of my Rebecca Taylor dresses.
Vince Camuto size small long cape, retail $199. I had seen this before so for $25 it was a no-brainer. Very linty thou.
Cynthia Steffe size small knit dress, retail $228, paid $25. Very Chanel. All I need is a white leather camellia pin for the neck :)
Black fur capelet, $25. Looks like a vintage piece and has pretty embroidered lining. Pretty sure it's the real deal so I took it.
The Cynthia Steffe sale is on thru Friday and I would recommend stopping by if you're in the hood. No amazing designer pieces but lots of cheap, wearable clothing to be found. BaubleBar is on thru Saturday. Both sales should reduce prices towards the end :)
Vince Camuto, Cynthia Steffe, Chaus (and More) Sample Sale
Now thru April 1st.
261 West 36 Street, 2nd Floor
Tue-Th 9:30-6:30 Fri 10-4
BaubleBar Sample Sale
Now thru April 2nd.
260 Fifth Avenue
Tue-Fri 10am-pm, Sat 10am-5pm
BTW, the Rent the Runway sample sale is returning to 260 Sample Sale on April 5th - you can click here to sign up for a VIP ticket!