Tracy Reese has been one on my favorite designers for years. I'm obsessed with her colorful prints and whimsical, girly designs. Her sample sale officially opened at 10am yesterday, but I got there a little early and they were already open. Good thing I did because it was mobbed in that first hour. My niece is having a Bat Mitzvah in a couple weeks so I'm on a mission for a new dress. I made a beeline right to the fancy stuff. Unfortunately they only had size 4 samples yesterday morning and right now I'm a 6. I squeezed into a few pieces but nothing was calling to me. The good news is that today they should have received a shipment of stock sizing so as I write this post I'm considering heading back to see if I get lucky. For now, let's take a look inside the sale...
Typically they price their Plenty line cheaper but this year pricing was across the board by category - other than her Black Label dresses which were $125 (somehow not on this price list). Dresses, rompers, jumpsuits, and coats were $75, jackets were $60, pants were $50, skirts, shorts, blouses, and sweaters were $40, tanks, camis and shoes were $30. They also had some runway shoes from SJP that were $75.
Tracy made a brief appearance at the sale - I was going to go and say hello when a clueless shopper stopped her and asked if they had more tops. By the time I stopped laughing she was gone. Sample sale etiquette 101 - google the designer so you know what they look like - and don't bother them with stupid questions. Ask the people working the sale LOL.
|Black label dress $125.|
|Another black label dress.|
Every time I tried to take a picture, someone would stick their hand in and try to grab something from my shot LOL. It was pretty crazy in there.
You know I had to take a closer look at the shoes. Inside the boxes were lots of size 39-41 runway shoes that she must have collaborated with SJP. I loved the floral booties but the heels were a little high for me. This year I need to buy more everyday shoes instead of amazing heels that can only be worn a couple hours at a shot.
I didn't realize until I got home that these plenty sandals may have only been $30 - if I go back I'll have to take a second look. They had more sizing (rather than just 39-41) in these.
I'm linking up a few pieces I spotted at the sale :)
Tuesday, May 24th through Thursday, May 26th, 10am-6pm.
260 W 39th St (between 7&8th), 19th fl
I also ran to Carmen Marc Valvo after Tracy - I didn't share on Insta because it was already pretty picked over by the time I got there (which was only an hour after they opened). Very few pieces had sleeves which is something I always look for in a dress/gown. The sale was mostly samples with a couple racks of stock. Sizing for samples looked like a 4. For samples, separates were $25, short dresses were $50 and gowns were $100. For stock, it was $300 for gowns, $200 for short dresses and $50 for separates. It was a one day sale (too late, sorry) so I'm only giving you a peek so you can decide if you want to go next year.
If you're headed to Tracy Reese, I would recommend going today for more sizing and the last day for possible markdowns. If you see me come say hello!