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Gant's Sale Is All Samples

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Gant's seasonal sample sale starts today, and The Shophound got a preview yesterday evening of what the brand's fans can expect. As we had presumed, this sale is almost entirely composed of samples from this Fall and previous seasons. That means that there is an abundance for men if you wear a size 32 pant, a medium shirt and a size 48 (38 R U.S. size) jacket. For the rest of us, it's slim pickings, although there are some great scarves, hats, belts and other accessories. No shoes are in evidence this time around, and there are bins of colorful Gant socks. We saw very few pieces from the final Gant by Michael Bastian collection, and much of it was from previous seasons. There was a bit of Rugger on the racks, but most of the merchandise was from the main Gant label.

Where we did see the Bastian label was in the women's section where there was an array of sizes, but as that brand was discontinued for women with the Spring '13 line, most of it was from earlier seasons. Still, it was a very limited in production, so female Michael Bastian fans might be pleased at one last chance to grab some well-priced pieces.

Overall, this was a pretty sparsely stocked sale, which is probably why it is only running for four days. it is also about a month earlier than Gant usually holds its sample sale, so perhaps they weren't ready to release more of the Fall samples, or maybe they are planning another end-of-season Warehouse Sale like we saw this past February.
Who can say?
This is what's available right now, so if you are the right size, then have at it, otherwise, we'll be waiting and hoping for the next one. Have a look at the sale and price lists in the gallery below, and see the SALE ROLL at left for more details.

Gant Sample Sale 225 Fifth Avenue between 26th & 27th Streets, Flatiron District/NoMad

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