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New York Men's Day Kicks Off The Newest Fashion Week


Proenza Schouler, Frette, Vera Wang
More, Cheaper Gant

The usually spotty Summer Sample Sale Season is unusually busy this week —so much so that our friends at 260SampleSale, who are usually on a break around this time of year, are plugging away with two busy venues for the next couple of weeks. Their big event, VERA WANG, at its spacious SoHo space will begin on Thursday featuring the designer's signature bridal collection and as her ready to wear lines. Uptown, the blowout GANT sale at the 260 Fifth Avenue home base has been extended for another entire week including the final reductions that  most of us were expecting to see implemented last weekend. Now prices are really low —most of them over 80% off retail— with shirts and pants at $30 and whatever shoes left at a mere $24. It's a giant bargain bin that still has plenty of stock, but at those prices, it should be going fast.

The week's hottest ticket, however is likely to be the PROENZA SCHOULER sale at C21-Edition in the financial district opening today. It's only three days long, but as is typical for this venue, features long hours starting daily at 8 AM and staying open until 9 PM. Expect a lot of handbags at this sale, though a good amount of apparel is also expected.

Finally, Italian luxury linen specialist FRETTE will be setting up shop through the weekend at Chelsea Market starting on Wednesday featuring its sumptuous bedding as well as towels and bathrobes.

Next week, things may look a bit quieter, but get ready for FIVESTORY's off-site warehouse sale which, for the first time, has moved from its cramped Bowery Hotel space to the dramatically more spacious 260SampleSale Mercer Street facility. It has been known as a treasure trove, and now it will be much easier to shop. keep an eye on our SALE ROLL sidebar at left for updated information on all sales as well as late-breaking events.


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