Friday, June 18, 2010

Sample Sale Report: Vena Cava

Stopped by the Vena Cava sale after work in hopes of finding a great sample but unfortunately was too late. The sample bit was quite ravaged and not much remained save for some odd chunky rib sweater tanks, a hoodie scarf and a t-shirt dress that was in need of some repair. Perhaps only 6 or 7 items left altogether but at $20 a pop I'm not surprised they were all gone.

The crowd was moderate so it made for easy shopping although there is no real changing area, most girls tried on just by the entry way near a large mirror.

The selection is limited to 5 racks but there is a great variety of styles and staff reports that additional sizes are available. Staff was friendly and helpful. Important to note that the sale is cash only for purchases under $300 and even if you use a credit card, credit card fees apply.

All belts and jewelry seem to have vanished by the time I got there just before closing. Shoes priced at just $75 are still available but with only 10 pairs or so left. They are various sizes from 6 1/2 to 10 but with a tendency to the upper end of the spectrum.

Super cute were these jersey tee-shirt dresses with great safetypin neck pieces attached! They were available in multiple sizes! These dresses are super lightweight and perfect for summer plus no think dressing as they come already accessorized and ready to go!

Also on this table were some black knit body con dresses that reminded me of the old 90210 for some reason (perhaps because I could totally picture Kelly wearing them!).

Small selection of Faux fur gillets, suede jackets with cropped sleeves and super cute assymetrical vests.

For screen printed tanks I only saw a handful of them and they were plain white racer back with black logo & graphic print that looked reminiscent of the Vena Cava x Gap collaboration. Also fun were the tees that looked like the edges were pierced by hoop earrings.

There were a few overstock styles from Barneys x Vena Cava exclusives available also.

Overall great prices and selection, although sizes tended to be on the small end. Mostly XS-Medium. Don't expect rock bottom prices but very reasonable for Vena Cava. Do check it out if you're a fan!

Who: Vena Cava
What: Silk dresses $175 (was $450-$500). Samples and one-of-a-kind pieces are $40.
When: June 17-19, 2010. Thurs-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm
Where: 457 Broome St(b/n Greene & Mercer St) Suite 2f (buzzer #3)

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