Stopped by the Kimberly Taylor sample sale after work and it turns out that I just missed the after work crowd so I was the only shopper at the sale with the opportunity to explore racks at my leisure. While the sample sale is on a slightly smaller scale than some others, there are definitely plenty of gems to be had especially if you are a smaller size. I spied a lot of 0's and 2's and XS & S sizes. There is a small fitting area with a door set up inside an office with 2 mirrors to offer you privacy while changing. While most of the staff had already gone home for the day, the staffer that I had the chance to meet was just lovely and super informative.
Spring merchandise that is currently still in stores are slashed to 50% off retail. So that means that you can snag a sexy Sasha dress for somewhere in the neighborhood of $125! The dress with it's strategic contrast waist panels is uber flattering and creates an hourglass effect while making your waist look tiny. If you are a sample size you are in luck because you can score a Sasha dress for as low as $75.
Samples are priced at $75 for dresses and $50 for tops and bottoms. I also tried on a beautiful tie waist tunic in a rainbow stripe print that was a limited edition print in collaboration with fine art photographer Irene Mamiye that was both pretty and flattering. If it didn't totally look like Lani I probably would have scooped it up for myself at $75 (I think original retail was $300!). I also was a fan of the body con chiffon skirts in bold colors and the pleated fluttery soft satin shorts.
PS There are also $20 sample bins but I didn't have a chance to really dig through them.
What: 50% off all Spring merchandise. Sale merchandise includes cocktail and day dresses, versatile silk tops and easy summer shorts. Dresses originally retailing for $185 - $295 are now $90 - $150. Silk Tops originally $195 are $95. Shorts originally $195 are $50. All samples are marked down to $75 (dresses) and $50 (tops, bottoms).
When: June 7-8, 2011. Tues-Wed 10am-7pm
Where: 110 West 40th St (b/n 6th Ave and Broadway), Suite 705.