I stopped by the Nicholas K sample sale in this afternoon in the Meatpacking district and found the sale to be relatively serene scene with just a few shoppers casually browsing and everything organized on racks in an orderly manner. The designer himself was at the sale eating lunch when I arrived. Prices are straight forward:
Leather Jackets $360, Other Jackets $150, Heavy Sweaters $160, Light Sweaters $120, Sweatshirts $100, Dresses/Skirts $140, Shirts $80, Pants/Shorts $50, Scarves $30, Women’s Shoes $250, Men’s Shoes $100, Jewelry $50.
Immediately to your right there is a table with women's accessories, scarves and shoes. The shoes looked like they were mostly open toe wedge boots in size 38-40. For the women’s merchandise there was a lot of breezy shirts in trapeze shapes, atypical button ups with cut out shoulders. Two-tone Cardigans with open backs and tie dye pieces were prominent at the sale. I also spotted some awesome open knit sweaters that would look great worn with shorts to the beach. Sizes for women varied from XS-L.
Although the sale featured unisex clothing there are no separate change rooms. There is only a changing area that is tucked away from the street with a large mirror and racks to place your items on. If you are shy make sure that you wear a tank top and leggings to the sale.
The back of the sale featured some samples that were apparently marked as low as $40!
As for men’s attire there were quite a number of rugged boots at just $100 a pop. This leather trimmed sweatshirt looks very flattering on and there were some interesting 2-looks-in-1 jackets that snapped together or could be worn separately. My personal favorite was a trench coat that also could be a short length jacket once zipped apart.
If you are a fan of Nicholas K’s downtown aesthetic, this sample sale is a must.