Cheryl Shops...Helmut Lang/Rag & Bone and Hanky Panky (sort of)
I love me some Rag & Bone, so I headed over to Clothingline during my lunch hour today for the first day of their sale, which also features Helmut Lang and Gryphon. I was really surprised that there was not a line to get in; thank god this sale wasn't advertised in Daily Candy. The good news is that there was a lot of merchandise, the sale wasn't crowded at all, and you can try on clothes to your heart's desire. The bad news is that while prices are reasonable, especially in light of what Rag & Bone retails for, they're not as cheap as I was expecting. Shirts and jeans are $79, sweaters and pants are $99, skirts are $109, dresses are $149, and blazers are $175. The Helmut Lang prices were a bit lower (there were two racks of even lower-priced samples too), but aside from some great-looking coats and jackets for $249, I wasn't too jazzed by the offerings. Gryphon coats were $179-$299. And, oh, for the men in your life, at least a third of the sale is men's Helmut Lang and Rag & Bone (be forewarned that most of the small sizes are already gone, however). While I contemplated buying a striped boyfriend shirt and some knit jodhpur-type pants, I ended up leaving empty-handed. But if prices get slashed, I will definitely go back.

After work, I headed over to the Hanky Panky sale, thinking that, at 6:30 p.m., I'd breeze right in, stock up on low-rider thongs, and be on my merry way. Wrong! This is what the line looked like when I got there--it wrapped around the corner of 28th Street. And as much as I love waiting outside in 40-degree weather, I decided to head home instead. So...I will try again tomorrow on my lunch hour instead. Check back for an update tomorrow!

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Anonymous said...

stock at Petticoat Lane ( is on sale 20% off, and they have hanky panky. With the sale it's not quite as good as the sample sale but still significant.