Sample sales galore!
Fri Aug 8 2008
As the self-proclaimed queen of sample sales, I almost savor the sight of frantic women pushing through the eager crowd chanting the mantra “But it’s only $19.99!” all the way home to their credit card bill. Needless to say, it’s rare to find refreshing bargain-hunting experiences like the one at Bump Brooklyn right now, where mamas-to-be can relish deals on clothes from Schone Maternity without being struck by flailing elbows. From now through Sun 10, the store is offering up to 80% off of tops, bottoms, and dresses from the line, created by Rebecca Schoneveld Cheek, which incorporates materials like organic cotton, bamboo, and hemp for guiltless-chic fashion.
Whether you’re in or out of the glowy, mercurial pregnancy stage, head over to Still Hip for their second-ever bag sale on August 23. The resale store’s play area has spring, summer, and overstock winter merchandise from brands like Oilily and Hanna Andersson, as well as toys, DVDs, books, and maternity wear. Think of the sale as an exercise in clever packing; bags cost $15, and you’re welcome to stuff as much into it as humanly possible. The frenzy lasts from 10am-1pm, but get there on the early side—if the last bag sale is any indication, the dreaded line will form before you can say “queue.” --Stella Tan
Bump Brooklyn, 464 Bergen St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-638-1960, bumpbrooklyn.com). Subway: 2, 3 to Bergen St; 4, 5, D, Q to Atlantic Ave; N, R to Pacific St.
Still Hip, 283 Grand Ave between Lafayette Pl and Clinton Ave, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn (718-398-0008, stillhipbrooklyn.com) Subway: G to Classon Ave; C to Clinton--Washington Sts.