Holiday Bargains At French Connection

UPDATE: Sale will continue on Monday! Additional markdowns reflected in the updated pricelist.

Living in New York you don’t need to wait for Black Friday in order to score bargain priced winter apparel. When it comes to shopping, every day can be a Black Friday thanks to a number of highly discounted sample sales taking place throughout our city. Today and tomorrow French Connection is hosting their semi-annual sample sale, offering discounts of up to 85% off women’s and men’s winter merchandise. The selection includes cold weather essentials like sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, leather and faux fur outerwear, sparkly party-ready dresses and separates along with a huge selection of everyday basics. The best part is that nothing was over $60 and as of lunchtime the first round of markdowns has already begun!

My friend J. decided to check out the sale this afternoon. She arrived at French Connection‘s Garment District showroom to find a great selection of seasonal merchandise for both women and men. Outerwear and leather items were priced at just $60 and while she was still there the organizers started slashing the prices, making almost everything $50 or lower. Lydia Leather Jacket that retail for $498 is now $50! That’s almost 90% off but they are going fast now that the additional discounts have kicked in. Chicago Faux Fur Vests in a range of colors are now $30 (retail $215), Chicago Faux Leather Jacket with the detachable faux fur vest insert is $50. Sizes were unfortunately limited at least when it came to outerwear. My friend remembered seeing mostly sizes 2 and 6-8. If you’re looking for sparkly holiday party outfits then you’re in luck! There were racks of shiny sequin dresses, skirts, pants, tops, and even shorts. The dress selection was abundant with not just holiday worthy styles but office appropriate pieces as well. Sizes ranged from 0 to 12 but not every style offered a full size selection. In terms of accessories J. said that shoes ($20) were mostly gone and jewelry, scarves, etc. were starting to look picked over. There is no dressing room but there is a huge mirror in the main room so dress accordingly. The sale ends tomorrow and there will be additional discounts. In the past, items have been marked down as low as $10-$15 on the last day but the selection of course was pretty sparse by then.

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BOTTOM LINE: This is one of the best bargain sales of the season. Prices can and will drop lower! Lots of wonderful holiday and everyday styles but things do go incredibly fast once additional markdowns begin. Don’t expect to find any leather or outerwear by tomorrow but if you’re looking for cheap clothing deals you should go after lunchtime.

512 Seventh Ave., 25th Floor
Monday – Tuesday  10am – 7pm
*Monday, November 28  10am – 7pm

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