Yigal Azrouel has become one of our favorite designers. His clothing is edgy and youthful without looking overdone or overly-hootchie. This season’s sample sale started today and our devoted enthusiast, Paige Turner, couldn’t wait to dig in.
As was the case last season, the sample sale is in the designer’s showroom. Those looking for major discounts will be especially happy because the samples section is much larger than past years. The only drawback is that a lot of the samples look like they are very old. They could have possibly come from the back of a warehouse. Prices for samples are the same as prior season’s– all Yigal Azrouel samples are $60 (leather $125) and Cut25 samples are $40 (leather $90). Within the sample rack we found this current season draped top and this maxi-dress.
The open stock items are priced almost exactly the same as prior season’s too. Cut25 jersey dresses are $125, tops are $100 and jackets are $175. The high-end collection, is understandably more pricey. Dresses are $250, tops are $120 and blazers are $225. We found lots of current season merchandise like this front-zip Yigal dress ($1050), this modern one that’s normally $1090 and this red skinny skirt ($520). There was also this jacket ($890) and this hot pink drapy top ($590). From the current Cut25 we found this sweatshirt ($265), an open shoulder blouse $275 and this stripped techno dress (currently reduced to $250 from $500).
In addition to all the women’s finds, there are also a few racks of men’s clothing. As usual, there were hardly any men shopping. Women should take note that there is no dressing room. We suggest wearing sample sale attire — leggings and a tank for optimal modesty. Take note, that more samples are expect to arrive daily.
Yigal Azrouël / Cut25 Sample Sale
Through Friday, April 25
225 W. 39th St (btwn 7th & 8th) 5th fl