Caroline Constas’s ruffled blouses and dresses are the must-have item of the season. Almost every store has interpreted her designs. But why settle for a designer imposter when you can get the real version for less?
The Caroline Constas sample sale officially starts Thursday morning but we were able to get a little taste of the goodies this afternoon. As a matter of fact there were so many amazing options that it was hard to pick our favorites. There are two full racks of samples, which are all priced at $100. Open stock is a bit more pricey. Blouses are $175, dresses are $295, skirts are $200 and shorts are $75. The best part of the sale is that a lot of the merchandise is from this season, which is currently in stores now. You can see pictures from inside the sale right here.
Among the samples and open stock we found lots of off-the-shoulder tops including this patterned style, a gingham bustier top, a longer ruffled variation and several more conservative, but playful, pieces like this. Then there are lots of dresses and skirts. There’s the off-the-shoulder bustier shift dress in various prints, high-low ruffled skirts and playful high-low ruffled dresses.
Be forewarned it’s very hard to choose which items to take home. They essentially all look great and are very pretty. Our only worry might be the crowds that this sale will draw. Caroline Constas is highly in demand and the discounts, even for the open stock, are quite attractive considering how retailers have sold out of many size options.
This is one sale we wouldn’t want to put off attending. We just hope there is enough ruffles and bows to keep sample shoppers happy. Take note, there are mirrors but no fitting rooms, so be ready to see and be seen.
Caroline Constas Sample Sale
Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19
584 Broadway @ Prince St, Suite 609