The $20 finds may be mostly cleaned out at Vena Cava's in-studio sample sale, but there are still some great finds to be had, particularly in the $100-$175 dresses category.
There are still a few fall hold-over items at the sale, most notably the indie design duo's much-coveted silvery faux fur vests (now marked down to $150), as well as a few suede jackets ($175. The Spring 2010 wares, however, are in full effect, from galaxy-print silk dresses ($175 -- still $598 at Bloomingdale's) to printed silk harem-like pants ($75). There were also a plethora of $100 jersey-and-printed-silk dresses. Best of all, the gals manning the sale told us they're planning to restock for the evening rush, so look forward to even more selection if you're planning to hit up the sale after work. There are even a few pairs of the shoes Vena Cava made for Via Spiga ($75), for the lucky gals who get there first. As for us, we snapped up a jersey belted maxi dress, that was originally $550.
Vena Cava Sample Sale: Thursday and Friday 11AM-7PM; Saturday 11AM-5PM at 457 Broome Street. Ring buzzer #2F.