Party-perfect dresses and slick bohemian separates from the downtown-influenced designer's Fall 2009 collection are up to 80% off at this three-day sale that kicks off this morning.
Malandrino's one of those designers that's easy to take for granted -- her flagship has been a Soho mainstay since the early "Sex and the City" days and her Meatpacking District outpost has been open since 2004) -- but her blend of quirky Parisian chic and edgy New York silhouettes has been drawing fans for decades, and her attention to detail really is stunning. Her slim-cut black pants and colorful cocktail dresses are sure to be the big attractions here, so head for those sections first. Best of all, this sale opens early and stays open late, so there's plenty of chances to get in and check out the wares.
Catherine Malandrino Sample Sale
Metropolitan Pavilian, 123 West 18th Street
Monday, 10AM-9PPM; Tuesday and Wednesday 8AM-8PM