After several years of covering the city’s sales, we’re still struck by the rapid downhill trajectory taken by particular products. Take the 50-odd Steven Alan shirts that retailed for $200 just last year, which can now be found in 5th Avenue’s never-ending sample sale — between 28th & 29th — for $30 each. They’re highly-wearable, in good condition, come in sizes S-L, and are accompanied by another 150-odd equally-wearable spring shirts from Loden Dager, Claiborne by John Bartlett, and John Varvatos. As a lover of clothes — and Steven Alan’s clothes in particular — it’s actually quite a sad sight. Go give those shirts a good home. They deserve better.
Never-Ending Sample Sale (not official name) – 260 5th Ave between 28th & 29th – 10am-7pm daily – Map