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Above the Fray: Archive Agency's Launch Party Sale

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Tomorrow marks the big opening event for Archive Agency, the loft that's been bringing designer sample sales to Larchmont since March. Since we have a feeling it's going to be crazy, we stopped by the lower-key sale event last night to scope out what's to come for the weekend. As far as designer goods, there's a hodgepodge of labels including Marni, Stella McCartney, Alaia, Koi and Brian Reyes, mostly priced between $200-$300. There are only about 2-3 of each style (at the most), and sizes seem to hover around the middle range. Shoes (Marni, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, etc) were priced about the same, and we spotted several styles of Tom Ford sunglasses at the checkout table. As for vintage, lots of Bill Blass, Nina Ricci, and one particularly amazing Chloe dress from the '70s, but these don't come cheap—we didn't spot much under $500.

On the second floor, price tags were a little lower—Rory Beca fans will find a huge array of $60 silk tops, skirts and dresses in all kinds of colors and patterns, with lots of different sizes on offer (although, again, there's really only one or two of each piece). A rail of past-and-current season Whitley Kros blouses and frocks was going for $45 and up, an entire rack was devoted to Rich & Skinny denim for $65, and we also spotted lots of tees by T-Luxury, dresses by Single, and shoes by LAMB and Dolce Vita. Overall, a good range of product, but only one or two pieces in each style—so we suggest showing up early to get your pick of the best.
· Dealfeed: Archive Agency