Sample sale. Schenectady. Now there are two things that do NOT go together, or so I thought. And then someone in the know told me about Marika Charles. This hometown sister (and brother) team of Marika and Charles (go figure) design and produce a fab-u-lous line of high-end tees and knitwear right here... RIGHT HERE and sell them to everybody who's anybody in upscale retail (Barneys, Fred Segal and Searle, to name a few). And, if you're lucky enough to be in the area, you can get a piece of the action for cheap at their quarterly sample sale... NEXT WEEK!!
That's right, next Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Feb 5, 6, 7) you can pick up super soft, dyed, pima cotton t-shirts for $15-25 (seconds) and amazing sweaters in cashmere and merino for $50 and up (a steal compared to the $200-300 that they retail for). No two designs are exactly alike and you are not going to see 6 other people wearing the same thing at the playground this spring. For showroom address and sale hours check out: http://www.marikacharlesfactorystore.com/