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Navigating an Enormous Sample Sale


The Italian mail order outfit Yoox just launched a massive sample sale with literally hundreds of designers at clearance-level discounts. It’s quite a haul, but since the selection ranges from highbrow labels like Etro and Comme des Garçons to obscure euro labels and, well, crocs, sorting through it can be a job of work.

To that end, we’ve picked out a few favorites, starting with this Aquascutum poncho marked down to an eye-popping $190 just in time for the rainy season.

But wait, there’s more…

Evisu Jeans, $79, size 29They’ve gotten lost among the rush of denimheads flooding the market in the past few years, but Evisu still makes a very hansome pair of jeans.

Brooks Brothers Raincoat, $109, size M If anyone can pull off the cargo trench coat, it’s Brooks Brothers.

Marc Jacobs Blazer, $109, size 42 This one’s exactly what it looks like: a blue-grey two-button jacket, with all the darting and clever cuts you’d expect from Mr. Jacobs.

Benjamin Bixby Tuxedo Jacket, $190, size 36They’ve since gone the way of Bear Stearns, but while active Benjamin Bixby turned out some fiendishly clever Americana. From far off, this tux jacket could pass for Brooks Brothers, but look closer and you’ll see a patchwork pattern that turns it into something a whole lot cooler.

Comme des Garçons, $115, size 5 These shoes look like soccer balls. That is all.