Though the well-known Shoe-Inn annual warehouse sale just came to a close, the summer sale season is still in full swing, with Tiina the Store, the Ladies Village Improvement Society, and LF Stores among the shops hosting big sales in the coming week.
Tiina the Store in Amagansett is hosting its fourth annual Greatest Fashion Yard Sale Ever on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will be held in front of the store, at 216 Main Street. All of the clothing at the sale comes from fashion stylists who are getting rid of their private collections. Clothing and accessories from Comme des Garcons, YSL, Prada, Manolo Blahnik, and more will be available. Prices are between $20 and $500. It might be a good idea to arrive early; last year's turn out was apparently very large.
The Ladies Village Improvement Society will begin its annual Bargain Box 50-percent-off sale on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Women's, men's, and children's clothing will be 50 percent off, as will books and knickknacks. The sale marks the thrift store's transition from summer to fall merchandise, and it's the ladies' hope that everything will go.
The Bargain Box is known for selling designer and vintage clothes for a fraction of consignment store prices, and at 50 percent off, one could find, for instance, a Ralph Lauren shirt for 20 bucks or less. Regular clothing is a steal as well, with women's pants marked down from $9 to $4.50, and summer tops from $7 to $3.50.
The sale will run through Sept. 6, and on the last three days of the sale, beginning Thursday, Sept. 4, all remaining clothing will be sold for $1.
LF, which has locations in East Hampton on Newtown Lane and in Southampton, began its so called "only sale of the season" on Aug. 15, and it's still going strong. Everything in the store's summer collection is 60 percent off. The store sells brightly colored clothing for the teen and 20-something set and knit basics. At 60 percent off or more, some of the clothing, which is priced in the $100 to $200, is very affordable.
As the summer winds down, the prices get lower and lower. Usually by the last week in August the clothing is sold by price point. In past years, knit tops have been priced between $20 and $30, and jeans have dropped as low as $50. According to the store's Instagram account, denim shorts are now $68. The sale usually runs until everything is sold.