Store happenings in Park Slope
by Holly Wilensky
Mar 17, 2011 | 2952 views | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Upon strolling down 5th Avenue in Park Slope this weekend, we were in high hopes of overflowing sale racks filled with half off winter merchandise waiting to be rescued. With spring just right out of our reach, there was no shortage of fashionable deals ‘in the slope’.

Sniffing out great sale items is an art you can master by coordinating your wardrobe needs with the end of the season steals. For example, when you figure out which winter boots can’t possibly make it to the next year, holding out until the end of the season to purchase new ones will allow to you reap the benefits of buying them for full price at the beginning of the season the following year. When scouring the racks for deals, follow these sale rack rules before walking out with your ‘final sale’ items:

Make sure to check over sale items for any possible damages or imperfections.

Try on sale items before purchasing as sizing may be inconsistent.

Make sure all closures are functioning (no missing buttons or broken zippers).

Make sure to swing by Guvnor’s Thrift and Vintage store; it has one of the greatest and original sales tactics yet! Customers can participate in ‘Sing for your discount Karaoke’ and receive a gift certificate for 10 to 25 percent off any purchase on anything in the store. Pull a card from the Guv’s top hat to claim your discount. All singers get a prize! Check out their most important day of the year – the One Year Anniversary party and show on Friday, March 25 from 7-11 p.m.. There will be rock and roll performers, music, giveaways, food, burlesque and free beer. What’s better than that? www.guvnorsnyc.com, 178 Fifth Avenue.

Beacon’s Closet never lets us down with their ever changing huge selection of men’s and women’s clothes and accessories for unbelievable prices. With two locations in Park Slope and Williamsburg, buy, sell or trade your unwanted duds for fresh, new finds that keep your wardrobe in seasonal sync. With anything rarely over $30.00, the quality of merchandise is always above and beyond our expectations. www.beaconcloset.com, 92 5th Avenue in Park Slope and 88 North 11th Street in Williamsburg.

*Super Store Extra: We welcomed Animated Closet to the Park Slope shopping scene yesterday as we were stopped in our tracks by their colorful artwork printed t-shirts and dresses in the window. Upon entering the store we witnessed the tail end of their photo shoot featuring new additions to their collection. With being in business since 2005, this comfortable artsy brand carries dresses, tees, pants and skirts for the fashionably family on the go. Artwork is printed on the clothes for a fun, youthful look that never gets old. Visit their website at www.animatedcloset.com to check out their blog, meet the owners and if you’re an artist, submit your artwork for your next big break in the fashion business! 87 5th Avenue.

For more fashion education, style information and Park Slope Shopping inspiration, please visit www.thedressrecycler.com. Your bargain fashion superhero!

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