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DKNY sample sale: Steals for $30

Floral printed jeans, $30 at the DKNY sample

Floral printed jeans, $30 at the DKNY sample sale in Manhattan. (March 4, 2013) Credit: Matthew T. Murray

The lines were nonexistent at the DKNY sample sale — a welcome surprise — Monday morning at 260 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan as shoppers perused the first discounted offerings.

The sale, on through Saturday, is a 15-minute walk from Penn Station and features a promising selection of spring and summer styles.

Among the steals for just $30: A knee-length, color-blocked pleated skirt, originally $245, (wear it with a crisp white button-down and classic blazer), floral denim and cork-wedge strappy sandals.

Eyelet lace dresses and printed chiffon minis made us yearn for those first warm days of spring. Dresses were going for $85, handbags for $75, boots and sweaters for $50 and blouses for $40.

For those still thinking winter, faux-fur shrugs are $125 and come in daring leopard or chocolate brown variations. A limited supply of lightweight down jackets also hung on the racks for $125.

There were slim pickings for the guys, but pinstripe pants ($30), super-soft cotton T-shirts ($30) and a selection from rocker Bono's eco-friendly label, Edun, were highlights.

Sale Hours:

Tuesday, March 5: 9 a.m. — 8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6: 10 a.m. — 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 7: 10 a.m. — 8 p.m.

Friday, March 8: 10 a.m. — 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 9: 10 a.m. — 2 p.m.

Did you shop the sale? Comment and tell us what you found.

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