Monday, March 22, 2010

Slow and Steady Takes the Cake

The Slow and Steady Wins the Race folding clear sunglasses and the round framed tortoise shell glasses with square lenses

Yesterday afternoon, I got a text from Christina saying "All of Mary Ping is $10 at Urban!" There's a reason why she's my best friend. I immediately dropped what I was doing (which happened to be my pesky Rosetta Stone Swedish course) and zipped out of the house and down to the Urban Outfitters on 14th St. and 6th Avenue. Months ago, it had been the site of an entire Slow and Steady Wins the Race shop-in-shop, and now that they're cleaning out their inventory, the remnants are all up for grabs. And those remnants are good. Plenty of the lines signature canvas 'fake' bags, a few tees and deconstructed white button down shirts, and every single pair of the brand's distinctive plastic sunglasses. The best part? Every single item from the collection was $10 (reduced from their standard going price of $100), which was even cheaper than most items were at the Mary Pings sample sale a few months back.

At the sample sale, I had hesitated and decided against buying the glasses because I wasn't 100% sure they suited my face. But at $10 a pop, I was so convinced that I could make them suit my face that I bought two pairs--the folding pair that I had considered in clear plastic, and a mod pair of round framed glasses with square lenses in tortoise-shell. I also couldn't help but pick out two bags: a gray jersey faux Balenciaga, and a muslin version of the classic Chanel bag. When the cash register rung me up for $40 rather than the normal price of $400, it felt like such a steal I was afraid the security alarm was going to go off when I left the store. If you are in New York, I highly suggest you head down to Urban A.S.A.P. (I'm talking to you Amanda), since at the moment, none of the regular Urban crowd seemed all too interested, and you have your pick of plenty of goods. And if you aren't into Slow and Steady Wins the Race, there are also plenty of Sophomore dresses and tanks on the sale racks for $10 too...

The muslin take on the Chanel bag

The gray jersey faux Balenciaga
-Tiffany

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14 comments:

Sarah A. said...

WHAAAAT?!?!?!?!?

Amanda said...

ahhhh you know me so well. i am going there tomorrow..mark my words! probably just the one on 14th/6th ave right? i don't think the other downtown locations had the shop-in-shop

Tiffany and Christina said...

Amanda-

I haven't checked the other locations, but it's probably just 14th St. The sunglasses are next to the register!

xx
Tiffany

TobyOliverDean said...

oh my god those clear plastic ones are sunglasses of my DREAMS! THIS IS LIKE TORTURE!!!!!!!!!!!! Ive never seen any slow and steady in the London UOs. arrrrgh!!!!

Daisy said...

Those glasses look fantastic ! What exciting finds !

Amanda said...

thanks tiff!!

Jesss said...

Oh woah that is just too cool.

katherinemae said...

lucky you! the clear glasses are so good, but clearly (haha) out of my reach at the moment.. i wish they had more european stockists.

dayna stephanie said...

i'm so jealous!!! i have wanted these sunglasses for so long. i can't believe they're so cheap. do you know how long they'll be at this urban on 14th st? because i'll be in new york next weekend!!! eeeeeee
love, dayna

Raphaela said...

I just stopped by UO today and only saw empty boxes in sales section of the basement. Were they next to the register on the 1st floor or in the basement? I want them gahh

Tiffany and Christina said...

Raphaela,

They were at the register upstairs. But Amanda said she got the last pair yesterday :(. I can't believe it, there were so many left when I went, but I guess there was a feeding frenzy after the post went up! Sorry!

xx
Tiffany

Raphaela said...

ah thank you for the information! I actually called several stores and they had no idea what I was talking about haha.

WendyB said...

I've always wanted Slow and Steady sunglasses but have never gotten to try them on in person and didn't want to buy them online because I hate doing returns!

Joyce said...

i did get a sophomore leather skirt for like $10 earlier this month from the urban outfitters on broadway near houston. Those are awesome finds tho - purses are so cute!