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Sample sale pop-up offers designer clothing this weekend.

In an effort to invigorate the local fashion scene, Twenty: A Sample Sale, a pop-up shop taking place in Downtown, is selling designer pieces for up to 90 percent off of retail price. The next sale runs June 29 through July 1 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The “samples” are items that designers use on showroom floors to market for the upcoming season. This particular pop-up offers women’s clothing and shoes, in all sizes—not just sample sizes. (Future Twenty sales aim to include apparel for men.) Prices range from about $20–$80, meaning chic looks for the moderate budget. 

Commonplace in cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, these sales haven’t quite caught on in Las Vegas. However, organizer Rachael Mason is trying to change that. Mason works in retail and loves high-end fashion, but is not so fond of the high prices. “Everyone deserves to look amazing without breaking the bank,” she says, noting she hopes to contribute to the city’s evolving retail fashion scene as well as get the word out that beautiful clothes don’t have to be financially out-of-reach.

Past Downtown Twenty sales have found a medley of shoppers, including local business women, tourists, fashion bloggers and students from nearby Las Vegas Academy. It’s even become a Fremont Street date night pop-in from curious couples walking the neighborhood. The sales include designers such as InhabitNY, but for a fraction of the cost. The upcoming sale promises summer prints and festival wear.

The shop is located in the former John E. Carson Hotel on the corner of Sixth Street and Carson Avenue. When asked where she sources the clothes from, Mason is quick to say, “that’s a secret.” Come down and find out for yourself.

10 a.m.–8 p.m., June 29–July 1, 124 S. 6th St., Suite 170, twentysamplesale.com

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