Breathe in. Breathe Out. Breathe In. Breathe Out. Repeat as necessary. We have big sample sale news. Huge. Comme des Garçons has taken our inhaling abilities away with the announcement of their spontaneous sample sale—from May 6 to May 9—that is being marketed as a SHOPPING FESTIVAL (yes, it's in all caps). And, oh so appropriately, it's being held in a church—it's that holy. According to the invite, the stunning Croatian Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius will play host to a "marvelous array of clothes and accessories," restocked daily, and on sale for 70% off. Though CdG freaks will have a straight out trip on the selection of "carefully preserved" vintage pieces, regular folks can get in on the high too—all the curated items are brand new. Racked's Yale Breslin got the scoop from a Comme des Garçons spokesman, who confirmed goods will be on tap from "all CdG collections (that includes, but is not confined to Comme des Garcons, Junya Watanabe, Tao, Homme Plus, Junya Watanabe Man, Comme des Garcons Comme des Garcons)...but absolutely everything is 70% off." Just in case you needed to hear that number again. Go on Sunday—in this case praying really makes sense.
May 6, 7, 9, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; May 8, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Croatian Church, 504 West 41st Street (at 11th Avenue).