Jewelry, Accessories, RTW at Chan Luu Sample Sale

For us, L-A based Chan Luu's sample sale was under the radar until one of our readers (Thanks, MKate!) mentioned it in comments and emailed us the details. After hearing about it, I was curious about the sale and since I had a bit of a window late Thursday, I decided to check it out before they closed for the day. The sale is being held the label's showroom near Ti[...]

Summery Tops and Dresses at Sea NY Sample Sale

Sea - a downtown-based New York women's collection line - is hosting a 2-day sample sale at an airy showroom on Canal Street. Designers Monica Paolini and Sean Monahan launched their New York label Sea in 2007. We first spotted their pieces at the Brooklyn boutique chain, Bird. The label is known for its signature eyelet and lace embellishments as well as delicate [...]

Miguelina Sample Sale

Miguelina Sample Sale

Dominican-born Miguelina Gambaccini created her eponymous label for those looking for vacation staples that will take you from beach to bar. Think: Crocheted kaftans, lace dresses, tops and bottoms and gauzy coverups - all intended to layer easily over swimwear. Yesterday, we stopped into the label's showroom in the Garment District. The items a organized on racks [...]

Man-Bun Ken Doll Give-a-Way in Brooklyn

Slightly off topic but we thought it funny enough to post… Barbie's boyfriend gets a makeover: Man buns! Mattel is collaborating with Brooklyn Roasting Company to give away its new Man Bun Ken doll to those sporting the hipster 'do. The Ken doll is part of the toy maker's campaign to expand its product line. That includes more diverse-looking man dolls (new hair[...]

Saks Fifth Avenue Designer Sale

High-end retailers are offering deeper discounts as we head into summer. Over the weekend, Fashionable Femme Jen stopped into the Saks Fifth Avenue's flagship store in New York. While this isn't the biggest discount of the season, it will still have a decent selection. Here's Jen's report: "Stunning styles are on super sale at Saks Fifth Avenue's "The Designer Sale[...]

J.Crew (Women, Men & Kids) + Madewell Sample Sale - Two Locations

  The J.Crew sample sale gets underway today at two locations... The women's and kids is taking place at 260 Fifth Avenue men's is being held in Soho. Fellow shopper, Eva, stopped in during this morning's preview. A big grazie mille to her for taking photos (including the pricelists - see below). She tells us that the women's sale in NoMad was mobbed this m[...]

Margaux Spring Sample Sale

Margaux Spring Sample Sale

New York based footwear brand, Margaux, concludes its sample sale at its offices in Chelsea today. I quickly stopped in before they closed yesterday. The brand is known for its ballet flats and relatively new, started two years ago. I stumbled on them at their sample sale back in January when I scored a couple of pairs of flats which I've been wearing this spring. [...]