Altuzarra Sample Sale; Handbags, Shoes and RTW

New York City based luxury brand, Altuzarra, is hosting a sample sale which goes through this Friday, July 21. Handbags are on display in the front of the showroom. Large/medium bags are tagged at $500 and $300 for small crossbody and clutches. Exotic skin such as python were $500 and $750. A limited selection of shoes are also available at just $100. Much of[...]

Mostly Asics at the Label's Sample Sale

The ASICS sample sale kicked off today at 260 Fifth Avenue. The offerings are primarily the Asics brand's athleisure wear and sneakers. You won't find other brands here like past sales. We did a quick run-through after work today to check out the selection. On one side are the sneakers for men (all at $39.99) as well as the athletic wear (at $29.99 and under). T[...]

Simon Miller Sample Sale 

The American brand, SIMON MILLER, creates ready-to-wear and leather accessories. The designers draw inspiration from the American Southwest, modernism and the outdoors. Its collections are developed between the New York showroom and Los Angeles headquarters. The brand is hosting a sample sale at its Canal Street showroom this weekend. To get there, you'll need to w[...]

Clothingline Blowout Sale; Ampersand as Apostrophe, Surf Bazaar, Minnie Rose & More

With summer come end-of-season sales. For retailers, this is the time to get rid of overstock that includes the sample sale vendors/organizers such as Clothingline where a slew of labels can be had at a fraction of the retail price. This sale ends today at 7pm. We've listed the labels and sale pricing below. Cindi Gindi Beach Shack tops & bottoms $25, d[...]

Plenty of Reese's Pieces at the Tracy Reese sample sale

This sample sale goes through tomorrow (Wednesday, July 12) and takes place at the Tracy Reese offices in the Garment District. The items can be found in a large space on the 19th Floor offices. Garments are organized by style on racks. Pricing is posted on the walls. Most of what we spotted were pieces from Plenty by Tracy Reese. Lots of prints and actual sampl[...]

Made in Brooklyn Tours; Alfred Stadler Studio in Red Hook

A bit off topic but worth mentioning since the sample sale season is at a slowdown... The Mister and I stumbled upon a worthwhile tour in Brooklyn over the weekend while riding our bikes. It was a "make and mingle" tour of the sun-filled studio of leather designer Alfred Stadler in Red Hook. Alfred and his wife, Wendy, design and produce collections of handbags, ac[...]

Deals on Leather Bags at Ampersand as Apostrophe Sample Sale

Eco-friendly handbag brand, Ampersand As Apostrophe, is hosting a sample sale in the Garment District. Very functional, the raw materials for the line of accessories are sourced in Washington State, and each piece is made by hand at its studio in Seattle. A fan and fellow shopper (thanks, Susan!) checked out the sale and sent us photos. Here's our tipster's quick t[...]