DVF Sample Sale is Back!

After a two year hiatus, the Diane von Furstenberg has returned to 260 Fifth Avenue. The doors opened to the public at 11am this morning. We made it to the preview this morning. First let's get to what many of our readers are asking. Were there any samples? There were none on hand at the preview. I'm told they may bring them out later in the week. Now onto what'[...]

Ben Sherman Soho Store Closing

British menswear brand, Ben Sherman, is closing its store in Soho. There are only three days left before they shutter. If you're looking to outfit your man, read on. Fashionable Femme Jen has our report: "Until they close the doors, the items left have reached 60-80% off. Fixtures are also up for grabs, with some decent pieces on offer. I see an antique looking m[...]

Gowns, Cocktail Dresses & More at Roberto Cavalli Sample Sale

A tipster (thanks, Mrs. B!) stopped into the Roberto Cavalli sample sale during yesterday's preview. She was looking for a dress for a wedding in Italy in the fall… and she found one! She sent us pictures of the pieces on offer inside the large space at 150 Greene Street in Soho. While deals are advertised at being up to 75% off retail. Her dress was well over 85% [...]

Basics & More at James Perse Sample Sale

Just in time for the summer, you can stock up on basic tees and dresses at the James Perse sample sale which opens to the public and goes through this Sunday. I went looking for T-shirts ($30, orig. $85-$125) in white and black which they had plenty of in small and medium sizes. But make sure to inspect the garments carefully - some were damaged with tiny holes, sn[...]

Discounted Handbags: Celine, McQueen, Proenza Schouler & More

This week, Century 21's is bringing out its high-end designer handbags for a sale event at its sample sale location C21 Edition in the Financial District. Some of the names such as Celine rarely go on sale. A fellow shopper (thanks D!) checked out the sale during her lunch-hour. She sent us photos with price tags. There's plenty of bags on offer. It seems that most[...]

Lost at the Supermarket

The much-anticipated Comme des Garçons sample sale (dubbed "Super-Market-Market") opened to huge crowds, many waiting hours in line. One of our fellow shoppers (thanks, D!) managed to get inside before they closed the doors yesterday evening at 6:30 on the dot. When they did that, there were still plenty of people waiting. As expected, some were visibly upset after th[...]

Canvas Home Warehouse Sale

Canvas Home Warehouse Sale

Modern "fair trade" Home goods brand Canvas is hosting a warehouse sale in Soho, ending tomorrow May 22nd. We checked out the deals and Fashionable Femme Jen tells us what she found: "The anthropologie-esque kitchenware selection includes unique purposely mish-shapen pieces with charming character. Of note are the abbesses large platter ($15) and pitcher ($9)- a mi[...]