Author archives: SampleSally

Montblanc Sample Sale

Montblanc Sample Sale

The Montblanc sample sale ends on Tuesday, November 24th. Mushkie who went to the Montblanc sample sale gives us her report: "There was a line but the wait was less than 10 minutes. Most people were shopping for holiday gifts. There jewelry table is on your left when you come in. I headed straight to the pen table. There were only 11 pens (yes I counted). Loo[...]

Further Markdowns at Proenza Schouler Sample Sale

We stopped into C21 first thing this morning to find that they had slashed prices on Proenza Schouler an additional 30% off the sale price, except handbags. The space was quiet with just a few shoppers browsing the racks. What's left? Lots of ready-to-wear. The selection for handbags and small leather accessories have seriously dwindled since the sale started earli[...]

Lulu Frost Jewelry Sample Sale

Lulu Frost Jewelry Sample Sale

Friday is the last chance you can grab deals at NYC-based jewelry line, Lulu Frost. We stopped into the sale to check out the selection Thursday evening. Christina has our report: "As always, I thought the Lulu Frost sample sale was definitely worth going to. I go every year, not only because I love the brand, but because the jewelry makes such great gifts. Ther[...]

Stock & Samples at Jill Stuart and Morgan Lane Sample Sale

The Jill Stuart sample sale is taking place at its airy showroom in the Garment District. The building's front entrance is under construction so you'll need to enter through the freight elevator entrance on 39th Street. Now onto the selection. Unlike last season's sale, there's plenty of stock for Jill Stuart's collection. I'm told many of the pieces are from Resor[...]

Charlotte Olympia Sample Sale: Prices Up, Selection Down

The Charlotte Olympia sample sale goes through tomorrow at the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown. Mushkie who checked out the selection this morning tells us why she was disappointed: "After May's amazing sale. I was very disappointed with today's Charlotte Olympia sample sale. Prices have gone up and selection has gone down. The popular kitty flats ($250) are few. I spot[...]

Checking in on Balmain x H&M

Many of us have already moved on from the Balmain x H&M collection... But Larry Label Whore is still reeling from waiting hours outside an H&M store in New Jersey on the first day of the release only to leave empty handed. He went into a number of stores recently to finally check out the thinning selection. He gives us a report on what he found: "After havi[...]

Everything is $20 at Modo Eyewear Sample Sale

Really cheap deals at the Modo Eyewear sample sale in Soho. Mushkie tells us more: "Once again everything at the Modo eyewear sale is $20! Selection and variety is not as great as last time, but take a look through the tables and I'm sure you'll walk out with something. A friendly staff member remembered me from last time and told me it was pretty busy this morn[...]

Cocktail Dresses & Gowns at Marchesa 3-day Sample Sale

This season's Marchesa sample sale got underway today at the label's showroom in the far west side of Chelsea. We checked out the selection this morning. Here's Mushkie's report: "Cocktail dresses and gowns are priced higher than last time. The reason being in the June sale it was mostly samples. This time, much of the offerings are newer stock in a range of sizes.[...]

Another Take on Proenza Schouler Sample Sale

Another of our contributors, Nicole, checked out the selection at the Proenza Schouler sample sale at C21. She focuses on handbags and tells us what she found. See the gallery for some great photos of the various styles. "I headed straight to the handbag section where most of the shoppers were. Note: there's a limit of 4 bags and 3 small leather goods per shopper. [...]

Candles & Cocktail Dresses at NEST and Vera Wang Sample Sale

It may be an odd pairing but they made it work. NEST Fragrances teamed up with Vera Wang to share a space in Soho for a sample sale. We stopped into Monday's preview where there were plenty of NEST employees helping customers. Let me start with NEST which displayed its merchandise on tables on one side of the room. It's all organized by scent. There's a lot to choo[...]