Category archives: Belts

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe20u1n5dbM Walking into the back room of Cynthia Rowley’s West Village store on Bleecker Street made us think of a rummage sale.  That’s where the label’s winter sample sale is taking place through the weekend.  We spotted a real mix of merchandise, including actual samples, overstock and pieces from past seasons.  Many of th[...]

Ralph Lauren's Friends & Family Turn Out in Droves for its Sale...

Every time Ralph Lauren holds a sample sale, there's always a long line on the first day.  This morning was no different.  Before the doors opened at 9am, the line outside Soiffer Haskin stretched down 33rd Street, all the way to B & H on 9th Avenue.  This sale is INVITATION ONLY.  That means all these people have what's called a "Shopping Pass" - a ticket[...]

Escada Sample Sale

Escada Sample Sale

Today is the last day of the Escada sample sale.  I popped in the other day to find the Altman Building filled with lots of merchandise, which were hung on racks by size.  Most items were 70 to 75 percent off the retail price. That translates to just under $200 some sweaters and pants, $500+ for most jackets and dresses. Mixed in the racks, you'll also find gowns.  [...]

Best Buy at Barbara Bui

  As I've said before in this blog, I'm a big fan of French designer Barbara Bui's cool, classic and clean pieces.  I'm hooked on her pants (the fit is perfect) and I love her tailored jackets but the four figure price tag is too much for me.  So when she holds a sale, I try to make it.  For just two days (sale ends Friday), Bui has marked down her spring/summer 2010[...]

J.Crew Sample Sale Again... Too Much of a Good Thing?

Yet another J.Crew sample sale is being held at Clothingline in the Garment District.  There have been so many in the past months that I can no longer keep track.  Our sale shopping pal, Artsy Anna, stopped into the space this afternoon to scope out the scene.  Anna did not find the deals or the offerings enticing at all.  Here's what she had to say: I left empty[...]

Invitation Only:  Ralph Lauren Sample Sale (UPDATE)

The Ralph Lauren sample sale for friends and family kicked off this morning at 9am at Soiffer Haskin.  Just like previous sales, the line stretched down West 33rd street to 9th Avenue.   The sale runs through tomorrow at 6pm.  If you're thinking of trying your luck at getting in, don't bother.  You need a shopping pass (which is given out by Ralph Lauren emplo[...]

Mackage, Soia & Kyo, Candela NYC Sample Sale

It was really warm and stuffy in the Mackage showroom in the Garment District when I stopped in Monday evening to check out the coats.  The space wasn't crowded - a smattering of shoppers were browsing the racks.  A few of them tried on some of the wool coats despite the heat.  With today's projected forecast at 85-degrees, let's hope they turn on the air condi[...]