Category archives: Belts

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[...]

Hermes Fans Continue to Queue up for Deals at the French label's Spring Sale...

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs8AIehMXjM I decided to skip Wednesday's monster Hermesline that snaked around the block in Chelsea.  Many shoppers had to wait two-and-a-half hours to get in, as Racked reported.   Thursday after work was a breeze.  There was a short line outside the Metropolitan Pavilion.  Security guards were handing out yellow cards with numbers, [...]

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDCQmUB7L0o Dolce & Gabbana is hosting a sample sale at the Metropolitan Pavilion through this Sunday (March 14).  On offer are cocktail dresses, jackets, tailored pants, handbags, shoes and more for 60 to 90 percent off the original retail price.  There's clothing and accessories for men, women and children from the 2009 collect[...]

Filene's Basement Closing Sale:  Any worthwhile deals left?

Madison Avenue Spy reported last week that the Filene's Basement in Chelsea was closing, pointing out that the merchandise was lackluster and that anyone going there would have to invest in the time to dig through the merchandise to find gems.  Sample Sally contributor, Artsy Anna, was up to the challenge, stopping in Monday night.  Here's her report: Everythin[...]

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T41IL6CSzM When news hit that Phi would be closing, many of you wondered if the sportswear label founded by Susan Dell in 2003 would be having a final farewell sale.  A week ago, Phi's corporate offices weren't saying whether they would.  Over the weekend, I popped into the label's SoHo boutique on Greene Street to find that they we[...]