Category archives: Belts

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[...]

Steven Alan Sample Sale Has Plenty of Apparel; Highly Sought-After Labels

The Steven Alan sample sale kicks off today at Noon for the public. We attended the preview which usually attracts a huge crowd. But, this time there was only a handful of hardcore shoppers. In the past, this sale offers lots of Steven Alan house brand pieces and this time was no different. There was a mix of summer and fall collection pieces as well as Third Party[...]

This Week's Sales:  DVF, J. Mendel, Norma Kamali, Eileen Fisher & More

  With the end of Memorial Day weekend, many of us are now looking ahead to summer. Let's take a look at the sales taking place this week which could help you update your closet. First up… Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) is hosting a sample sale through the weekend at 260 Fifth Avenue. The sale opened today to the public. Early reports tell us that most of the [...]

Paul Smith Sample Sale is not only for Men

British label, Paul Smith, attracts the dapper gent. Fans of the brand will be happy to hear that the brand's sample sale starts today and goes through Sunday, May 27th. We attended this morning's friend & family preview. While this is a sale primarily for men, there was more on offer for women at this sale compared to the previous season. In general, there see[...]

More than Cashmere Scarves at Meg Cohen Sample Sale

New York City based designer, Meg Cohen, is known for her colorful knits. She's been commissioned to create cashmere scarves for British designer, Paul Smith. This week, a sample sale is taking place at her small boutique in Soho on Thompson Street. The sale offers a variety of merchandise for shoppers, including the designer's signature scarves, cashmere hats, dre[...]

Pas de Calais/Sage de Cret Sample Sale

This season's sample sale by pas de calais and its brother brand, Sage de Cret, offers plenty of the Japanese label's signature looks. Think relaxed sophistication made of quality fabrics. Great layering pieces. The color story is always muted, warm earthy tones. If you're after the label's current pieces, there are a couple of racks of samples for women and men. M[...]

Staff USA Sample Sale; Margiela, Marni and Dsquared

There were rumours that the Staff USA showroom had planned to move to Paris and last season's sample sale would be the last one. But, at least for now, they're still here. This season brings yet another sample sale at its showroom on West 19th Street in Chelsea. We stopped in at the end of the day Friday, the first day of the sale. There was plenty of merchandis[...]