Category archives: Handbags

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[...]

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[...]

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.[...]

Inside the Proenza Schouler Sample Sale

The Proenza Schouler sample sale at C21 downtown opens to the public tomorrow (Tuesday). We attended the preview which turned out to be open to anyone. Mushkie tells us why and what she found inside: "The preview was suppose to be for friends & family only but they opened the doors to the public due to a mishap with the invites. A staff member claimed that a[...]

Rebecca Taylor Sample Sale Starts Today

The Rebecca Taylor sample sale gets underway today at 260 Fifth Avenue. Mushkie checked out the merchandise at yesterday's preview and gives us her report: "Compared to previous Rebecca Taylor sample sales this sale looks empty. It feels like only half the venue is being used. Most women were only shopping at the sample racks situated in the back wall near the dres[...]

The News: Common Projects, Tim Coppens, Clu, Destin, Public School and More

The News starts its fall sample sale today (Thursday) at its Soho showroom. This sale offers merchandise from quite a number of brands. While we go primarily for the footwear, there's so much more to be had here. Let me get to what's new/different this season. They're carrying women's merchandise by Public School and Tim Coppens. A limited selection can be found ha[...]

Another Take on Alexander McQueen Sample Sale

Tomorrow (Thursday) is the last day of the Alexander McQueen sample sale. No word on whether they're offering further discounts. Larry Label Whore checked out the sale this week and gives us his take: "Alexander McQueen is one of my favorite designers so I jumped at the chance to go to the sample sale on the first day. I first stopped by at noon, but the line stret[...]

Still Pricey at the Judith Leiber Sample Sale

The Holiday Season means plenty of parties... If you're looking to update your accessories, you may want to check out the Judith Leiber sale at Soiffer Haskin in Midtown. But you only have a few hours left as doors close at 5pm today. We did hear about final reductions but no details. One of our contributors, Nicole, stopped in yesterday and gives us a short review: [...]

Inside the Alexander McQueen Sample Sale

A line formed outside the Alexander McQueen sample sale in Chelsea hours before it opened to the public this morning. Mushkie was among the early risers. Smartphones are not allowed inside. Thus, the lack of photos. She tells us that sale prices have gone up... Here's more of her findings: "The sale opened its doors to the public a half hour earlier than scheduled.[...]

Crowded Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale; Also Has Bags for Men

Once again Rebecca Minkoff sale is opened to an excitable and eager crowd of shoppers. Mushkie attended this morning's preview. Here's her report: "Mini macs and other small cross bodies are on the center table when you come in. Larger handbags are set out on tables. Lots of recycled style bags from last year's sale are available again. One table in the back is [...]