Category archives: Handbags

A Long Wait Outside the Elie Tahari Sample Sale

The doors were suppose to open at 8:30 this morning for the Elie Tahari sample sale near Bryant Park.  But an hour later, shoppers were still waiting outside.  Some of them had been in line for nearly two hours.  Needless to say, many of them were losing patience. I spent a few minutes and had to go... However, a friend of ours stopped in before lunch and manage[...]

The Fred Perry biannual sample sale goes through Saturday at the Avalon Group Showroom in Chelsea.  I found plenty of merchandise (predominantly  samples in sample sizes) when I checked out the goods after work yesterday.  The showroom was quiet - just a handful of shoppers - when I was there.  Check out the video: httpv:// I j[...]

Deals on High Quality Clothing at the Loro Piana Sale

  If you can afford to pay retail for Loro Piana, then this is the sale for you.  When I popped into Soiffer Haskin on Wednesday, it appeared that many of the shoppers were customers of the brand. For them, the 50 to 70 percent off retail is a great deal.  Yesterday, sale organizers started offering further discounts.  But even with the additional reductions, [...]

Handfuls of Handbags at the Kooba Sample Sale

Through Thursday, the hip handbag label, Kooba, is hosting a sample sale that gives up to 60 percent off retail on a slew of bags.  Last night, there was a wide selection of large and medium (totes, shoulder and satchels), a few clutches and small handbags up for grabs.  There were also samples (very picked over) that ranged in price from $40 to $160.  While th[...]

The Hermes Sample Sale is a Letdown

  Nothing of note caught my eye at the Hermes sample sale when I dropped into Soiffer Haskin today.  It's possible that I may have missed the boat and waited too long to check out the merchandise.  However, I don't think it would have made a difference if I had stood in line for at least two hours yesterday and went in then.  Today, it was a breeze to get in ([...]

Head to Housing Works for a Good Cause

Housing Works is hosting its fall preview through the end of September. Tuesday night, I made it into the Tribeca location where the preview started at 5pm. When I walked in, I was immediately greeted by a live band performing funky tunes. The music gave the place a lively atmosphere. The band was a nice touch. The merchandise is very organized with the wom[...]

Long Line Outside the Hermes Sale

httpv:// No surprise that Hermes fans turned out in droves today.  It's the first day the sale is open to the public and it always draws crowds.   At 9am, the line outside the Hermes Sale near Penn Station stretched down West 33rd Street to 9th Avenue at B&H.  The wait was up to two hours.  I didn't stick around. At one point, [...]