Category archives: Handbags

Great Deals at the Alexander McQueen Sample Sale...

You'll find plenty of deals, especially on accessories, at the Alexander McQueen sample sale which started Tuesday. I found a fairly calm scene at Chelsea's Metropolitan Pavilion when I stopped in around 9:30am.  Surprisingly, there was no line.  Although, at first, I did think that the extremely long wait for the Sex & the City casting call next door was th[...]

Delightfully Sexy Dresses at the Jill Stuart Summer Sale in SoHo...

The Jill Stuart boutique in SoHo was very subdued when I stopped in late Thursday to check out the two-day sale there. Although a number of racks had 40% off signs, one of the sales people came over to inform me that sale items were actually all 60% off.  Shoes are at 40% off.  If you've been searching for a special dress or just something lovely to wear, you'll[...]

Cavalli Sample Sale:  Couture, Color but not a lot of Deals

It's a rare occurrence for Roberto Cavalli to hold a sample sale.  Apparently, the Italian designer's last official sample sale was three years ago.  Monday night, a few shoppers were at the Altman building in Chelsea browsing the racks.  The brand's ready-to-wear and couture collections are discounted at up to 80% off the regular price. But even on sale, most item[...]

A Long Wait at LeSportsac Sample Sale in Chelsea...

The first day of the LeSportsac sample sale brought out the brand's fans.  It was mobbed tonight.  The line to get into Chelsea's Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street snaked around the block.  Many people waited more than one hour.  I stopped by around 7pm.  After surveying this line, I decided to forgo the wait.  I wondered if all these people would even make i[...]

Celebrity Spotting at the Renegade Craft Fair...

Walking into the Renegade Craft Fair in Williamsburg this Saturday afternoon, I spotted a little boy playing with a blow up Spider-man doll.  He was so engaged with the act that instinct made me take out my camera and start snapping photos.  I suddenly realized that his father (who happened to be close by) is Watchmenstar Patrick Wilson. He also starred opposite Kate [...]

Vintage SOHO POP-UP Shop This Weekend

If you like vintage clothing - especially designer vintage, you should check out the V is for Vintage pop-up shop in Soho.  I stopped by there yesterday to survey the goods.  I was not disappointed.  A number of vendors - some with stores in the City - set up shop in this basement space on Green Street just for three days. I found Gucci, Chanel, Dior, YSL, Ver[...]