Category archives: Handbags

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn0UgKJ2cBc A woman leaving the Gucci friends & family sale had the right sentiment when she said "it's total chaos. Get me out of here!" Thursday afternoon, not only was there a line to get into the sale, which was being held on the fifth floor of the Metropolitan Pavilion on W.18th Street - there was an even longer wait to pay [...]

I'm a big fan of Dame Westwood's designs but I can't always afford to pay retail for her garments.  For that reason, I make every attempt to check out sales of her merchandise.  Scatola Showroom in Chelsea is hosting a sale this week on the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania fall line offering up to 75 percent off. I showed up just when they were closing Wednesday night.Â[...]

Bagging the Kooba Handbag Sale

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Xz8ZGVxVc The Kooba handbag sale in the Garment District was busy but manageable after work on Tuesday.  This was the first day and already the merchandise looked picked over, especially the room with the samples.  That's where bloggers Grace + Kate reported that earlier in the day the real deals could be found (bags starting at [...]

I stopped into the sale at Surface to Air's loft space in Chinatown on Saturday.  The label is known for its great tees and hoodies.  There were plenty of T-shirts for $25 and denim for $75 for both men and women.  Also on offer are a few dresses, tops and skirts. For men, I spotted some jackets, polos and shirts.  You'll also find jewelry - pendants and rings - a[...]

I'm a huge fan of French designer Barbara Bui.  For that reason, I try to hit her sample sales when I can.  The designer is holding her fall/winter sample sale this weekend, Sunday is the last day. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxSxHCgqSJ8 I popped in on Saturday to find out that I was a day too late.  I love her jackets and trousers (perfect fit and fabulous[...]

I was going to wait until Friday to go to the Staff USA sale.  But after getting details from a Sally source and Racked, I thought I'd check out the merchandise Thursday night.  Martin Margiela, DSquared, and Victor & Rolf have pooled their garments, offering at least 60% off clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories for both men and women. At first, I was conf[...]

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3c05qbPXnE After hitting so many mobbed sample sales lately, the serene scene at Roberto Cavalli's sample sale Wednesday night seemed strange.  There were half a dozen shoppers there looking through the racks, two of them men.  I expected more customers.  But this was the preview sale.  Maybe it was just the calm before Thursday[...]