Category archives: Handbags

Chic and Colorful Lauren Merkin Clutches and More...

I found a whole lotta clutches and more at the Lauren Merkin sample sale Tuesday.  You won't be wanting here where there were stacks and stacks of clutches in a range of colors and materials (metallics, patten croc, lambskin, fabric or just plain leather).  Also on offer were handbags, large and small.  The merchandise was marked down 40 to 70 percent. Today was the[...]

70 Percent off Bargains at Barbara Bui...

I've been a fan of Barbara Bui for years.  I love her clean, classic and timeless pieces.  A friend turned me onto the Paris-born designer a few years back when that friend managed the brand's boutique in Soho.  Since then, I've always tried to hit her sales.  Of course, I had to stop by Bui's Wooster St. boutique to check out the first day of the sale on Thur[...]

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[...]