Category archives: Handbags

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[...]

Shopping Event:  Gen Art Biannual Shop NYC starts June 3rd

Gen Art's biannual Shop NYC event starts tomorrow at 6pm.  Some 60 vendors, many are young emerging designers, will be selling women's and men's clothing and accessories to ticket-holders until 10pm. You can buy the tickets at the Gen Art site for $15.  If you want to get into the preview an hour before, a $40 ticket will allow you to get your hands on the deals bef[...]

Invitation Only:  Christian Louboutin Sample Sale in Midtown

For all those Loub fans... a rare event!  Christian Louboutin holds a sample sale. Monday 5/18, the members of the press were invited to see the goods a day before the sale started. Apparently, the wait was at least 2-hours for some editors.  The sale opens to friends & family Tuesday 5/19, Wednesday 5/20 from 9am to 5pm, and Thursday 5/21 from 9am to 1pm.  On[...]

Orla Kiely Sidewalk Sale in SOHO, May 19 & 20

The colorful UK brand, Orla Kiely, is having a two-day accessories sale on Thompson St. in SOHO starting Tuesday May 19th.  Orla Kiely launched her line in the 1990's when fashion was black and conceptual.  Back then, Kiely's use of color and patern made her creations stand apart from other designers causing an instant appeal. Over the following decade her collect[...]

First Day of Cole Haan Sale Draws Crowds

The Cole Haan sale in Midtown was a packed house this Sunday afternoon where shoes, handbags and other accessories for both men and women were up to 75% off the retail price.  I was surprised by the amount of merchandise - leather, microfiber and straw handbags in all sorts of colors.  Loads of spring/summer footwear - most shoes were on sale for under $150 and sa[...]

High-end ESCADA has low-end sale...

I found this weekend's Escada sale at Chelsea's Metropolitan Pavilion pretty much a waste of time.  The offerings of the uber prestigious brand are frumpy - not fabulous.  I've attended other Escada sales where there were racks of elegant and tasteful clothing.  This one was a letdown - one of the worst sales I have ever been to.  What a shame that the large space[...]