Category archives: Jewelry

Made in Brooklyn Tours; Alfred Stadler Studio in Red Hook

A bit off topic but worth mentioning since the sample sale season is at a slowdown... The Mister and I stumbled upon a worthwhile tour in Brooklyn over the weekend while riding our bikes. It was a "make and mingle" tour of the sun-filled studio of leather designer Alfred Stadler in Red Hook. Alfred and his wife, Wendy, design and produce collections of handbags, ac[...]

Summer Deals at Barneys & Bergdorf Goodman

Summer brings some great deals at retailers... We look at two high-end department stores who are now offering end-of-season sales. Here's a report from Larry Label Whore: "As many of our readers know my favorite times of the year are the department store end-of-season sales. This year didn't disappoint with Barneys and Bergdorfs going 75% off, while Saks went 70% o[...]

Sample Sale Roundup:  Steven Alan, Halston Heritage, Marchesa, Tocca Beauty & More

Another busy week for sample sales… For that reason, we're doing a roundup, highlighting a few of the notable ones. What's often a hit with many New Yorkers, the Steven Alan sample sale opens to the public tomorrow in Soho. Expect to find deals of up to 75% off retail on men's, women's apparel and accessories. Click here to see our report of last season's sale. [...]

Jewelry, Accessories, RTW at Chan Luu Sample Sale

For us, L-A based Chan Luu's sample sale was under the radar until one of our readers (Thanks, MKate!) mentioned it in comments and emailed us the details. After hearing about it, I was curious about the sale and since I had a bit of a window late Thursday, I decided to check it out before they closed for the day. The sale is being held the label's showroom near Ti[...]

J.Crew (Women, Men & Kids) + Madewell Sample Sale - Two Locations

  The J.Crew sample sale gets underway today at two locations... The women's and kids is taking place at 260 Fifth Avenue men's is being held in Soho. Fellow shopper, Eva, stopped in during this morning's preview. A big grazie mille to her for taking photos (including the pricelists - see below). She tells us that the women's sale in NoMad was mobbed this m[...]

Multi-Designer Sample Sale in Los Angeles

For our readers in Los Angeles... A multi-designer sample sale is taking place through tomorrow, June 11th. Deals are up to 90% off ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories. Designer brands include Etienne Marcel Denim, GM Studio, Hale Bob, Halston, House of Harlow 1960, LIKELY and Sophia Webster. One of our contributors in L-A sent us photos and a short review. Here's[...]

Last Day of Montblanc Sample Sale

Sale organizers are offering further reductions (and "special offers") now that the Montblanc sample sale is close to ending. Tomorrow is the last day. A tipster (Thanks again, D!) sent us photos from the sale. The first day of the sale generated long lines - an indication that people are still writing longhand. Our fellow shopper didn't give us a review, but if yo[...]