Category archives: Jewelry

The Hermes Sample Sale is a Letdown

  Nothing of note caught my eye at the Hermes sample sale when I dropped into Soiffer Haskin today.  It's possible that I may have missed the boat and waited too long to check out the merchandise.  However, I don't think it would have made a difference if I had stood in line for at least two hours yesterday and went in then.  Today, it was a breeze to get in ([...]

Head to Housing Works for a Good Cause

Housing Works is hosting its fall preview through the end of September. Tuesday night, I made it into the Tribeca location where the preview started at 5pm. When I walked in, I was immediately greeted by a live band performing funky tunes. The music gave the place a lively atmosphere. The band was a nice touch. The merchandise is very organized with the wom[...]

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83IdKi1nMNs While many of us are waiting for the Barneys Warehouse Sale, this weekend's end-of-season sale being held at the boutiques, Project No. 8 and No. 8b, is well worth the trip.  I checked out the goods yesterday and found some fabulous deals.  The women's shop, Project No. 8, carries mostly European designers such as Boudicca [...]

Reduced Rings and Blowout Bling

Reduced Rings and Blowout Bling

If you're tying the knot... or just looking for bling at a bargain, you should check out the once-a-year jewelry sale at Michael C. Fina (a retailer of engagement & wedding rings and fine jewelry).  Artsy Anna, who will be taking the plunge in a few months, checked out the sale, looking for wedding bands. As Sample Sally readers know, I go to my fair share of sa[...]

Bing Bang Bargains

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgWYDGSxyvY The New York based jewelry label, Bing Bang, is hosting a sample sale at its offices near Chinatown. Designed by Anna Sheffield, each piece of Bing Bang jewelry is handmade in NYC.  The sale offers 35 to 75 percent off retail prices. I'm a great fan of Sheffield's elongated egg-shaped bangles which are now going for $15[...]

Hayden-Harnett Sample Sale

The elevator wasn't working when I arrived at the Hayden-Harnett and the Collective Showroom sample sale Tuesday evening.  I was told that the elevator stops operating after a certain hour at the end of the day.  I ended up having to walk up five flights to check out the goods. Not such a fun thing to do in this heat! The sale wasn't as well stocked as previous s[...]

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTZ1yX0LNLk I can spend hours at a flea market, looking for treasures.  The Brooklyn Flea is one of my favorite places to find the most interesting things at affordable prices.  The market draws about 200 vendors, selling a mix of new and used goods.  You'll find an assortment of vintage clothes, collectibles and furniture as wel[...]