Category archives: Accessories

Meh!... Miguelina Sample Sale

While Artsy Anna was making the sample sale rounds on Monday, she managed to check out the Miguelina showroom on West 36th Street to find a lackluster sale... Miguelina's showroom was empty (save for the staffers).   A bright, cheery reception area lead to a dimly lit and instantly depressing windowless room--very out of character with the brand's usually flirty[...]

MaxMara Fans Turn Out on First Day of the Sale

Artsy Anna made her way to the MaxMara sale in Midtown today.  She reports a packed scene on opening day.  Photography is not allowed at Soiffer Haskin.  While Anna had a horrible time trying to snap shots of the merchandise, she was impressed by how the sale was run... This is one of the most professionally run sales I've been to in a long time.   All outerwear[...]

Bargains at the Barbara Bui Sample Sale

A friend, one who - like me - is a huge fan of Barbara Bui, was one of the first women to hit the French label's sample sale this morning.  We both love Bui's clean, classic and timeless pieces.  She reports having a great shopping experience and paying a fraction of the cost of Bui's garments.   She sent us photos along with her review: I felt like I had the place[...]

J.Crew Sample Sale:  Further Reductions

Further reductions on the last day of the J.Crew sample sale. I  decided to skip the sale this week after disappointing finds at previous sales.  A tipster who went earlier this week confirmed what we already suspected - mediocre merchandise.  She took a photo of the scene from Wednesday afternoon where she said there was "massive amounts of merchandise." [...]

Vivienne Tam Sample Sale

Sample Sally contributor, Artsy Anna,  checked out the goods on the first day of the Vivienne Tam sample sale in Midtown.  Anna reports a healthy turnout of some 50 customers who were actively looking through the racks last night.  Here's Anna's findings: Merchandise is plentiful and clothing is neatly arranged by size.  There are no dressing rooms but try-on[...]

Deals on Python Shoes & Handbags at Devi Kroell

If you're a fan of exotic skin handbags and shoes, the Devi Kroell sample sale is the place for you. I ventured into the showroom on Fifth Avenue at 13th Street and found it busy but not crowded.  The merchandise was nicely laid out. Python handbags ($800) in deep purple, dark emerald and a cream/brown color were displayed in the middle of the room. Python flat[...]

Deals on Sexy Heels at Cesare Paciotti

Get your hands on a pair of super sexy Italian heels at Cesare Paciotti's sample sale in its showroom on West 57th Street.  I popped in to check out the goods this morning just before shoppers were allowed in. On offer are plenty of sexy styles, including super high platform stilettos in exotic skins (on sale for $320 from $845) and heels embellished with Swar[...]