Category archives: Accessories

httpv:// Shelly Steffee kicks off her store farewell sample sale today at Noon.  Last night, I managed to get a preview of the merchandise on offer.  Her assistant, Carol, took me through the store and pulled out some of the standout pieces.  Check out the video where Carol describes some of the items you'll find on sale today. [...]

Alice + Olivia Friends & Family Night

While the Alice + Olivia sample sale officially starts Thursday, Artsy Anna was on the list for the friends and family night.  She gives us a glowing report on a busy preview night: Wednesday evening's friends and family preview was a mob scene!  I walked into a kaleidoscope of color--yellows, greens, silver sequins, and lace.  Frilly frocks (originally $250 a[...]

T is for Tiny Sizes at Theory

Artsy Anna wasn’t completely bowled over by the women’s Theory sample sale which kicked off today in the Garment District.  She checked out the merchandise at lunchtime and found plenty of summer season-appropriate attire.  Here’s what she had to say: It's been a long time since my last visit to Clothingline and it seems they've learned a thing or two about h[...]

Shelly Steffee Closes Meatpacking District Boutique

Madison Avenue Spy is reporting that Shelly Steffee is packing it in, shuttering her Meatpacking District boutique after 10 years. A letter to customers said, "Due to issues with our lease negotiations, we will be closing the Shelly Steffee store." The label is known for its edgy modern looks.  I covered Shelly Steffee’s sample sale back in May 2009 whe[...]

httpv:// The East Village boutique, Change of Season, a shop that specializes in designer items from the European collections is offering an additional 20 percent off this Memorial Day weekend.  Shop owners Clinton Curtis and Marco Querci travel to Europe to hand-pick all the merchandise here which they sell at a discount.  I fi[...]

Last Call for Be&D: Further Discounts on the Last Day of the Sale

One of our regular contributors just came from the Be&D sample sale.  There's still about an hour left to the sale... if you're a fan, it might be worth heading over there.  She tells us that they are offering further discounts. They just reduced the prices of a lot of shoes to $10!!  I picked up 3 pairs and a belt.  I saw shoes there that are still on [...]

Invitation Only:  Ralph Lauren Sample Sale (UPDATE)

The Ralph Lauren sample sale for friends and family kicked off this morning at 9am at Soiffer Haskin.  Just like previous sales, the line stretched down West 33rd street to 9th Avenue.   The sale runs through tomorrow at 6pm.  If you're thinking of trying your luck at getting in, don't bother.  You need a shopping pass (which is given out by Ralph Lauren emplo[...]