Category archives: Accessories

Tipster Review:  Kooba Handbag Sample Sale

News from the Kooba handbag sample sale from a Sample Sally reader.  The tipster who stopped in at lunchtime today emailed me her review: I took a quick trip there and beat the lunch and the crazy crowd that attacked the Cynthia Steffe sample sale.  Overall the sale is pretty organized, the bags are all in boxes with price and picture of the bag taped on the[...]

Loro Piana Offers Deals on its Luxury Cashmere Clothing

  An old friend of the Little Mister got me an invitation to Loro Piana's Saturday preview sale.  But I ended up at the Olde Good Things enormous antiques warehouse in Scranton, PA (don't ask) instead.  Monday I managed to stop by the sale in Midtown.  There wasn't much of a crowd - just a few dapper gents and nicely dressed ladies who were well acquainted wit[...]

Marni Outlet Opens at Woodbury Commons

When I read fashion columnist Lynn Yaeger's humorous article for the NYT's travel blog about her trip to Orlando, Florida to shop at the Marni outlet, I couldn't believe the Italian label would open an outlet there first before New York.  If Yaeger waited a few months, she wouldn't have had to travel thousands of miles.    A Marni outlet opened at Woodbury Com[...]

More Than Just Denim at Rock & Republic

A small turnout for the Rock & Republic sample sale at the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street. There was no crushing line.  Just a short one that took practically no time.  After a few busy sample sales this week, this one was a relief.  The savings:  50 to 80 percent off the original price.  To no surprise, there were racks and racks of denim in all si[...]

Fans of Elie Tahari Turn out for 1st Day of the Sample Sale

At 930am, a line formed outside the Elie Tahari sample sale near Bryant Park.  The label’s fans had turned out on the first day of the sale.  Women waited patiently to see what kind of deals were inside. The sale is offering up to 80 percent off original prices.  I did a quick sweep this morning after waiting in line for about 30 minutes.  I found plenty of [...]

Bold Signature Styles at the Bulgari Sample Sale

The Bulgari sample sale kicked off on Sunday in Midtown.  This morning at 9am, there was barely a crowd - just a small line outside Soiffer Haskin on West 33rd street.  Inside, I found plenty of leather and some exotic skin handbags and wallets for 70 to 80 percent off the original retail price. Leather handbags averaged from $540 to $660 (were $1800 to $220[...]

Voila!  Inside the Paul Smith Sample Sale...

Kudos to the tipster who informed me about the Paul Smith friends & family sale!  After work, I decided to try my luck and see if I can get into the sale.  I arrived to find no line.  I told the woman holding the clipboard in the lobby that I wasn't on the list and she said "that's all right, go right on in."  She was so nice. Inside was pretty subdued.[...]