Category archives: Accessories

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[...]

Warm and Fuzzy at White + Warren

The White + Warren sample sale officially kicked off at 1pm today.  After a short wait in line, I walked in to the label's showroom near Bryant Park.  I made a beeline for a room in the back where actual samples were stuffed in boxes.  I didn't have much time to look so that's where I focused my attention.  The price list:  Cashmere samples $35, Sample Access[...]

VIDEO:  Sayonara Takashimaya

httpv:// Yesterday was the first day of Japanese high-end retailer, Takashimaya's, liquidation sale where everything in the store was 40 percent off.  By the end of the day, the entire store was picked through. The handbags and accessories were nearly gone on the first floor. The home section looked like a tornado had hit.  The [...]

Takashimaya Closing Sale Starts Today...

The popular Japanese retailer, Takashimaya, begins its closing sale today where all merchandise will be 40 percent off.  For those of us familiar with the six-floor shopping palace, we know the store offers so many one-of-a-kind treasures. I stopped in yesterday to see what I could find.  On the first floor, there were some great leather handbags and beauty p[...]

Sigerson Morrison is Almost Cleaned Out on First Day of Sale

The pictures say it all... By the end of the day yesterday, slim pickings at the Sigerson Morrison warehouse sale in Chelsea.  One sales associate told me that the first day of the sale was like a "whirlwind," adding that "about 12-hundred customers" had come through the fourth floor of the Metropolitan Pavilion by 2pm. With just an hour left before closing, w[...]