Category archives: Accessories

Cavalli Sample Sale:  Couture, Color but not a lot of Deals

It's a rare occurrence for Roberto Cavalli to hold a sample sale.  Apparently, the Italian designer's last official sample sale was three years ago.  Monday night, a few shoppers were at the Altman building in Chelsea browsing the racks.  The brand's ready-to-wear and couture collections are discounted at up to 80% off the regular price. But even on sale, most item[...]

MINA Sale:  Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Lanvin and more...

At Mina, celebrity stylist Irene Albright has taken out her collection of designer clothing from her showroom and put them on sale in her East Village gallery boutique.  You'll find Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Dior and more at 80% off retail.  The selection includes ready-to-wear, eveningwear, plenty of shoes and a limited selection of handbags.  Mina[...]

A Long Wait at LeSportsac Sample Sale in Chelsea...

The first day of the LeSportsac sample sale brought out the brand's fans.  It was mobbed tonight.  The line to get into Chelsea's Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street snaked around the block.  Many people waited more than one hour.  I stopped by around 7pm.  After surveying this line, I decided to forgo the wait.  I wondered if all these people would even make i[...]

Choose Your Chapeau at Eugenia Kim

Looking for a hat for a summer wedding?  Or for your vacation on the beach?  The Eugenia Kim Sample Sale in the brand's Midtown showroom has a lot of summer brims to choose from. There have many styles and all sorts of fabrications.    A straw wide-brim hat ($125) got my attention as well as a number of 20s-inspired creations.  Most of the nicer quality hats w[...]

Celebrity Spotting at the Renegade Craft Fair...

Walking into the Renegade Craft Fair in Williamsburg this Saturday afternoon, I spotted a little boy playing with a blow up Spider-man doll.  He was so engaged with the act that instinct made me take out my camera and start snapping photos.  I suddenly realized that his father (who happened to be close by) is Watchmenstar Patrick Wilson. He also starred opposite Kate [...]

Vintage SOHO POP-UP Shop This Weekend

If you like vintage clothing - especially designer vintage, you should check out the V is for Vintage pop-up shop in Soho.  I stopped by there yesterday to survey the goods.  I was not disappointed.  A number of vendors - some with stores in the City - set up shop in this basement space on Green Street just for three days. I found Gucci, Chanel, Dior, YSL, Ver[...]