Category archives: Accessories

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 [...]

Invitation Only:  Christian Louboutin Sample Sale in Midtown

For all those Loub fans... a rare event!  Christian Louboutin holds a sample sale. Monday 5/18, the members of the press were invited to see the goods a day before the sale started. Apparently, the wait was at least 2-hours for some editors.  The sale opens to friends & family Tuesday 5/19, Wednesday 5/20 from 9am to 5pm, and Thursday 5/21 from 9am to 1pm.  On[...]

Orla Kiely Sidewalk Sale in SOHO, May 19 & 20

The colorful UK brand, Orla Kiely, is having a two-day accessories sale on Thompson St. in SOHO starting Tuesday May 19th.  Orla Kiely launched her line in the 1990's when fashion was black and conceptual.  Back then, Kiely's use of color and patern made her creations stand apart from other designers causing an instant appeal. Over the following decade her collect[...]

First Day of Cole Haan Sale Draws Crowds

The Cole Haan sale in Midtown was a packed house this Sunday afternoon where shoes, handbags and other accessories for both men and women were up to 75% off the retail price.  I was surprised by the amount of merchandise - leather, microfiber and straw handbags in all sorts of colors.  Loads of spring/summer footwear - most shoes were on sale for under $150 and sa[...]

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