Category archives: Accessories

Deals to be had at the Halston Sample Sale in SoHo

I stopped into the Halston sample sale on Spring Street Tuesday morning and found some beautiful pieces. There were racks of actual production samples and one-of-a-kinds. You'll find deals on shoes, handbags and two racks of clothing. Sample shoes from the fall collection are on sale for $75, including cute suede ballet flats embellished with a stylish Hal[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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