Category archives: Apparel

Another Look at Barbara Bui Sample Sale

Walking into the Barbara Bui sample sale Wednesday evening, I was struck by how much merchandise was still left and how few shoppers were browsing the racks. The sale was extended through this Sunday, August 28th. The markdown is still the same as when they offered the additional discounts last week (an extra 20% off the already 60% off retail). Still not quite 70%[...]

Oak End-of-Season Sale

Out for a Sunday stroll, we stop by OAK in its final sale days. Inside, prices have been reduced to a fraction of original cost. Fashionable Femme Jen has our report: "I spy multiple past season items and severely discounted current season items. A picked over box of samples for $15 include a pair of Helmut Lang pants (looked like sz 27) and a grey wool skirt (sz 2[...]

Creatures of Comfort Sample Sale

The Creatures of Comfort sample sale is just that - plenty of merchandise from the house brand; mostly fall/winter items. The sale is taking place at a raw space on Broome Street between West Broadway and Wooster in Soho. While the boutique carries other labels, this sale offers primarily Creatures of Comfort pieces (apparel, footwear and limited accessories). Alth[...]

Vilebrequin Sample Sale Still Pretty Pricey

The French swimwear and beachwear brand, Vilebrequin, is hosting a sample sale in Nomad through this Sunday. A fellow shopper checked out the deals (thanks D!) and gives us her take: "The sale had a lot of merchandise for men (no surprise!).  Their signature swim trunks are a good bargain but still will cost you a pretty penny at $95 (Retails $190 - $300).  It quic[...]

Barbara Bui Sample Sale Gets Underway at 60% off Retail

It could be that it's August when most New Yorkers head out of town for vacation but there were very few takers this morning at the Barbara Bui sample sale in Soho. The large space is filled with merchandise from ready-to-wear, runway pieces, leather, fur, footwear, handbags and more. The boutique on Wooster Street closed. It seemed like a lot of this merchandis[...]

Last Day of the Tamara Mellon-Lulu Frost Sample Sale

Doors close at 4pm today at the Tamara Mellon and Lulu Frost sample sale. It's being held in Soho at 150 Greene Street. Fashionable Femme Jen stopped into the space yesterday and took some photos... (check out the gallery inside the post). They started offering additional discounts this weekend. Here's what Jen has to report: "The Tamara Mellon shoes are now 85%[...]

Mountains of Matta From Seasons Past at Sample Sale

The Matta sample sale is taking place for two days at a large space in Noho. We stopped in yesterday evening while they were setting up. Perhaps it's the bigger space this time but there seems to be a lot more merchandise on offer from scarves, tops, dresses, shoes, belts, home items and so much more! If you plan to stop in, you may need some time to look through t[...]