Category archives: Apparel

Placing Bids at the Abaeté Sample Sale...

SoHo-based designer Laura Poretzky auctioned off some of her key Abaeté pieces.  The event kicked off the brand's three-day sample sale.  Up for bid were the same style dresses that celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Eva Longoria and Sandra Bullock have worn as well as actual runway pieces.  The bidding for all the items started at $100. While shoppers decided w[...]

La Dolce Deals at the D&G Sale in Chelsea

I couldn't believe my eyes when I walked into this sale... the amount of merchandise was staggering.  Both the Italian high-end (Dolce & Gabbana) and D&G lines are discounted.  The D&G folks managed to fill the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street with lots of goods - dresses, skirts, pants, and all sorts of accessories from handbags, shoes to belts. In [...]

Plenty of Tracy Reeses on Sale in Midtown...

No line outside the Tracy Reese sample sale when I stopped in first thing this morning.  There was a line at the cash register and the dressing room.  This is the first day of the sale.  There appeared to be lots of dresses to be had, mostly Reese’s Plenty line.  I'm a small so I checked out the size 2s.  Not a lot that I liked.  But there were a lot of cute [...]

The Spades (Kate & Jack) Sample Sale... thru June 18th

I checked out the Kate and Jack Spade sample sale in Midtown just before they shut the doors tonight.  I didn't have a lot of time to look but I quickly took a survey and noticed a lot of merchandise left - great handbags for work and fun summer totes.  There wasn't a lot of Jack Spade goods on offer - messenger bags and microfiber envelopes.  The sale showcases a [...]

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[...]

MINT Jodi Arnold Sale: SOHO Pop-Up Shop This Weekend

MINT Jodi Arnold has set up a pop-up shop in Soho where spring merchandise is 60% off the retail price.  The shop is spacious with high ceilings and the racks of clothing are lined along the walls.  When I stopped in Thursday night, I found a DJ spinning tunes and wine was being served.  Designer Jodi Arnold was on hand to help shoppers sort through her stuff. I r[...]

Basics at Rag & Bone and Helmut Lang Sample Sale

If you're looking for basics, you'll find them here.  But how many pairs of black trousers does a girl really need?  I didn't see a lot of exciting merchandise at this sale.  Plus, it was a bit pricey for what was on offer.  A Rag & Bone rain coat ($249) did catch my eye (perfect for today's weather) but I decided to walk away from it and see if I really want [...]