Category archives: Apparel

Getting Your Kicks With Melissa's Plastic Fantastics...

I had no expectations when I arrived at the Melissa sample sale in the Brazilian brand's Chelsea showroom.  I went looking for Zaha Hadid shoes for a Sally reader.  Unfortunately, there were none to be had.  A salesperson told me that those styles are not available in the United States yet.  But should arrive in October. The showroom was hopping with shop[...]

Alice + Olivia Sample Sale in Midtown Draws a Crowd

The sale at the Alice + Olivia shop in Midtown was buzzing with shoppers after work Tuesday.  There appeared to be a lot of takers - many browsing the racks and some clutching armfuls of clothing.  I'm not a big fan of the brand so I couldn't understand the appeal.  But from the looks of the shop tonight, Alice + Olivia certainly has a following. Here's the pric[...]

Want to Tote Marvel's Bags? Check out the Sale...

Jane Marvel’s all-purpose bags, messengers, and weekenders are up to 50 percent off this week at the brand's sample sale.  The sale is taking place at Marvel's showroom in Midtown.  I stopped in after work on Tuesday to find several women looking at what was on offer.  There are all sorts of style handbag in a wide array of colorful prints.  These bags are made[...]

Fendi Warehouse Sale is a Flop... as Shoppers Walk out Empty Handed

There were few takers at the Fendi sale in Chelsea's Metropolitan Pavilion this morning. Even after waiting in line at 8:30am, many women walked out empty handed, including me.  There was no scoring a fabulous handbag here. The items on sale were expensive. The high-end brand's sought-after handbags were mostly 60% off the regular price. The medium and large ba[...]

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[...]

Fab Feminine Frocks at the FALLS Sale in the W. Village

This weekend, Falls is taking 30 to 60% off spring & summer 09' merchandise.  I discovered the brand back in February when Falls designer Philip Leeming held a sale in a pop-up shop on Greenwich Avenue.  I like his stuff so I wanted to check out what he had on offer this time. I stopped in on Friday afternoon and was happily surprised to find Philip there.Â[...]

RAG & BONE Rakes in at their Shop in the West Village

The rain didn't seem to dampen rag & bone fans who were intent on finding deals at the brand's West Village store Thursday evening.  rag & bone's sought-after jeans ($79 for all denim) were going fast.  But don't panic, ladies, a sales person told me that they had boxes of stuff ready to go out Friday.  Mostly stretch skinny jeans in lightweight fabric for [...]