Category archives: Apparel

Tocca Spring Sample Sale: Extended, Prices Reduced

Tocca made its name with pretty feminine dresses worn by supermodels.  A variety of summer dresses is what I found Wednesday afternoon at an airy Chelsea loft space when I popped in to check out the sale, dresses ($85) in all sort of colors and sizes (0-12). There were also skirts ($40), jackets ($85) and some knitwear ($35) - plus fabric handbags ($50).  Some of To[...]

Steven Alan sale in Tribeca gets a thumbs up... thru May 17

The reports about the Steven Alan sale in Tribeca are good.  The crowd is apparently smaller and the pricing better this time around.  Racked reports pricing for the designer's own line:  women's short-sleeved shirts are going for $48, long-sleeved for $58. Women's jackets from $50 to $125, cotton dresses are $99, and skirts and shorts are $50 to $70. The menswear[...]

Fashion fund-raiser: the annual POSH sale kicks off this week...

As in years past, Lighthouse International's 37th Annual POSH Sale is expected to be a mob scene when it opens to the public on Thursday May 14.  All proceeds will benefit the organization's services for those who are visually impaired. A couple of fellow bloggers got a special preview of some of the choice offers.  According to The Shophound, there were piles of C[...]

Loeffler Randall sample sale ends Saturday May 9

High-end New York design firm Loeffler Randall surprised everyone by having a VIP preview sale yesterday. When I stopped by after work, I found a lot of merchandise left and a crowd of women frantically looking through the shoes and clothes.  The space was small and packed with shoppers that trying anything on was a challenge.  I came looking for the popular Matilde[...]

Scoring at Shelly Steffee…

Scoring at Shelly Steffee...

This was one of the best sample sales I've been to this year.  Not crowded. Lots of merchandise and deals. After a number of disappointing sales, I had no expectations on what I would find tonight. When I popped into the boutique, I found a few women browsing through the merchandise.  The shop did get busy for a short while but never insane.  The dressing room was [...]

Up to 80% off at the Proenza Schouler sale...

When I stopped by Proenza Schouler's Soho showroom on the last day of the sale at 9am, I realized that I missed out.  No surprise. The sale started two days ago and there wasn't much left - nothing in small sizes.  I asked one of the employees how much merchandise they had to start with.  Apparently, there was twice as much.  Prices ranged from $50 to $500 (original[...]

Max Mara Sale

Max Mara Sale

There weren't many takers tonight at the Max Mara sale.  That's probably because there wasn't anything fabulous to buy - despite the racks upon racks of merchandise.  What was on sale appeared to be leftovers from past seasons.  Quite a selection of sample tops and blouses - size 6 or 8 - priced between $100-$200.  The handbags and shoes were uninspiring. The same f[...]