Category archives: Apparel

DVF Preview Sale is a Mob Scene...

Despite Monday being the preview of the Diane von Furstenberg sale for VIP and "Friends & Family," it was still a madhouse at the venue 260 Fifth Avenue as reported by sale blog Racked.com. Women were reportedly grabbing at clothing.  Every DVF sale is the same and this appears to be no different. As Racked reports:  Prices are the same as in previous sales: $1[...]

NYPD Called in to Restore Order at Crazy Tory Burch Sale...

I expected a mob scene since this was the first day of the sale but I had no idea.  Shoppers stood in line at least 2 hours just to get into the sale - some reportedly waited for 4 hours.  Inside, there was a wait to try on shoes.  Apparently, shoppers had to take a number in order to be served.  And then, another wait to pay for your merchandise. At one point,[...]

Chic Ready-to-Wear at the Vera Wang Sale

Elegant and artsy is what came to mind when I entered the Vera Wang showroom in Midtown to survey the garments hanging from racks in the spacious loft.  Wang - known for her popular bridal collection - held a sample sale of her spring ready-to-wear line. Wang is a high-end designer and the clothing reflects that.  There were some amazing dresses at this sale -- i[...]

Joint Sample Sale:  Julie Haus & Gustto

  The sale was hopping with shoppers when I stopped by after work on Wednesday.  Many of the women were on a quest to find something for the season or a special occasion.  I overheard one woman tell her friend she was looking for a dress for a cocktail party.  This was the place to find it.  The showroom was well stocked with clothing by New York City based fashion d[...]

High-end ESCADA has low-end sale...

I found this weekend's Escada sale at Chelsea's Metropolitan Pavilion pretty much a waste of time.  The offerings of the uber prestigious brand are frumpy - not fabulous.  I've attended other Escada sales where there were racks of elegant and tasteful clothing.  This one was a letdown - one of the worst sales I have ever been to.  What a shame that the large space[...]

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[...]

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