Category archives: Apparel

Calypso Opens a Parisian-style au Marché

Yet another Calypso store opened in Soho this weekend, Calypso St. Barth au Marché.  The newly renovated store which replaced the brand's former outlet is inspired by Parisian summer markets.  You'll find classic Calypso pieces such as brightly-colored silk dresses and tops, gauze tunics, cotton tees, and cashmere cardigans.  Also on offer are rare finds such [...]

Sample Sale with Hip West Coast Brands... Mike & Chris and more

The sample sale with Mike & Chris and other West Coast labels (Orthodox, Anzevino & Florence, b.son) was pretty quiet late Saturday afternoon.  I was there with about three or four other shoppers.  I spotted plenty of Mike & Chris merchandise in earth tones.  M&C hoodies are on sale for under $100.  Jackets made of canvas & leather are $150[...]

Southern Exposure:  Summer Deals at Billy Reid

Alabama designer Billy Reid is hosting a summer sale at his Bond Street store in NoHo.  I stopped in yesterday to check out the women's clothes, which have a vintage feel with a modern edge.  As I walked in, I spotted samples hanging from a rack (under $100).  There, you'll find some nice tops for as low as $45 and dresses starting at $65.  The only problem, [...]

James Serves up the Deals at its Sample Sale...

Tuesday's rain may have stopped many shoppers from checking out the James Jeans sample sale at the brand's showroom on Greenwich Street near Spring.  But the steady trickle of customers who did show up yesterday after work walked out with purchases.  That's because there are deals to be had for both men and women and plenty of merchandise to choose from.  You'l[...]

Delightfully Sexy Dresses at the Jill Stuart Summer Sale in SoHo...

The Jill Stuart boutique in SoHo was very subdued when I stopped in late Thursday to check out the two-day sale there. Although a number of racks had 40% off signs, one of the sales people came over to inform me that sale items were actually all 60% off.  Shoes are at 40% off.  If you've been searching for a special dress or just something lovely to wear, you'll[...]

Elie Tahari Sale in Chelsea Favors Sample Sizes...

Elie Tahari is offloading a ton of merchandise and for cheap at its warehouse sale at a space in Chelsea Market. You'll find racks upon racks of stuff for both men and women: blazers for $29, outerwear is $39, bottoms and shirts at $19, and some knits are going for $9.  One major catch:  women's merchandise are all sample sizes (4-6). Plus, some of the actual sample[...]

Nanette Lepore Fans Get Another Chance to Score...

If you missed the Nanette Lepore sale in the spring, you have another chance at a deal.  The designer is holding another sample sale this week in Midtown.  When I stopped in late Tuesday, they still had a lot of merchandise to off-load.  If you're a sample size, head over to the clearance section where you'll find the real bargains.   A size 2 will do really w[...]