Category archives: Apparel

The Wearable Art of Issey Miyake is on Sale Today Only...

For just today, Issey Miyake’s wearable art is on sale to the public.  The designer’s runway collection for men and women as well as his Pleats Please, Issey Miyake, Fete, Cauliflower, and more are marked down  up to 80 percent off.  The sale started yesterday for friends and family.  When I stopped in around 9am this morning, there was still merchandise l[...]

Looking Forward to Fall at the R.E.D Valentino Sale...

This week's  R.E.D. Valentino sale started today where clothing for both men and women are marked down up to 90 percent off.  I found plenty of items for fall and winter, mostly R.E.D Valention but also some other European designers were mixed in.  Maybe it was because of the summer temperatures we've been experiencing lately but I really wasn't in the mood to [...]

Slim Pickings at the Cynthia Rowley Sample Sale in the W.Village

The dresses are the feature of the Cynthia Rowley sample sale being held at her West Village boutique.  Around 6:30pm on Thursday, I found a short line to the dressing rooms and a number of women browsing the racks in the back room of the shop. The sale started earlier on Thursday and already the pickings looked picked over.  There were plenty of basics:  shift [...]

Guilt Fuse has Arrived!

Guilt Fuse has Arrived!

The much-hyped Gilt Fuse is up and running.  Starting the lineup on Wednesday are Generra, Kova & T, and Modern Amusem.  If you don't already know, the shopping site is a spin-off of  This sister site will work the same way as Gilt but will offer more affordable contemporary merchandise.  In launching a new site that offers a lower price-point, G[...]

Richard Chai Sample Sale Update...

I checked out the Richard Chai sample sale at the end of the day Tuesday at his showroom on Grand St in Soho.  It was fairly quiet except for two women who were clearly fans of the designer.  They had found success and were purchasing a number of pieces. At this sale, you’ll get 50 to 80 percent off Chai's women's 2008 collection from spring, resort and a h[...]

70 Percent off Bargains at Barbara Bui...

I've been a fan of Barbara Bui for years.  I love her clean, classic and timeless pieces.  A friend turned me onto the Paris-born designer a few years back when that friend managed the brand's boutique in Soho.  Since then, I've always tried to hit her sales.  Of course, I had to stop by Bui's Wooster St. boutique to check out the first day of the sale on Thur[...]

High-end Escada Scraps are on Sale...

I was a bit surprised to see that luxury designer, Escada, was hosting a sale this week, especially since the label just had a sale back in May.  I checked out the goods on Thursday to find some of the same merchandise from the last sale hanging on the racks at this sale.   This time like the last time I found the items to be frumpy not fabulous.  On top of th[...]