Category archives: Beauty

Tocca Sample Sale:  Sweet Feminine Clothing, Scented Candles and More

The scented candles and pastel colors of the Tocca showroom in Chelsea were a warm reprieve to the gray skies outside.  I stopped into the friends & family preview on Monday to look for dresses for my niece.  She's a fan of Tocca's feminine frocks.  The selection for girls' dresses ($45) were limited.  But I did find her a great blue and white sundress - perfect[...]

More Japan Disaster Relief Efforts...

More help is on the way for those affected by the Japan quake and tsunami… This time, Tocca is donating 50 percent of all proceeds to the American Red Cross from its online shop through this Friday, April 1st.   When you buy something on Tocca’s site, enter code HELPJAPAN and get 15% off your order as a thank you for your support.

Ho-hum Hermes Sample Sale...

Unless you're a huge fan of Hermes, I'd suggest skipping this sale.  The other bloggers (Madison Avenue Spy) were correct in their overall assessment of this season's deals... a disappointing selection and dissatisfying discounts.  I stopped in Thursday morning before the Phillip Lim sample sale (A mistake - I should have just gone straight to PL). The much sough[...]

Escada Sample Sale:  Artsy Anna Takes a Look at the First Day

With all the sample sales taking place today, it may not have been easy to figure out which one to hit first. Artsy Anna hit up the Escada sample sale. While she didn't have much of a wait to get in this morning, apparently the line was growing as she left (I bet it wasn't as bad as the line for the Phillip Lim sample sale this morning).  Here's Anna's report: I've[...]

This Morning's Wintery Mix Doesn't Stop Hardcore Hermes Fans

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTZfUhg2f-4 At 9:30am Wednesday, the line to get inside the Hermes sale (officially started today) was insane.  Hardcore fans didn't let the wintery weather stop them from waiting for what could be hours for those at the end of the line (which was in front of B&H at 9th Avenue b/w 33rd and 34th Sts.  If these people read Madison Av[...]

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liYiEM12nNY The London-based apothecary, Space NK, is holding its semi-annual sale this weekend at its Soho location.  While the sale started Thursday, we found the store still fairly stocked with discounted merchandise. We've always come out with some great products here at bargain prices so we made sure not to miss this sale.  Spac[...]

Barneys Warehouse Sale:  Starts February 17th

Mark your calendars... in less than a month, the bi-annual Barneys Warehouse Sale returns to Chelsea.  It's an event that many have been waiting for, especially with the lackluster sale season so far.  As Mizhattan and Racked reported yesterday, BWS starts at 8am on Thursday, February 17th. As many of you know, merchandise is marked down 50 to 75 percent off [...]