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Housing Works Thrift Shops'Fashion for Action annual shopping event at their Chelsea location kicks off today.  We were at the private preview sale and gala reception in the Rubin Museum of Art last night.  Check out our video from last night: You'll find some great deals at the Chelsea location, including pieces from DVF, Armani, Brooks Brothers (tons of c[...]

Gracious Home Store Closing Sale

Gracious Home Store Closing Sale

Since I bought some wine glasses at the Gracious Home store in Chelsea (766 6th Avenue at 25th Street), I thought I'd check to see if they had the same ones on sale.  After the family-owned retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month,  it's now closing its Chelsea location.  Besides wine glasses, the store sells housewares, tabletop items, li[...]

The Hermes Sample Sale is a Letdown

  Nothing of note caught my eye at the Hermes sample sale when I dropped into Soiffer Haskin today.  It's possible that I may have missed the boat and waited too long to check out the merchandise.  However, I don't think it would have made a difference if I had stood in line for at least two hours yesterday and went in then.  Today, it was a breeze to get in ([...]

Head to Housing Works for a Good Cause

Housing Works is hosting its fall preview through the end of September. Tuesday night, I made it into the Tribeca location where the preview started at 5pm. When I walked in, I was immediately greeted by a live band performing funky tunes. The music gave the place a lively atmosphere. The band was a nice touch. The merchandise is very organized with the wom[...]

A Mishmash of Merchandise at the Prive Sample Sale

Though it be unbearably hot out, sample sale season is cooling off now that summer is here.  You won't find many sample sales this week.  One of the few being held is the Privé sample sale at Chelsea Market.  I checked out the goods last night and found a mishmash of merchandise for both men and women as well as a very limited selection of home goods. It l[...]

httpv:// I can spend hours at a flea market, looking for treasures.  The Brooklyn Flea is one of my favorite places to find the most interesting things at affordable prices.  The market draws about 200 vendors, selling a mix of new and used goods.  You'll find an assortment of vintage clothes, collectibles and furniture as wel[...]

Revel in Riedel

Revel in Riedel

Artsy Anna finished off her busy week of sale shopping and reviewing with a glass of wine in Chelsea.  Sipping wine didn't stop her from heading over to Austrian glass company Riedel's sample sale that's taking place through the weekend.  Here's what she found: Did you have a particularly good sample sale week? Score some incredible buys?  Then, you should head to[...]