Category archives: Vintage

SALE ALERT:  Angel Street Thrift Shop Sample Sale

  Tomorrow night, Chelsea’s Angel Street Thrift Shop is hosting its spring  sample sale, featuring designer duds, jewelry, furniture, collectibles. This philanthropic shop on West 17th Street is a great spot to find deals on hidden gems.  New donations arrive each day from patrons and designers alike.  For this event, the thrift shop has saved up the good stuf[...]

Hold 'Yer Horses... it's the Ralph Lauren Home Collection Sale

Through Monday, the Ralph Lauren Home Collection sale is being held at the Metropolitan North Pavilion on West 19th Street in Chelsea.  This annual event is very popular for those looking to fill their homes with the classic American style that Ralph is known for.  Here, you'll find the usual furniture, lighting, home accessories as well as some unexpected pieces su[...]

ABC Carpet & Home Winter Tag Sale

If you’ve ever been to ABC Carpet & Home near Union Square, you’ll know that it’s full of great stuff for your home as well as your closets…  Through Sunday, January 22nd, the huge emporium is hosting its end-of-season sale.  While the signs say “up to 75-percent off,” most of the items I spotted were marked down 30-50% off the original price. There are some [...]

Last-Minute Gift Getting at the Artists & Fleas Holiday Pop-up in Chelsea Market

Through December 31st, Brooklyn's Artists & Fleas has set up a holiday pop-up shop in Chelsea Market where you'll find great stuff for last-minute gifts.  The pop-up showcases artists, designers and collectors.  There's so much on offer that you're bound to find something for the people on your list. On offer are jewelry from a number of designers (Astali[...]

Great Finds at VPL's Vintage Affair...

For just two days, VPL designer Victoria Bartlett is hosting a one-of-a-kind vintage sale at her boutique on Mercer Street in Soho.  Wednesday night, Victoria was gracious in allowing me a sneak peek at the pieces up for grabs at the so-called Vintage Affair.  I took photos of the merchandise as well as the designer herself as she was pricing the garments. Vi[...]

Preview:  Diane von Furstenberg Sample Sale

The Diane von Furstenberg sample sale opens to the public tomorrow.  This morning, the sale's preview kicked off with a handful of the label's "friends & family" waiting in line just after 9am.  If you want to try your luck today, be warned:  sale organizers were checking a list when I stopped in this morning.  However, in the past, they have allowed anyone [...]

POSH Sale:  Couture Bargains for Charity, plus High Society

For four decades, the POSH sale has kicked off every spring.  This time, New York City's top fashion fundraiser is taking place at a new location... The Plaza Hotel. The sale is a treasure trove of new and gently worn designer clothing, accessories and footwear for women, men and children at 50 to 80 percent off the retail price. Designers include Alexander McQueen[...]

Comme des Garcons Massive Archival Sale

The Comme des Garcons sale way west of Times Square got underway yesterday and from reports by blogs such as Racked, the Croatian Church where it is being held was stuffed with the label's avant-garde, cutting-edge clothing and accessories for both men and women.  There's a large selection of vintage that has been kept over the years from its numerous collections an[...]

I love scouring flea markets looking for gems... and the Brooklyn Flea is one place I can spend an entire day.  Yesterday, I spotted a vendor, Estate Jewels by George & Raf, who sells stunning vintage jewelry.  They carry some of the most amazing and important pieces, including vintage Chanel, YSL, Lanvin, Sonia Rykiel, Pierre Cardin and so much more.  The two [...]

Amarcord Vintage Warehouse Sale:  Find Deals for under $10

For this weekend only, Amarcord is opening up its warehouse in Williamsburg and hosting its a massive sale featuring tons of European vintage clothing, shoes and jewelry.  Here's some of the things you'll find:  YSL, Sonia Rykiel, Jean Paul Gautier, and Versace.  Plus, 1970s maxi dresses, mid-90s minis, summer platforms, sandals and more.  If you're into vinta[...]