MaxMara Fans Turn Out on First Day of the Sale

Artsy Anna made her way to the MaxMara sale in Midtown today.  She reports a packed scene on opening day.  Photography is not allowed at Soiffer Haskin.  While Anna had a horrible time trying to snap shots of the merchandise, she was impressed by how the sale was run... This is one of the most professionally run sales I've been to in a long time.   All outerwear[...]

Designer Profile:  Tashkent by Cheyenne

I met Cheyenne at her sample sale at her NoHo showroom back in March.  I really liked what I saw.  We started talking about how she became a designer.  In college, she made a pair of gladiator sandals by hand as a gift to her sister.  People began to admire them, and she started receiving orders from boutiques. That began her journey down a path to ultimately design[...]

Believe it’s Butter…

Believe it's Butter...

If you're a sample size (that means size 37), then you'll do well at the Butter sample sale in Midtown.  I checked out the goods on Friday night where the scene was fairly quiet with only a handful of shoppers there looking around.  On offer is a large assortment of strappy sandals, high heels, flats, peep-toes, platforms and more.  Great if you're a size 37, w[...]

Bargains at the Barbara Bui Sample Sale

A friend, one who - like me - is a huge fan of Barbara Bui, was one of the first women to hit the French label's sample sale this morning.  We both love Bui's clean, classic and timeless pieces.  She reports having a great shopping experience and paying a fraction of the cost of Bui's garments.   She sent us photos along with her review: I felt like I had the place[...]

J.Crew Sample Sale:  Further Reductions

Further reductions on the last day of the J.Crew sample sale. I  decided to skip the sale this week after disappointing finds at previous sales.  A tipster who went earlier this week confirmed what we already suspected - mediocre merchandise.  She took a photo of the scene from Wednesday afternoon where she said there was "massive amounts of merchandise." [...]

Vivienne Tam Sample Sale

Sample Sally contributor, Artsy Anna,  checked out the goods on the first day of the Vivienne Tam sample sale in Midtown.  Anna reports a healthy turnout of some 50 customers who were actively looking through the racks last night.  Here's Anna's findings: Merchandise is plentiful and clothing is neatly arranged by size.  There are no dressing rooms but try-on[...]

Deals on Python Shoes & Handbags at Devi Kroell

If you're a fan of exotic skin handbags and shoes, the Devi Kroell sample sale is the place for you. I ventured into the showroom on Fifth Avenue at 13th Street and found it busy but not crowded.  The merchandise was nicely laid out. Python handbags ($800) in deep purple, dark emerald and a cream/brown color were displayed in the middle of the room. Python flat[...]