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[...]

Chic and Colorful Lauren Merkin Clutches and More...

I found a whole lotta clutches and more at the Lauren Merkin sample sale Tuesday.  You won't be wanting here where there were stacks and stacks of clutches in a range of colors and materials (metallics, patten croc, lambskin, fabric or just plain leather).  Also on offer were handbags, large and small.  The merchandise was marked down 40 to 70 percent. Today was the[...]

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[...]

McQ Sale Update: Plenty of Merchandise Left, No Further Discounts

The Alexander McQueen sale was pretty subdued this morning.  I came in with the first group of shoppers who were let in when the doors finally opened this morning.  Sale organizers weren't ready at 9am so we had to wait 30 minutes. There's still plenty of merchandise left, clothing for both men and women.  I spotted some men's suits for $400 and blazers at $[...]

Great Deals at the Alexander McQueen Sample Sale...

You'll find plenty of deals, especially on accessories, at the Alexander McQueen sample sale which started Tuesday. I found a fairly calm scene at Chelsea's Metropolitan Pavilion when I stopped in around 9:30am.  Surprisingly, there was no line.  Although, at first, I did think that the extremely long wait for the Sex & the City casting call next door was th[...]

A Look at This Week’s Sales…

A Look at This Week's Sales...

At the Alexander McQueen sample sale, you’ll get 80% off menswear, womenswear, shoes, bags, and accessories from spring/summer 2009 and past seasons.  Where/When: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 8/4-5 T (9–7), W (9–6). Barbara Bui is having a 70% off sale on its entire spring/summer 2009 collection.  If you're a fan of the brand, you[...]