Orla Kiely Sidewalk Sale in SOHO, May 19 & 20

The colorful UK brand, Orla Kiely, is having a two-day accessories sale on Thompson St. in SOHO starting Tuesday May 19th.  Orla Kiely launched her line in the 1990's when fashion was black and conceptual.  Back then, Kiely's use of color and patern made her creations stand apart from other designers causing an instant appeal. Over the following decade her collect[...]

First Day of Cole Haan Sale Draws Crowds

The Cole Haan sale in Midtown was a packed house this Sunday afternoon where shoes, handbags and other accessories for both men and women were up to 75% off the retail price.  I was surprised by the amount of merchandise - leather, microfiber and straw handbags in all sorts of colors.  Loads of spring/summer footwear - most shoes were on sale for under $150 and sa[...]

New Shipment at Theory's Womenswear Sale

For those of you who still have a job and are looking to bulk up your business wardrobe or if you're sprucing up for that important interview, the Theory sample sale in the Garment District is the place to go.  Clothingline opened its doors a day early last week on Thursday for the sale.  Despite the surprise opening, the space was mobbed with long lines to try on t[...]

High-end ESCADA has low-end sale...

I found this weekend's Escada sale at Chelsea's Metropolitan Pavilion pretty much a waste of time.  The offerings of the uber prestigious brand are frumpy - not fabulous.  I've attended other Escada sales where there were racks of elegant and tasteful clothing.  This one was a letdown - one of the worst sales I have ever been to.  What a shame that the large space[...]

Tocca Spring Sample Sale: Extended, Prices Reduced

Tocca made its name with pretty feminine dresses worn by supermodels.  A variety of summer dresses is what I found Wednesday afternoon at an airy Chelsea loft space when I popped in to check out the sale, dresses ($85) in all sort of colors and sizes (0-12). There were also skirts ($40), jackets ($85) and some knitwear ($35) - plus fabric handbags ($50).  Some of To[...]

Steven Alan sale in Tribeca gets a thumbs up... thru May 17

The reports about the Steven Alan sale in Tribeca are good.  The crowd is apparently smaller and the pricing better this time around.  Racked reports pricing for the designer's own line:  women's short-sleeved shirts are going for $48, long-sleeved for $58. Women's jackets from $50 to $125, cotton dresses are $99, and skirts and shorts are $50 to $70. The menswear[...]

Fashion fund-raiser: the annual POSH sale kicks off this week...

As in years past, Lighthouse International's 37th Annual POSH Sale is expected to be a mob scene when it opens to the public on Thursday May 14.  All proceeds will benefit the organization's services for those who are visually impaired. A couple of fellow bloggers got a special preview of some of the choice offers.  According to The Shophound, there were piles of C[...]