This week:  Vivienne Westwood sale... ends May 15

  The sale for Vivienne Westwood and other avant-garde designers starts today in a Chelsea loft.  Last week, I managed to get into the Preview.  Great loft space and lots of merchandise.  The Vivienne Westwood clothing was still a bit steep but well worth it, considering the retail price.  Most of the blazers, dresses, tops and skirts were between $300-$400. [...]

Bag grab at the Botkier sample sale...ends Sunday May 10

I found a shopping frenzy at the Botkier sample sale.  What appeared to be the technique tonight was to grab the bags and decide later which one to buy.  This sale shows women still need their handbags even in this economic climate.  One woman was drooling over the black Margot handbag I was toting.  She said it was the perfect handbag - one she had been searching f[...]

Few takers at the Twinkle sale in Midtown...

  A steady stream of shoppers stopped by the Twinkle sale today after work.  According to an employee, the sale hasn't been too busy - some takers at lunch time and after work.  Prices are more expensive than their last sale.  But this time it's a bit more organized. Silk dresses were $78-$179.  Silk tops, skirts and pants were just over $100.  There's limited[...]

Loeffler Randall sample sale ends Saturday May 9

High-end New York design firm Loeffler Randall surprised everyone by having a VIP preview sale yesterday. When I stopped by after work, I found a lot of merchandise left and a crowd of women frantically looking through the shoes and clothes.  The space was small and packed with shoppers that trying anything on was a challenge.  I came looking for the popular Matilde[...]

Sale:  Delman devotees turn out in droves...

Evidence tonight that women must have their shoes...  I popped into the Delman preview sale to find women frantically rummaging through boxes.  One would have thought that there was a shortage of footwear.  Delman, a respected brand since the 1920s, has a loyal following.  Apparently, the line outside earlier in the day went down the street and the cash registers we[...]

Scoring at Shelly Steffee…

Scoring at Shelly Steffee...

This was one of the best sample sales I've been to this year.  Not crowded. Lots of merchandise and deals. After a number of disappointing sales, I had no expectations on what I would find tonight. When I popped into the boutique, I found a few women browsing through the merchandise.  The shop did get busy for a short while but never insane.  The dressing room was [...]

Shopping Report:  inside the Matt Bernson sale

Apparently, on Friday there were reports of a buying frenzy at the Matt Bernson sale in Tribeca.  Check out the post by reporting the sale being picked clean on the first day. Through Sunday May 3rd:  Matt Bernson sample sale, sandals, flats, wedges, and boots start at $40. Where/When:450 Greenwich St., nr. Vestry St. (212-941-7634); daily (Noon-7p)). [...]