I was going to wait until Friday to go to the Staff USA sale.  But after getting details from a Sally source and Racked, I thought I'd check out the merchandise Thursday night.  Martin Margiela, DSquared, and Victor & Rolf have pooled their garments, offering at least 60% off clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories for both men and women. At first, I was conf[...]

This Just in:  Christian Louboutin Sample Sale

Just got a HUGE tip from The Chocolate Fashion Blog about a Louboutin Sample Sale taking place right NOW.  For those of you who missed out on Manolos, you can try getting your hands on some Loubs. Here are the deets: What:    Christian Louboutin Sample Sale When: Thursday, November 12th 9AM-6PM Friday, November 13, 9AM-3PM Where:  306 West 38th Street[...]

Manolo Madness... or the Calm Before the Storm

Will there be a mob scene today at the Warwick Hotel at 54th St at Sixth Avenue?  I won't be able to check out the sale until later today... but a Racked correspondent got on line at the crack of dawn and has been lineblogging all morning.  From the looks of Racked's photo, the line before 8am outside the hotel was manageable. The sale is taking place TOD[...]

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3c05qbPXnE After hitting so many mobbed sample sales lately, the serene scene at Roberto Cavalli's sample sale Wednesday night seemed strange.  There were half a dozen shoppers there looking through the racks, two of them men.  I expected more customers.  But this was the preview sale.  Maybe it was just the calm before Thursday[...]

80s Revisited & Selection Limited at Lauren Moffatt

I wandered over to Lauren Moffatt's studio on W. 29th Street Tuesday evening to check out the selection at the designer's fall/winter sample sale.  On offer are mostly daytime dresses, skirts, shirts, jackets and coats for up to 70 percent off. Quite a few 80s-inspired items, which I'm not a huge fan of.  However, a couple of things did catch my eye, including a gr[...]

Cashmere Fans Turn Out for White + Warren

White + Warren fans were up early this morning, looking for deals at the label's sample sale.  When I stopped by at 8:30 am, the space across Bryant Park was mobbed.   There was already a long line to pay at the cash register.  Most of the shoppers had gathered in the back room where the real deals can be found.  If you're willing to look through boxes, you ca[...]

Stocked up on +J at UNIQLO

Stocked up on +J at UNIQLO

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riGwANSIy5k When I heard that UNIQLO received an unexpected shipment of +J collection designed by Jil Sander, I had to see the goodies. The white curtains are now gone but the +J section is still there on the main floor of the SoHo flagship.  The selection has been replenished.  For women, I found more coats, including basic wool bla[...]