httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL7p2tUhyDQ The J.Crew sample sales at Clothingline have taken place so often over the past few months that I can't keep track anymore.  This week, samples and stock from J.Crew, Madewell and Crewcuts are on offer at the sale spot in the Garment district.  The place was busy but not mobbed after work. Sale organizers begin slashin[...]

A Look at This Week's Sales...

American shoe designer H Williams has teamed up with Italian label Krizia for a sample sale that starts today at Krizia’s Upper East Side boutique.  Merchandise will be 60 to 75 percent off retail.  Where/When: 805 Madison Ave.  Call for store hours (212-879-1211). Clothingline is hosting yet another J.Crew sample sale for men and women.  You'll find samp[...]

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB9vmECjSZ0 For me, Jil Sander's second +J collection for Uniqlo has lived up to last season's standards.  The German designer's spring line for the Japanese retailer launched this week on January 14th in New York. A departure from her debut line, Sander has lightened the colors and the fabrics.  A muted palette prevails, ranging fro[...]

Shoe-Inn Warehouse Sale Redux

Shoe-Inn Warehouse Sale Redux

When I heard that the Shoe-Inn was holding another warehouse sale, I guess I shouldn't have been surprised.  They couldn't sell all of the thousands of pairs of footwear they put out in the last sale, especially when many of them just weren't worth buying.  Could there actually be buyers for all these awful shoes? Discount Di who checked out the goods this morn[...]

Cynthia Rowley's Rummage Sale

The Cynthia Rowley sample sale in the designer's West Village boutique reminded me of a garage sale.  There was such an odd mix of goods up for grab - castoffs from seasons past for up to 80 percent off retail.  The sale is taking place in the back room of the boutique.  Die-hard Rowley fans will find a few bargains, but be prepared to invest the time in rummag[...]

chloe & reese sample sale

chloe & reese sample sale

I popped into the chloe & reese sample sale last night in the Garment District to check out whether they had any blazers and cashmere day dresses.   During the label’s summer sample sale, there were so many fun feminine frocks on offer.  I picked up two strapless dresses for $90 each.  This time, the merchandise had been picked over.  I did spot a cute [...]

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BTk2BFujic You can weather the winter with a change of scenery at Change of Season - a treasure tucked away on East 9th Street specializing in hand-selected pieces from the European collections.  For the month of January, shop owners Clinton Curtis and Marco Querci are hosting an end-of-season sale on most items in their store.  O[...]