MINA Sale:  Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Lanvin and more...

At Mina, celebrity stylist Irene Albright has taken out her collection of designer clothing from her showroom and put them on sale in her East Village gallery boutique.  You'll find Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Dior and more at 80% off retail.  The selection includes ready-to-wear, eveningwear, plenty of shoes and a limited selection of handbags.  Mina[...]

MINT Jodi Arnold Sale: SOHO Pop-Up Shop This Weekend

MINT Jodi Arnold has set up a pop-up shop in Soho where spring merchandise is 60% off the retail price.  The shop is spacious with high ceilings and the racks of clothing are lined along the walls.  When I stopped in Thursday night, I found a DJ spinning tunes and wine was being served.  Designer Jodi Arnold was on hand to help shoppers sort through her stuff. I r[...]

Nolita Outlet Inven.tory Showcases Devotte Summer Sandals

Stopped by Inven.tory Thursday night to check out the Devotte  spring/summer shoe collection and found lots of fun styles for the summer.  The footwear is up to 60% off. Designer Nancy Kim says this collection is "Studio 54 meets King Tut." Prices range from $145-$255 (originally $330-$550).  I sipped white wine sangria while I browsed.  A perfect way to relax a[...]

A Long Wait at LeSportsac Sample Sale in Chelsea...

The first day of the LeSportsac sample sale brought out the brand's fans.  It was mobbed tonight.  The line to get into Chelsea's Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street snaked around the block.  Many people waited more than one hour.  I stopped by around 7pm.  After surveying this line, I decided to forgo the wait.  I wondered if all these people would even make i[...]

Basics at Rag & Bone and Helmut Lang Sample Sale

If you're looking for basics, you'll find them here.  But how many pairs of black trousers does a girl really need?  I didn't see a lot of exciting merchandise at this sale.  Plus, it was a bit pricey for what was on offer.  A Rag & Bone rain coat ($249) did catch my eye (perfect for today's weather) but I decided to walk away from it and see if I really want [...]

Choose Your Chapeau at Eugenia Kim

Looking for a hat for a summer wedding?  Or for your vacation on the beach?  The Eugenia Kim Sample Sale in the brand's Midtown showroom has a lot of summer brims to choose from. There have many styles and all sorts of fabrications.    A straw wide-brim hat ($125) got my attention as well as a number of 20s-inspired creations.  Most of the nicer quality hats w[...]

Every Pair of Jeans on Sale in Earnest

The denim brand Earnest Sewn is holding a sample sale this week.  If you're looking for jeans, this would be the place to shop.  The stuff's all in boxes. All you need to do is dig in for all styles of jeans ($70, originally $125-$275) - straight leg, skinny, boot cut in traditional blue, black and gray washes.  Two pairs go for $120 and $150 for three.  If you're[...]