Want to Tote Marvel's Bags? Check out the Sale...

Jane Marvel’s all-purpose bags, messengers, and weekenders are up to 50 percent off this week at the brand's sample sale.  The sale is taking place at Marvel's showroom in Midtown.  I stopped in after work on Tuesday to find several women looking at what was on offer.  There are all sorts of style handbag in a wide array of colorful prints.  These bags are made[...]

Fendi Warehouse Sale is a Flop... as Shoppers Walk out Empty Handed

There were few takers at the Fendi sale in Chelsea's Metropolitan Pavilion this morning. Even after waiting in line at 8:30am, many women walked out empty handed, including me.  There was no scoring a fabulous handbag here. The items on sale were expensive. The high-end brand's sought-after handbags were mostly 60% off the regular price. The medium and large ba[...]

Cavalli Sample Sale:  Couture, Color but not a lot of Deals

It's a rare occurrence for Roberto Cavalli to hold a sample sale.  Apparently, the Italian designer's last official sample sale was three years ago.  Monday night, a few shoppers were at the Altman building in Chelsea browsing the racks.  The brand's ready-to-wear and couture collections are discounted at up to 80% off the regular price. But even on sale, most item[...]

Fab Feminine Frocks at the FALLS Sale in the W. Village

This weekend, Falls is taking 30 to 60% off spring & summer 09' merchandise.  I discovered the brand back in February when Falls designer Philip Leeming held a sale in a pop-up shop on Greenwich Avenue.  I like his stuff so I wanted to check out what he had on offer this time. I stopped in on Friday afternoon and was happily surprised to find Philip there.Â[...]

RAG & BONE Rakes in at their Shop in the West Village

The rain didn't seem to dampen rag & bone fans who were intent on finding deals at the brand's West Village store Thursday evening.  rag & bone's sought-after jeans ($79 for all denim) were going fast.  But don't panic, ladies, a sales person told me that they had boxes of stuff ready to go out Friday.  Mostly stretch skinny jeans in lightweight fabric for [...]

Marginal Merchandise at the Malandrino Sale

Prices were good but the pickings were slim at the Catherine Malandrino sale in Chelsea's Metropolitan Pavilion.  Since this was the first day, I wonder if all the good stuff walked out the door earlier in the day.  I did notice that a lot of the merchandise was piled up in the dressing room - waiting to be put out into the sales floor.  Employees were working fran[...]

Placing Bids at the Abaeté Sample Sale...

SoHo-based designer Laura Poretzky auctioned off some of her key Abaeté pieces.  The event kicked off the brand's three-day sample sale.  Up for bid were the same style dresses that celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Eva Longoria and Sandra Bullock have worn as well as actual runway pieces.  The bidding for all the items started at $100. While shoppers decided w[...]