Maven Collective Pop-up Extended

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYU1gRNvouM With all the pop-up shops sprouting up in New York City, it's not a surprise that the Maven Collective has extended its stay in SoHo through the end of January.  I popped in Tuesday to check out the new merchandise.  They just got in men's outerwear from S2VS: a long wool coat available in black, gray, and olive is going [...]

Richard Chai moves in; Lacroix moves up

Richard Chai moves in; Lacroix moves up

Tuesday night, I checked out the permanent Sample Sale space at 260 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District to see if there was any Christian Lacroix worth buying.  I was hoping to find something for my mother since I'm heading out to California for Thanksgiving.  The sale organizers had moved all the Lacroix upstairs on the loft and were taking out the Isaia Na[...]

Fashion for Action sample sale where you'll find designer goods at 50%-70% off retail.  Sunday is the last day at the Chelsea Housing Works Thrift Shop. All merchandise is new and profits go to ending AIDS/homelessness.You'll find Vintage DVF, MARC by Marc Jacobs, Agnes B., Rogan and more. If you haven't stopped by, check it out today.  Where/When: 143 West 17th St.[...]

JUST IN:  Plenty of Pieces left at Tracy Reese

A friend just sent a report with photos of the Tracy Reese sample sale in the Garment District.  She writes that there are still deals to be had.  Here's what she found: "...TR many sizes. Spring and summer.  Around $100. Best finds are hanging on the sample racks where prices range from $35-$50, sizes are 0 to 4.  The selection is limited but there are one-o[...]

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn0UgKJ2cBc A woman leaving the Gucci friends & family sale had the right sentiment when she said "it's total chaos. Get me out of here!" Thursday afternoon, not only was there a line to get into the sale, which was being held on the fifth floor of the Metropolitan Pavilion on W.18th Street - there was an even longer wait to pay [...]

JUST IN:  Armani and Gucci Sales in Chelsea

I walked by the Metropolitan Pavilion to find a long line - not for the Armani sale but a Gucci friends & family sale taking place today.  The Armani warehouse sale (Men's and women's clothing and accessories are up to 80 percent off) opens to the public at 3pm today, already three guys were waiting on that line.  Stay tuned.  I plan to go back later this [...]

I'm a big fan of Dame Westwood's designs but I can't always afford to pay retail for her garments.  For that reason, I make every attempt to check out sales of her merchandise.  Scatola Showroom in Chelsea is hosting a sale this week on the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania fall line offering up to 75 percent off. I showed up just when they were closing Wednesday night.Â[...]