A Whole Lotta Shoe Candy at Sergio Rossi...

You'll find plenty of fun, fabulous and sexy shoes at the Sergio Rossi sample sale this week where items are marked down 50 to 75 percent off.  At around 5:30pm today, there were some great finds in all sorts of styles and colors. Sizes ranged from 34 to 41 and prices were from $199 for sandals to $460 for python slingback pumps.  The signature Rossi platforms c[...]

Slim Pickings at the Cynthia Rowley Sample Sale in the W.Village

The dresses are the feature of the Cynthia Rowley sample sale being held at her West Village boutique.  Around 6:30pm on Thursday, I found a short line to the dressing rooms and a number of women browsing the racks in the back room of the shop. The sale started earlier on Thursday and already the pickings looked picked over.  There were plenty of basics:  shift [...]

Guilt Fuse has Arrived!

Guilt Fuse has Arrived!

The much-hyped Gilt Fuse is up and running.  Starting the lineup on Wednesday are Generra, Kova & T, and Modern Amusem.  If you don't already know, the shopping site is a spin-off of Gilt.com.  This sister site will work the same way as Gilt but will offer more affordable contemporary merchandise.  In launching a new site that offers a lower price-point, G[...]

Richard Chai Sample Sale Update...

I checked out the Richard Chai sample sale at the end of the day Tuesday at his showroom on Grand St in Soho.  It was fairly quiet except for two women who were clearly fans of the designer.  They had found success and were purchasing a number of pieces. At this sale, you’ll get 50 to 80 percent off Chai's women's 2008 collection from spring, resort and a h[...]

Chic and Colorful Lauren Merkin Clutches and More...

I found a whole lotta clutches and more at the Lauren Merkin sample sale Tuesday.  You won't be wanting here where there were stacks and stacks of clutches in a range of colors and materials (metallics, patten croc, lambskin, fabric or just plain leather).  Also on offer were handbags, large and small.  The merchandise was marked down 40 to 70 percent. Today was the[...]

70 Percent off Bargains at Barbara Bui...

I've been a fan of Barbara Bui for years.  I love her clean, classic and timeless pieces.  A friend turned me onto the Paris-born designer a few years back when that friend managed the brand's boutique in Soho.  Since then, I've always tried to hit her sales.  Of course, I had to stop by Bui's Wooster St. boutique to check out the first day of the sale on Thur[...]

High-end Escada Scraps are on Sale...

I was a bit surprised to see that luxury designer, Escada, was hosting a sale this week, especially since the label just had a sale back in May.  I checked out the goods on Thursday to find some of the same merchandise from the last sale hanging on the racks at this sale.   This time like the last time I found the items to be frumpy not fabulous.  On top of th[...]