High-end ESCADA has low-end sale...

I found this weekend's Escada sale at Chelsea's Metropolitan Pavilion pretty much a waste of time.  The offerings of the uber prestigious brand are frumpy - not fabulous.  I've attended other Escada sales where there were racks of elegant and tasteful clothing.  This one was a letdown - one of the worst sales I have ever been to.  What a shame that the large space[...]

Tocca Spring Sample Sale: Extended, Prices Reduced

Tocca made its name with pretty feminine dresses worn by supermodels.  A variety of summer dresses is what I found Wednesday afternoon at an airy Chelsea loft space when I popped in to check out the sale, dresses ($85) in all sort of colors and sizes (0-12). There were also skirts ($40), jackets ($85) and some knitwear ($35) - plus fabric handbags ($50).  Some of To[...]

Steven Alan sale in Tribeca gets a thumbs up... thru May 17

The reports about the Steven Alan sale in Tribeca are good.  The crowd is apparently smaller and the pricing better this time around.  Racked reports pricing for the designer's own line:  women's short-sleeved shirts are going for $48, long-sleeved for $58. Women's jackets from $50 to $125, cotton dresses are $99, and skirts and shorts are $50 to $70. The menswear[...]

Fashion fund-raiser: the annual POSH sale kicks off this week...

As in years past, Lighthouse International's 37th Annual POSH Sale is expected to be a mob scene when it opens to the public on Thursday May 14.  All proceeds will benefit the organization's services for those who are visually impaired. A couple of fellow bloggers got a special preview of some of the choice offers.  According to The Shophound, there were piles of C[...]

This week:  Vivienne Westwood sale... ends May 15

  The sale for Vivienne Westwood and other avant-garde designers starts today in a Chelsea loft.  Last week, I managed to get into the Preview.  Great loft space and lots of merchandise.  The Vivienne Westwood clothing was still a bit steep but well worth it, considering the retail price.  Most of the blazers, dresses, tops and skirts were between $300-$400. [...]

Bag grab at the Botkier sample sale...ends Sunday May 10

I found a shopping frenzy at the Botkier sample sale.  What appeared to be the technique tonight was to grab the bags and decide later which one to buy.  This sale shows women still need their handbags even in this economic climate.  One woman was drooling over the black Margot handbag I was toting.  She said it was the perfect handbag - one she had been searching f[...]

Few takers at the Twinkle sale in Midtown...

  A steady stream of shoppers stopped by the Twinkle sale today after work.  According to an employee, the sale hasn't been too busy - some takers at lunch time and after work.  Prices are more expensive than their last sale.  But this time it's a bit more organized. Silk dresses were $78-$179.  Silk tops, skirts and pants were just over $100.  There's limited[...]