Joint Sample Sale:  Julie Haus & Gustto

  The sale was hopping with shoppers when I stopped by after work on Wednesday.  Many of the women were on a quest to find something for the season or a special occasion.  I overheard one woman tell her friend she was looking for a dress for a cocktail party.  This was the place to find it.  The showroom was well stocked with clothing by New York City based fashion d[...]

Invitation Only:  Christian Louboutin Sample Sale in Midtown

For all those Loub fans... a rare event!  Christian Louboutin holds a sample sale. Monday 5/18, the members of the press were invited to see the goods a day before the sale started. Apparently, the wait was at least 2-hours for some editors.  The sale opens to friends & family Tuesday 5/19, Wednesday 5/20 from 9am to 5pm, and Thursday 5/21 from 9am to 1pm.  On[...]

Orla Kiely Sidewalk Sale in SOHO, May 19 & 20

The colorful UK brand, Orla Kiely, is having a two-day accessories sale on Thompson St. in SOHO starting Tuesday May 19th.  Orla Kiely launched her line in the 1990's when fashion was black and conceptual.  Back then, Kiely's use of color and patern made her creations stand apart from other designers causing an instant appeal. Over the following decade her collect[...]

First Day of Cole Haan Sale Draws Crowds

The Cole Haan sale in Midtown was a packed house this Sunday afternoon where shoes, handbags and other accessories for both men and women were up to 75% off the retail price.  I was surprised by the amount of merchandise - leather, microfiber and straw handbags in all sorts of colors.  Loads of spring/summer footwear - most shoes were on sale for under $150 and sa[...]

New Shipment at Theory's Womenswear Sale

For those of you who still have a job and are looking to bulk up your business wardrobe or if you're sprucing up for that important interview, the Theory sample sale in the Garment District is the place to go.  Clothingline opened its doors a day early last week on Thursday for the sale.  Despite the surprise opening, the space was mobbed with long lines to try on t[...]

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[...]