Kooba Handbag Sale

Kooba Handbag Sale

  The Kooba sale is worth it if you're a fan of the handbags.  The place was crowded when I stopped in after work with evidence of a buying frenzy.   Women were digging into boxes - some of them clutching at least five bags.   A long line had formed at the cash register.  Most items were marked under $200; large handbags between $150-$225 and small ones priced[...]

J.Crew Sample Sale - get the scoop...

  A line had formed outside the J.Crew sample sale when I arrived around 6pm tonight. Inside, it was crammed with women going through racks of sweaters ($30-60), shirts ($30) and dresses ($60).  I went to see if I could score a cashmere sweater.  I wasn't in the mood for looking through the racks of mostly samples.  SAMPLE written in black marker inside the [...]

What's so hot about Topshop?

The popular Brit retail store finally made it here from across the pond.  The insanity and media hype on April 2nd when it flung its doors open was unbelievable.  The Soho location is a massive space -- four-story, 40,000-square-foot on Broadway and Broome. I've been to Topshop in London when I use to live there.  The store's mobbed Oxford Circus flagship hawks a[...]

Vintage Worthy: Dumbo Winter Pop-up Market

  I finally made it to Dumbo's pop-up flea market.  A gorgeous day.  The stuff for sale did not disappoint.  Lots of vintage. One vendor was selling French bakelite for $30 each.  Not bad.  I had my eye on the bracelets and a lovely straw handbag ($55) perfect for the warm months ahead.  No purchases this time - just wanted to scope out the place.  Planning to[...]