Basics at Rag & Bone and Helmut Lang Sample Sale

If you're looking for basics, you'll find them here.  But how many pairs of black trousers does a girl really need?  I didn't see a lot of exciting merchandise at this sale.  Plus, it was a bit pricey for what was on offer.  A Rag & Bone rain coat ($249) did catch my eye (perfect for today's weather) but I decided to walk away from it and see if I really want [...]

Choose Your Chapeau at Eugenia Kim

Looking for a hat for a summer wedding?  Or for your vacation on the beach?  The Eugenia Kim Sample Sale in the brand's Midtown showroom has a lot of summer brims to choose from. There have many styles and all sorts of fabrications.    A straw wide-brim hat ($125) got my attention as well as a number of 20s-inspired creations.  Most of the nicer quality hats w[...]

Every Pair of Jeans on Sale in Earnest

The denim brand Earnest Sewn is holding a sample sale this week.  If you're looking for jeans, this would be the place to shop.  The stuff's all in boxes. All you need to do is dig in for all styles of jeans ($70, originally $125-$275) - straight leg, skinny, boot cut in traditional blue, black and gray washes.  Two pairs go for $120 and $150 for three.  If you're[...]

Celebrity Spotting at the Renegade Craft Fair...

Walking into the Renegade Craft Fair in Williamsburg this Saturday afternoon, I spotted a little boy playing with a blow up Spider-man doll.  He was so engaged with the act that instinct made me take out my camera and start snapping photos.  I suddenly realized that his father (who happened to be close by) is Watchmenstar Patrick Wilson. He also starred opposite Kate [...]

Open Air Market This Weekend:  Williamsburg's Renegade Craft Fair

It's suppose to be a nice weekend.  And if you're still trying to figure out what to do.  Why not hit an outdoor market? The fifth annual Renegade Craft Fair returns to Williamsburg this weekend. It's grown over the years now showcasing more than 300 designers, artists, and printers. The event has always been a good place to find affordable accessories.  You[...]

Prices are Slashed Further at DVF Sample Sale

Some of you have been waiting for the day to arrive and it's here -- further reductions at the Diane von Furstenberg sample sale at 260 Fifth Ave in the Flatiron District.  Call me crazy since I stopped by this afternoon just to take a look at what they had.  I still wanted that classic DVF.  Luckily, there was a short line outside that moved quickly.  Surpris[...]