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[...]

Rachel Roy Sale

Rachel Roy Sale

  When I got to the Rachel Roy sale, I was disappointed.  Very limited on the small sizes and it was the first day of the sale.  Dress prices started at $175, but most of them were $300-500.  Lots of feminine blouses were priced at $175.  If you're looking for a party frock, check out the sale.  I saw a cute sweater in my size but the $250 price tag was a tad [...]