Delightfully Sexy Dresses at the Jill Stuart Summer Sale in SoHo...

The Jill Stuart boutique in SoHo was very subdued when I stopped in late Thursday to check out the two-day sale there. Although a number of racks had 40% off signs, one of the sales people came over to inform me that sale items were actually all 60% off.  Shoes are at 40% off.  If you've been searching for a special dress or just something lovely to wear, you'll[...]

Elie Tahari Sale in Chelsea Favors Sample Sizes...

Elie Tahari is offloading a ton of merchandise and for cheap at its warehouse sale at a space in Chelsea Market. You'll find racks upon racks of stuff for both men and women: blazers for $29, outerwear is $39, bottoms and shirts at $19, and some knits are going for $9.  One major catch:  women's merchandise are all sample sizes (4-6). Plus, some of the actual sample[...]

Nanette Lepore Fans Get Another Chance to Score...

If you missed the Nanette Lepore sale in the spring, you have another chance at a deal.  The designer is holding another sample sale this week in Midtown.  When I stopped in late Tuesday, they still had a lot of merchandise to off-load.  If you're a sample size, head over to the clearance section where you'll find the real bargains.   A size 2 will do really w[...]

Stellar Deals at the Stella McCartney Sale in Chelsea...

The best deals at the Stella McCartney sale are the jeans for $60. The sale started today at Chelsea's Metropolitan Pavilion.  I got there right when they opened this morning to find a line which was manageable. There were also some deals on spring/summer handbags which came in all sorts of colors.  Many a bit too colorful for my taste.  Medium and large[...]

Bottom of the Barrel Bargains at the J.Crew Sample Sale...

J.Crew is having yet another sample sale at Clothingline.  Like previous sales, the brand's castoffs are up for grabs. I stopped in on Sunday afternoon when there was not much of a line and only a few minutes wait. This sale had actual samples, which all tend to be small.  While looking through the racks of cashmere sweaters (long-sleeved at $60 and short-sle[...]

Disappointing Three-way Relay:  Halston, Wang and Rogan

  A good friend who's visiting from L-A spent Thursday afternoon sale hopping.  Sheri is a seasoned sample sale shopper having lived in New York City and frequenting the sales in L-A.  She had hoped to find some really good deals here.  Unfortunately, the three sales she checked out did not live up to her expectations. Here's Sheri's report on the Alexa[...]

Comparison Shopping on Gilt: Halston Deals are Better in-Person

Gilt Groupe is holding a sale on Halston Wednesday.  As many of you know, Halston is also having a sample sale in Soho this week. Sally reader, Deme, did some comparison shopping. She found that she saved nearly double on the goods she bought at the Halston sample sale compared to Gilt.  Here's her report: "I bought 2 tops from Halston both for $150 each... one [...]

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