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 [...]

Deals to be had at the Halston Sample Sale in SoHo

I stopped into the Halston sample sale on Spring Street Tuesday morning and found some beautiful pieces. There were racks of actual production samples and one-of-a-kinds. You'll find deals on shoes, handbags and two racks of clothing. Sample shoes from the fall collection are on sale for $75, including cute suede ballet flats embellished with a stylish Hal[...]

Lovely Lingerie and much more at the Eberjey Sample Sale

Eberjey is taking 50%-70% off its intimates, pajamas and swimwear at a sample sale in Midtown today and tomorrow. At 9:15am today, the small conference room on the ground floor of the Shoreham Hotel on W.55th Street was already buzzing with shoppers looking through the racks. It won't take long to find a good deal here. Lots of lingerie in all sorts of colors [...]

Garage Sale This Weekend at Samples for (eco)mpassion

Samples for (eco)mpassion is having a serious garage sale where clothing and accessories from labels such as Lauren Moffett, Michael Kors, DVF and more all priced under $40. The place was busy when I dropped in Saturday afternoon.  But I really had to dig to find something I liked.  The sizes and styles were spotty.  There weren't a lot of clothing in my size - sma[...]

Vivienne Westwood Last Day of the Sale

Today is the last day of the Vivienne Westwood sale of the brand's Spring/Summer 2009 Collection.  I dropped into the Chelsea showroom where the sale was taking place.  Late Wednesday, there were a handful of women looking through the racks.  But no one there appeared to be opening their wallets.  That may be because - even at 70% to 80% off - the prices were stil[...]

Getting Your Kicks With Melissa's Plastic Fantastics...

I had no expectations when I arrived at the Melissa sample sale in the Brazilian brand's Chelsea showroom.  I went looking for Zaha Hadid shoes for a Sally reader.  Unfortunately, there were none to be had.  A salesperson told me that those styles are not available in the United States yet.  But should arrive in October. The showroom was hopping with shop[...]