Alice and Olivia Sample Sale: Ready-to-Wear, Handbags & Shoes

The Alice and Olivia sample sale kicked off this season at 260 Fifth Avenue and goes through this Sunday, June 17th. We haven't had a chance to stop in but we thought we'd publish a post for those interested in knowing the pricing.  (Thanks to 260 Sample Sale for sending us the images). On offer are Ready-to-Wear pieces ranging in price from $39 to just over $300. [...]

Markdowns at Mara Hoffman Sample Sale

Markdowns draw early crowds at Mara Hoffman Saturday AM. The sale is taking place at 150 Greene Street in Soho and ends today. Here's our report from Fashionable Femme Jen: "Femmes with arms filled with this and past season swim and ready to wear styles. Solid/Printed Bikini tops and bottoms are now $35 each and one-piece suits are $56. Embellished styles are[...]

Araks Swimwear and Lingerie Sample Sale

Araks - known for its luxe lingerie (made of silk and cotton, architectural color-blocking) is hosting a two-day sample sale at its showroom near Chinatown. We checked out the offerings this morning. We were primarily interested in the label’s swimwear so we headed straight for those bins. This season, there was lots to be had and at attractive pricing starting at [...]

Last Day of the Diptyque Sample Sale

This one was under the radar until we heard from a couple of other bloggers (thanks Practically Haute and Holy Mundane!) about the Diptyque sample sale at Century 21’s Dey Street location downtown. By Wednesday evening, much of what we saw in other reports were gone. No surprise that the sale was already picked over. But there are still some merchandise left such a[...]

A Crowded First Day at Mara Hoffman Stock & Sample Sale

I was walking out of the Mara Hoffman sample sale after 7pm and there was still a line outside the sale space at 150 Greene Street. Fans of the designer are turning out in droves. Inside the space was crowded and stuffy and another long line for the communal dressing room As for the selection, there’s plenty of swimwear - two-pieces and one-pieces. They’re hangi[...]

Much More than Writing Instruments at Montblanc Sample Sale

A lot of people still write using pen and paper. That's evident at the Montblanc sample sales where lots of shoppers always turn out. While writing instruments are the highlight, fellow shopper, Deme, who checked out yesterday's preview tells us there was so much more! "This year, Montblanc sale has more merchandise than in previous years.  More of everything.  Mor[...]

Lemlem and Caroline Constas Sample Sale

Caroline Constas and lemlem have teamed up for a sample sale this week in Soho. We aren’t too familiar with New York based designer Caroline Constas' collection. But the sale drew plenty of her her fans who were out rummaging through racks on the first day looking for deals. Constas is known for her breezy shirtdresses and off-the-shoulder tops in weightless cot[...]

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