Category archives: Belts

Marimekko End-of-Season Sale

While the Marimekko is being billed as a warehouse sale, it's more of an end-of-season sale with merchandise at 50% off retail. The sale is being held at the label's store on Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron. You'll know which items are on sale since they have signs on the racks. On offer are women's clothing, accessories and home goods. Staffers told us the merchan[...]

Made in Brooklyn Tours; Alfred Stadler Studio in Red Hook

A bit off topic but worth mentioning since the sample sale season is at a slowdown... The Mister and I stumbled upon a worthwhile tour in Brooklyn over the weekend while riding our bikes. It was a "make and mingle" tour of the sun-filled studio of leather designer Alfred Stadler in Red Hook. Alfred and his wife, Wendy, design and produce collections of handbags, ac[...]

Steven Alan Sample Sale Has Plenty of Apparel; Highly Sought-After Labels

The Steven Alan sample sale kicks off today at Noon for the public. We attended the preview which usually attracts a huge crowd. But, this time there was only a handful of hardcore shoppers. In the past, this sale offers lots of Steven Alan house brand pieces and this time was no different. There was a mix of summer and fall collection pieces as well as Third Party[...]

This Week's Sales:  DVF, J. Mendel, Norma Kamali, Eileen Fisher & More

  With the end of Memorial Day weekend, many of us are now looking ahead to summer. Let's take a look at the sales taking place this week which could help you update your closet. First up… Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) is hosting a sample sale through the weekend at 260 Fifth Avenue. The sale opened today to the public. Early reports tell us that most of the [...]

Paul Smith Sample Sale is not only for Men

British label, Paul Smith, attracts the dapper gent. Fans of the brand will be happy to hear that the brand's sample sale starts today and goes through Sunday, May 27th. We attended this morning's friend & family preview. While this is a sale primarily for men, there was more on offer for women at this sale compared to the previous season. In general, there see[...]

More than Cashmere Scarves at Meg Cohen Sample Sale

New York City based designer, Meg Cohen, is known for her colorful knits. She's been commissioned to create cashmere scarves for British designer, Paul Smith. This week, a sample sale is taking place at her small boutique in Soho on Thompson Street. The sale offers a variety of merchandise for shoppers, including the designer's signature scarves, cashmere hats, dre[...]

Pas de Calais/Sage de Cret Sample Sale

This season's sample sale by pas de calais and its brother brand, Sage de Cret, offers plenty of the Japanese label's signature looks. Think relaxed sophistication made of quality fabrics. Great layering pieces. The color story is always muted, warm earthy tones. If you're after the label's current pieces, there are a couple of racks of samples for women and men. M[...]

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