Category archives: Accessories

70 Percent off Bargains at Barbara Bui...

I've been a fan of Barbara Bui for years.  I love her clean, classic and timeless pieces.  A friend turned me onto the Paris-born designer a few years back when that friend managed the brand's boutique in Soho.  Since then, I've always tried to hit her sales.  Of course, I had to stop by Bui's Wooster St. boutique to check out the first day of the sale on Thur[...]

High-end Escada Scraps are on Sale...

I was a bit surprised to see that luxury designer, Escada, was hosting a sale this week, especially since the label just had a sale back in May.  I checked out the goods on Thursday to find some of the same merchandise from the last sale hanging on the racks at this sale.   This time like the last time I found the items to be frumpy not fabulous.  On top of th[...]

Great Deals at the Alexander McQueen Sample Sale...

You'll find plenty of deals, especially on accessories, at the Alexander McQueen sample sale which started Tuesday. I found a fairly calm scene at Chelsea's Metropolitan Pavilion when I stopped in around 9:30am.  Surprisingly, there was no line.  Although, at first, I did think that the extremely long wait for the Sex & the City casting call next door was th[...]

Calypso Opens a Parisian-style au Marché

Yet another Calypso store opened in Soho this weekend, Calypso St. Barth au Marché.  The newly renovated store which replaced the brand's former outlet is inspired by Parisian summer markets.  You'll find classic Calypso pieces such as brightly-colored silk dresses and tops, gauze tunics, cotton tees, and cashmere cardigans.  Also on offer are rare finds such [...]

Southern Exposure:  Summer Deals at Billy Reid

Alabama designer Billy Reid is hosting a summer sale at his Bond Street store in NoHo.  I stopped in yesterday to check out the women's clothes, which have a vintage feel with a modern edge.  As I walked in, I spotted samples hanging from a rack (under $100).  There, you'll find some nice tops for as low as $45 and dresses starting at $65.  The only problem, [...]

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[...]

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 [...]