Category archives: Apparel

Sale Dispatch: W Hotel – The Store

A Sally reader who just came from the W Hotel sample sale says it's worth it.  She reports that the goods are 80% off retail prices.  Here's her report: The sales are good definitely... best deals are the dresses and the sheets. The W Hotel sheets are selling for $10 - $15 dollars. The only item higher is the Duvet cover which runs $40. Jewelry and scarves are ap[...]

Baby Abandoned at Tory Burch Sale; Sample Sizes Score

httpv:// When I saw a woman and her friend try to carry a stroller with her baby up a flight of stairs, I knew this sale would be a little nuts.  And I was right.  A few minutes later, I heard the manager yell:  "If the woman who left her baby upfront doesn't collect it, I'm calling child protective services!" The place was [...]

Feminine Pieces at the Luca Luca Sample Sale...

It was still early for most shoppers when I stopped by the Luca Luca sale in the Garment district a few minutes before 9am Tuesday morning. I had the place to myself.  The only other person there was office manager Ilana who was kind enough to let me snag some photos. The label is hosting a sale this week offering up to 90% off it's spring/summer 2009 merchand[...]

A Look at This Week’s Sales…

The first-ever sample sale for 7 For All Mankind is taking place this week.  On offer are men's and women's jeans, tops, jackets, handbags, dresses, and more. Shoppers should register in advance online, though you may also register at the door. Where/When: Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St., nr. Sixth Ave., fifth fl.; 10/2-10/4 10–8. Clothingline is hosting [...]

Steven Dann's Designer Shoe Sale is Hit or Miss...

At 6pm on Thursday, organizers for the Steven Dann designer shoe sale were still not ready to open the garage doors on Lafayette St. in Soho.  My friend and I returned 30 minutes later to find quite a number of shoppers going through the boxes.  I found the sale hit or miss.  Mostly, miss in my case since the selection was spotty.  There were mostly stilettos, som[...]

Ultimate Lux on Sale... un peu cher.

With no line to delay me, I breezed into the second day of the Hermés sale at the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street Thursday afternoon.  Inside, it was busy but fairly calm.  The sale attracted all kinds of shoppers.  I spotted a woman in her 80s wearing gold sneakers.  She was trying on a pair of Hermés leather flat sandals ($285).  The shoe and boot se[...]

Before she was Chanel…

Tuesday night, I went with my actress friend to the Screen Actor's Guild screening of the Coco Chanel biopic, "Coco avant Chanel." Director Anne Fontaine's film breezily showcases the events that shaped the French designer's life early on.  The film portrays Chanel's struggle in her early 20s as a seamstress and part-time singer, then as the live-in lover to a playbo[...]