Category archives: Apparel

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[...]

Alice + Olivia Sample Sale in Midtown Draws a Crowd

The sale at the Alice + Olivia shop in Midtown was buzzing with shoppers after work Tuesday.  There appeared to be a lot of takers - many browsing the racks and some clutching armfuls of clothing.  I'm not a big fan of the brand so I couldn't understand the appeal.  But from the looks of the shop tonight, Alice + Olivia certainly has a following. Here's the pric[...]

Want to Tote Marvel's Bags? Check out the Sale...

Jane Marvel’s all-purpose bags, messengers, and weekenders are up to 50 percent off this week at the brand's sample sale.  The sale is taking place at Marvel's showroom in Midtown.  I stopped in after work on Tuesday to find several women looking at what was on offer.  There are all sorts of style handbag in a wide array of colorful prints.  These bags are made[...]

Fendi Warehouse Sale is a Flop... as Shoppers Walk out Empty Handed

There were few takers at the Fendi sale in Chelsea's Metropolitan Pavilion this morning. Even after waiting in line at 8:30am, many women walked out empty handed, including me.  There was no scoring a fabulous handbag here. The items on sale were expensive. The high-end brand's sought-after handbags were mostly 60% off the regular price. The medium and large ba[...]

Cavalli Sample Sale:  Couture, Color but not a lot of Deals

It's a rare occurrence for Roberto Cavalli to hold a sample sale.  Apparently, the Italian designer's last official sample sale was three years ago.  Monday night, a few shoppers were at the Altman building in Chelsea browsing the racks.  The brand's ready-to-wear and couture collections are discounted at up to 80% off the regular price. But even on sale, most item[...]