Category archives: Apparel

Up to 80% off at the Proenza Schouler sale...

When I stopped by Proenza Schouler's Soho showroom on the last day of the sale at 9am, I realized that I missed out.  No surprise. The sale started two days ago and there wasn't much left - nothing in small sizes.  I asked one of the employees how much merchandise they had to start with.  Apparently, there was twice as much.  Prices ranged from $50 to $500 (original[...]

Max Mara Sale

Max Mara Sale

There weren't many takers tonight at the Max Mara sale.  That's probably because there wasn't anything fabulous to buy - despite the racks upon racks of merchandise.  What was on sale appeared to be leftovers from past seasons.  Quite a selection of sample tops and blouses - size 6 or 8 - priced between $100-$200.  The handbags and shoes were uninspiring. The same f[...]

Mayle Farewell Sale

Mayle Farewell Sale

I stopped by designer Jane Mayle's boutique on Elizabeth Street in Nolita to check out her closeout sale.  I arrived there about half-an-hour before the end of the sale to find a long line (the Mayle-philes certainly turned out tonight).  Needless to say, I was concerned that I wouldn't get in.  But to my surprise, the sales girls came out to assure everyone in line[...]

Brooklyn Flea is back...

A sure sign that spring has sprung... On this perfect Saturday after such a long winter, Brownstoner's Brooklyn flea in Ft. Greene returned this season.  With the 70-degree weather, I didn't need a jacket to browse the wares of more than 150 vendors selling outside Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School.  This huge flea market - one that could be Brooklyn's largest - [...]

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

Check out Manhattan's hottest vintage sale, which will feature the collection that a century of design built. Nearly one-hundred of the nation's top dealers have put together the best in vintage clothing and textiles.  See TimeOut NY's preview on the upcoming show. Where & When: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (212-691-7[...]

J.Crew Sample Sale - get the scoop...

  A line had formed outside the J.Crew sample sale when I arrived around 6pm tonight. Inside, it was crammed with women going through racks of sweaters ($30-60), shirts ($30) and dresses ($60).  I went to see if I could score a cashmere sweater.  I wasn't in the mood for looking through the racks of mostly samples.  SAMPLE written in black marker inside the [...]

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