Category archives: Apparel

Fashion fund-raiser: the annual POSH sale kicks off this week...

As in years past, Lighthouse International's 37th Annual POSH Sale is expected to be a mob scene when it opens to the public on Thursday May 14.  All proceeds will benefit the organization's services for those who are visually impaired. A couple of fellow bloggers got a special preview of some of the choice offers.  According to The Shophound, there were piles of C[...]

Loeffler Randall sample sale ends Saturday May 9

High-end New York design firm Loeffler Randall surprised everyone by having a VIP preview sale yesterday. When I stopped by after work, I found a lot of merchandise left and a crowd of women frantically looking through the shoes and clothes.  The space was small and packed with shoppers that trying anything on was a challenge.  I came looking for the popular Matilde[...]

Scoring at Shelly Steffee…

Scoring at Shelly Steffee...

This was one of the best sample sales I've been to this year.  Not crowded. Lots of merchandise and deals. After a number of disappointing sales, I had no expectations on what I would find tonight. When I popped into the boutique, I found a few women browsing through the merchandise.  The shop did get busy for a short while but never insane.  The dressing room was [...]

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 - [...]