Next door to Tocca is the showroom of Italian label, Herion, where they too are having a sample sale.Â Items from the fall and spring collections are discounted.Â I stumbled on this brand in the spring when they were having their sample sale.Â I wanted to check out the sale because back then I managed to snag some great deals.Â This time, I was not disappointed.Â On offer was a rack of spring/summer samples where I found some fabulous wrap dresses for $50, tops and bottoms at $25.Â Great animal prints.Â You’ll also find pieces for the cooler temperatures ahead:Â coats for $250, dresses at $150, tops at $75 and bottoms at $50.Â The items on sale were mostly sample sizes (Italian size 40) but there were some pieces in larger sizes.
I ended up buying a silk long sleeve blouse and matching sweater in deep green with a signature Herion vintage logo print for my mother (total $100, each top retailed over $300).
If you’re not familiar with Herion, it is an Italian fashion brand that’s been around for more than 100 years.Â In the past, it manufactured for top fashion houses such as HermÃ¨s, Christian Dior and Lanvin.Â On hand was Herion designer, Julia Larese, who was kind enough to allow me to take photos.
Where/When:Â Herion Showroom, 542 W. 22nd St. nr 10th Ave, 3rd floor.Â CASH ONLY. Thru DecemberÂ 4 (11-7p)