Fashionable Femme Jen stopped into Chelsea Market yesterday to check out the Monika Chiang accessories sample sale where shoes, bags and belts are up to 65% off retail. She found the footwear selection pretty good… so much so that she walked out with a pair.
“After reading reviews, I dropped by the Monika Chiang sample sale yesterday after work. I was pleasantly surprised at the selection and excited about the pricing. I ended up with a pair of patent flats with a teddy bear for $49. Near the register, there were bins of pouches and iPad cases for $29. I was tempted by a pouch with a teddy on it and also a snakeskin pouch (in cream, grey and blue), but ended up with a grey chain fringe clutch with studs down the sides ($29).
The selection of shoes was awesome. I wanted one of every pair! There were sandals, boots, oxfords, edgy ballet flats, heels and pumps galore! The sizing is spotty, but it seemed like there was at least one of every size in something (half sizes too!) ranging from 35-40. In the back, there were pointy toe lace up slippers for $49 in yellow, blue and lacy black as well as the D’Orsay pump in a variety of colored snakeskin for $79. There was an interesting pair of black pony hair booties and some wedge booties for $99. Since I was running out of time, I only got one pair. I may return tomorrow for the cream and blue polka dot loafers with a tassel ($69) or a pair of burgundy ballet flats with studs on the front—very on trend at the moment.
The big bag selection seemed to be depleting, though the clutches seemed untouched. There were a variety of bags left in fall/neutral colors like grey, burgundy, black and brown. There are a couple funky colored clutches in the middle section. For $69, you could get a drawstring black pony hair (?) bag, a patent leather clutch or a flap bag (i.e. the Pony Shoulder bag). Larger bags are $99. Two options of belts are at the end of a table for $59 or $79. Good sale—stop by if you’re in the area!”
-Fashionable Femme Jen
Where/When: Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Avenue (b/w 15th & 16th Streets), NY, NY; Through July 14; Fri-Sat (10am-7pm), Sun (10am-5pm).