The Italian handbag maker Furla was taking up to 70 percent off handbags, shoes, and accessories on April 22-23rd. There were a lot of 80's inspired bags - an ongoing trend that won't go away. Not a lot of stuff at the sale caught my eye, except for a red hobo with silver straps - the $395 price tag was a bit costly for what it was.
I bought my first Francesco Biasia handbag in Rome before they were available in New York. Back then, I didn't know what I had. I just knew that it was a chic Italian-made handbag of exquisite leather. When I travel abroad, I try to look for interesting unique things that can't be found here. Of course, when I learned about this week's Francesco Biasia sale, I h[...]
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 - [...]
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[...]
The Kooba sale is worth it if you're a fan of the handbags. The place was crowded when I stopped in after work with evidence of a buying frenzy. Women were digging into boxes - some of them clutching at least five bags. A long line had formed at the cash register. Most items were marked under $200; large handbags between $150-$225 and small ones priced[...]
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 [...]