Thursday, April 30, 2009

Burberry private sale

Starting today, Burberry boutiques have merchandise for 30-40% off. You'll find little colored dots on clothing, outerwear, and accessories including handbags and scarves. Yellow stickered items are 30% off and blue ones are 40%. I believe this is for US boutiques only.

... more 25% off

To celebrate their 8th Anniversary, is taking 25% off their entire store, which includes Alexander Wang, Carlos Falchi, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Me & Ro, House of Harlow, and old favorites like 7 jeans, Alice+Olivia, Rachel Pally, and mens (Band of Outsiders, Paul Smith, Diesel). The promo also applies to sale merch, and using my link gets you free shipping too.

Use code "BBAN25" when checking out. Ends Tuesday, May 5.

Shop for luxury clothing at!

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Proenza Schouler sample sale


Tops, bottoms, dresses, and accessories from spring and previous seasons are up to 80 percent off at Proenza Schouler's mid-season sample sale. Prices range from $50 to $500 (originally $400 to $4,000).
When: Through 5/1; daily (9–6).
Where: 495 Broadway, nr. Broome St., eighth fl.

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Giveaway: 2 tickets to private preview of the Hush Insider Jewelry Sale

This is my first giveaway ever! If you would like to attend the private (paid) preview of the Hush Insider Jewelry Sale, email me (take out the space) and let me know why. (what do you want to buy? for whom? what occasion?) I will select the two most compelling arguments. To refresh your memory, check out my original post on the sale or visit their website. I will make my decision Sunday evening.

What you get: 1 ticket for 6PM entrance to the Private Evening Sale on Wednesday, May 6, co-hosted by Jill Zarin of Real Housewives of New York City, and first dibs on some glittering treasures. **Fortunately the ticket prices went down, so if you want someone to go with you, their ticket will only be $62.50.

Some sample prices:

- Kingsley ruby band in 18k gold. Retail price: $1,395; HUSH price: $418.50
- Bvlgari “pyramid” clip earrings in18K gold & white with amethyst contemporary stone. Retail: $4,900; HUSH: $1,960
- Enigma Steel Ladies Watch designed by Gianni Bvlgari with Quartz Movement and leather band with deployant clasp. Retail: $1,860; HUSH: $558

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

SPURR sample sale

If the gritty chic of London(town) appeals to your aesthetic senses, you may want to swing by STARWORKS for SPURR's first sample sale. The bounty includes (all mens) denim, shirts, outerwear, suits, and knitwear for 65% off original retail prices.

What: SPURR sample sale
When: Thursday, Apr 30 - Saturday, May 2; Th/Fr 12-7PM, Sat 12-5PM
Where: STARWORKS, Suite 3D @ 5 Crosby St (btw Grand/Howard)
Cash or CC only. Sample returns should go back to Starworks.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Neiman Marcus double-gift card

I am not an Neiman Marcus InCircle member, so this is probably late. Ending today is Neiman Marcus' gift card event. HOWEVER, this one is special because if you spend your money on apparel, fine apparel, shoes, or handbags, you get DOUBLE giftcards. Are you kidding me?? Use code "NMSPRGC" for the offer and "SHOPNM" for free shipping.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

AEFFE sample sale (Alberta Ferretti, Jean Paul Gaultier, Moschino)

Another AEFFE Showroom sample sale!

Womens and Mens Clothing & Accessories
Sample & stock sale. Looking good has never cost so little.
Come to AEFFE for one stop shopping – casual wear, eveningwear, outerwear, swimsuits, lingerie, shoes, handbags, accessories…they have it all. The AEFFE Showroom represents the most exclusive designers – Alberta Ferretti, Jean Paul Gaultier, Moschino, Pollini and Basso & Brooke with clothing & accessories for women and men. Everything is 70-80% off retail prices. This sale is a real find for a true fashion fanatic.
What: AEFFE sample sale
When: Wednesday, Apr 29 - Saturday, May 2; W-F 10AM-6PM, Sat 11AM-5PM
Where: 30 W 56th St (btw 5/6 Ave); 212-632-9300

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Rebecca Minkoff sample sale, NYC, LA, SF

Rebecca Minkoff is doing a trifecta of sample sales on their terms: they're not gonna tell us what they have, they won't do phone/email orders, and all sales are final. You got that?

What: Rebecca Minkoff sample sale, NYC
When: Wednesday, May 6 - Sunday, May 10; 10AM-8PM daily
Where: 33 W 17th St (btw 5/6th Ave)

What: Rebecca Minkoff sample sale, LA
When: Friday, May 15 - Sunday, May 17; Fr/Sat 10AM-7PM, Sun 10AM-5PM
Where: 8213 W 3rd St

What: Rebecca Minkoff sample sale, SF
When: Saturday, May 16; 9AM-4PM
Where: 111 Minna St (@ 2nd St)

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Botkier sample sale

If you love Botkier handbags and shoes...

James Tote ($275 from $650), the Sasha medium duffle ($150 from $450), Bianca medium satchel ($100 from $450) and many more!
What: Botkier sample sale
When: Thursday, May 7 - Sunday, May 10; Th 12-8PM, Fr 11AM-8PM, Sat 11AM-7PM, Sun 11AM-5PM
Where: 172 Mercer St (corner of Mercer/Houston)

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Satya sample sale

Online sample sale happening now, but the physical sale (which will have items like necklaces, earrings, bracelets and cuffs) happens this weekend. Prices up to 80% off.

Featured items:
Triple Charm Necklaces (normally $128, now $35)
Semi-Precious Gemstone Stretch Bracelets with Sacred Symbols (normally at
$48, now $20)
Sacred Symbol with gemstone earrings (normally $68, now $25)
What: Satya sample sale
When: Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 3; 10AM-6PM daily
Where: Golden Bridge Yoga/Satya Jewelry NYC, 253 Centre St (btw Broome/Grand St); 212-343-8191
Cash or CC only.

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Origins friends and family

Shop online using code "FFMAYDM" and take 25% off your entire purchase from Tuesday, Apr 28 - Tuesday, May 5. You may need the postcard to shop in-store, not sure.

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Ted Rossi sample sale


4/30–5/1 Ted Rossi jewelry, like bangles, cuffs, and more, are up to 75 percent off. Bangles start at $20 and leather clutches start at $80. 15 E. 30th St., nr. Madison Ave., Ste. 200 (212-683-1726); Th, F (10–7).

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Valentino sample sale

I will say I am very very sad to be out of town for this one :( Womens clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories and a small selection of mens clothing and accessories.

What: Valentino sample sale
Where: Soiffer Haskin, 317 W 33rd St (W of 8th Ave/Penn Station); 718-747-1656
When: Saturday, May 2 - Tuesday, May 5; Sat-Mon 9AM-6:30PM, T 9AM-5PM
CC only. All Sales Final. Strollers not allowed. No children under 12 will be admitted.

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Hickey Freeman, Bobby Jones sample sale

Hickey-Freeman, Bobby Jones: mens suits, sportswear, clothing, and furnishings. All up to 75% off.

What: Hickey Freeman, Bobby Jones sample sale
Where: Soiffer Haskin, 317 W 33rd St (W of 8th Ave/Penn Station); 718-747-1656
When: Sunday, Apr 26 - Thursday, Apr 30; Sun-Wed 9AM-6:30PM, Th 9AM-5PM
CC only. All Sales Final. Strollers not allowed. No children under 12 will be admitted.

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Iisli, Be & D, Kooba sample sales

By Clothingline
- IISLI - current spring clothing
- Be & D - fall & spring flats, sandals & boots for women
- Kooba - handbags & clutches

What: Iisli, Be&D, Kooba sample sales
When: Monday, May 4 - Thursday, May 7; 10AM-7PM daily
Where: Clothingline, SSS Sample Sales, 2nd Fl @ 261 W 36th St (btw 7/8th Ave)
Cash or CC only.

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Nancy Gonzalez sample sale

What you'll find: current season bags, including (or only?) exotics. They won't give me any insight as to the discounts. Boo.

What: Nancy Gonzalez sample sale
When: Wednesday, Apr 29 - Thursday, Apr 30; 10Am-6PM daily
Where: 8th Fl @ 575 Madison (btw 57/58th St)
Cash or CC. All sales final.

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Sferra sample sale

A Sferra sample sale in NYC! Thank god!! (Usu they are in Jersey). Note: I am so going to this.

Established in 1891, SFERRA has evolved to become the most exclusive name in home textiles, crafting beautifully refined linens of uncompromising quality and detail.
Within North America, SFERRA is proud to count Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Horchow, and Bloomingdale's among its stable of discerning customers. The brand's retail presence is further bolstered by its shop-in-shop boutiques inside the legendary ABC Carpet & Home stores in New York City.
At this exclusive sample sale, these exquisite linens for bed, bath and table will be available for 60% to 80% off retail.
What: Sferra sample sale
When: Thursday May 7 - Sunday, May 10; T-Sat 10:30AM-7PM, Sun 10:30AM-6PM
Where: Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave (corner of 15th St)

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Delman sample sale

Savvy & Co is hosting a Delman sample sale. Flat sandals, gladiators sandals, metallics, ballets: all priced $89-$109 (up to 75% off).

Metallic Gladiators and Sandals – originally $295, at sale $89 Printed Floral Flats – originally $295, at sale $89
Supple Leather Wedges– originally $350, at sale $89
Brightly Colored Classic Ballet Flats – originally $195, at sale $89
Snakeskin Heels– originally $365, at sale $109
What: Delman sample sale
When: Wednesday, May 6 - Friday, May 8; W/Th 10AM-7PM, Fr 10AM-3PM
Where: Savvy & Co., 145 W 18th St (btw 6/7th Ave)

... more 25% off full-priced handbags

I had a busy weekend with lots of errands and a big Chinese banquet wedding(!) so I was not able to get anything posted. On top of that, I have a short work week since I'm leaving Friday AM for San Francisco for another wedding! So, I will just be throwing stuff up here with virtually no commentary (I know you are all so sad :P)

Kicking off the shopping madness this week, is taking 25% off all full-priced handbags, including names you might not usually see on sale, like Anya Hindmarch or Mulberry! Use code "ARMCANDY". Ends Wednesday, Apr 29.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

m0851 sample sale

Update: the sale was surprisingly good. Tons of leather bags - little pouches, shoulder bags, messenger bags, priced around 50% off. 2 racks of womens clothing at 70% off (tops $25-40, thin cotton sundresses $45), and coats! I got a lightweight double-breasted trench for $55 (retail $400) and they had leather jackets for $395 (retail unknown). There is also a row of comfy armchairs for those less interested in shopping (ahem, husbands and boyfriends). It wasn't crowded, and I didn't have to wait for a dressing room. The racks are short on small sizes, but the sales reps are really happy to help you find stuff. Sale ends tomorrow.

I don't know much about
m0851, as it is Canadian, but they do have shops here in NYC and in Paris. Through this weekend they are having their annual sample sale at 50-70% off retail. You'll find: "high-end full grain leather accessories: weekend bags, totes, shopping bags, computer bags, travel pouches, wallets, agenda cover, belts. Full-grain calf skin outerwear: leather jackets, bomber and vests. Summer clothing: cotton voile camisoles, sun dresses, camisole knits."

What: m0851 sample sale
When: Thursday, Apr 23 - Sunday, Apr 26; Th/Fr 10AM-9PM, Sat 10AM-8PM, Sun 12-8PM
Where: 106 Wooster St (btw Spring/Prince St); 212-431-3069
Cash or CC.

In honor of their downtown sample sale, they will be offering 20% discount
on all regular collection in their shop at 748 Madison (btw 64/65 St)

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Jimmy Choo sample sale

Prepare to line up early for this one: the Jimmy Choo sample sale, where you'll find shoes, bags, and accessories up to 70% off. The sale opens up to the public at 1PM (before that is press and invitees only).

What: Jimmy Choo sample sale
When: Thursday, Apr 30; Public: 1-7PM
Where: The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St (btw 6/7th Ave)

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Paragon Sports spend-more-save-more

If you need to go shopping, you might as well get a kickback for it! Paragon Sports is offering giftcards based upon spending thresholds ($100+ = $10 giftcard, $200+ = $20 giftcard, ... , $1000+ = $100 giftcard). No restrictions on what you buy, it just has to be in-store (18th St @ Broadway). Ends Sunday, Apr 26.

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Me&Ro Mother's Day collection

This isn't a sale, but I did want to share this with you because, honestly, this ad gives me the heebie-jeebies. My first thought was not, Oh look at the gorgeous jewelry! It was rather, Wow that is a creepy Silence of the Lambs motif. So if you do indulge in some Me&Ro Mother's Day trinkets, make it special and present it with a side of fava beans.

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Steven Alan outlet store, sample sale

So I finally had an opportunity to visit the Steven Alan outlet store going to/from the office and Columbia University (because honestly, I never go above 59th St unless it's to my vet on 66th/1st Ave, and those are extenuating circumstances in which I can't really go shopping).

I have mixed feelings about the store. First off, the prices are really fabulous. I saw a MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela loose dress for only $69 (alas, it was too big). I also debated a 3.1 Phillip Lim top marked down to $99. In the end I ended up with a classic Steven Alan button-down for $58. Like I said, the prices are remarkable. The selection, however, is not. It's an adorable little store, and from the looks of the bare shelves, well frequented! If you can catch them post-shipment, I would say definitely go. Other brands there: Loomstate, L'Autre Chose, and jewelry by Jennifer Meyer and Giles and Brother.

The very nice sales associate gave me the D/L on their upcoming sample sale. It starts the 2nd week of May at their downtown location. The merchandise will be mostly Steven Alan, although last year they had cute Gryson bags and boots. The discounts will be pretty good: think along the lines of the button-down shirts in the outlet for $58 which are sample sale priced. Last time they had a F&F preview the night before it started-- and they didn't check IDs. Basically, get there early before the good stuff's gone.

What: Steven Alan outlet store
When: Monday-Saturday 11AM–7PM, Sun 11AM-6PM
Where: 465 Amsterdam Ave (@ 82nd St); 212-595-8451

What: Steven Alan sample sale
When: Monday, May 11 - Sunday, May 17
Where: Steven Alan Annex, 103 Franklin St.
More details TBD

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mina sample sale

A sample sale that sounds promising...

Irene Albright, an icon in the fashion world, has styled celebrities for the past two decades. Her treasures are now on sale at 80% off at Mina, her retail showroom. Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Dior, Alberta Ferretti, Dolce & Gabbana, and many more. Ready-to-wear, evening, accessories. You might find: Balenciaga dress (retail $2,500) now $500. Chloe dress (retail $3,795) now $759. Valentino dress (retail $5,490) now $759. Alberta Ferretti dress (retail $1,980) now $298.
What: Mina sample sale
When: Tuesday, April 21 - Sunday, Apr 26; 11AM-8PM daily
Where: 32A Cooper Square (btw Astor Place/E 4th St)
Cash or CC.

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The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

I'm predicting that The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is going to be quite popular this time around. The economy has everyone dressing down, and this would be a great place to pick up some new duds. This ultimate vintage showcase assembles over 85 top vintage clothing & antique textiles dealers for 2 days only.

What: Manhattan Vintage Clothing and Antique Textile Show and Sale
When: Friday, Apr 24 - Saturday, Apr 25; Fri 1-8PM, Sat 11AM-6PM
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street (btw 6th/7th Ave)
Admission $ 20.00, but you can get $5 off if you sign up for their VIP email list online

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DVF private facebook sale

Fellow blogger Barneys Girl has pointed out that I am missing a key sale here: the DVF private Facebook sale. Starting yesterday afternoon, DVF has allowed her Facebook fans to get a jump start on select items priced at 70% off. The sizes/availabilies are dwindling fast, so get on it! Ends Friday, Apr 24.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Shoe Box friends and family

The Shoe Box is having their F&F event, which means 20% off the entire store, including brands which may have been excluded from major dept store F&Fs, like Giuseppe Zanotti. Other brands include KORS, Sergio Rossi, Cynthia Vincent, D&G, Casadei, Matt Bernson, Juicy, Kate Spade, and there are also handbags by popular names like Rebecca Minkoff, Lauren Merkin, Kooba, and Botkier.

What: The Shoe Box F&F
When: Friday, Apr 24 - Sun Apr 26; F 10AM-8PM, Sat 10AM-7PM, Sun 11AM-7PM
Where: 537 Third Ave (btw 35/36 St), 212-937-5750

I believe there are also sales going on at the other stores, albeit maybe not store-wide. 1222 Madison Ave (btw 87/88 St) 212-426-7296; 1349 Third Ave (@ 77 Street) 212-535-9615; 2151 Broadway (btw 76/77 St) 212-877-2846

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Baccarat warehouse/sample sale, NJ

I have a weakness for crystal. I love the ting on a real crystal wine glass, they way the vases sparkle when filled with water. I don't have much love for New Jersey (sorry, Hoboken-ers). However, will I be enticed by up to 80% off stemware, barware, vases, jewelry, crystal decor, and French China? I guess I will decide Friday morning.

If you are in the mood to go to NJ for the Baccarat sample sale, expand!

What: Baccarat sample sale
When: Friday, Apr 24 - Saturday, Apr 25; 9AM-5PM daily
Where: 36 Mayfield Avenue, Edison, NJ; 800-845-1928
CC or Cash. All sales are final.

1. 287 South:Exit Bonhamton Road
2. 514 West (exit after NJ Turnpike exit)
3. Staten Island and Outerbridge:440 South/287 North
4. Garden State Parkway South:Exit 129. Stay right. Follow signs for 287 North
5. NJ Turnpike North & South :Exit 10 (Metuchen/Perth Amboy) Keep right after toll.
After following 1 of 5 directions, exit at Route 514 West. Follow signs for Raritan Center & proceed on Raritan Center Parkway. Make right on Mayfield Ave. Baccarat warehouse on right.

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Matt Bernson, Perlina sample sales

If you're on a tight budget but looking to add a few key essentials to the summer wardrobe, mark your calendars for the Perlina and Matt Bernson sample sales. The Perlina sale will have handbags, wallets & small leather goods up to 80% off, and you'll get your shoe-fix fulfilled with gladiator sandals, super cute flats, wedges, and boots at the Matt Bernson sale. Prices start at $40 and there will be discounts for buying multiple pairs of shoes-- but it's cash only. (You can also shop for Perlina online. Use code "CLEANING" to take an additional 30% off all sale items. Ends Monday, May 4.)

What: Perlina sample sale
When: Wednesday, Apr 22 - Tuesday, Apr 28; M-Th 9AM-6PM, Fri 9AM-4PM
Where: Suite 210 @ 10 W 33rd St (btw Broadway/5th Ave); 1-888-Perlina

What: Matt Bernson sample sale
When: Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 3; 12-7PM daily
Where: 450 Greenwich St. (btw Desbrosses/Vestry St); 212-941-7634
Cash only.

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Fresh for Earth Day, 20% off best-sellers

I love Fresh's body lotions and shampoos and conditioners. Unfortunately, none that I like are on Fresh's "best-seller list", but if you're into Creme Ancienne, 20% off is nothing to shake a stick at! You can shop in-store or online with code "EARTHDAY".

Tomorrow only: Fresh is taking 20% off the following items, and donating 10% of it to charity! I think I might need some lip treatment and Acai body cream... you know, in the name of charity...
- Soy Face Cleanser
- Brown Sugar Body Scrub
- Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
- Sugar Eau de Parfum
- Sugar Acai Age-Delay Body Cream
- Creme Ancienne
- Supernova Mascara

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Macy's friends and family

If what you are looking for is sold at Macy's in addition to Bloomie's, hold out for their F&F event, starting next Wednesday, Apr 29 through Monday, May 4. Their discount is 25% on most items and 10% off on small/personal electrics, furniture, and mattresses. This even works on people's gift registries-- just in time for the onslaught of spring/summer wedding gift-purchasing fun. Exclusions include beauty, "everyday values", and Coach, which is not too bad! Usually their brand exclusion list is a mile long. Expand the post to see all exclusions. Use code "MACYSFF" to shop online or print the email (PDF) to shop in-store.
*Discount on small electrics, personal care electrics, technology, furniture, mattresses and area rugs is 10%. Valid only in-store or online at and EXCLUDES: Everyday Values; eSpot; Cosmetics and Fragrances; Wine; Tempur-Pedic; Licensed and Service Dept.; Restaurants; Gift Registry Kiosk; Special Orders; Macy’s Gift Cards; payment on Credit Accounts; Online Coach and Toys purchases. Not valid on previous purchases. Discount will be deducted from the regular, sale, new reduction or clearance price as applicable. Cannot be combined with any savings pass/coupon, extra discount, or credit offer, except opening a new Macy’s account. Present Friends and Family coupon at register.
† Exclusions and limitations apply. Visit for free shipping details. Valid April 29 - May 4, 2009. Only one promo code may be used per transaction at

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Bloomingdale's friends and family

Bloomie's F&F starts today online! Take 20% regular and sale stuff for men, women, and kids, and 20% off home stuff. 10% off small electrics and mens electronics. No discount at all on beauty, and UGG Australia is excluded. To shop online today, use code "SPRINGFF" or print the email to shop in-store from Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 through Sunday, Apr 26.

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Inhabit cotton sale

Inhabit is giving us a big break on cotton basics. Starting today, take 70% off their super-soft cotton essentials. Ends Friday, Apr 24.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

New York Girl's Night Out

New York Girl's Night Out (NYGNO) is happening Monday, Apr 28 & Tuesday, Apr 29. This event claims they "will soon be the hottest consumer fashion and beauty events producer for sophisticated women who want to stay on top of the latest and greatest products, places, musics, styles and trends..." by "produc[ing] one of the largest female consumer shows of its kind." Big claims, but the sponsor list includes Bacardi and Sephora, which is not too shabby. If anyone has gone, please let me know about it!

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $20 for admission + goodie bag.

What: Spring NYGNO event
When: Monday, Apr 28 - Tuesday, Apr 29; 5-10PM
Where: Altman Building, 135 W 18th St

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Shecky's Girl's Night Out

Shecky's is hosting their next round of Girl's Night Out events starting this weekend in Miami. The event in New York takes place Jun 23-27. I've never gone before-- is it worth it? Is it worth $20 to pay for a goodie bag?

- Washington, DC – Apr. 23rd-25th
- Miami – Apr. 30th-May 1st
- Atlanta – May 6th-7th
- San Diego – May 14th
- Los Angeles – May 20th-21st
- San Francisco – Jun. 17th-18th
- New York City – Jun. 23rd-27th
- Hamptons – Jul. 11th
- Philadelphia - Jul. 22nd-23rd
- Boston – Aug. 12th-14th
- Chicago – Sep. 15th-17th
- Dallas – Oct. 28th-29th
- Houston – Nov. 4th-5th
- Las Vegas – Summer '09
- St. Louis - Fall 2009

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Cole Haan friends and family

Cole Haan's F&F was this weekend and ends tomorrow (apologies for the late posting). Take 30% off everything in store and online using code "CHGUEST09". It even works in the outlet stores and on sale stuff! Ends Monday, Apr 20.

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Splendid dress, $88.20

I just wanted to say, ShopBop's look of the day includes this awesomely cute Splendid dress which is already on sale, and after the extra 10% off, it's only $88.20. Oh the temptation!

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Last minute: Diesel 30% off, Fifth On Main pop-up, Conran warehouse sale

Oops, these almost slipped by. Ending today: 30% off everything in Diesel stores and a pop-up shop in Soho with goodies from Abaete, Catherine Malandrino, and Theory! Also: Conran warehouse sale: up to 75% off retail on furniture, sofas, accessories, discontinued lines, floor displays and buyers samples.


4/17–4/19 Save 30 percent off everything in store at Diesel. A men's leather bomber jacket is $420 (originally $600), and a women's jersey black dress is $98 (originally $140).

4/17–4/19 The e-commerce site Fifth On Main is opening up a pop-up store featuring 40 to 60 percent off Abaete, Catherine Malandrino, Mint by Jodi Arnold, Theory, Chaiken, and more. 109 Spring St., nr. Mercer St.; F (10–8), S, Su (10–7). RSVP to


Label: Conran
Deal: Up to 75% off furniture and housewares
When/Where: Friday, April 17th through Sunday, April 19th. Fri 11am—7pm; Sat 10am—7pm; Sun 11am—6pm. 407 E 59th St at First Ave (212-755-9079).
All sales final. No returns. Delivery charges applicable.

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Hush jewelry sample/stock sale

If you are like me and have been thinking in this awful economy, when will the really expensive jewelry go on sale?, you need to sit up straight for this sale. This is not your costume jewelry sale. I have spoken to the sale coordinators, and on the high end, you should expect to see brands normally adorning starlets come Oscar-time. Think big. Mariah Carey big. Of course, not all the pieces available will be from household names, but I probably wouldn't show up without a few thousand to spend even though prices will be 50-80% off retail. Names that can be publicly released, just to whet your appetite, are Bvlgari, Boucheron, Laura Munder, and Salavetti. The sale is being hosted by London Jewelers and Windsor Jewelers, if you want to research-- just remember that some brands absolutely prevent anyone from publicly naming names.

Tip: the very eager can pony up $200 or $125 to beat the masses. Also, for obvious reasons, no bags allowed, bring your credit cards and picture ID. All sales final, so inspect everything carefully!

What: Hush: the insider's jewelry sale
When: Private evening sale: Wednesday, May 6; 5-6PM ($200), 6-8PM ($125); cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served and 50% of each ticket goes to Lighthouse International; Public sale: Thursday, May 7 - Saturday, May 9; Th-Fr 9AM-7PM, Sat 10AM-5PM
Where: Lighthouse International, 110 E 60th St (btw Park/Lexington Ave)
All sales final. CC Only. No bags allowed. Photo ID required.

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Favorite site: is the latest big player in the growing trend of online sample sales. The company is based in Montreal, so Canadians should be psyched to finally get in on some good sales. They also ship to Europe as well! (You hear that, Gilt and Rue La La??) Past sales have included Rich & Skinny denim and Dior accessories, which pass my litmus test of 'are they worth mentioning?'. Upcoming sales, which are pretty exciting: Puma (4/21), Fila (4/23), Karl Lagerfeld sunglasses (4/24), Diesel mens and womens (4/30), and Balenciaga sunglasses (5/1). I've also been told that they are negotiating with some great brand names for future sales. BeyondTheRack is member-invite only, but don't you worry. Here's the hook up.

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Chelsea outlet shopping: VIP weekend Apr 25 & 26

If you are going to hit up the outlets next weekend, check and see if it is a Chelsea Outlet center. If you like super premium designers, there's a good chance it will be. Next weekend they are doing special coupons to entice us to go spend money (a lot of +20% off coupons!). Just sign up to be a VIP (it's free).

... more sale, Intermix sale

Revolve Clothing has put a whole slew of things on sale. If you like Ella Moss or Juicy Couture dresses, you can't miss this one. In related, more boring news, Intermix has put like, 20 things on sale. I am trying very hard not to do more shopping and save up funds for shopping on my summer trip. ! We're going to Seoul, South Korea, on a total whim due to the awesomely low fares on Singapore Airlines. I actually know very little about South Korea, so if anyone has been to Seoul and has recommendations for me, I'd love to hear them! I'm already planning on getting a new mobile phone and maybe a Samsung laptop...

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

A potential favorite site:

Net-A-Porter's sale site TheOutnet (get it? haha) launched today amidst much anticipation and fanfare. I think this site is going to give BlueFly a run for its money, since BlueFly's discounts on super designer goods isn't usually more than 30%. Sad, because I remember when BlueFly launched, and it was a gem of a shopping experience. Also, TheOutnet has all of NAP's fabulous brands, like Alberta Ferretti, Marni, Louboutin, and Miu Miu!

The Outnet is also doing these things called "Flash Sales" which will definitely conjure up comparisons to the ever increasing online sample sale sites. I missed it, but there was one today to whet the appetite, and apparently the items went faster than free t-shirts at a college career fair. The next one, featuring spring dresses, goes live next Friday, Apr 24. Mark your calendars, let's see what this site's got!

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Bloomingdale's spring sale

Bloomingdale's is having their spring sale, in-store and online. Take an additional 25% off select merchandise through Sunday, Apr 19. If something you want isn't on sale, either head to Saks or hold on for Bloomie's F&F event, starting next Thursday (you'll get 20% off).

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Barney's buy-some-get-some

Right now at Barney's get a gift card back when you spend $250, $500, or $750+. Ends Sunday, Apr 19.

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MaxMara sample sale

Savvy & Co is having a large sample sale at the Metropolitan Pavilion featuring a huge stash of MaxMara goodies up to 70% off retail. You'll find suits, dresses, swimwear and accessories such as handbags, belts, scarves and jewelry.

What: MaxMara sample sale
When: Sunday, Apr 26 - Wednesday, Apr 29; Sun 12-5PM, M 10AM-8PM, T 10AM-7PM, W 9AM-4PM
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W 18th St (btw 6/7 Ave)

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Furla sample sale

Savvy & Co is hosting a Furla sample sale at their location next week! You'll find handbags, shoes, accessories (belts, jewelry, key rings) and small leather goods up to 70% off retail.

What: Furla sample sale
When: Wednesday, Apr 22 - Friday, Apr 24; Wed 8AM–8PM, Th-Fr 10AM-8PM
Where: Savvy & Co, 145 W 18th St (btw 6/7th Ave)

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Charles P. Rogers sheet sets, buy 2 get 1 free

I have looked longingly at Charles P. Roger's wooden sleigh beds for the past 3 years. These beds are rock solid, gorgeously hand-made, and exceptionally 'worth it'-- they totally kick the stuffing out of Pottery Barn's cheaply-made-yet-expensive sleigh beds, which feel flimsy to me. And although I haven't pulled the trigger on the Hamilton, I have bought sheets from them-- and they are fantastic. You can't beat the value: a palatable price for sheets that are probably just one notch below SFERRA/Bellino/Frette quality.

Right now you can even get 1 set free when you buy 2. If you are on a budget, you can't go wrong with the Pima sets, but if you are looking to splurge a little, I highly recommend the Candide sheets (and get both Chambray & Stripe b/c together it looks gorgeous!). Ends Thursday, Apr 30.

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W Hotels warehouse sale +20% off

W Hotels is offering an additional 20% off their warehouse sale with code "F6VE7". May I recommend looking at some of the Abas clutches? I actually got this casual-chic pink Emma and the 'sassy croco' taupe full-frame which I think will be perfect for weddings. At $64-66 each (after discount), that makes it at least 68% off retail. And for those who rock it 80's style, this one is only $35!

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The Warehouse Sale

The glorious denim event self-titled "The Warehouse Sale" is back in town. If you print the image below, you won't even have to pay the $5 entrance fee. Brands include 7s, Chip and Pepper, William Rast, Christian Audigier, Lucky, and many others, and they are starting off hot and heavy: buy 4 items, get 1 free. There will also be additional discounts on the last day (Saturday).

What: The Warehouse Sale
When: Thursday, Apr 16 - Saturday, Apr 18; 11AM-8PM daily
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W 18th St (btw 6/7th Ave)

... more $10 off

InStyle previously ran promo with that gave readers a $10 credit to be used before a certain date. I believe it is still in action-- I did it yesterday and saw $10 applied to the Jawbone bluetooth headset I bought today (in pink, no less!). (My very reliable geek friend, who owns a convertible, says it's the best on the market at eliminating background noise. How can I say no to a testimony like that?)

Just click here and log-in, and you should have a $10 credit waiting for you upon your next purchase (provided it isn't expired).

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Kenneth Cole 40% off

Everything. Today. Can someone say 'fire sale'??

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Inhabit spring sale

Inhabit is currently having their spring sale, with some styles 30% off. I have the drape-front cardigan, which is the perfect piece to throw on when it is too warm for a jacket but too cold for nothing. It also just looks very luxe and elegant!

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Tina Tang 35% off

If you need those perfect delicate necklaces or jingly bracelets to match your new summer dresses, head on over to Tina Tang and score some goodies for 35% off. Print out the email to shop in-store, or use code "LUCKY6" to shop online. Ends Sunday, May 31.
*If you are in the market for a new bag, Gold Label by Tina Tang (across the street) also re-sells designer handbags (I saw the Miu Miu bow satchel there as well as a Jimmy Choo clutch), most of them in great condition. Know your price points before heading over, as you may be able to negotiate.

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Sephora 15% off

Sephora's response to Saks' F&F beauty discount? They are not taking it laying down, that's for sure. Starting today until Tuesday, Apr 21, registered Beauty Insiders can shop online with code "BD2T9CB5" or print out this coupon (PDF) and take 15% off the entire store. Not too shabby if what you like isn't carried by Saks or you have a particular affinity towards this LVMH powerhouse.

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Hugo Boss, Psycho Bunny, Bindya, Rod Keenan, Kara Janx, Sigerson Morrison, Mara Hoffman, Miguelina, Ted Rossi sample sales

Daily Candy has released a slew of details on upcoming sample sales. I'm itching to leave my seat and head down to 26th St to hit up the Hugo Boss sale! The Sigerson Morrison sale, which also includes Me&Ro jewelry, also sounds very promising.

Sales down below: Hugo Boss, Psycho Bunny, Bindya, Rod Keenan, La Perla, Kara Janx, Sigerson Morrison, Mara Hoffman, Miguelina, and Ted Rossi.

What: Hugo Boss
Why: New duds (spring/summer and fall/winter) for men and women at up to 80 percent off.
When: Today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 8th Fl @ 601 W 26th St (btw 11/12th Ave); 212-940-0800

What: Psycho Bunny
Why: A spirited collection of scarves, ties, hats, and polo shirts for lads and lassies are 50% off.
When: Apr. 16 & 17. Thurs. & Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Leffot, 10 Christopher St @ Gay St; 212-989-4577

What: Bindya
Why: No-brainer. Spring scarves in ikat prints and plaids starting at ten bucks (reg. $80). Plus, tunics at 65% off.
When: Apr. 16 & 17. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: 9th Fl @ 49 W 38th St (btw 5/6th Ave)

What: Rod Keenan
Why: Dapper driving hats and fedoras for men in straw, felt, fur, and fabric are up to 70% off. Ladies, it may be worth trying them on for size.
When: Apr. 16-18. Thurs. & Fri., noon-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Suite 916 @ 366 Fifth Ave (btw 34/35th St)

What: La Perla
Why: Up to 80 percent off deluxe bras, panties, sleepwear, and goodies from Frette.
When: Apr. 19-24. Sun., 1-6 p.m.; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: 4th Fl @ 4 W 58th St (btw 5/6th Ave)

What: Kara Janx
Why: Neon stripe tank tops, cute high-waist skirts, and other spring merch is 50-80% off.
When: Apr. 22 & 23. Wed. & Thurs., 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: 8th Fl @ 242 W 36th St (btw 7/8th Ave); 212-594-4797

What: Sigerson Morrison
Why: Boots for $250, shoes for $135, Belle boots for $175, and Belle sandals for $75. Plus, deals on Me & Ro baubles and select pieces from Zero + Maria Cornejo.
When: Apr. 22-24. Wed., 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs., 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St (btw 6/7th Ave)

What: Mara Hoffman
Why: Resort, spring, and swim ’09. Tops and bathing suits start at $15; dresses start at $50.
When: Apr. 23-25. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 3rd Fl @ 120 W 28th St (btw 6/7th Ave); 212-505-3020

What: Miguelina
Why: Breezy floral dresses, camisoles, and silk chiffon blouses are up to 50% off wholesale prices.
When: Apr. 30 & May 1. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 6th Fl @ 20 W 36th St (btw 5/6th Ave)

What: Ted Rossi
Why: Save up to 75% on bangles, cuffs, clutches, and more.
When: Apr. 30 & May 1. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Suite 300 @ 15 E. 30th St (btw Madison/5th Ave); 212-683-1726

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Saks friends and family

Update: Print out the postcard (PDF) to shop in-store.

Shop online now with code "SFAFAM6" or "SFAFAM11" and get an early start on
Saks F&F. Beauty/fragrance is 15% off, jewelry is 20% off, and everything else is 25% off. If you need to refresh your memory on the exclusions, check the list.

If you don't have a Saks in your vicinity, do not fear. Nordstrom is price matching, although you'll have to shop in-store to get the discount.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Off 5th discounts during Saks F&F period

I just got a postcard with the Off 5th promos from Wed, Apr 15 - Tuesday, Apr 21. They are (mostly) better than the Saks F&F 25% off.

30% off
For him & her
All classic & modern sportswear
All shoes
All jewelry & watches
For him
All dress shirts and ties
All suits & sportscoats
For her
All handbags

40% off
For him & her
All clearance merchandise
For her
All premier designer sportswear

20% off
All other merchandise throughout the entire store (contemporary sportswear, denim, sunglasses, kids, home, etc)

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Kooba sample sale

If you still haven't found a new summer bag that tickles your fancy, try the Kooba sample sale. Bags and clothes (when did Kooba start making clothes?) up to 80% off.

What: Kooba sample sale
When: Tuesday, Apr 14 - Thursday, Apr 16; 10AM-8PM daily
Where: 3rd Fl @ 141 W 36th St

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Evisu sample sale

Evisu is starting their sample sale today! If you are a fan of this Japanese denim brand, head down to Soho and get some goodies at up to 70% off. There's stuff for mens, womens, and kids, and apparently the prices start at $10!

Men's & women's jeans from $59, orig. $300
T-shirts from $15, orig. $60
Accessories from $10, orig. $50
Shop many one-of-a-kind styles from their vast selection. Don't miss out!
What: Evisu sample sale
When: Monday, Apr 13 - Friday, Apr 17; 9AM-5PM daily
Where: 2nd Fl @ 121 Greene St
Cash or CC only.

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Paul Stuart sample sale report

I normally do not accost strangers, but this morning as I was going in to work, I saw a man carrying a non-descript brown bag with a large P written on the side in permanent marker. A little light bulb went off in my head-- definitely the product of a sample sale. I leaned in close to get a peek of what was inside... ties... hmmm, what current sale has ties? Then, while watching the man walk into my office building, it hit me-- the Paul Stuart sample sale. With a sigh, I wondered how it was, and continue on my way.

As fate would have it, the man got into the elevator with me, and since he pressed one of the floors to my company, and we were alone, I blurted out, "So how was the Paul Stuart sale?" His jaw hit the floor. I *totally* busted him (it was 10:30AM). After it was pretty clear I did not work for HR, he coughed up some details (on mens clothing).

The shoe selection is better than it has ever been in years past. Plenty of Grensons (the really expensive shoes), in addition to Paul Stuart and Stuart's Choice. Ok amount of suits, but lots of sportscoats and knitwear, and, based on my peek into his bag, the tie selection probably isn't too shabby either.

Consensus: Go.

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

J.Crew sample sale

Clothingline has made quite a name for itself solely based on these J.Crew sample sales that have people lining up the block. Although this is their 3rd (4th?) J.Crew sale, they claim this one will be the "biggest sample sale ever" and includes both stock & samples up to 70% off retail prices.

Available items by J.Crew and crewcuts will include: tanks, t-shirts, shirts, knits, sweaters, cashmere, skirts, shorts, pants, swim, dresses, specialty dresses, jackets, blazers, outerwear and accessories. They will constantly be restocking and adding merchandise, and they are also receiving a shipment of bags and scarves Wednesday morning.

*There will be no dressing rooms, and they also note "crewcuts samples cannot be worn by children under 3.

What: J.Crew sample sale
When: Monday, Apr 13 - Friday, Apr 17; 10AM-7PM daily
Where: Clothingline, SSS Sample Sales, 2nd Fl @ 261 W 36th St (btw 7/8th Ave)
Cash or CC only.

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