*She Shops* Global Fashion

Global Fashion, the company known for being the Valentino distributor in the states, is hosting a luxury shopping event next week. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak at the goods earlier this afternoon while they were in the midst of setting up.

Designers available include Red Valentino, Marchesa, D&G, Moschino, Missoni, Alberta Ferreti, Pamella Roland, Marchesa, Badgley Mischka, and more.  Merchandise is mostly dresses and evening wear. All sizes are available. This is the second time they are selling menswear as well. 

The highlight of this sale is most certainly the items of a certain rock stud brand. Accessories include bags, pouches, clutches, shoes, and boots. Inspect items carefully as some are damaged.

I fell in love with the Mikael Aghal dresses. There were so many styles to choose from I couldn't decide on a favorite. Let me reveal a secret about this brand. They buy the leftover materials from high end brands  like Chloe, Valentino, and Marchesa and design their own dresses. So instead of paying $3,000+ for a Valentino dress you can get a Mikael Aghal dress with the exact fabric for $600+. These go like hot cakes on  fashion outlets like the Outnet, but here at this sale you can get it for 80% off retail!

Apparel is 80% off retail and shoes and accessories are 70% off retail. Long lines and large crowds are expected on the first day so plan accordingly. Mention you heard about the sale from this blog at checkout and receive a complimentary Missoni accessory.

49 W. 38th St
Monday, September 11th, 9am-6pm
Tuesday, September 12th, 9am-6pm
Wednesday, September 13th, 9am-6pm
Thursday, September 14th, 9am-6pm                                                                                                                                    

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*NYFW S/S 2018* Show #1

Designer: Greta Constantine

Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Venue: Pier59 Studios

Presentation: 22 looks

Inspiration: 80's glam, Grace Jones

Colors: Gold, pink, black. orange, multi colored, purple

Style: sequin, tulle, wool, zipper detail, gathered hem

Shoes: White heels

Accessories: Oversize earrings and necklaces, 'seat belt' belts

I liked the tulle embroidered skirt and happy to see it's still in. I recently bought one and plan to wear it with an embellished top to a cousin's wedding. Greta pairs it with sequin tops.

*She Shops* Ampersand As Aposthrophe Sample Sale

Ampersand as Apostrophe's first ever NYC sample sale started today. The designer, Jessica Park was in the showroom while I was shopping and we had a conversation about the brand.

They recently moved from Seattle to NY. Jessica is an architect turned designer and that translated in her handbags. The bags are all about simplicity that is not. There is no linings, they use leather from the number one tannery in the world, and the structure and stitching of the bags are of the highest caliber.

The sale opened to an eager crowd this morning who lined up hours before the sale opened. Some styles were sold out this morning. Designs from previous seasons are available to purchase. Tall totes are $100 (originally $525). This style imitates the brown paper grocery bag and is reversible! Side way totes are $100 (originally $567). Half way totes are $85 and are Bobbi Brown's favorite. (She asked to have them in every color!) Key fobs are $10 and pouches are $25 or 2 for $45.

The sale ends tomorrow. If you cant make it, don't worry. Jessica assured me they will be having bi-annual sample sales!

209 West 38th Street #503
Wednesday, July 6th, 10am-5:30pm
Thursday, July 7th, 10am-5:30pm

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*She Shops* DL1961 Sample Sale

DL1961 was launched in 2008 to create "the perfect fitting jean". Using revolutionary technology, they create garments to wear and look effortless 24/7.  Today, the second ever DL1961 sample sale started to an eager crowd. The sale is taking place in a small room inside their headquarters.

Folded denim is laid out on tables. Women's sizes available are 25-32, with 26 having the biggest selection. Styles I spotted include Heather, Joy, CDG, Jackie, JFK, Lax, Milan Biker, Amsterdam and short styles Karlie and Mel. There are colored jeans as well; mauve, black, grey, red, and olive green. There are no skirts and the denim jackets were sold out this morning.

For men sizes run from 28-40. Styles include Sullivan, Xtwill, Vince, Dylan, Jimmy, CPH and the Jake shorts. There is a rack of shirts from the Blue Shirt Shop collection.

The more you buy at this sale the more you save. Men’s and woman’s jeans, jackets and shirts are 1 for $50, 2 for $90, 3+ are $40 each. Men’s and Woman’s shorts are 1 for $30, 2 for $50, 3+ $20 each. Kids denim are $15 and kids denim jackets are $30.

There is one fitting room, and I was told there will be no restocking. When I was there a friendly staff member was telling shoppers to write down their requested sold out item and the company would get back to them.

498 7th Ave, Floor 2
Tuesday, June 27th, 10am-6:30pm
Wednesday, June 28th, 10am-6:30pm

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*She Shops* J. Crew Sample Sale

Over the past few years shopping the J. Crew sample sale, I've learned not to come with any expectation. There has been some good ones and some awful ones. I'm here to tell you that this June's sample sale makes the good list.

Set up for women is the same as previous sales. Crew cuts has a smaller section and men have their own sale space at 151 Wooster St. 

I was pleasantly surprised to see lots of options both in selection and color. Pricing is on par to their last sale in November, and some categories are cheaper! See price list in the photo gallery below. Another shocker was that collection item were priced reasonably. I spotted an embellished collection dress for $80 and collection leather jackets at $200.

Shoes as usual are the star of this sample sale. There are so many styles to choose from. Classic, trendy, and unique are all represented. Footwear for every season and occasion is available. I was told there is plenty of back stock on the shoes so if you're waiting for the lines to die down or prices reductions, you'll still be able to find something in this department!

Markdowns came early last year on the third day of the sale! I wouldn't be surprised if prices are reduced earlier this time as well. If you want the biggest discount hold out until the last day, Sunday, when everything is an additional 50% off!

260 Fifth Avenue
Monday, June 19th, 10am-8pm
Tuesday, June 20th, 10am-8pm
Wednesday, June 21st, 10am-8pm
Thursday, June 22nd, 10am-8pm
Friday, June 23rd 10am-8pm
Saturday, June 24th, 10am-8pm        
Sunday, June 25th, 10am-5pm                             

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*She Shops* La Perla Sample Sale

The bi-annual La Perla sample sale is back this week. Prices are up in all categories, and selection is down. That being said, shoppers were having at it and buying lots!

Bras ($55) and underwear ($35) are hanging on poles along the right wall and divided by size. Sizes available are 36a, 32b, 34b, 36b, 38b, 32c, 34c, 36c, 38c, 32d, 34d, 36d, 32e, 34e. Underwearis available is sizes xs-xl. Garters ($35) in a rainbow of colors are in this area as well.

Bodysuits ($65), bustiers ($65), and nightshirts/gowns ($75) are on racks in the middle of the venue. Selection is limited with less than a handful of styles and only basic colors like black, white, navy, grey, and red. The sale is for a week so I assume there will be another shipment with maybe new styles.

There is a large assortment of heels. Unlike last time there are only stock shoes and all are $100. No one was pursuing this section so I wouldn't be surprise if this category gets price reductions first.

Swimwear is in the back and sizes range from 4-12. Separates are $30 and one pieces are $60.

There is a small assortment of menswear. Swim is $25, underwear is $20, and sleep is $50. Socks ($10) are on a table near the entrance and there is a bucket of women's hosiery ($10) there as well.

150 Greene St
Tuesday, June 13th, 10am-7pm
Wednesday, June 14th, 11am-7pm
Thursday, June 15th, 11am-7pm
Friday, June 16th, 11am-7pm
Saturday, June 17th, 11am-7pm
Sunday, June 18th, 11am-5pm                                                                                          

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*She Shops* Alice and Olivia Sample Sale

The irony at this sale is that pieces that are not printed, embellished, sparkly, embroidered, or beaded stand out.

Options include flirty floral dresses, embellished bomber jackets, leather culottes, quirky painted print skirts, and beaded tulle dress that's perfect for the upcoming Jazz lawn party. Stock apparel is divided by size. Price depends on what the item retails for. Check the price list below.

Samples (first 4 pictures) are in the back near the dressing room. I walked in 10 minutes after the doors opened and was already too late. There is still a descent selection but the best picks were grabbed in the first 2 minutes. I was impressed that a lot of the samples are in good conditions compared to other years where most of the samples where held together by safety bins and stained. I was told staff will be restocking the sample racks throughout the sale. Price depends on category. Check the image above for price list.

Stacey Bendet's delightful arm adornments like card cases, clutches, and handbags with her fashionable signature are laid out on tables near the register. Other accessories include belts ($29), key chains ($19), notebooks ($19), underwear ($9), scarves ($49), and a set of 4 nail polishes ($9). A small selection of footwear ($69/$89) is available as well.

There was a large amount of shoppers this morning and it will get more crowded as the day goes on. The line for the fitting room was longer than the wait to get into the sale. If you're pressed fro time, check the sale another day later this week. The sale runs through Saturday, and you can expect markdowns as we head towards the weekend.

260 Fifth Avenue
Monday, June 12th, 12am-8pm
Tuesday, June 13rd, 9am-8pm
Wednesday, June 14th, 10am-8pm
Thursday, June 15th, 10am-8pm
Friday, June 16th 10am-8pm
Saturday, June 17th, 10am-8pm                                                                                              

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*Holy Surprise!* Sophia Webster Sample Sale

Guess who's back in town? Sophia Webster is coming across the pond to host a one day sample sale in time for the summer season. I have been informed that the one day only event will take place on June 10 at 80 Wooster St.  Like their previous sample sale, Sophia Webster is asking shoppers to sign up for time slots through this link

Where: 80 Wooster St.

When: Saturday, June 10, 10-6:45 or early if stock runs out.

*She Shops* Theory Sample Sale

Theory is a NY based contemporary fashion brand. This week Prive Sale is hosting the women's sample sale in their Chelsea Market space. Men, they have not forgotten about you. Your sample sale will be June 14 -June 18.

Frocks ($129) for every occasion (party, wedding, vacation, work) are on racks on the right wall. There are knit, linen, and cotton dresses in summer and winter colors. At first glance dresses seem minimalist but if you look closer, they have a fine detail like ties on the sleeve or a drape second layer.

Leather jackets are a decent price at $299 for the retail price on these are $1250, $1295, and $1395. Other outerwear ($179) includes nylon rain jackets and coats. Jackets and vests ($169) like denim vests and blazers are also available.

The middle racks have tops. Shirts and blouses are $89. Options include button down blouses, off the shoulder tops, tanks, long sleeve tees, and short sleeve tops. There is one rack of skirts ($89) and only 3 styles available. There is also one rack of jumpsuits ($129) and only one style in blue. Pants and shorts are the same price ($99). 

There are no shoes at this sale. Handbags are on tables on the left wall. There aren't that many options available and it is low on stock. Other accessories include clutches ($99) and scarves ($49).

If price points are too high for you, wait for Sunday. I was told there is a high chance there will be last day markdowns. 

75 9th Ave.

Wednesday, May 24th, 10:30am-7pm

Thursday, May 25th, 10:30am-7pm

Friday, May 26th, 10:30am-7pm

Saturday, May 27th, 10:30am-7pm

Sunday May 28th, 10:30am-5pm

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*She Shops* Bobbi Brown Sample Sale

The Bobbi Brown brand believes that a woman is most beautiful when she looks and feels like herself. She just needs the right tools. The makeup brand promotes a natural beauty look.

This was the first ever Bobbi Brown sample sale and I came with high expectations. Unfortunately it was not the hype I thought it would be. Majority of the items are in non popular colors. Although selection was a disappointment, pricing was very fair. Nothing is over $15! What is great about the sale is not only are their Bobbi Brown representatives, but makeup artists as well are on hand to answer question and recommend products.

Foundation ($15) is available for both oily and dry skin. There are more colors available in the moisturizing foundation. Highlighters and concealers are $12. Options include face highlighter, intensive skin serum concealer (available in warm almond, cool sand, and almond), third eye brighter, and bronzing powder. Face touch up sticks are $12 as well. 

Face oils, eye makeup removers, recovery rescue sets, and cleansers are $10. There are face applicators for $3. The only brushes are the eyeshadow brush for $10. The coveted shimmer bricks are no where to be found but they have a brightening brick in Tawney. Other items include the retouching wand ($12), finishing illuminating powder, sheer loose powder, and perfume (beach).

Makeup is scarce. There were only 2 lipstick; Hot and Valencia Orange. One option in lip gloss (almost peach), mascara (black), and liquid eye liner (grey). There are no eyeshadow palettes just individuals. Nude Beach is a nice neutral cream shadow that can be used as a primer or by itself. Some colors in regular eyeshadow include golden amber, iced blue, and forest green. Gel liner colors include indigo ink, bronze shimmer ink, sapphire shimmer ink, and hunter ink. The sale does not have the brushes for the liners.

As of this afternoon the lipsticks and mascaras have been sold out. I was told there is back stock on items already out. If they aren't getting another shipment from Bobbi Brown maybe they will have to close the sale (a few days) earlier.

A surprise debut, Bumble and Bumble has joined this sample sale. hair product are lined up in the back of the space. Spray De Mode, Hair Dress's Oil-travel size, Thickening Mousse, and Don't Blow It are $5. Surf travel set, Quenching Masque, Hairdresser's Oil-full size, and City Swept are $10.

What was left when you shopped this sample sale?

260 Fifth Avenue
Monday, May 22nd, 11am-8pm
Tuesday, May 23rd, 10am-8pm
Wednesday, May 24th, 10am-8pm
Thursday, May 25th, 10am-8pm
Friday, May 26th 10am-8pm
Saturday, May 27th, 10am-7pm                                                                                               Sunday, May 28th, 10am-5pm

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