*She Shops* Rag and Bone Sample Sale

The March Madness Sample Sale began today in Industry City. Clothingline, Steven Alan, and Rag and Bone are sharing the pop up space. It was a pleasant surprise to see Rag and Bone merchandise way cheaper than their sample sale in January, and actually most items were cheaper than any Rag and Bone sample sale I have attended!

The space is a quarter of the size compared to their sample sales held in the city. Merchandise is less and the sale is for fewer days. The venue is divided into two. Menswear is to the left and women's wear is on the right. Accessories for both genders are behind the coat check. 

Women's sweaters, shirts, shawls, pants and shorts are $85. Dress and skirts are $150. Jackets and blazers are $165. Outerwear is $225. Jean tees are $40. Jean dresses, sweaters, shirts, denim, bottoms and jackets are $85. Jean leather is $225. Men's tees are $40, shirts are $80, pants and shorts are $85, and bomber jackets are $165. 

Footwear is laid out near the fitting room. A lot of styles are from the last sample sale. Flats and sneakers are  $125. Heel and boots are $195.  Among the women's offerings I spotted Kozeen, Konband Monk, Ghitta, Brixton, Coby, Kent, Kenny, Ava, Dylan, Ashford, Newburry, Harrow, Holly, Avery, Inez, Mabel, Ashby, Margot, and Dixon.

Accessories like beanies, fedoras, mittens, scarves, wallets, wristlets, and card holders are $60. Men's canvas backpacks are $75. All leather bags regardless of size are $195. Choices of bags include the Walker Shopper tote, Derby overnight, Pilot satchel, Lenox backpack, Mini flight Camera bag, Walker backpack, Aston cross body, Perforated flight bag, and the Pilot tote. 

 

Building 2, 274 36th St
Friday, March 24th, 12pm-7pm
Saturday, March 25th,  12pm-7pm
Sunday, March 26th,12pm-7pm

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*She Shops* Reiss Sample Sale

This is Reiss's third sample sale in NYC, but my first. Although prices are on par to their previous sample sales, bargains could be better. I was planning on checking out the sample rack but it was empty. I was told they were still unpacking the samples and it will be out tomorrow morning when the sale opens to the public.  

The venue is divided into two. The left side is where you'll find the menswear and the women's wear is to the right. Both genders have lots of choice across all categories. There is apparel and accessories for all seasons and events. Some favorites include; white summer frocks, velvet blazers, shearling coats, duffel bag, cuff links, bow ties, and oversize sweaters.

Accessories are laid out on tables near the fitting room and register. Jewelry, hats, scarves, handbags, wallets, and clutches are available for women. All handbags are $80. That means that a small cross body, a fringed bucket bag, and clutches are the same price.  Wallets are considered small leather goods and those are $40. Men's accessories include fedoras, tech cases, card holders, wallets, socks ($10), belts ($30), cuff links ($20), ties ($20), pocket squares, and bags ($80). 

Swimwear is in buckets by the stairs. Footwear is all the way in the back of the space. Shoes are $80 and boots are $140. The sale goes through Sunday. You can expect a markdown towards the end of the week.

260 Fifth Avenue
Tuesday, March 21st 9am-8pm
Wednesday, March 22nd 10am-8pm
Thursday, March 23rd, 10am-8pm
Friday, March 24th 10am-8pm
Saturday, March 25th, 10am-7pm
Sunday, March 26th, 10am-5pm

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*She Shops* Diptyque Sample Sale

No, Diptyque has not abandoned its sample sale. The annual opportunity to get sophisticated perfumes, elegant candles, luxury skin care products, and other French home goods for less starts tomorrow and will be on for 3 days. And this year's sale is soo goood!

When you enter a helpful staff member is handing out bags for you to place your desired items, and reminding you that there is a 10 candle limit on standard candles. To the right of the entrance is a table full of valentine special edition items like Rosaviola and Primavera candles, perfumes, and ovals.

As is the norm candles are the draw. Two shelving full of mini and standard candles are available in many scents including Baies, Oranger, Figuier, Gardenia, Aubépine, Chêne, Jasmin, Mimosa, Tubéreuse, Roses, Freesia, Oyedo, Verveine, Thé, Foin Coupé, Pomander, Ambre, Cyprès, Vanille, VerveineCuir, Infini, Oud, Noisetier, Genevrier, Patchouli, Feu De Bois, Feuille de Lavande, Vetyver, Feu de Bois, Vanille, Chevrefeuille, Musc, Violette, Eucalyptus, Fenouil Sauvage,, Mimosa, Figuier, Choisya, Mousses, and Santal. There is also a shelving of large colored candles but those are depleting fast. There are no Indoor/Outdoor candles this year.

There is also 2 separate shelving of Holiday candles consisting of Oliban, Liquidambar,  Sapin, Épices et Délices, Un Encens Étoilé, and Le Roi Sapin. These are also available in coffret with three mini candles.


Candle sets are available in a few different option. There are over 15 different sets to choose from. Sets include candles, some are perfumes while others are a mix of both.

Room sprays, ovals, and diffusers are available in Baies, Roses, Amber, D'oranger, Figuier, and Ginger. Accessories include candle holders, wick trimmers, and snuffers. Body care include rich butter, satin oil,  precious oils, body lotion,  and hand wash.

Perfume comes in all sizes and in roll ons and solids. Scents consist of Eau Rose, Oyedo, Eau Duelle, Eau Mohéli, and Eau de Lavande.  Do Son, Eau Lente,  Volutes, Tam Dao, Florabellio, Ofrésia, Philosykos, Olène, Vetyverio,  L'Autre, L'Eau de Tarocco,  and Geranium Odorata.

An entire shelving is dedicated to 34 collection candles and perfumes. The 34 candles are housed in decorative porcelain jars. The Calendar is also available. It resembles a book, and opens to reveal 25 nooks that holds the Parisian label's most-loved products.

With the expected snow storm and the last minute public notice let's see what the turnout will be tomorrow.

 

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21 Dey Street
Tuesday, March 14th, 8am-9pm
Wednesday, March 15th, 8am-9pm
Thursday, March 16th, 8am-6pm

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*She Shops* J. Mendel Private Sale

J Mendel has returned this week with another amazing luxury private sale.

The furs are stealing the show at this sale. Among the stars I spotted a navy mink coat for $5,500, a fox fur hooded parka for $3,750, a mounted coat for $8,700, a black mink long vest for $6,000, a mink jacket for $4,950, and an afghan, lamb, and cashmere coat for $8,400.

Gowns and cocktail dresses take up 1/3 of the space. I heard a lot of patrons discussing upcoming events like bar mitzvahs and shows that they need dresses for. Cocktail dresses range from $350-$700.  There are also separates, tops and skirts. There's  lots of gorgeous  and intricate pieces to choose from. 

Manolo Blahnik footwear is available again for $200. Handbags and fur accessories like key chains ($99), belts, and scarves are laid out on tables near the checkout.

Appointments are all booked for tomorrow. Walk ins are welcomed on Thursday and you can expect markdowns then too. 

463 7th ave. 6th Floor

Wednesday, March 8th, 9am-7pm

Thursday, March 9th, 9am-5pm

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*She Shops* BCBG Closing Sale

It's been a hard year for some retail brick and mortar stores. Following the footsteps of Wet Seal, American Apparel, Nasty Gal and now Payless, BCBG has filed bankruptcy. Though this news is saddening, it comes with great discounts. I went to check the closing sale at the Madison ave. location earlier this weekend.

The store has 5 floors. Everything is on sale including the fixtures, furniture, and decor. Current season items are 50% off. Sale items are an additional 30% off. There is a rack of Herve Leger dresses at 50% off on the third floor. Not only is there apparel on offer, but accessories, home goods, handbags, and footwear is available as well. Some bargain  pieces include the Fairfax black satin heels for $34.30; scarves for $21; belts for $14; a blush blazer for $61; and a wine stopper for $10.

I wasn't too impressed with the markdowns on apparel, but most of the footwear is reasonably priced for a closing sale. The fourth floor has tons of shoes and some bold styles you can wear for fashion week!

The store is opened every day from 10-5. They do not have an exact closing date, but I was told they will have the sale until April.

770 Madison Ave 

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*She Shops* Tory Sport Sample Sale

Back in 2015, designer Tory Burch launched her performance active wear line for women. This week Tory Sport hosted their first sample sale.

Opening day pricing did not scream bargain so I decided to wait for markdowns before checking it out. Today, markdowns have arrived for all categories.

Inventory seem to be selling as half the venue was being used and not all styles are available in all sizes.

Apparel is available for all sport enthusiast be it yoga, running, golf or lounging! Clothing is spread out on the floor divided by sizes (xs-xl).

Sports bras and tanks without bras are now $25. Tanks with bras, short sleeve tees, polos, long sleeve tops, and shorts are $35. Sweatshirts, solid leggings, and sweatpants are now $45. Printed leggings and short sleeve sweaters are $55. Dresses and woven shirts are $60. Jackets are $75 and sweaters are $95.

There is a lone table by the back wall with 3 styles of shoes. Pearl slip on sneakers are $75, pearl slides are $75, and mesh ballet flats are $50. I was told that there is no back stock on shoes.

Water Sport items are behind the register probably to prevent try ons. Rash guard and one piece bathing suits are $50 (from $95) and separates are $25 (from $45).

The space was empty when I was there earlier this afternoon. It will probably get crowded once work is over.

261 W. 36 Street

Thursday, March 2nd, 11am-7pm

Friday, March 3rd, 11am-7pm

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*She Shops* Elizabeth and James

 After skipping their fall sample sale, who else was excited to hear about this week's Elizabeth and James sample sale? This sale is hosted by Prive at Chelsea Market. Another difference is that there is no jewelry or sunglasses, but for the first time handbags are on offer! The organizer informed me that Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, the twin designer, have taken the Elizabeth and James brand in house recently and all merchandise at this sale are from the fall 16, resort, and spring 17 new collection that the girls designed themselves; not through licensed parties!

Handbags are lined up on tables along the left wall and they are under $200! Hobos, Satchels, and backpacks are $179. Cross bodies and small satchels are $129. Small leather goods are $29. Styles available include the Finley courier, Zoe hobo, Cynie shopper, Cynie bucket bag, Zoe carryall, Cynnie sling, James cross body hobo, Scott mini moon, Andie satchel,Trapeze cross body, Zoe saddle bag, Cynnie shoulder bag, Micro cross body, Scott clutch, Scott moon, Daily tote, Pouch, and the zip card case. 

Apparel is on racks in the rest of the space on both levels. Sizing range from 00-12. I counted over 14 racks of dresses ($119)! Gowns are $199. Denim jackets and blazers are $139; Leather jackets are $299;all other outerwear is $249. Tops are $79, vests are $109, sweaters are $99, skirts are $89, shorts are $79. Leather pants are $279; denim pants are $79; all other pants are $89. Fur vests are $319; Fur tops $339 Fur jackets $479.

Gone are the days of sample fur jackets for $100. I did not see any sample furs. The only samples I saw were tops, pants,and dresses. Samples are only available in size 4 and small. They are mixed in with the stock since they are in good condition they are priced as stock. There is back stock on both the apparal and handbags.

75 9th Ave.

Wednesday, March 1st, 10am-7pm

Thursday ,March 2nd, 10am-7pm

Friday, March 3rd, 10am-7pm

Saturday, March 4th, 10am-7pm

Sunday March 5th, 10am-5pm

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*She Shops* The Line

The Line brands itself as a modern approach to retail. They curate fashion, home and beauty products from established and emerging designers. This week they are hosting their first sample sale where you can get your hands on luxury fashion at up to 75% off!

Once you pass the mandatory coat check, a shelving of home goods and accessories are on your right. There were 4 Proenza Schouler handbags (70% off retail) when I walked in, but only one remaining when I left. There are straw baskets, books, random decor items and Regime des Fleurs  Mirror perfume ($48.75) that was made exclusively for The Line . There are 3 buckets on a table near the dressing room. One has underwear from Base Range (13.50 from $45), the other 2 have scarves.

Apparel is 70% off and racks are in the middle of the space. Denim and Jeans are on the side wall. A black Proenza schouler dress is $387 from $1290. A white wool Soyer dress is $222 from $740 and an Atm pleated blue skirt dress is $103.50 from $345. Other dresses I spotted included designers like Calvin Klein, Lowe, Altuzarra, Brandon Maxwell, and T by Alexander Wang.

Among the tops and sweaters Tenfold tanks are $22.50 from $75, a Proenza Schouler off white blouse with necktie is $237 from $790; a Maison Margiela open knit black sweater is $198 from $660; a Jenni Kayne gingham crew is $163.50 from $545; a red Acne Studio sweater is $165 from $550.   

Footwear is in the back and is the draw of this sale. Like the apparel, all shoes are 70% off. Designers include Manolo Blahnik, Newbark, Pierre Hardy, Tabitha Simmons, Proenza Schouler
Altuzarra, Francesco Russo, Alumnae, Repetto, BIrkenstock, and more. 

There is a small selection of jewelry and nail polish near the register. Jewelry consists of pieces from Min Yu Wang and Charlotte Chesnais. There are 4 colors of Jin Soon nail polish and they are $5 (from $18).

Sale goes through Sunday. I would wait for  additional markdowns later this weekend before heading to this sale. 

150 Greene Street
Tuesday, February 14th, 10am-8pm
Wednesday, February 15th, 11am-7pm
Thursday, February 16th, 11am-7pm
Friday, February 17th, 11am-7pm
Saturday, February 18th, 11am-7pm
Sunday, February 19th, 11am-5pm

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*NYFW F/W 2017* Show #2

Designer: Katie Gallagher

Date:Thursday, February 9,2017

Venue: Projective Space

Presentation: 20 runway looks that ended in model presentation

Inspiration: bomber jackets, the designers childhood, and music, art, and life in NYC

Colors: orange and black

Makeup: orange eye shadow, navy finger polish

Shoes: One strap black stiletto slides

Style: lingerie as clothing, silk, tulle, fur

Accessories: polka dot tights, tote bag

I liked the raw space. There were no seats. Attendees stood along the side walls. I adored the subtle details like the polka dot nylons and the navy polish.

*NYFW F/W 2017* Show #1

Designer: Nicholas K

Date:Thursday, February 9,2017

Venue: Skyline Clarkson Square

Presentation: Runway show with live music

Inspiration: The 90's, Hip Hop

Colors: Gold, silver, plaid, rust, red, orange, beige, grey

Shoes: metallic gold, metallic silver, and black thigh high boots and booties.

Accessories: Oversize facial jewelry and earrings, beret, square sunglasses

I liked that this show had live music. DJ Rob Swift and singer Latasha Alcindor brought the house down. So many people were following her with their phones and they weren't paying attention to the models on the runway! I'm also excited to add some burgundy and rust into my f/w wardrobe.