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!