*She Shops* Week of June 12

Tuesday-Steven Alan


This was the first time I checked out the Steven Alan sample sale. There was no line outside and I was not asked to show my invite. I'm sure some people were able to sneak in who were not on the press list. It was getting crowded inside. So I headed straight to the accessories and shoes. I checked out their website before i came to get an idea what will be on offer. Unfortunately the item I wanted- a Mansur Gavriel bag was not at the sale.

After checking out the accessories and footwear, I headed back upstairs to check out the apparel. Sally asked me to check out the menswear. There were lots of options and stock of both Steven Alan and third party brands.

There were fewer racks for women's wear. My teenage sister wanted some dresses but I told her most of the styles here were for mature, preppy women. 



I was told the Lanvin sample sale was private and was asked not to share or publicize any details. Tuesday evening Century 21 sent out emails to their list, opening the event to the public. 

Because of the last minute notice, there was a low turnout Wednesday morning. There were less than 30 people in line when the doors opened. At 8 a.m. the security guard opened the rope line, opened his arm wide, and said have at it! 

Most people belined to the handbags. Everything was 80% off with the exception of kids which was 90% off! Lots of Happy bags in a variety of sizes. Other styles included  Sugar, totes, and evening bags. There were tons of footwear in all sizes. Sandals, wedges, stilettos, and their signature flats. Accessories for both men and women were available as well. Also apparel for women and girls.

I seriously have to stop spending at these sample sales but I convinced myself that I will never see Lanvin at these prices. Lucky for us New Yorkers, Lanvin wants to purge all of its Alber Elbaz items. Their next sample sale will probably revert back to private and who knows what the selection will be like. 

*She Shops* Week of April 17

   Sunday-Elizabeth and James

I was informed that everything was an additional 50% off so I headed back to E&J. There wasn't much left in apparel and I didn't see anything I loved or desperately needed. I did see some nice jewelry although some pieces that were there the first day were sold out. Unfortunately, jewelry and eye wear were not additionally discounted and remained the same price as opening day.

Monday-Demy Lee

Sally invited me to scope out the Demylee sample sale with her a day before it opened to the public. I've never been to this brand's sale before but research showed that this designer designed for Tory Burch, Calvin Klein, and Gap before creating her own line. So I was excited to check it out. I'm not into knits so I was disappointed when the majority of items were simple pieces but those are items your wardrobe can always use. The lad by demy lee-her menswear line is very popular in Japan. I ended up getting my brother a couple of tees and a cashmere cardigan.

Tuesday- Korres and Parker

I previewed both the Korres and Parker sample sale. It was a little crazy because I was asked to come in the morning to Korres and in the late afternoon to Parker. I actually went back to Brooklyn in between the sales.

Korres was in a bigger space and had more products than their last sale in December. Staff were very accommodating, helpful, and knowledgeable about the products. I wanted a lipstick I got at their other sale and it was not available this time around. They also did not have any black pine products that were a big hit at the last sale.

At Parker they were in the midst of setting up for the next day when I came to have a look. Lots of embellished statement apparel. The label runs really small and since I'm curvy and a lot of the pieces are form fitting, I walked out empty handed. The pricing could have been better.


I purchased this dress just in time for Pesach.

This was my first time seeing the brands' items and boy was I impressed! Beyond gorgeous apparel. If I was a rich girl I would probably buy every dress from this label! Since I'm not a rich girl (yet), I ended up getting two dresses. One is dedicated to an upcoming wedding and one was just in time for Pesach.