*She Shops* Edun Sample Sale

Fashion label Edun was founded in 2005 and its mission is to source and encourage trade in Africa. The brand is known for sleek silhouettes, handmade details, and urban designs. For the past few years, Edun has had bi-annual sample sales, but this was the first one I attended.

There was a line in the lobby before 9. The elevator wouldn't go to the third floor.  Once the clock hit 9, the third floor button was magically working. Upon entering the showroom there is a table of footwear for $75. The table next to it has EDUN print tees for $10 and knits for $30. There are two $5 bins with scarves and miscellaneous items. 

Racks of apparel take up the rest of the space. Pricing is so good and is reminiscent of the Mayiet sample sale. Sample dresses and jumpsuits are $75. Sample tops are $40, sample shorts, skirts, and pants are $50. Sample coats are $90. Bags are $50. Stock with white tags are 90% off retail and stock with black tags are $25! Included in the $25 category are leather jackets that retail for $900 and blazers that retail for $600!

Amongst the racks I spotted black dresses, summer white; knits, pants, rompers, and tops, denim skirts, culottes, and leather pieces. The sale was getting busier and more crowded as the morning went on. I was told all samples are out, but they have back stock on some stock. Shop a true sample sale and do a good deed while you're at it because 20% of all profits will be donated to the St. Anne's Ophanage in Kenya.

What did you come out with at this amazing sample sale?!

107 Grand Street- 3rd Floor
Wednesday, May 17th 9am-7pm
Thursday, May 18th 9am-7pm

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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* 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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