On opening day I stopped by the Proenza Schouler Sample Sale at Century21 downtown. The tiny alcove of the C21 store was packed with shoppers attempting to snag fashion deals. The main attraction of the sale was primarily handbags and small leather goods. However, there was a limit to 4 handbags and 3 leather goods per person. Along with the handbags, the second main attraction of the sale was women’s accessories. The cheapest item at the sample sale was a black Proenza Schouler back baseball cap for $29.00. In my opinion, the ready-to-wear was not as heavily discounted as the handbags and hopefully we will see further reductions throughout the week. If you are looking for PS13 PS11s handbag this is the sale for you as prices start at $299.00
As I have mentioned before, Saks Off Fifth is one of my favorite online retailers. While there are a handful of Saks off Fifth stores, none of them are located in New York City, so I find using the Saks Off Fifth website is a great way to find deals. The winter season is rapidly approaching and I suffer from a condition called “freezing office syndrome.” I have been on the hunt for the perfect scarf. I wanted a scarf that would match all my different jackets and coats and one that would not look too dingy if my bronzer or foundation accidentally rubbed off on it (c’mon ladies we have all been there before). I came across this beautiful gray wool and cashmere Saint Laurent scarf for only $69.99, marked down from $295.00!!! I love the subtle YSL logo and fringe detailing. While this scarf is also available in bright and deep red I feel that the gray one will last me for years to come and matches most of my wardrobe. Grab yours while they are still available!
The other day I stopped at one of my favorite sample sale hot spots, 260 Fifth Ave, for a James Perse sample sale. I love 260 Fifth, truly a great location that allows shoppers to try on merchandise and is always fairly well-organized. For the James Perse sample sale I resisted temptation and waited until the second to last of day of the sale with the hope of scoring an extra discount. With no further reductions or markdowns I was disappointed by the price points. There was a good amount of men’s and women’s apparel in a variety of sizes but the prices seemed entirely too high by sample sale standards (see price list below). Saks Off Fifth, one of my favorite online retailers, is actually offering James Perse apparel at significantly lower prices. Women’s long sleeve tops start at $24.99 at Saks Off Fifth versus $40.00 at the James Perse sample sale. Save your time and money by skipping the 260 Fifth sample sale and instead head to Saks Off Fifth to pick up your James Perse apparel.