I stopped by Century21 in the Financial District for the Diesel Sample Sale on opening day. C21 is known to host private sample sales every 2-3 weeks and this sample sale was honoring discounts of 75% off original prices. The main attraction was women’s denim which was arranged on racks by sizes and prices began at $55.00. While I found many of the styles to be outdated with super low rise denim styles their were plenty of styles and sizes to choose from. There are also a few racks of women’s dresses and jumpsuits and prices are beginning in the $75.00 range. There is also a rack of the Diesel Black and Gold collection but a few of the items look damaged. I found the sale to have very low prices but I wasn’t impressed with any of the merchandise and left empty handed. The sale runs throughout Sunday afternoon and as such we should expect further reductions shortly.
As I mentioned earlier, one of my all-time favorite e-commerce outlets is Saks Off Fifth. I regularly find great deals here and their offerings are always changing. Being a native New Yorker sunglasses are a must, whether you are wearing them to make a fashion statement or if you simply do not feel like wearing makeup to make a quick run out somewhere, I found theses beautiful Saint Laurent wayfarer sunglasses in black and silver. The listed price on Saks Off Fifth is $119.00 and I also used a promo code that I found on retailmenot.com and saved $20.00. This knocked the price down to $99.00 compared to the original price of $345.00! I love these sunglasses because they are a perfect size, are a durable weight and give off an effortless cool vibe. Shop these Saint Laurent sunglasses here: http://bit.ly/1OYRcFk
I love makeup. M.A.C., Dior, and Urban Decay are some of my go-to and favorite makeup brands. While I love them for many reasons, they can also be pricey at times. I call the Financial District of NYC home and I am lucky to have an E.L.F Cosmetics within walking distance, a place where I go for affordable cosmetic finds. The E.L.F Cosmetics located at 139 Fulton Street is a relatively small store but is well-stocked with a variety of products and an added bonus is that it is always very clean and organized. The store allows customers to sample products before they purchase them. E.L.F, which stands for eyes, lips, and face, caters to all of these makeup needs while also carrying nail polishes, makeup brushes, and makeup bags. With prices starting at just $1.00 it is hard to leave the store empty handed. My all time favorite E.L.F. product is their “Red Carpet” lip stain, which is only $3.00 and lasts all day without smudging.
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.
Fall in New York City is one of my favorite seasons. It now feels socially acceptable to wear boots with any outfit. A few weeks ago I decided to look for the perfect pair of black suede booties, something both acceptable to pair with office attire or for a night out on the town. I found these amazing Stuart Weitzman Kilgore booties on one of my favorite online retailers, 6pm.com. 6pm a sister site of Zappos.com and generally features items from the previous season, lower prices, and importantly, free shipping on orders over $50. I snagged these beauties for a mere $150.00 after applying a promo code to the already discounted price of $199.00. This is a tremendous savings to what these Stuart Weitzman’s originally retailed for, about $450.00. I urge you to check out 6pm.com for occasional deals on clothing and shoes. 6pm will send periodic promo codes to anyone who subscribes to their daily deals e-mails.