Sunday, December 23, 2007

New York Divas: UNIQLO Sample Sale

I recently discovered Japanese retailer, UNIQLO, during one of my recent trips to New York. UNIQLO reminds me of a Japanese version of H&M with slightly to not-so-slightly higher prices. It's a very cute concept, though, and the store itself had a lot of the latest trends and was very bright and colorful.

Starting the day after Christmas they will be having a sample sale with some amazing prices. Check it out!

546 Broadway (between Prince and Spring)
New York, NY 10025
12.26.07 - 12.31.07
starting at 9am (they'll go until the merchandise runs out!)

Here is a snapshot of some of the items & prices:
Knit tops- $5.00

Sweaters- $10.00

Woven Tops- $10.00

Bottoms- $10.00

Cashmere- $15.00

Jackets- $20.00

Thanks, Budget Fashionista!

Friday, December 21, 2007

New Year's Eve Dresses Under $100

Now that your Christmas shopping is over (wishful thinking, I know), and with New Year's Eve just days away, now is the time to buy the perfect NYE dress without breaking the bank! Check out these amazing finds all under $100!
Steve Madden Puff Sleeve Charmeuse Dress - $52.90 (was $178)
This puff sleeve Steve Madden dress is great, especially since it will hide the bulge left over from holiday eating! Even better - it also comes in petite sizes!

Phoebe Couture Belted Zip Front Dress - $79.90 (was $258!)
What a great deal! This Phoebe Couture dress is elegant and stylish at the same time. Though it looks black, it is actually navy blue.

Laundry by Design Foil Jersey Sheath Dress - $66.90 (was $225)

Add a little shimmer with this gold Laundry by Design sheath dress.

London Times Chiffon Halter Dress - $80
This London Times chiffon halter dress is a great look for a dressy new year's cocktail party. And, at only 80 bucks, you will look like a million bucks without spending it!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Inhabit Online Sample Sale

Inhabit is having an online sale where items are up to 70% off! They're known for their cashmere and cotton sweaters. Included in the sale is this cashmere hoodie (one of their best sellers) for $40. I also like this guava colored cashmere draped cardigan for $50. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

New York Divas: More Sample Sales

NYC Divas: Here are some more sample sales courtesy of Charlie Suisman's Manhattan User's Guide (MUG):

Holiday sample sale (up to 70% off) shoes, bags, and accessories by Rafe, 85 5th [16th] 12th Flr., today thru Friday, 10-7. No checks.

Major discounts on Echo/Monsac scarves, gloves, and handbags at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th [6th/7th]: 12/9, noon-5; 12/10, noon-7; 12/11, 8-7; 12/12 and 12/13, 9-8, 12/14, 9-2. V, MC, cash, no Amex.

Eyewear by Alain Mikli, 264 W. 40th [7th/8th] is on sale today and tomorrow, 9-5:45, and Friday, 9-5. Frames that were hundreds of dollars are now $50-$100.

Up to 80% off retail for James Coviello clothing, 12/11-12/13, 11-8. 213 W. 35th #903 [7th/8th].

Menswear by Joseph Abboud is on sale at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 110 W. 19th [6th/7th] 12/9, 1-8; 12/10 and 12/11, 8-8; 12/12 8-7. Sportwear, suits, shirts, and more. Update: this sale is also a charity event benefiting our troops! They are also extending another 25% to all active military personnel.

On now, thru tomorrow, the Hayden-Harnett sample sale—apparel, outerwear, handbags, and accessories up to 80% off retail, 16 W. 36th #501 [5th/Bway], 11-7pm.Knitwear from Spring & Clifton, 195 Chrystie #601-F [Stanton/Riv] 212.228.3634 on sale. Cashmere cardigans were $220, now $90. 12/7 and 12/8, 11-7; 12/9, noon-6.

Up to 70% off clothing by Derek Lam, 601 W. 26th [11th/12th] 212.929.1338, tomorrow and Friday, 10-6.

Up to 80% off Tracy Matthews jewelry for men and women, 12/6, noon-9; 12/7, 9-7, 12/8, 10-4. 264 Canal [Bway/Laf] #6E.

Laura Dahl and Wifebeader are up to 80% off retail prices—hand-beaded tees, silk jersey dresses, Italian wool coats, and more. Today thru 12/7, 11-7; 12/8 and 12/9, noon-6. 425 W. 13th [Wash] 4th Flr.

Great porcelain from Klein Reid is on sale 12/8 and 12/15, noon-5pm. 51-02 21st [Borden] 718.937.3828 LIC. Cash only

Thanks, Keesh!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

New York Divas: Matt Bernson Sample Sale

Shoe designer Matt Bernson is having a sample sale which will include sandals, flats, and wedges. Here are the details:

Dec 5,6,7
12pm to 8pm
434 Greenwich St. (in Tribeca – cross street is Vestry St .)
The best part: everything will be under $50!!!!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Weekend Diva Dozen

Here are a dozen nuggets of knowledge for my fellow Divas on a Dollar:

  1. Dallas Shopping Buzz talks about Project Runway's Victorya's design at your nearest Steve & Barry's

  2. Stiletto Jungle tells us how to get 40% off Tory Burch flats

  3. Lucky Mag has an under-$50 gift guide
  4. Chic by Nature talks about Hip and Zen's clearance sale
  5. Beauty Secret's Revealed kicks off their 12 Days of Christmas Contest
  6. Fashion Week Daily talks about how you can get greeting cards by Heidi Klum and others at Fakkai's Melrose store
  7. The Cheap Chica finds sweater dresses under $40
  8. Fab Sugar has a Fab Gift Guide which lists all the people you need to buy gifts for to print out and take shopping with you
  9. The Frugal Fashionista helps you find Queen Latifah's leopard look for less
  10. The Bargain Queen finds an Audrey Hepburn-esque dress for under $100
  11. NYC: Lavish Magazine gives details on Detail's block party in NYC today, 12/1 from noon - 5pm
  12. Dallas: Today is filled with a bunch of bargains!