Fashionista Sample Sale
Affordable Prada? See FashionistaNY for the answer.
We’ve got the scoop on the Fashionista sale that took place in New York these last couple of days. The advertisment on TopButton and other avenues promissed affordable Prada. Is it such a thing?
“Fashionista NY hosts a blowout fall/winter & spring 2008 sample sale featuring pieces by Blumarine, Cavalli, Claude Montana, Roberta Scarpa, and Emanuel Ungaro. They will also offer fabulous handbags by Fendi, Prada, Gucci, Balenciaga, Chloe, and a beautiful selection of designer jewelry, sunglasses, shearlings, fur jackets, and more at wholesale or below.
As a special bonus, receive an additional 20% off on each item over $200 if you buy two or more items. Discount is applicable to FashionistaNY merchandise only, so please ask before checking out. Visit their website at www.fashionistany.com.” TopButton.com
‘and our report….
Where: Fashionista NY – 41 w. 57th, 5th floor
What: There’s room to breathe at this sample sale, even when I showed up an hour before closing there was only 5 other people there. I went for the handbag selection first, which was mostly Prada purses, each discounted at least $200, but still a hefty pricetag. There was one beige Yves Saint Laurent purse to die for, but out of my price range. There were only 5 or pairs of sunglasses to choose from.
The Blumarine line was summer 2008, consisted of cute shirts with lace and colorful tops. There was only 2 of each – but expect to pay in the hundreds. They had a rack of one of a kind leather jackets, mostly brown or tan, and some thicker winter coats. A separate rack with 50% off selected items should have been a hit but I didnt see anything that stood out. My favorite part of this sample sale was the surprising Italian Natural Soaps for $6 each. The line is called L’ Erbario Coscano and isn’t out in stores for another 6 months. I bought 4 soaps and a candle for $36 – great stocking stuffers or gifts for an aunt or extended family member!
Reported by Taryn Floodman in New York
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