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The Marchesa Sample Sale: Anna Wintour's Post-Weinstein Comeback?

Do you remember when Miranda Priestly says this in The Devil Wear Prada? 'This... stuff'? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select... I don't know... that lumpy blue sweater, for instance... More »

Today In Retail Therapy: Working Through Second Hand (Clothing) Bias

I am not going to lie, I love living on the Upper East Side. No, it’s not exactly sample sale heaven, but there are so many other benefits that make up for that. More »

Decoding Which NYC Sample Sale to Target: A Four-Step Primer

Hey, I get it: a sequel to Nor’easter is on its way, you’re a busy bee, and maybe the last thing on your mind right now is shopping. But if you’re anything like me, not even a blizzard can keep you from a good sample sale. More »

The Hunt for the Perfect Loyalty Program & The Perfect Sample Sale This Week

Loyalty is what any brand wants from its customers. Sure, brands appreciate the fun in the retail equivalent of a one-night stand, but they’re always hoping it’ll lead to a committed relationship. Why? Simply put, it costs them less to keep you... More »

Confession: I Love Sample Sales But Hate The Fashion Industry

Fashion in its purest form? Love it. Assembling an outfit is an art form. It’s my creative expression of choice. But the industry that surrounds fashion—that packages it, labels it, sells it—is a sick one. Even more so than other creative... More »

Do Sample Sales or Vintage Shopping Fit Into Conscious Life?

We’re well into January, so it seems only appropriate to follow up on our 2018 new year resolutions. Are you still sticking to yours? Or have you already abandoned them in the back of your closet like your beloved velvet stilettos that make your... More »

The New Year's Resolution Every Sample-Sale-Devotee Should Make

I like these first days of the year and the crisp, fresh feeling of new beginnings that comes along with them. While some of you were overdosing on Christmas carols and cookies, I couldn’t wait for January 1st to write in my journal: “new year,... More »

The Shopping

Journalism is a segregated landscape these days… particularly when the content is political. Full disclosure: this post is not political. But. The journalism in the realm of consumerism is equally segregated. What to believe?! More »

Do You Want To Save The World? Then Stop Buying Crap.

Stella McCartney made headlines this week when she stepped up on stage at the Victoria and Albert Museum to condemn her industry as being “incredibly wasteful and harmful to the environment.” She went on to demand significant changes in the way... More »

Holiday Shopping is Hard—Don't Shoot The Sales Associate

Let’s face it: nobody sees sales associates as heroes. With the exception of Shopgirl, few movies feature a protagonist who lives this life. And yet… so many of us find ourselves working in sales—even if it was never the end goal. More »

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