Don't Miss This Week: Recovering From Sandy
To Our Valued and Beloved Readers,
It is from the depths of our hearts that we offer our condolences to those affected by Hurricane Sandy’s destructive path. Last week, many were left with little to nothing from the vicious super-storm even the most prepared could not battle. Homes were destroyed, lives were lost, and spirits were broken. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you who have been impacted by Sandy’s wrath and we deeply hope your friends and family are safe.
As power is gradually restored, we crawl slowly towards our return to normalcy. The Stylish City considered not releasing a “Don’t Miss This Week” because for many, shopping will be the last thing on anyone’s mind this week. But for some, it may act as a stress reliever — retail therapy if you will – and that is why we have decided to bring you suggestions on where to shop this week in hope that it restores a sense of relief within and helps you take your mind off the horrible week our surrounding area has had, if only for a little bit. For a shopping escape this week, visit sales from Alexander Wang, AEFFE USA Clothing, Pixie Market, Dsquared2, Maison Martin Margiela, Viktor&Rolf, and the invitation only sale from Christian Louboutin, and Manolo Blahnik.
Alexander Wang Sample Sale
The uber popular Alexander Wang Sample Sale is back this week and edgy dressing New Yorkers are bursting at the seams with excitement. Last year, aside from long lines, the Alexander Wang Sample Sale brought us $20 tee shirts and $60 knit sweaters from Wang’s T line. This year, the sale promises up to 70% off ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories at 131 Greene Street beginning Tuesday, November 6th.
AEFFE USA Fall/Winter Sample Sale
Wednesday, November 7th brings the bi-annual clearance sale at AEFFEE USA on 56th Street. Although retail sale more than a sample sale, AEFFE plans to reduce their fall and winter stock by 65% or more. Brands you should plan to come across are Alberta Ferretti, Cacharel, Fuzzi, Jean Paul Gaultuer, Moschino and Pollini.
Dsquared2, Maison Martin Margiela, Viktor&Rolf, and more Sample Sale
The sleek looking Dsquared2 line and pieces from the cutting edge Viktor&Rolf will be on sale starting Thursday, November 8th at Staff USA on West 19th Street. Staff USA also promises stock and samples in addition to Fall and Winter 2012 pieces from Maison Martin Margiela, MM6 and more.
Pixie Market Sample Sale (Rescheduled from Last Week)
If you love downtown fashion, then you are already aware of the Lower East Side’s Pixie Market on Stanton Street. Friday, Pixie Market will host a sample sale with price slashes on all of our favorite edgy designers. According to their sale listing, women’s apparel and accessories are priced between $20-$40! I know where I’ll be Friday: First in line to scope out their Jeffrey Campbell sale selection.
Invitation Only: Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale
As reported last week, Christian Louboutin was planning to hold a super exclusive, invitation only sample sale at 306 West 38th Street starting Monday, November 5th. The Warwick Hotel was supposed to play home to the super exclusive Manolo Blahnik sample sale starting this Wednesday, November 7th. MadisonSpy.com reports that both sales have been cancelled or rescheduled. Keep checking up with us, we will update you Monday with more information about both sales and any other last minute changes to the others.
If you were fortunate enough to come out from the storm unscathed and wish to help those less fortunate, please consider volunteering in impacted areas and donating to the Red Cross. The NYC Mayor’s Office is urging people to sign up through NYC Service. They are seeking volunteers for various efforts (via Gothamist).
In our technological age, donating is simple. The American Red Cross has been crucial to the recovery of Hurricane Sandy victims and is offering shelter, clothing, supplies, food and blood. To donate $10 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief, text the word REDCROSS to 90999 or you can call 800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
For those who remain without water, heat and electricity, all New York Sports Clubs have opened their doors to all and are offering a place of solace. Visit your local club for warmth, a stress relieving work out, hot shower, sauna, and charging stations.
We wish you all a fast recovery.
By Caitlin Colford
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