WHAT: Walk in Comfort: Sandals Featuring Minnetonka Online Sample Sale @ Ruelala.com
WHY: Walk in Comfort: Sandals Featuring Minnetonka up to 60% off!
WHEN: 3/16 11am – 3/18 11am
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Posted by Bindra at 06:12 AM
Online Sample Sales , Today's Sales , Women's Footwear |
One thing about sample sale shopping that can be a challenge is the lack of on season selection. Sometimes when you reach a sale, they are liquidating sweaters and jackets when it is 75 degrees outside. The disconnect is sometimes enough to stop a purchase, thinking about the large stash in your closet.
Then sometimes you stumble upon a sale filled with all of the things that you want to wear immediately, and those can be the most dangerous. Tucked away in between SoHo and the Lower East Side on Prince street is a little storefront full of promise. The Yumi Kim crew decided to drop back-stock on us, and it is glorious.
Not a far walk from the regular shopping mecca on Broadway and Lafayette Street on 40 Prince Street, you can find the princess romper you may have skipped over last year. Prices were pretty great, at $55 for a dress or romper, $40 for a top and $20 for shoes. There were racks filled to the absolute gills with countless options.
No lines, no waiting, and a clear shot to the dressing room makes this sale a hidden gem, not on everyone’s radar by any means. Yumi kim is known for their hyper feminine florals, beading, and cut styles. You can go backless, long sleeve, cutout, and short or long and find both your size and the exact cut you are looking for. This is rare, and one of the reasons why this is a must stop if you are lacking in girly glamour pieces for this spring and summer.
Shoes were at the deepest discount, with most going for $20. Yumi Kim doesn’t manufacture shoes, but carries brands such as Jeffrey Campell, Dolce Vita, and Minnetonka. So brand you are used to seeing at Urban are going for $20 in many different sizes. This alone makes the visit worth it. Folding flats, snakeskin sandals, fringe galore and cork platforms could all be found and all for $20.
Accessories such as jewelry and belts were also available at a very deep discount. Bold brass bangles were $10, in many different styles. There were lacquer rings for $10 and less, which could up your accessory game with not much effort, so stock up on those. Belts in a huge box near the shoe display were also $10 or less, so again stock up on these cheapies, they aren’t anywhere near that affordable on the regular.
This isn’t the largest space, but this weekend should be a crazy shopping weekend, so I were you I would hit the sale before friday for some Mem Day classics. The sale itself is lasting until Monday, so you have a bit of time to swing by, though we don’t recommend waiting too long!
WHEN: 5/19 – 5/26; daily (11-7)
WHERE: 40 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012
By Danielle Guercio
Posted by Danielle Guercio at 12:00 AM
Opinions , SALES , Sample Sale Reviews |
The Shoe Box, known to Manhattanites as a trio of designer shoe boutiques located along the stretch of Third Avenue, has been open since 1954, with stores not only on Third Avenue, but also on Long Island and in Boca Raton, Florida. Earlier this year The Shoe Box on Third Avenue and 34th Street hosted a Warehouse Sale with deep discounts on designer footwear. Since then, the 34th Street location has closed for renovations (they will soon re-open as a Vince Camuto boutique) and moved their stock up to their 77th Street and Third Avenue location, where they have slashed prices even further and are currently underway with their own Warehouse Sale with 40% off already marked down prices.
When I visited the Warehouse Sale this morning around 11AM, the sale had only been underway for an hour, yet The Shoe Box’s pleasant saleswoman reported that she had sold a great deal of merchandise thus far, even selling out of such winter accessories as their collection of Vince Camuto hats. Rest assured shoppers, she further went on to state that The Shoe Box will be restocking later today with additional designers and added supply.
The Shoe Box’s winter top sellers (all of which were by Vince Camuto, the brand that dominates the sale selection) were on hand today and available for ultra low prices. These included the Vince Camuto Brown Kabo Boot with a distressed leather toe ($99, orig. $239), the VC Signature (Camuto’s higher end line) Warren Boot ($96, orig. $350), and the VC Signature Waris Boot with studded embellishment ($120, orig. $450).
There was a nice assortment in every size selection, sizes 8 and 8.5 of course being the majority. For the most part, many styles repeated in every size section. Some standouts among smoking flats (another fabulous winter trend) included the BCBG Fernando Smoking Flat ($45, orig. $90), the Giuseppe Zanotti Studded Smoking Flat ($275, orig. $930), and the quirky Marc By Marc Jacobs Blue and Black Sequin Smoking Flat ($48, orig. $250).
Dressy booties have definitely been another shoe trend of the season. Some fantastic choices in this category was the Vince Camuto Amoby Bootie ($48, orig. $139), and the Vince Camuto Muse Bootie in either black cow hair or distressed brown leather ($48, orig. $139).
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the rarely discounted Toms Suede Botas ($15, orig. $69) and Minnetonka Moccasins ($18, orig. $45) as they are scarcely scattered around the store.
Don’t miss the small collection of Stella McCartney shoes on the front table by the entrance with her Black Leather Platforms with Wood Heels ($119).
As far as accessories go, there were a few Vince Camuto bags for $49 that included his Red Jennah Crossbody Bag and his Kaitlyn Clutch in green, blue, and red, as well as a selection of his cozy scarves, all in dark colors, for $29.
Overall, even though the selection at The Shoe Box wasn’t overwhelming, I was pleasantly surprised by their incredible discounts. I mean, Toms for $15? Marc by Marc Jacobs for $48? Yes, please!
WHEN: 1/29 – 2/10; Tue-Sun (10-9)
WHERE: 1349 Third Avenue
corner of 77th Street
New York, NY 10021
By Caitlin Colford
Posted by Caitlin Colford at 02:48 PM
Opinions , SALES , Sample Sale Reviews , The City |