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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Another Sample Sale Marathon.

With my husband off from work, I ditched the kids yesterday to hit the City for some hard core fashion hunting. I started bright and early with Prabal Gurung who opened at 8am. I also hit Nanette Lepore, Mickey London, Modo Eyewear and the Mahna Mahna showroom sale.

If you can fit a size 2-6 then you need to run to Prabal right now. Prices were amazing! With exception of  a couple small racks of special pieces, everything is under $100! Tees are $25, sweaters are $50, blouses, skirts and pants are $75, jackets/coats are $95 and dresses are $100. Because the sale was empty when I arrived I causally perused the dresses, coats and tried on a bunch of stuff. I did notice the $25 box but left it alone. Big mistake. By the time I finished trying on, another woman totally decimated that box. Drat. Such a rookie mistake.

Let's take a peek inside. Lots of colorful, special pieces. This was my kinda sale. I loved that there was no upcharge for leather or embellished goods (with exception of pieces on a couple racks).

I couldn't believe nobody was checking out the coats. They were all a little snug or that orange asymmetrical one would have been mine.

So many beautiful dresses. By the time I went to take pics, most of the amazing ones were snapped up. 

These were the racks that were specially priced. I believe they were more current or production pieces - everything here was individually tagged. I don't remember seeing anything over $250 (but don't quote me on that LOL).

Linking up some of the pieces (and similar) that I saw inside.

Bottom line, Prabal Gurung was my first and best sale of the day. I walked out with a similar red dress (mine has sleeves) to the one I linked for $100. Don't miss this sale. 

Prabal Gurung
6/21-6/23, 8am-7pm
247 W 37th Street, Suite 1501

My next stop was Nanette Lepore a couple blocks away. I think I was there for a total of 10 minutes. Shopping there felt like exploring a flea market. They were clearing out lots of vintage pieces (that they must have used for inspiration) and let's just say my allergies went nuts. Sample prices were high (production even higher, see pricelist) - but I was informed that later in the day that they lowered prices. I didn't want to waste time so I just snapped a few pics with my cell. Best deals were the vintage belts, hats and shoes for $5, and vintage bags for $10-40.

I was tempted by these yellow sandals which I believe were $45 but they weren't so comfortable. 

Sample dress.

Stock top.

After Prabal, it was going to take a lot to impress me...and I was not impressed. I heard last sale so really good which is why I was even more disappointed.

Linking up a few pieces I saw inside:

My recommendation - if you're a hard core fan, then wait till later in the week for markdowns.

Nanette Lepore
6/21-6/23, 9am-7pm
225 W 35th Street, 17th floor

I walked back up a few blocks to Micky London and walked out in less than a minute. I was hoping for some cute kaftan dresses on the cheap but there was nothing left and they said they weren't restocking anymore. Skip.

Micky London
6/01-6/30, Mon-Fri 10am-5pm (closed Sat-Sun)
231 W 39th Street, Suite 202

I arrived a little early for MODO eyewear and they graciously let me in :) Good news is this time they're limiting you to 10 items to thwart resellers who hoarded at previous sales. If you really need more than 10 pairs of glasses then bring a friend LOL. All frames are just $20, cash only! It's a pretty amazing sale because some of the frames retail for $300-400! I spotted Derek Lam, Eco, Modo, Jason Wu, 7 for all Mankind and more.

Last sale I attended I walked out empty handed. I'm pretty particular with frames but this time I was not leaving without a pair. After an hour of editing I snagged a pair of Jason Wu Brigette. They were a little loose so I popped into a glasses store and had them adjust them for me.

If you want some cute glasses on the cheap - head downtown ASAP!

Modo Eyewear
6/21-6/23, 11am-7pm
594 Broadway Suite 801

Last sale of my day was Mahna Mahna, a showroom that rents clothing to celebrities and stylists, was clearing out older inventory. By the time I got there on the second day, it was pretty much a ghost town. Despite restocking, that place was hit hard from what I hear. My friends who went boasted of $50 designer shoes and dresses. Not much left period and cheap stuff is pretty much gone. Took a couple snaps with my phone and decided to call it a day.

Next time I'll try to go first day for this one...

Mahna Mahna
6/20-6/30, Mon-Fri 11am-8pm (closed Sat-Sun)
84 Wooster Street, #304

Sorry I didn't get this up yesterday. My allergies went nuts and I'm a little under the weather. I'm so congested I can't even think straight.

Wanted to give you a heads up for the Dannijo sale Thursday night! You can read some of my sale reports here and here.

If I'm feeling better I'll see you there :)

6/23, 5pm—8pm
433 West 14th Street, #2F

On a final note, do you think I need to bring my camera when I shop? I used my phone for Mahna Mahna & Nanette Lepore and it's really not so bad. You can see a difference but it would make my bag oh so much lighter. What do you think?

Happy shopping!



  1. Great recaps! Wish I would have made it to Prabal and Mahna on the first day. I'm hoping to hit a bunch of sales tomorrow, fingers crossed I start feeling better and hope you feel better as well. Sucks to be sick when it's so nice outside :(

    As for phone v camera, I think the main thing people want are just pricing/inventory info. You won't get those cool background blur effects with the phone but you'll still get crisp and clear photos which is plenty imho.

    1. Thanks - glad you're feeling better too. I'm hoping to hit Dannijo but I have a feeling I'll be skipping :(

      I'm thinking I might be able to leave the camera behind for some sales but I'm gonna play it by ear.

  2. Oh wow PG looks amazing. And those prices for the sunglasses look so great! I think your cell phone is fine enough; they're not outfit photos!


    1. It was good - next sale I plan on being thinner and doing some serious damage. It was a good day. If I take closeups my cell isn't all that bad - maybe I'll get a special lens for my phone. Would still be lighter than the camera...

  3. Man the vintage and the glasses I spotted a few I wanted lol

    Life is just Rosie

    1. LOL - I always get FOMO when I read my friend's sale reports too.

  4. These outfits are really pretty , i love the sunnies too.

  5. This is all like my dream shopping, I wish I could have stores like that in town!

    Have a great weekend gorgeous, xx

    My Vogue Style |

  6. We need some of these sample sales in Chicago! You got some amazing pieces!

    1. Sample Sales are where ever the designer showrooms are - not sure you'd have much in Chicago. You're just gonna have to head to one of the coasts! And thanks!

  7. I had to come back to read this post since I saw Nanette Lepoire is having another sample sale. Might check it out if I have the time.


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