I’ve written twice about EmphaticNYC.com. I just think the prices are so right and the merchandise is high-quality. And for a second time, the online retailer is opening the doors to its showroom for a spring sample sale. So for those of us who can’t get into the Christian Louboutin sample sale, you can find some solace in the inventory at EmphaticNYC (like Azzedine Alaïa shoes for $239 in excellent condition). And you can get an additional 15% off items ordered online during the sale. Plus, there are some great finds under $50. EmphaticNYC, 262 West 38th Street, Suite 201, Manhattan, (212) 239-6762; through May 21, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On the heels of the Marni for H&M collection (Racked.com posted the whole lookbook with prices, so I’m not bothering), Jason Wu for Target is still on the racks. I usually only hit Target in New Jersey, but I happened to check out the East River Plaza location and, to my surprise, there was a lot of Jason Wu left, mind you most were size 10 or larger or size 2. I bought the shirt that I pictured in an earlier post.
But if the clothes don’t fit, bags will: There were tons of small print canvas ones for $29.99 (left) and a large white canvas for $49.99 (below). I was quite tempted by it, but white will turn to black too easily; not worth it.
Meanwhile, I also checked out the Barneys Warehouse Sale (finally), and at the perfect time to go: first thing on a weekday morning. The one word I’d use to describe it: pathetic! I usually focus on shoes. Well, I pictured one of a very small assortment of favorites and they were only 25% off something like $229. I went Friday not knowing the sale had been extended, because the markdowns on the last weekend could be up to 75% off the lowest price.
The imperfections on the damaged rack were, at least I think, not repairable. However, that rack had the best deals. There was much more CO-OP merchandise than designer. A plus: home items such as Philippe Starck Lucite Kartell stools (about $245 each) and chairs, some accent tables and, if you have nuptials to attend soon, some good wedding gifts.
The two gems I found were hardly a bargain: A Fendi cross-body satchel for $2,075 and a Marni bag for about $775 (you can tell how thrilled I was because I didn’t bother to get the exact prices on items or take photos). There’s word stock from the Los Angeles sale is coming to New York, so maybe another trip before March 4 (when it ends in New York) may be worth it.
I didn’t bother going to the sale in the summer, so I don’t know if they already had what I found to be the most pleasant surprise: a women’s fitting room. Mind you it’s open so you can’t be self-conscious. But it’s better than trying on in the isles, which always made for more congestion.
Meanwhile, I think you can find better designer deals at TJ Maxx, which I will detail in my next post, so stay tuned!
Tags: accessories, Alexander Wang, Barneys Warehouse Sale, cross-body bag, designer collaborations, designer discount, East River Plaza, Fashion, Fendi, H&M, Jason Wu, Kartell, Marni, Philippe Starck, sale, satchel, shoes, Target, TJ Maxx
This has been a long time in the making. EmphaticNYC.com is a wonderful designer resale site I’ve mentioned before because they had a great sample sale. I had the chance to go inside the office and see the fabulous selection you can
buy with the click of a mouse. And the best thing is: There’s something for
One of my favorite New York events is approaching. You may now make reservations for NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2012. This is the 20th anniversary of the event, which runs from January 16 through February 10 Monday through Friday. Three-course prix fixe dinners are still $35 and lunches are $24.07 per person (which doesn’t include drink, tax and tip). There are 300 restaurants to choose from.
NYC Restaurant Week started in 1992, just in time for the Democratic National Convention and is extremely popular (it’s often extended). According to OpenTable through NYC Restaurant Week online reservations, more than 200,000 diners were seated during the 2011 summer promotion. August and the post-holiday season are typically slow times for the restaurant industry in the city; residents usually vacation during August and many are maxed out financially from the holidays in January (hopefully you aren’t and can simply enjoy the savings).
There are new restaurants this season, including Asellina, Bann, Boulud Sud, Fish Tag, HanGawi, Kibo, La Promenade de Anglais, Marble Lane and Restaurant Nippon. And among the standbys returning are Barbetta, Brasserie, Carnegie Deli, Dawat, Delmonico’s, Gotham Bar and Grill, Le Cirque, Le Perigord, Mesa Grill, The Palm Restaurant, Remi, The Russian Tea Room, Shun Lee Palace, Steak Frites, Tribeca Grill, The Water Club and Water’s Edge.
And you can save even more with a special promotion from American Express, the founding and continuing sponsor of Restaurant Week: Cardmembers will receive a $20 statement credit when they register and use any eligible American Express Card to dine out three or more times at participating restaurants during the 20-day period. To register an American Express Card and for terms and conditions, visit nycgo.com/restaurantweek.
Tags: American Express, Asellina, Bann, Barbetta, Boulud Sud, Brasserie, Carnegie Deli, Dawat, Delmonico’s, Democratic National Convention, dining, discounts, Fish Tag, food, Gotham Bar and Grill, HanGawi, Kibo, La Promenade de Anglais, Le Cirque, Le Perigord, Marble Lane, Mesa Grill, NYC Restaurant Week, Open Tabl, Remi, Restaurant Nippon, restaurants, Shun Lee Palace, Steak Frites, The Palm Restaurant, The Russian Tea Room, The Water Club, Tribeca Grill, Water's Edge
H&M just announced, on the heels of the Versace launch, its latest collaboration. And once again, the retailer is turning to Italy, with Marni. Expected to be filled with colorful prints and patterns, the press release also seems to imply it may be more affordable than the Versace collection.
The best sneak peek is from the picture to the left. We’ll have to wait for the look book and prices. But Consuelo Castiglioni, Marni’s founder and creative director gives some hints in the press release.
“I wanted to create a true Marni wardrobe by revisiting all our favorite pieces
in signature fabrics and prints,” she says. “As always, I love juxtaposing prints and colours, mixing modern tribal with Bauhaus graphic adding sporty
That press release continues:
“Marni’s collection for H&M has all the freedom and experimentation for which the label is renowned, with all-over prints in strong colours all intended to be worn together in layers that both match and clash. For women, the colours are vivid and the prints are bold, be they African inspired or simpler colour blocks. The silhouettes are all Marni staples, with full pleated skirts, dresses, cropped trousers and Jacquard knit, and fabrics range from silk to crisp cotton poplin. To finish the complete look the collection also includes jewelry, shoes, bags and scarves.”
Look for the collection to hit stores March 8.