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C.Wonder Sample Sale

6 Nov

By Whitney

Yesterday I stopped by the first-ever C.Wonder sample sale and found some pretty great items at even better prices.  It was such a fun and colorful pop up store and based on the line, I wasn’t the only one who felt that way!  Clutches were $25, sweaters and knits (some from this season) were $25 – $50 and I scored an amazing quilted jacket (similar here) from last season for $75.  The home section was full of great stuff and if you had a small dog, you could pretty much dress them for the next year.  If you have time, stop by!

C.Wonder Sample Sale – Tuesday November 5th – Saturday November 9th (10AM – 4PM; all other days 10AM – 7PM)

260 Fifth Avenue (b/n 28th and 29th)





Loeffler Randall Sample Sale

13 May

Starla Sandal

By Whitney

I must apologize to our NYC reader base as I’ve been away in Asia and have not been diligent in posting the sample sales currently going on (it is May, after all).  Last week was Rebecca Minkoff, Jimmy Choo AND Manolo and I’m sorry but I saved you all some casheesh.   Just one I wanted to share because I’m hoping one of you will go for me and buy me every pair of strappy flat sandals to make my summer complete.   Loeffler Randall’s spring sale details are below but get there early on Thursday and you’ll thank me.  Always great buys for one of Pretty Polished’s favorite brands.  Things like the above Starla sandal are $75 (were $175).

Loeffler Randall Sample Sale – Thurs May 16 and Fri May 17. 10am—8pm. 525 Broadway at Spring St; 4th floor

BaubleBar Pop Up Shopping

12 Feb

By Whitney

This Sunday, my bff Jen and I ventured out in the snowy cold weather to the BaubleBar Pop Up Shop in NYC.  Upon entering, you immediately get to pick up a free Bauble without spending a dime so really, it’s worth the visit.  The space is decorated in bright pinks and blues and there is quite a selection to go through.  I wound up getting some stretchy colorful bangles to stack as I couldn’t resist!

Baublebar 1

Baublebar 2
Our favorite part was the personalized section.  All of their personalized pieces (monogram necklaces, name bracelets/necklaces, acryllic everything) were out and the colors of all the different acrylics were fun to sort through.

Baublebar 3

Jen did some modeling with her new free Bauble (a nude leather disc with a sparkle line going down the middle) that she stacked with the round disc necklaces she already happened to be wearing.

Baublebar 4

Jen has really great and perfect hair so I just took this picture to show everyone how jealous I am (and have been since I was about 5).

Baublebar 5

BaubleBar Pop Up Shop

344 W. 14th Street (@ 9th Ave) through February 16th

NYC December Sample Sales – So Tempting!

4 Dec

By Whitney

Sample Sales are going crazy again and I think it’s time you all go and buy yourself a present instead of thinking of everyone else for the holidays.  Enjoy!

1.  Splendid and Ella Moss – The softest basics!

Weds 12.5 (9:00AM – 6:00PM) ; 260 W. 39th St b/n 7th and 8th Ave, 12th floor

2.  Joie / Current Elliott and Equipment – Yes, Equipment on sale. Go for it.

Weds 12.5 – Sat 12.8  (Weds & Thurs 10AM – 8PM, Fri 10AM – 7PM, Saturday 10AM – 4PM); 26o Fifth Ave

3.  Parker – get some sparkly numbers!

Weds 12.5 – Fri 12.7 (9AM – 6PM); 234 W. 39th St b/n 7th and 8th Aves

4.  Tocca – Clothes AND my favorite candles

Weds 12.5 – Fri 12.7 (11AM – 7PM); 542 W 22nd St b/n 1oth and 11th Aves

5.  Shoshanna – Always the best cocktail dresses

Weds 12.5 and Thurs 12.6 (10AM – 6PM); 231 W. 39th St b/n 7th and 8th Aves

6.  Manolo Blahnik – Best of luck to you on this line…

Thurs Dec 6th (9AM – 4PM); The Warwick Hotel 65 W. 54th St b/n 5th and 6th Ave

7.  Tuleste – such great jewelry pieces

Thurs 12.6 – Sun 12.9 (10AM – 7PM; closes at 6PM on Sunday); 530 5th Ave b/n W. 44th and W 45th Sts

8.  Mara Hoffman – One of Lauren’s go-tos for colorful fun prints

Fri 12.7  and Sat 12.8 (Fri 10AM – 8PM and Sat 11AM – 7PM); 168 Bowery b/n Kenmare and Broome Sts

9.  Lulu Frost – Another excellent brand to look for cool jewelry

Fri 12.7 and Sat 12.8 (Fri 11AM – 7PM, Sat 11AM – 6PM); 12 E 20th St @ Broadway, Second Floor

10.  Gilt City Warehouse Sale – Not sure what this will have but I bet it’s a fun event!  Check it out here online in order to get your tix!

Fri 12.7 and Sat 12.8 (Fri 9:30PM – 11PM, Sat 9Am – 7PM);   The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St b/n 6th and 7th Aves

11.  DVF – The lines and crowds are crazy but it is worth it for the deals.  Thankgoodness I am out of town next week.

Tues 12.11 – Fri 12.14 ( Tues 9am—6:30pm, Wed 10am—8pm, Thurs 10am—7pm, Fri 9am—3pm) 260 Fifth Ave

12.  Gerard Yosca – Amazing jewelry with the most gorgeous stones!

Tues 12.11 and Weds 12.12 (10AM – 7PM); 256 W. 38th St b/n 7th and 8th Aves, 8th floor

13.  Tory Burch – I’m excited to see what’s in store at this one.

Weds 12.12 – Sunday 12.16 (Weds – Fri 11AM – 7PM, Sat & Sun 10AM – 5PM); Clothingline, 261 W. 36th St b/n 7th and 8th Aves, 2nd floor

14.  Loeffler Randall – I am so SO sad I am missing this for a stupid work trip but I do hope someone will report back for me…

Thurs 12.13 and Fri 12.14 (1oAM – 7PM); 525 Broadway b/n Spring and Broome, 4th floor

Hanky Panky Sample Sale Round II Wrap Up

13 Nov

By Whitney

I’ll try not to make myself sound repetitive as I did one of these last year but it’s really hard for me to say no to a Hanky Panky Sample Sale.  Hankies for $10?  I think yes.  This year I recruited my fav colleague and we decided to hold a meeting on line at the sale since this is a popular one.  I bring you Jenn Chu, guest reporting for Pretty Polished at this year’s sale:

With sweaty palms, a heavy purse (holding my laptop and work files that I probably should have been working on), and the encouragement of Whitney Horner, I embarked on my first official sample sale in NYC at the Hanky Panky sale! The experience was overwhelming, with hundreds, if not thousands of thongs, panties, boy shorts and chemises, in every colour (editor’s note: she is Canadian) imaginable, splayed across the expansive pop up space at Chelsea Market. The most surprising aspect of the experience was the organizational efficiency of the layout and the staff – where else can you order a rainbow of panties off a giant menu board… and then receive your order in a neatly folded brown paper bag 15 minutes later?  Can I get fries with that next time!?

Tuesday 11.13 and Weds 11.14 8:30AM – 8:30PM; Chelsea Market 75 9th Ave (Enter at 410 W. 16th St.)

November Sample Sales – It’s Madness.

12 Nov

By Whitney

New Yorkers – do not hate me but it’s that time again.  I’ll try my best to get to these sales and do some detective work but sadly I’ll be out of town for the end of this week for a lame conference.  Work ruins everything.

1.  Hanky PankyBest. Sale. Ever.  No other comments necessary.

Mon 11.12 (11AM – 9PM) – Weds 11.14 (8:30AM – 8:30PM) ; Chelsea Market 75 9th Ave (Enter at 410 W. 16th St.)


2.  Rebecca Minkoff – It’s always craziness in here but 100% worth it.

Mon 11.12 (noon – 8PM) – Sat 11.17  (10AM – 3PM); all other days 10AM – 8PM; 260 Fifth Ave


3.  Kara Ross – get a snakeskin cuff for me.  I got mine last year and still wear it constantly.

Tues 11.13 – Thurs 11.15 (10AM – 6PM); 225 W. 37th St. 15th Floor


4.  Lauren Merkin – Amazing clutches. Go get some.

Tues 11.13 (8:30AM – 7PM)- Thurs 11.15 (10AM – 7PM); 231 W. 29th St. Ste. 201


5.  Yigal Azrouel – Includes Cut25 and I just love this line.

Tues 11.13 and Weds 11.14 (9AM – 7PM); 225 W. 39th St. 5th Floor


6.  Lauren Moffatt – unique and adorable girly clothes.

Tues 11.13 (8AM – 7PM) and Weds 11.14 (9AM – 6PM); 214 W. 29th St. Ste. 1503 (Cash only if under $250)


7.  Tibi –  Lauren and my favorite brand for that go-to cocktail dress in your closets.

Weds 11.14 (noon – 8PM) – Fri 11.16 (9AM – 3PM); 348 W. 36th St.


8.  Tracy Reese – Always reliable for sophisticated and feminine work apparel.

Weds 11.14 – Fri 11.16 (9AM – 6PM); 260 W. 39th St. 3rd Floor


9.  Nanette Lepore – Another go-to for workwear.

Weds 11.14 – Fri 11.16 (9AM – 7PM); 225 W. 35th St. 4th Floor


10.  Theory – Best basics that I can’t justify ever paying retail for so this is just the ticket.

Thurs 11.15 – Sun 11.18 (10AM – 7PM); 261 W. 36th St.


11.  Tucker – I always get amazing finds at their sample sale.  Their printed blouses are go-to’s all year round.

Thurs 11.15 – Sat 11.17: (Thurs & Fri 9AM – 7PM; Sat 11AM  – 7PM); 1316 Madison Ave b/n 93rd and 94th AND 355 W. Broadway


12.  3.1 Phillip Lim – I can’t go to this because I won’t have money for food for a week.

Thurs 11.15 and Fri 11.16 (10AM – 7PM); 304 Houston St; Use freight entrance on the north side of Spring St. b/n Hudson and Varick Sts

Sales Alert

15 Aug

One of PP’s favorites Kate Spade is offering 20% off of all full priced items with the code “KSFALL12”.  Expires on Monday!!

NYC girls – There are also two amazing sales going on today that I thought might perk you up on this gloomy Wednesday.

Stella McCartney – Friends and Family Sale!!!  Wednesday 9AM -6PM

210 11th Ave Suite 1003 (b/n 24th and 25th)

Charm and Chain – Warehouse Sale!  Wednesday – Friday (11AM – 8PM except on Friday ends at 5PM).

611 Broadway Suite 511 (@ Houston)

Special Day!

10 Aug

by Lauren

Today is a VERY special day.  Why is that?  Because Whitney and I are going to do some shopping, together, in New York City.  I have no idea what this is going to bring but the plan is to definitely hit Bloomingdales.  I am hoping to get some nice August sale deals and to begin browsing the fall lines.

The only sure thing I know I want for fall is loads of leather.  If I am feeling brave, I would love to try a pair of leather leggings, such as this pair by Paige Denim:


I also love the idea of a leather dress – Vince makes some great ones, but I have not seen the perfect one just yet.  Hoping for some major inspiration on our shopping adventure today!


I like this one but I think it is from last spring because it is nearly sold out everywhere.  I will report back on today’s findings!

NYC Sample Sale Alert

6 Jun

Some more NYC Summer Sample Sales for you ladies.  Enjoy!!


1.  DVF – fun prints galore.  Starts today (June 5th) and runs through Saturday (June 9th)

Weds 10am—8pm, Thurs 10am—7pm, Fri 9am—5pm, Sat 10am—3pm

260 5th Ave b/n 28th and 29th 

Cant make it in person? Online sale happening now!


2.  Mara Hoffman – one of Lauren’s favorites!!  Starts Friday (June 8th) and runs through Sunday (June 10th)

Fri 10am—7pm, Sat 11am—7pm, Sun 12pm—5pm

379 Broome St b/n Mott and Mulberry


3.  La Perla – only the best lingerie please.  Starts Sunday (June 10th) – Thursday (June 14th)

 Sun 12pm—5pm, Mon—Wed 9:30am—6pm, Thurs 9:30am—7pm

225 5th Ave b/n 26th and 27th

4.  Gryson – great bags like this one.  Starts Monday (June 11th) through Wednesday (June 13th)

Mon—Tues 10am—7pm, Wed 10am—5pm

180 Varick St b/n King and Charlton Sts, suite 916 


5.  Donald Pliner – this one is for my mom because a) there will be over 12,000 pairs of shoes there and b) she loves herself some Donald Pliner.

Tues—Thurs 9am—7pm, Fri 9am—6pm

123 W. 18 St between 6th and 7th Aves, 4th floor


6.  YSL – UGH I am jealous of all of you who go.  Starts Tuesday (June 12th) and runs through Friday June 15th

Tues—Thurs 9am—6:30pm, Fri 9am—3pm

317 W. 33rd St b/n 8th and 9th Ave

NYC Spring Sample Sales Round II

14 May

There are a lot of reasons why I (Whitney) hate travelling every single week.  I’d like to have a drink with a friend (hey now), see my boyfriend on a Tuesday (CRAZY) or just have my dry cleaning ready for me on a Thursday morning instead of having to wait the week.  One more reason?  NYC sample sales.

1.  Tibi  – this will also go online starting on May 23rd.

Tuesday 5.15 – Thursday 5.17.  Hours:  Tues:  12pm—7pm, Wed:  10am—7pm, Thurs:  10am—3pm

348 W. 36th St between 8th and 9th Ave 

2.  Loeffler Randall – there is a photo of the cobalt studded blaise mocassin in the preview…need I say more?

Thursday 5.17 – Saturday 5.19.  Hours:  Thurs/Fri: 10AM-7PM, Sat: 10AM – 5PM

 525 Broadway b/n Broome and Spring Sts,  4th floor

Get early access Wednesday night with this sweet deal from Refinery29 Reserve.  I promise you’ll find something to spend the voucher on (spend $50 and get $100).  I did this last time and it was well worth it.

3.  Tuleste Market – awesome jewelry and other brands.

Wednesday 5.16 – Friday 5.18.   Hours:  Daily 9am—7p

580 Broadway b/n Houston and Prince Sts, 10th floor

4.  Sachin & Babi

Wednesday 5.16 – Friday 5.18.  Hours:  Wed: 12pm—5pm, Thurs:  9am—5pm, Fri:  9am—3pm

530 7th Ave b/n 38th and 39th Sts, 14th floor

5.  Beyond Vintage

Thursday 5. 17 – Friday 5. 18 and Monday 5.21 through Thursday  5.24. 10am—6pm daily

275 W. 39th St b/n 7th and 8th Aves, 2nd floor

6.  Theory

Wednesday 5.16 – Sunday 5.20.  Hours:  Wed:  12pm—7pm, Thurs:  11am—8pm, Fri:  11am—7pm, Sat—Sun:  10am—5pm

261 W. 36th St b/n 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd Floor