Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sample Size 8 Heaven at Lafayette 148, Report From the Front

Nancy Brenner, still at it:

Lest we be accused of pulling a Cintra Wilson on shopping reportage, come one, come all to the Lafayette 148 sale where there was a line curling around the corner for women of all sizes - they sell petite (a few racks where you can find zeros if you look hard enough), Missy and Women's at Lafayette 148. And if you are a Size 8 in their brand, which is generously cut, you will be burning up your credit card - so control yourselves! One of my friends said "this is not a sale for skinny minis." But if the size fits, you will find sequined jackets worthy of black tie events, perfect work wear skirts, a red day to night red dress that is currently "on sale" at a major department store for 3 X the "street sample price" of $60 and originally more than $400 - you do the math on the discount... Skirts are $40 - one originally tagged for $698 - wool, alpaca with hand beading. Leather skirts like butta are $100. Wool sweaters that retail for $200 are $40 - just check for moth holes. Ladies there are no dressing rooms and there are men at the checkout registers! So, unless you're an exhibitionist or want to outdo the infamous Highline hotel for women who don't do shades - come dressed to undress - close fitting top - if you're only looking for jackets and maybe a pencil skirt or leggings, so you can avoid stripping. This sale is on the ground floor in a space with many windows and curious onlookers! One optimistic shopper brought an empty suitcase - which she expected to fill - at these price points, she probably did. Peruse for a look at their luxurious line.

Today and tomorrow from 9am—8pm. 148 Lafayette St. between Howard and Grand Sts. (near the Canal Street station 6, N, R, etc.)


Anonymous said...

Dear guerilla shopper,

Do you know by any chance of other designers that make clothing in petite sizes and have sample sales? The petite selection at Lafayette was good, but not great, so I am looking for other sample sales. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Attention all you plus-sized divas/shopaholics who think Lane Bryant is the mothership: be sure to line up for the next Lafayette 148 sample sale. I bought 3 items: a black leather skirt, a silk jacket and a silk blouse - $1,300 worth of merchandise for $195. I smoked a cigaratte afterward; it was just that good. Plus-size selections can be limited, but the rewards are worth the effort. When Guerilla Shopper NYC speaks, I listen.

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you know about a great sale happening on Monday. Custom jewelry line MRMR is having a trunk show with wine, hors d'oeuvres, a free jewelry raffle and special holiday discounts. It's at the Lyons Wier gallery on 7th and 20th from 5 to 9 and should be pretty good. See you there!