Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Including:  Limi Feu (Yohji's daughter), Junya Watanabe for Comme des Garcons, A Givenchy party dress, Margiela clothing, a McQueen dress, and Lanvin.

And for those of you who have inquired about sizes 12-14, they are keeping their eyes peeled.. C of S goes up to a US 10 currently. (Note: YES! PLEASE DO! At least more 10s!)

The image above is part of their new ad campaign currently running on, where they used real women who are store customers!  Talk about being GUERILLA!  Rharr!

Change of Season, a boutique outlet
341 East 9th St. NYC

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Seven Sweeps to Spruce Up Spring

Mama need a brand new pair of Manolos? Try your luck at the Bergdorf Sweepstakes for $5,000 worth of Sex and the City footwear (get hoofed for the Sex and the City Movie 2, May 28th). Neiman Marcus has a
$5,000 sweeps for Valentino Shoes & Handbags. Men, we have not forsaken you - kudos to retailers por homme John Varvatos and women's workwear to wow wear designer Lafayette 148 for offering a new wardrobe worth $5,000. Bloomingdales offers a Hot Spring wardrobe for $2,000, Saks has a Spring Wardrobe one for $1,500, while Spiegel celebrates its 145th anniversary for a grand prize of $1,000.

Moi, I have never won anything bigger than a turtle, but I was the envy of my entire elementary school.

Readers, know of any more worthy sweeps this month? Tip us off. Links below:

Valentino Shoe & Handbag$

Bloomingdales Hot Spring Wardrobe worth $2,000

Spiegel's 145th Anniversary Sweepstakes - Grand Prize $1,000

~Nancy B.

Friday, March 26, 2010


This seems worth checking out, I mean, why not?:


Club Monaco introduced its first shoe collaboration with Belle by Sigerson Morrison available in stores now.

The collection consists of the classic ballet flat available in five colors: black patent leather, sand Italian leather, natural embossed snakeskin and latte embossed snakeskin. New colors will be introduced in July.

Club Monaco’s design team worked with the Italian artisans at Belle by Sigerson Morrison to craft a flat that embodies both the urban essence of the Club Monaco brand and the design aesthetic and expertise of Belle by Sigerson Morrison.

Together they created an exclusive collection; available at the following Club Monaco stores:
  • New York: 6 West 57th Street, 160 Fifth Avenue, 1111 Third Avenue and 520 Broadway
  • LA: 401 N. Beverly Drive
  • Toronto: Toronto Eaton Center
  • Montreal: Les Cours Mont-Royal
  • Vancouver: 1034-1042 Robson Street
They retail for $195.

Cynthia Steffe Barbie Dress for Grownups...

...with peek-a-boo parts in eye-catching cobalt is part of the Cynthia Steffe Fall 2010 collection hitting stores in late June for $255. The touch-me, feel-me Mongolian curly lamb vest in wine is a scene-stealer. Retailing at $625, it is a costly addition, but an instant conversation starter. Wear with caution. It may compel
complete strangers to fondle the fur. Oh Fur!

<3 Nancy Brenner

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

May 5: Lafayette 148 Sample Sale -- Plus Sizes, Petites and Price-Conscious Peeps...

...should mark May 5th for the Lafayette 148 sample sale. Mo'Nique wore a smokin' Lafayette 148 dress for her New York Times cover story. My friend Michelle did a little web-window shopping pre-sale. She "saw a dress to wear on a hot date, a dress to wear on a lukewarm date and a, 'Dude, let's just go dutch,' dress."
True sample sale prices.
148 Lafayette (betw. Howard & Grand)
~N. Brenner

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

ENTER TO WIN: $2,500 Shopping Spree from Refinery 29 & Club Monaco

It's fun to win stuff, so just sign up here:

Refinery29 and Club Monaco have cooked up the ultimate spring shopping spree - complete with a personalized shopper - worth $2,500! The winner will also score two limited-edition prints of Club Monaco campaign images, photographed by famed lensman Bert Stern, as well as a signed totally collectible copy of Stern's bound ode to Marilyn Monroe, The Last Sitting.

Monday, March 22, 2010

ABC Carpet: Theodore Alexander Renovation Sale, March 25th - April 4th

Theodore Alexander Renovation Sale, March 25th - April 4th at ABC Carpet & Home Manhattan and Hackensack stores -- 20% off the entire collection.

Theodore Alexander is one of the leading manufacturers of fine furniture, with collections of several thousand different designs; providing eclectic, traditional and transitional furniture and accessories to its clients.

Theodore Alexander Renovation Sale
20% off* entire collection
3/25/10 – 4/4/10
Includes Manhattan and Hackensack stores only

Manhattan Store Location
888 Broadway
NY, NY 10003
(212) 473-3000 x3567

Hackensack Store Location
400 Huyler Street, South Hackensack
(201) 641-3400

* Discount taken off original prices. Sale valid 3/25/10 – 4/4/10. This promotion cannot be combined with any other offer or discount, and does not apply to Althorp collection, previous purchases, and sales tax & delivery. Selection may vary by location. Stock quantities may be limited and certain other restrictions may apply.

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Report from the Front: Wendy Mink Sample Sale

Nancy Brenner brings GS back to life, post-vacay:

Confession: Rarely do I pay retail, but Wendy Mink is a purveyor of such delicately individualized pieces - bracelets, earrings and necklaces, that I even drop by the comfortable artsy boutique in between official sample sales succombing to irresistible retail wares.

I spied pieces starting at $15 and a gold cuff bracelet I coveted earlier in the season slashed to $50. Shoppers called all day in anticipation of the sample sale that started at noon.

Head there for first section of designs in striking shades of red or turquoise, bringing out the color of your eyes or the hue of your dress at prices that won't pop your purse.

Worst side effect: strangers will ask you where you bought your jewelry.  You can decide if you want to share the intel, keep it to yourself, or tell them you bagged it at Bergdorf.

72 Orchard Street
Friday March 19 12-8, Saturday 12-7, Sunday 12-6

Little Pink Hotels for You and Me

Sorry guys, I was on vacation in a pink hotel.  But I am back and will provide photos and insights soon!
xoxo GSNYC

Friday, March 12, 2010

A $10,800 Diamond Headband for Your Wedding?

Perhaps Nancy should change her last name from Brenner to Kleinfeld?...
Get me a crash cart. My pulse is racing from these "steals" at's wedding blowout where they're selling gowns and accessories at prices for princesses, or maybe Snooki (but it may mess up her bump or pouf). It's a bargain reduced from $24,000.

If you're in New York, head to The Bridal Garden You don't go to there for the white-glove service, but for quality gowns and prices for real people - the sample rack for $400 and less Or, for bigger budgets, my friend plucked out a designer Rina di Montella reduced by 50 percent and then an additional 20 percent off for at total of only $1,750.

If you want a real fitting room, and racks crammed with selections, make an appointment and walk out with a dream dress.

54 West 21st Street

Thursday, March 11, 2010 Red Bull

This "fishoe" is one reason I am happy I live in New York, and not in Miami.  It was one of many stellar creations featured at the "Red Bull Art of Can" show going on now in South Beach that my friends got to witness.  I guess everything there was made out of Red Bull cans.  I mean, it's kind of entertaining, but it also totally figures.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Best Buffed Men in NY...

...spend nooners at the Leather Spa where their bespoke shoes are polished to perfection.

This shop is is lined with tell-tale red soled Louboutins and exudes eau de exotic leather. A woman with a mink caplet and matching headband dropped off her boots for full treatment. My six-year + Barneys warehouse sale Prada boots looked like they would be in good hands. I also left a leather lambskin lasercut cut skirt with a rip (don't even ask how that happened). The results: the boots look like they never touched a sidewalk and the skirt - well if you can see where the original tear was - you are standing way too close to me.

If Dorothy's ruby reds needed a spit shine, she'd head to The Leather Spa. Expect to pay more than your neighborhood taps and heels guy, but this is the place if you need a little leather Botox, 10 West 55th St.

~Nancy Brennahhh

Friday, March 05, 2010

March 7-10 Escada Sample Sale

Escada Sample Sale

March 7-10, 2010
Sun-T 10-7; W 10-5

Metropolitan Pavilion North
110 West 19 Street
(6-7 Avenues) Ground Floor
Escada Sale Hotline: 212.852.5446

Wholesale prices & Below Wholesale Prices
Try-ons permitted
Womens Clothing & Accessories

Sample & stock sale. Save up to 75% off original retail prices. Included are jackets, pants, cocktail dresses, gowns, shoes and handbags from the latest collections. New merchandise arrives daily. No checks. All sales final, no exchanges or returns. No strollers or children under 12.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Spring Cleaning Sale at Les Nanas de Gramercy

Les Nanas are having a crazy sale - RIGHT NOW!
Skirts, pants and tops for $20 a piece.....spring cleaning don't you know!

And if you don't know, all merchandise is direct from Paris.

Third Ave and 21st St. (aka Gramercy Park).

March 4-7: Samples for (eco)mpasion blow out SALE

Samples for (eco)mpasion
2 Great Jones Street, New York, NY

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 12 -7pm

Blow Out Warehouse Sale

Brands so good, they say they can't advertise the names

Shop the racks $5 - $10- $15 nothing over $89


Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The Dress to Match Yesterday's Heinous Shoes?

This is one of those times when a picture indeed speaks 1,000 words.  As my friend who first came upon this asked, "Body Glove, anyone?"

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The Ugliest Shoe Ever...By Christian Louboutin

I just got an email from Saks announcing the new Spring arrivals from Christian Louboutin, and this was the pictured shoe.  I realize that it's easy to make fun of white shoes, but COME ON.  These are hideous in ANY color, but particularly white.  I think I just got kicked off the demo chart.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Mad for a Maxi?

Try the Mermaid with an exposed pinched zipper that will display your assets. The freshman contemporary cool line called 2 Rych b stands out from a sea of maxis for its first Fall 2010 debut at the at Coterie
last week.

For snow days or play dates, this wool/cashmere is a scorcher. You may need to dig into your Spanx for this mermaid - or buy a new Skinny britches pair to go with.  Other picks: a standout snuggly sweater in wine for next winter.