Jul 28, 2015

*DEAL AT FIVE*

Straight cut blazer at Zara.
Original $149 Now $59.99

*SAMPLE SALE* A Search through Burch

If you haven't noticed, Tory Burch is quite busy these days running her multi-billion dollar fashion empire. Her eponymous label is continually expanding and, as such, has just opened up their first boutique in Paris. In addition, the designer is preparing for the launch of her new activewear line next month. And to make things even busier, the company is hosting yet another sample sale this summer (this is number 3!). Having found only disappointment at last week's Bottega Veneta sample sale, I decided to try my luck at this two-day event so I headed over to the Metropolitan Pavilion to search through Burch this morning.

ALERT: Mansur Gavriel Price Increase

Well, this is disappointing. Mansur Gavriel, the fashion world's retail sensation, is restocking their online shop today and there are major markups on their bags that shoppers should be aware of. For starters, the brand's signature buckets have gone up $100 more (yes, that's two zeros) while mini-sized versions are now $35 more. In addition, large and small totes are also up $100 while backpacks have increased $50~$90 depending on the size. The increase might not seem like much on first inspection but the beauty of this wildly successful brand was that the company used to offer accessible price points--most of their well-structured handbags came in under the $500 mark--so a $35 to $100 hike is substantial to say the least. Seeing Mansur Gavriel quietly treading towards luxury market prices is unfortunate but, by the looks of things, I guess it's inevitable. What a bummer...

{Image credit: Mansur Gavriel}

Jul 27, 2015

*DEAL AT FIVE*

Lizzie Fortunato Monte Alban rope necklace at Kirna Zabête.
Original $735 Now $294

*SAMPLE SALE* Emm Kuo

Designer Emmaline Kuo Ranzman's NYC-based fashion label produces functional and versatile bags that easily complement any outfit. And thanks to this blossoming contemporary brand and their upcoming sample sale, accessory addicts are in for a fantastic treat. Starting this Tuesday, July 28th, Emm Kuo will host a 4-day long summer sample sale at their Midtown showroom. Up for grabs will be the brand's Spring/Summer '15 collection with markdowns of up to 75% off on clutches, purses, totes, satchels, and more. In addition, the sale will also include sample bags for just $75! If you can't make it to their office or prefer to shop online, you can also take advantage of the event via their online store during the sale period.

Where: 134 W. 29th St. (bet. 6th & 7th Ave.), #807

When: Tuesday, July 28th, 11am~7pm
Wednesday, July 29th, 11am~7pm
Thursday, July 30th, 11am~7pm
Friday, July 31st, 11am~3pm

UPDATE: Photos from inside: here

{Image credit: Emm Kuo}

*MIZZY'S WEEKLY WARDROBE* Calypso St. Barth Woven Tote

A colorful striped woven basket tote from Calypso St. Barth. See how you can coordinate your wardrobe in 5 different ways with 1 item, under $100.

*SALE HUNT* Sophia Webster Final Markdowns

Anyone who fancies shoes from British footwear label Sophia Webster should check out their current online sale. Markdowns have now reached up to 70% off and there are plenty of the designer's signature designs still available. You can find Riko mules for $201 (originally $670), Lula wedge sandals for $123 (originally $410), Dionne sandals for $225 (originally $650), and Adele printed slip-on sneakers for under $100. The sale might end soon so you'll want to hurry if you don't want to miss out.

{Image credit: Sophia Webster}

Jul 26, 2015

*SUNDAY WINDOW SHOPPING* Madison Ave. (July '15)

Look everyone, Dolce & Gabbana is in full bloom! While walking along posh Madison Avenue, I stopped in front of the Italian brand's Upper East store and took notice of their giant flower sculpture. The oversized centerpiece made up of roses, daisies, and lilacs looked so colorful and showy, they were the perfect complement to the dresses in the window. In addition to Dolce & Gabbana, photos of other boutiques on Madison Ave await for you past the break.

Jul 24, 2015

Happy Weekend!

MIZHATTAN'S WEEKLY ROUNDUP

7/24
*FRIDAY FRUGAL FINDS* Out of Africa
*MIZDEAL* Extra Markdowns at Bergdorf, J.Crew, and More

7/23
*DEAL AT FIVE*
*SAMPLE SALE* Dream Weaver
*MIZGUIDE* Chic Summer Escape

7/22
*DEAL AT FIVE*
*Meet Dionysus: Gucci's New It Bag
*FAB AND GRAB*

7/21
*DEAL AT FIVE*
*SAMPLE SALE* It's Storytime!
*SALE HUNT* Nordstrom and The Outnet Online Sales

7/20
*DEAL AT FIVE*
*MIZZY'S WEEKLY WARDROBE* Saint James Striped Top
*SAMPLE SALE* Muléh

7/19
*SUNDAY WINDOW SHOPPING* Ralph Lauren (July '15)

{Image credit: Witchery}

*FRIDAY FRUGAL FINDS* Out of Africa

1. Lightweight camp shirt at J.Crew, $49.99
2. BCBG Max Azria aviator sunglasses at Nordstrom, $89
3. Stone washed fedora at Nordstrom, $22.80
4. Indego Africa sweetgrass bangles set of three at J.Crew, $19.50
5. Golden elephant wrap ring at Kate Spade, $68
6. Dolce & Gabbana Animalier Glow Bronzing Powder at Harrods, $67.85
7. Lyocell cargo shorts at H&M, $29.99
8. Animal print scarf at Mango, $12.49
9. Novelty hippo coin purse at Topshop, $15
10. Sequin wide zebra bangle at CUSP, $38
11. Leather strap sandals at Mango, $34.99
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