Disappointed in Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Redeem your shopping cred with seriously stylish handbags:
Be Inthavong and Steve Dumain have produced luxury bags with European craftmanship since 2004. They have been a favorite of every 'It' girl of the past few years (Katy Perry, Eva Longoria, etc.) Ready to grab some starlet style? Get thee to the Be & D sample sale right now...
When: Tuesday 11/30 - Friday 12/3, 9 AM - 7 PM, 9 AM - 5 PM
Where: 35 West 36th Street (between 5th and 6th ave) 10th floor
The Botkier sample sale is reputed to draw long lines in cold weather, so plan your shopping carefully. If you make it in, you will be rewarded with sexy, edgy bags to carry you through winter. If you're a great friend (of mine) you can shop here for holiday gifts too!
When: Friday, 12/3 - Sunday, 12/5, 11 AM - 8 PM, 12PM - 7 PM, 12 PM - 6 PM
Where: 421 West Broadway (between Broome Street and Prince Street)
The L.A.M.B. sample sale and Harajuku Lovers by Gwen Stefani embody the pop star's fun style. Kawaii, Ska, Fashionista or all of the above? I'm sure you have girlfriends who can't wait to unwrap these this season...
When: December 8 - 10, 8 AM - 8 PM, 10 AM - 8 PM, 8 AM - 6 PM
Where: 144 Fifth Avenue (between 19th and 20th street) 2nd Floor
In Los Angeles and San Francisco:
Rebecca Minkoff has been travelling around to different cities for trunk shows, offering fabulous sales in NY, online now on the West Coast. You could say she's the handbag version of Santa (ok, maybe not). Either way, grab your favorite 'Mac' or famous Morning After Bag.
When in LA: Friday, 12/3 - Sunday 12/5
Where in LA: 8211 West 3rd Street
When in SF: Saturday, 12/4
Where in SF: 111 Minna Street (by the Montgomery Bart Station)
Not on either coast?
Check out Kate Spade and Matt & Nat on Wesdnesday 12/1 on GILT.com