Above The Fray: Sample Sale Throwdown, Handbag Edition Part 2


As promised, we bring you an update on this week’s stellar handbag sample sale lineup. Yesterday, we said run to Rafe, stroll to Lauren Merkin, and just nix Hayden-Hartnett entirely. Today’s contender is Botkier, the high-end designer renowned for buttery soft leather bags and a major sample sale following.

We have to admit, we don’t really get die-hard Botkier enthusiasts. As reported earlier, there were around 70 shivering women in line by the time the doors swung open at 10am – and those at the front had been outside as early as 8:45am! Why, ladies?! The plush leather bags are lovely but do not substantiate hypothermia…or the $200-400 discounted prices. We browsed the selection and say save your cash and freezing toes. Head to Rafe instead.