Rafe New York is holding their first ever sample sale today only. The accessories company founded in 1997 by Rafe Totengco is known for their unique collection of minaudière and clutch designs. Handcrafted in Philippines, Rafe’s bags retail as high as $700 but at the sample sale prices start at just $45 for accessories and $95 for clutches and bags.
I had a chance to check out the preview where the very helpful staffers were kind enough to walk me through the collection. The sale takes place inside the EverTrue Makeup Salon
so you also have an added bonus of taking advantage of the free brow shaping session. How cool is that?! But back to the bags 🙂 The minaudières are displayed on shelves and tables right as you enter the room. Prices start at $95 for Lizelle
minaudière and go up from there with average discounts of about 75% off retail. All items are labeled with individual price stickers. Among the styles I spotted were Bilbao
, and Lisa
. On a large table towards the back you can find a selection of leather bags priced at $195. Also available at the sale were smaller accessories like zip pouches and iPhone cases (older iPhone 4/5 only) as well as a selection of scarves priced at $45.
BOTTOM LINE: Remember the sale is today only so don’t miss your chance to own one of these gorgeous bags. Oh and don’t forget the complimentary brow shaping. Happy Shopping!
EverTrue Semi-Permanent Makeup Salon
37 West 20th St., Suite 1208
11am – 7pm