Anna Sui Sample Sale

At yesterday’s Anna Sui sample sale
West 38th Street
I love all sample sales
even when the clothing
has no relationship to mine
down jackets, for instance
I still just look
because it’s the looking
I go for.
At yesterday’s Anna Sui sample sale
I found a pair of gold shoes
marked $1,000. They were $30. Take a picture
of the price tag and text it to your husband
said the man working there.
Why would I do that? I asked him.
He will want to know
how much money he saved.
It’s my money I said. And how
do you know I have a husband
anyway? You people are crazy he said.
You shoppers. Nothing you do
makes sense. And then he smiled at me.
And I bought the gold shoes.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. My mother, Vera, was the first person to take me to a sample sale. I was 15 and about to leave for boarding school. She didn’t call it a sample sale, just said “The clothes you’re wearing will never do. And the clothes they make will look great on you. Remember, Jules, wherever you go you are our ambassador.”

    Joe B.

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