Two days this week I have walked the streets of NYC as I was hopping from sample sale to sample sale. Thus, I did not attend any one set event this week to write about, but I did want to tell of my sample sale journeys as I saw some great deals and I did make a purchase or 2 myself!
First though, I must tell of a special find as I was out today. I had just left the sample sale for Mara Hoffman and I noticed the sign for EMc2. I knew immediately that this was the boutique for Emmett McCarthy, who was on Project Runway a few seasons back. I loved him on that show and I thought, well I at least can stop by and drop off my card and maybe he would contact me. I was so surprised that he was there and we chatted for quite some time. It is always great making new friends while running around NYC!! I was also happy for some great goodies I found at his shop, Tim Gunn memorabilia, yay!!
So while most of the sample sales I am writing about will be over soon, I can make mention that Emmett is having a major sale himself running throughout the rest of June!! You should definitely make a point to stop by 240 Elizabeth Street if you are in that area!! He has pieces going for $50 and up. This would be a great time to find some truly unique pieces from a great talent.
As far as sample sales, I probably went to 10 on Wednesday and then about 4 today, Friday. A few have ended, but many are ending after this weekend. Of course there are several starting next week so do not fear! Please check out my Events page for all of those details! My point here is that if you like a brand, get to these sales because I guarantee you will find some great deals. I have not really experienced any long waits or lines. I did try a few things on today at Alice & Olivia’s sale and the dressing room area was a bit crowded. However, all of the fellow shoppers were very friendly and I tell you, when girls see sample sales and want to try stuff on, they really become open and not shy at all!! The staff at the events have also been great so that has been a plus as well.
My best find was of course on my 2nd go to for the Alice and Olivia sale. It has always been a dream of mine to own a dress from them and today I made that purchase! To get such a smoking hot leather dress, originally priced at $1000 for like a 1/10 of that price is CRAZY!! There were 2 locations, but now its down to just 1. The Soho spot will be open until Sunday and is located at 72 Greene Street. I say get there ASAP as prices have already been slashed once, but they have such a huge selection still so I can easily see another big slash happening! Nothing is over $200 from what I saw today.
Another great purchase I found was at Nanette Lepore. It was just a simple pair of black rainboots, but $30, wow! I also got a great Nanette Lepore tote with the purchase so that was an added plus. This sale unfortunately is over, but again there are so many coming up that there is still time!!
So its the sale and discount season and I urge NYC shoppers to get out there and find some great deals. The big ones for next week-J.Crew, nOir, Rachel Zoe, Cynthia Rowley, & more so again, visit my Events page.
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