It was about a year ago that I read another Rack had a designer sale and I saw pictures of Chanel and Prada and I got excited and started a campaign to bring the event to NJ. When I got word it was finally coming, but it was going to be only womenswear, I wasn't too excited. As you know, I'm all about the accessories.
Pre-sale started Tuesday morning at 9 AM and of course someone had to break down in the carpool line at school. I got there 15 minutes late and hopefully I didn't miss much. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised at the pricing. I was sure everything was going to be $500 and overpriced - but there are deals hiding in those amazing racks! They set up a beautiful tented designer area and alphabetized the racks by designer.
Let's start with my best deal of the day :)
|Thakoon blazer 99% off! The cut is TDF :)|
|10 bucks baby!|
And that's just the beginning - here are more favorites :)
|Burberry Milly dress retail $995 - I got it for $149.25!!!|
I've wanted a Herve Leger bandage dress for a while and promised myself one as soon as I lost weight. It was more than I wanted to spend but the color and cut was perfect.
|Herve Leger 68% off|
|Pucci dress 91% off!|
|Pucci for $99.90!|
|Jay Godfrey Calhoun sleeveless knit sheath dress retail $285, I paid $42.75|
I actually went back today because I FINALLY got my new camera and I wanted to take it for a test drive. I got a Panasonic Lumix at my sister's recommendation and so far so good. I have to take some time to learn all the buttons and stuff but it was easy enough to snap a few pics on the automatic settings.
I got myself this 85% off Tracy Reese (love her!) dress yesterday and they still had a few left :)
|Cute corset-like lace up back detail.|
|Who can say no to a Tracy Reese dress for $50 bucks?|
I took some pictures of some deals that wouldn't work for me or my close friends...
|Less than $20!|
They had as bunch of Herve Leger left but most were $400-600. I made my friend S try on this beauty but it was a little more than she wanted to spend.
|Still a few Herve Leger pieces left if you're interested...|
|I also spotted this Rachel Zoe sequin wrap skirt for less than $30!|
|Love me some Missoni!|
|80% off for $164!|
|Isabel Marant - I saw someone grabbing this to try it on so it may not be there anymore...|
|Helmut Lang 85% off|
|Pretty sure this is is Roberto Cavalli - love the vibrant colors!|
It was supposed to end tomorrow, Thursday the 27th but I spoke to the manager and she said she's extending it thru Saturday! If you live in the NY/NJ area it's worth checking it out. Remember, no tax on clothing in NJ!!!
I was tipped off about another thrift store 20 minutes from me so I looked it up and they were having a $.99 sale! I'm always looking for a new place to shop so I had to check it out :)
I got there at noon so I missed two hours of anything that might have been good. I didn't expect to find designers - I usually look for interesting vintage pieces at places like this. I'm not sure I need to go back to this place again as most of the stuff looked like things that were donated for a reason. I did see several people checking out with multiple garbage bags of stuff so maybe I'll try again one more time.
I found a few things, nothing too exciting, but everything was less than $1 :)
|NWT Laundry dress|
|$.99 cute heels for my friend S or my niece M - whoever fits them...|
After the Rack and my quick thrift trip, I popped into Loehmann's as it was their last day and I wanted to say my goodbyes :)
|90% off was worth a peek!|
|Unfortunately this was just about all they had left LOL.|
Luckily Century 21 is still here! I've adored that store since my FIT college days and I have to say, it has yet to disappoint! I keep going back and finding more and more 90% off items hiding :)
Here are a few more from this week...
I'm a sucker for designer rainboots - I have a collection LOL.
|$9 Marc Jacobs rainboots - really comfortable!|
|Casadei heels - a full size to big but for $28 I'll pad them :)|
|LK Bennet booties $18 - found a second pair for my friend S!|
|More cheap $2-3 kids shoes and ANOTHER pair of $10 Uggs!!!|
Be sure to check out the designer event at Nordstrom Rack in Paramus NJ - totally worth the trip! Better yet, tell them Shoppinggal sent you - yeah, they know me there :) You can always visit Century 21 next door and see if you can find any 90% off goodies too!