My computer crashed while I was writing so I'm going to try to finish up on my iPad - I'll add more tomorrow - or as soon as I get it working again.
I woke up at 5AM so I could meet up with Shira of A Sequin Love Affair to hit the Phillip Lim sample sale. Last year wasn't too exciting but I needed a day out with the girls :) Unfortunately my 20 minute commute into the City turned into an hour and a half (the George Washington Bridge was literally a parking lot) and instead of arriving a half hour early, I was late. Shira made it in on time but walked out empty handed. I met up with my friend V and we went hunting for deals :)
Be prepared for long lines. They were insane. This is what it looked like just as I was leaving, before they opened to the public. The line spanned the entire block. Insane.
Warning: prices are high. They didn't allow photography so I can't post the few pics I took before they shut me down. They wouldn't even let me take a pic of the price list so I'm gonna give you the highlights. All shoes are $100. Many of them were used but they had tons of new ones too. V got a brand new pair of black booties. I would start there (in the back) before heading to the bags. You have to wait in line to see the bags and they started at $75 for small wallets, $100 for larger ones, $150 for clutches, $200 for small bags, $300 for medium and topping out at $450 for large. I was lucky enough to be there when they replenished so I snapped up my $825 Pashli Mini Messenger for $200 - and V got this super cute $725 Colorblock Mini Pashli Satchel, also for $200.
We admired several clutches/pouches for $150 but nothing was iconic enough to justify the money (especially after all the money we spent at Jimmy Choo).
I almost got this $495 Pashli Small Clutch for $150 but I liked my crossbody for $200 so much more.
Now for clothing. It was a mix of samples and stock - for both men and women. Gorgeous leather jackets were $550, Shearling was $900...no great deals to be had. I admired a few dresses thinking they would be $175. Wrong! Turned out they were considered cocktail dresses and priced at a whopping $400 each. No thanks, I'm good with my Target/Phillip Lim dress that I scored for $11 last year. I found a cute top and thought it was $100. Wrong! Turns out it was leather and $350. I gave up and headed over to the $50 belts. Didn't buy any of those either. I finally just stopped looking at the clothing. Too upsetting.
Here is the complete price list:
|SHEARLING COATS||$ 900.00|
|FUR COATS||$ 600.00|
|LEATHER JACKET||$ 550.00|
|FUR VEST||$ 350.00|
|TRENCH COATS||$ 250.00|
|JACKETS (WOOL/COTTON/DENIM/SILK)||$ 175.00|
|LONG SLEEVE||$ 150.00|
|SHORT SLEEVE/SLEEVELESS/TANKS||$ 100.00|
|ALL OTHER||$ 150.00|
|LEATHER/SEQUIN SKIRTS/PANTS||$ 350.00|
|EVENING GOWNS||$ 500.00|
|COCKTAIL DRESSES||$ 400.00|
|SWEATER/T-SHIRT/DAY DRESS||$ 175.00|
|TRENCH COATS||$ 400.00|
|WOOL COATS/JACKETS||$ 300.00|
|COTTON JACKETS||$ 250.00|
|DENIM JACKETS||$ 200.00|
|LONG SLEEVE/SHORT SLEEVE||$ 100.00|
|LONG SLEEVE/SHORT SLEEVE/TANK||$ 50.00|
|ALL SWEATER/CARDIGAN||$ 150.00|
|BAGS (LARGE)||$ 450.00|
|BAGS (MEDIUM)||$ 300.00|
|BAGS (SMALL)||$ 200.00|
|LARGE WALLET||$ 100.00|
|SMALL WALLET||$ 75.00|
|FUR SCARVES||$ 150.00|
|FUR GLOVES||$ 100.00|
On the way out I smacked my head on a table (don't ask) and now I have a huge lump in the middle of my forehead that actually matches my new bag LOL. The good news is that the sale is on thru Friday and if they have markdowns it could be worth the trip. I'll be sure to give you guys the heads up if I hear anything :)
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Hours: W 9-8, Th-F 10-7
After a quick stop at the Rack (uneventful) I decided we were going to get into the Balenciaga sample sale. Last year V was turned away for not being on the list but I was feeling brave and it was the last day in the last hours so the odds were in our favor...and we got in! The bad news is that they asked that I don't share anything on social media. I will say that my 8 year old daughter now owns her very own Balenciaga First bag and if you see something new in my feed you know where I got it :)