When the Jimmy Choo sample sale popped up I quickly assessed what my must-haves would be. Jeweled booties were at the top of my list and once again I walked away Choo-less. No worries, I still managed to score some other killer deals and a couple extras for my lovelies :)
Let's start with my look;
- Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, 90% off at Century 21, $8 (retail $145)
- Earrings: Av Max NYC, sample sale, $4 (retail $45)
- Dress: H&M, clearance rack, $3 (retail $49.95 I think - may have been more)
- Jeans: Chip Foster, Nordstrom Rack $19.98 (retail $220)
- Bracelet: House of Harlow 1960 gold textured cuff, rent the runway sample sale, $17 (retail $85)
- Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim medium Pashli, Nordstrom Rack, $160 after using some Nordstrom Notes (retail $895)
- Shoes: LK Bennett Florete, sample sale, $20 (retail $305)
I do confess that I changed into my Crocs for the sale because the yellow was too noticeable and I did not want to be thrown out of Choo again. I'm still not sure what happened last time (they said I was there too long???) but I was determined to fly under the radar and stay till the end.
I first walked in at 2 pm because they were scheduled to close at 4. Typically they start discounting in the last couple hours. However I was thrown a curveball - I saw a model considering a pair of sky high knee boots so I pulled her aside and told her that they would be cutting prices any minute because they always cut prices two hours before close. She informed me that they extended closing until 6!!!! GAMECHANGER! I slowly put back all my finds and walked out the door. I was so frustrated because I became emotionally attached to those items and there was no way I would find everything later on.
After a small hiatus and impromptu photoshoot with fellow bargainista, the Fashion Sherlock (thanks again for shooting me with my new Nikon!) we returned a couple minutes too late. Price cuts were in effect! We quickly scrambled to reclaim our goods. Too bad that model didn't come back because her $375 boots got slashed to $200. In the end, bags were mostly $250 (some smaller ones were $200) and they had a $50 upcharge for exotic skins. Ladies shoes were $100-200, men's were $100-150 and belts and scarves were $25.
I didn't take any pics from inside the sale but honestly it was the same stuff from previous years but more beat up and even less of a selection. You can look at a previous report here.
I did manage to find some of the pieces I put down including;
The Bella (retail $785) and Bonnie (retail $880) belts. They were cut from $50 to $25 each. I mistakenly grabbed the thinner one in a size too big. So stay tuned for extras in my next blog sale.
I still have not worn my Candy clutch from last year but I figured I'd try again. In retrospect I probably should have tried for a Sweetie clutch which is the longer version of the Candy. Found the limited edition Hawaii clutch (retail $995) for $200 after being cut from $250.
My piece de resistance was this violet Charm satin clutch that's fully strassed in Swarovski crystals. After extensive googling I found it online (but sold out) for 2,295 Euro which is around $2,600 right now. I got it for $250 after being slashed from $350.
I first spotted this pouch on the small leather goods table for $100 even though it had a green tag for $200. The woman said the cashier should talk to her if there is a problem. I later found it again mixed in with the $200 bags and snapped it up thinking it would $50. When checking out they tried to charge me $200 so I spotted the woman and she told them $50 - and they marked it as a SLG (small leather good) but when I went to the line to pay (they had two lines, one to tally and one to pay) it came up $25 for SLGs!!! I love my satin pouch oh so much more for $25! I believe it's the Zena pouch but can't find this exact bag google. Looks like it's from their Spring 2015 collection and I found the similar fold-over version, called the Nyla floral jacquard clutch that retailed for 315 Euro (about $350+). It's exactly what I was looking for and I have a bunch of pieces to coordinate in this neon yellow :)
That's it. I'm still kicking myself for not grabbing some $100 shoes but everything I wanted was $200 and looked worn or I couldn't walk in them. Next time.
I'm linking a few of my pieces (or similar) here to shop my look and finds :)
I've been KILLING IT at the Rack - stay tuned for that post :) I have a busy couple of weeks coming up so I'll have lots of adventures and outfits to share! And yes, blog sale is in the works...