I wore my new Elizabeth and James $50 dress from the sample sale the other day with my Noir Rockstuds from the Rack. I wasn't too sure about this dress because I tend to buy boxier (and less flattering) pieces when I put on a few pounds but I got just as many compliments from strangers on the dress as the shoes so I'm feeling much better about my purchase. I actually wore it with my new Gap denim jacket ($8 from the recent Gap glitch) and new penny Stuart Weitzman boots in the morning, but by the end of the day it warmed up and I had to strip down.
So let me give you a quick tutorial on how to shop a Rack opening. First you head to the accessories. I asked if they had any designer bags (didn't) so I headed to the sunglasses to look for Prada Baroques. They had a decent selection of Prada, Burberry, and Valentino but the closest things they had to Baroques was the white and black pair in the front, second from on the right. Not worth $100 for those IMO, so I grabbed another crazy pair of Pradas and Valentinos and moved on.
Quick pit stop at clearance accessories. Grabbed a couple $20-25 Kendra Scott pieces.
Spotted this super cute #nordygirl Rebecca Minkoff pouch for $35 - if it was cheaper or not baby pink (gets dirty easily) it would have been mine.
I also usually check cosmetics - at the Brooklyn opening they had Laura Mercier lipglosses for $6 so I grabbed a few. Wayne had the standard assortment of Stila, Urban Decay, NYX, etc.
I did run upstairs to shoes but they didn't have any high end designer pieces so I skimmed men's (grabbed a Burberry jacket for $200) and headed back to women's clothing. I noticed a couple racks marked $19.97 - one for Sam Edelman and one for BCBG. Both worth a look!
Next stop women's clearance. They actually had a pretty large section in the back of ladies pieces. Clearance dresses were in the dress section (found a $5 Tahari dress for my sister).
Not much in the way of designer - which is why I shop the Rack. They had a little DVF and Burberry for women in the front of the store. I complained to anyone who would listen that they needed more designer at that location LOL. They do have a home and kids section (upstairs) at this location but they didn't have a single boys item on clearance, just one rack for girls and another for babies. Right now I need some dress shirts for my son and I was counting on buying some there.
Grand opening is on Thursday, October 22nd at 8am. They usually have treats and raffles for giftcards in the morning and I was informed they will get another shipment and restock for the opening.
I'll be sure to share my finds on Instagram and in future blog posts :)
If you go, good luck and happy shopping!