With my husband off from work, I ditched the kids yesterday to hit the City for some hard core fashion hunting. I started bright and early with Prabal Gurung who opened at 8am. I also hit Nanette Lepore, Mickey London, Modo Eyewear and the Mahna Mahna showroom sale.
If you can fit a size 2-6 then you need to run to Prabal right now. Prices were amazing! With exception of a couple small racks of special pieces, everything is under $100! Tees are $25, sweaters are $50, blouses, skirts and pants are $75, jackets/coats are $95 and dresses are $100. Because the sale was empty when I arrived I causally perused the dresses, coats and tried on a bunch of stuff. I did notice the $25 box but left it alone. Big mistake. By the time I finished trying on, another woman totally decimated that box. Drat. Such a rookie mistake.
Let's take a peek inside. Lots of colorful, special pieces. This was my kinda sale. I loved that there was no upcharge for leather or embellished goods (with exception of pieces on a couple racks).
I couldn't believe nobody was checking out the coats. They were all a little snug or that orange asymmetrical one would have been mine.
So many beautiful dresses. By the time I went to take pics, most of the amazing ones were snapped up.
These were the racks that were specially priced. I believe they were more current or production pieces - everything here was individually tagged. I don't remember seeing anything over $250 (but don't quote me on that LOL).
Linking up some of the pieces (and similar) that I saw inside.
247 W 37th Street, Suite 1501
My next stop was Nanette Lepore a couple blocks away. I think I was there for a total of 10 minutes. Shopping there felt like exploring a flea market. They were clearing out lots of vintage pieces (that they must have used for inspiration) and let's just say my allergies went nuts. Sample prices were high (production even higher, see pricelist) - but I was informed that later in the day that they lowered prices. I didn't want to waste time so I just snapped a few pics with my cell. Best deals were the vintage belts, hats and shoes for $5, and vintage bags for $10-40.
I was tempted by these yellow sandals which I believe were $45 but they weren't so comfortable.
After Prabal, it was going to take a lot to impress me...and I was not impressed. I heard last sale so really good which is why I was even more disappointed.
Linking up a few pieces I saw inside:
225 W 35th Street, 17th floor
I walked back up a few blocks to Micky London and walked out in less than a minute. I was hoping for some cute kaftan dresses on the cheap but there was nothing left and they said they weren't restocking anymore. Skip.
6/01-6/30, Mon-Fri 10am-5pm (closed Sat-Sun)
231 W 39th Street, Suite 202
I arrived a little early for MODO eyewear and they graciously let me in :) Good news is this time they're limiting you to 10 items to thwart resellers who hoarded at previous sales. If you really need more than 10 pairs of glasses then bring a friend LOL. All frames are just $20, cash only! It's a pretty amazing sale because some of the frames retail for $300-400! I spotted Derek Lam, Eco, Modo, Jason Wu, 7 for all Mankind and more.
Last sale I attended I walked out empty handed. I'm pretty particular with frames but this time I was not leaving without a pair. After an hour of editing I snagged a pair of Jason Wu Brigette. They were a little loose so I popped into a glasses store and had them adjust them for me.
If you want some cute glasses on the cheap - head downtown ASAP!
594 Broadway Suite 801
Last sale of my day was Mahna Mahna, a showroom that rents clothing to celebrities and stylists, was clearing out older inventory. By the time I got there on the second day, it was pretty much a ghost town. Despite restocking, that place was hit hard from what I hear. My friends who went boasted of $50 designer shoes and dresses. Not much left period and cheap stuff is pretty much gone. Took a couple snaps with my phone and decided to call it a day.
Next time I'll try to go first day for this one...
6/20-6/30, Mon-Fri 11am-8pm (closed Sat-Sun)
84 Wooster Street, #304
Sorry I didn't get this up yesterday. My allergies went nuts and I'm a little under the weather. I'm so congested I can't even think straight.
Wanted to give you a heads up for the Dannijo sale Thursday night! You can read some of my sale reports here and here.
If I'm feeling better I'll see you there :)
433 West 14th Street, #2F
On a final note, do you think I need to bring my camera when I shop? I used my phone for Mahna Mahna & Nanette Lepore and it's really not so bad. You can see a difference but it would make my bag oh so much lighter. What do you think?