Yesterday I headed into the City to check out the Lionette NY sample sale. I had missed the VIP for DVF the day before (it opened just as my kids were getting on their school bus and DH was still in California) so I decided to check that sale out as well. My first stop was Lionette - where I always find a special piece or two. Lionette is not one of my cheaper jewelry sales (like Eddie Borgo or A.V. Max - which is coming up again!) but they always have $20/$50/$100 boxes worth checking out.
When you walk in you're greeted by a beautiful display wall where everything is 40% off retail. If you're a super-fan that's already an amazing deal. Personally, I always head to the right, where you'll find the discount boxes :)
In the $20 bowl I saw a few Nadine rings, basic neck chains and other odds and ends. Most of these pieces retailed for about $100.
The $50 box mostly had ornate hair pieces (pretty much same as last time) which I passed on again.
The $100 box is full of temptations. Lots of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. I always peek in and get in trouble LOL.
Here are my picks that I shared on Insta. The bracelet, middle earrings and necklace were $100, the earrings on the left (the Eiffel) were $50, the rings were all $20, as were the small necklaces towards the top. Because I didn't want to spend almost $500, I edited down to the Gizele necklace on the right (RV $420), the double Ashley ring (RV $135), and the Kip ring in white (RV $135). I also grabbed one of the very pretty white tiny donut necklaces for a friend - I was told they were made specially for the sale but would retail for about $100).
Now a look at the wall. I always admire their bracelets. If any one the larger ones ever turn up in the discount box I'll be grabbing one.
I adore their ear jackets - too bad I lost one of mine. They're just so comfortable that I forgot I was wearing them and neglected to check my ears while I was dancing...
I chatted with Vanessa Lee of Lionette and she said the major trend in jewelry right now is chokers. I haven't worn any since the 90s so I tried on a couple but they just don't suit me anymore. I'm linking up a few pieces I saw so you can get an idea of retail pricing.
Today is the last day of the sale. If you stop by tell them I sent you :)
307 W 38th Street, #805
After Lionette, I walked down to check out the DVF sale. After hearing everyone complain about prices and selection, I wanted to see if there was anything worth buying. During the VIP there was an uproar because they misprinted the list and increased wrap dresses from $100 to $125 (as you can see here from the original price list). I heard they didn't get many samples, (mostly sweaters) but I didn't see a single one left.
I walked through the dresses, all $100-$150, and I saw lots of the dresses that I've seen in the Rack for less.
I thought this suede wrap dress was worth the splurge at $250. So 70s!
Leather skirt, also $250.
Fur/shearling coat for $250.
There were some beautiful swim cover-ups mixed in with the gowns - all $150. Personally, I thought all the unlined cover-ups should have been priced less.
This $150 beaded one really jumped out at me - at least this one had a slip.
Sweaters were all $50 - this one caught my eye.
They had bins of accessories to dig thru for $5-40.
They had run out of swim bottoms and only had tops left LOL. It seemed steep for $40 a piece anyway.
Scarves were $40 which wasn't too bad.
Taking pics was challenging because it was a madhouse. Shoes for $40 was also a pretty good deal. I didn't buy any because they're cute but nothing amazing. I have better.
Bags were $75-100. My favorite was that red fringed number I posted up top. These $75 clutches came in a rainbow of colors.
All jewelry was $30.
I'm linking a few pieces I spotted...
Sale is on thru Sunday - I'd check in for discounts on the weekend :)
Diane von Furstenberg
5/31-6/5, Tue 11 am-8pm, Wed-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-4pm
260 Fifth Avenue
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Lots going on this weekend! My niece is having her Bat Mitzvah party and I still don't know what I'm wearing. I'm headed back to the City to hunt for my dress! Wish me luck :)