I shared my first day finds from Rebecca Minkoff here but this is what I found when I went back for more :)
I love buying small designer bags for Bat Mitzvah girls. I scored the cutest hot pink Marc Jacobs at the Rack for my next door neighbor and I smile every time I see her wear it. When I saw this mini MAC crossbody for $15 (RV $195) on the sample table I snapped it up. It has a couple marks on the flap, but I knew it would be perfect for my niece, C. That combined with all the A.V. Max jewelry I let her pick out at the sample sale preview (sale started today!) and I think it was the perfect gift for a 12 year old...I know I would have killed for a RM bag and some pretty bling at her age.
I attached the $5 (retail $45) purple tassel key ring to the bag for the pic but I didn't end up giving it to her. I think one of my girls swiped it LOL.
Couldn't resist grabbing the matching necklace (RV $108).
Earth Eclectic Fringe Chandelier Earrings (RV $68).
Crystal three triangle drop earrings (RV $38) and multi row bracelet (RV $78).
Sample clothing was just $20 and they brought out a bunch while I was there. I'm guessing that something like this would have probably retailed for at least $600. Most pieces were unfinished or in pretty rough condition. This wool coat looked like it had potential so I took it home to see what I could do with it. Note all the safety pins and unfinished seams.
Last but not least my $5 (RV $150) tassel sandals. There's a little bit of drama behind these babies. When they dumped a bin on the sample table I quickly snapped up what I could - including one of these cuties. For some reason all the other sandals were size 7 and this was the only 9. I couldn't find the mate...until it turned up in the hands of another shopper. She saw that I had a few things and insisted I hand it over to her because the other pair she held was not her size. I'm sure you can imagine how that went over with me. First of all, I had been there for over two hours so of course I had a few items in my bag. Second, um...no. Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty generous at sample sales. Many a time I've handed coveted pieces over to strangers. I immediately went to the Rebecca Minkoff rep and explained the situation. The other girl went to check out and I saw her pointing at me from across the room. In fairness, the rep took back both shoes. All I know is about an hour later they turned up back on the sample table and this time they were mine. So the lesson is I will fight you for a good tassel. You have been warned.
And now for my Rebecca Taylor haul - these pieces were from her recent showroom sale. Check out my $395 booties that I scored for 20 bucks a pop!
These $10 damages are epic. I was pretty much the first one to dig thru the box and I'm still sore that they charged me $10 a piece when they told me $5 when I first got there. I edited down a little, which I regret because anything usable in that box was really a no-brainer.
This cashmere cardi has a couple tiny holes by the back neckline. I'll just sew them up and have a new $400 sweater in my closet.
My daughter has already stolen my $295 white stitched square embroidered top to wear for her Frida Kahlo project for school. It has a couple barely noticeable stains on the front. Should oxy out. So pretty.
This $425 silk chevron embroidered silk blouse has a few stains which I'm gonna try to oxy them out too.
My $595 leopard print dress seems fine. Not sure why it was in the damage bin. I'm still waiting to find the hidden tear/hole.
My $550 Mystic Garden chiffon dress has a tear in the back which should be able to get stitched up.
I saw a few of these $795 ruffle trim tunic dresses - all damaged. They were all torn in the same place because the mirrored panels are so heavy and it was a mistake to attach them to the dress by an open weave - it should have been reinforced. I chose a dress that's only torn in the back. I currently have mine at the tailor - hopefully she can save this beauty.
You know I love a midi! A new zipper and my $650 dress is as good as new :)
I love my $450 Marrakech paisley dress. I actually just shot some photos in it. It came with safety pins in it by the shoulder so I kept it pinned for my pics but I need to bring it to the tailor.
I did get a few other pieces but they're at the tailor getting fixed at the moment. I'm sure you'll see me wearing them sometime soon. And yes, I really did get all these for just $10 each!
Linking up some of these pieces should you need them too :)
What's your favorite find here? So hard for me to choose - it's like asking me which of my kids I like the best...