Sunday, November 19, 2017

Housing Works Fashion for Action 2017

On Thursday, November 16th, I attended the Housing Works Fashion for Action benefit and VIP hour, at the Housing Works flagship shop in Chelsea. Guests sipped cocktails and shopped nearly $2 million in donated merchandise, all marked 50-70% off retail. 

Co-chairs included Patricia Field, Eric Javits, Alex Olson and Todd Snyder, with hosts Mickey Boardman and Bevy Smith. Closet Curators included Preston Konrad, Natalie Kates, Iskra Lawrence, Mia Moretti, Alex Olson, Luanna Perex-Garreaud, Todd Snyder and Mara Hoffman. 

There was an incredible amount of brands and deals, including Opening Ceremony, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Rachel Zoe and United Nude, with a lot of price points spotted at $35, $65 and $125. Shopping was arranged by designer, making it easier to find your favorite brands, and the Housing Works staff was on hand and extremely helpful. I was excited to have gotten a Golden Goose Deluxe Brand orange silk top for $35 and Design Lab sequin leggings for $15! For making any purchase, shoppers also received a free aerie beanie hat with removable pom. 

As with the start of any sale, it's always better to get there early to get the best selection. By the time I got there, a half hour after the VIP hour had started, the shopping party was well in full swing, and it got more and more crowded within the hour. This was my first Fashion for Action event I have attended and I definitely can't wait for the next one!

DJ Louie XIV

- Kim Weling

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Gilt Sample Sale Recap & Shopping Haul

Last Friday, November 10th, I attended the VIP session of the Gilt Sample Sale at The Altman Building in NYC. It's been well over a year since I've attended this sale - the last time I went was April 2016. One thing is for sure - I've never left this sale empty handed. The best deals and finds are happen when you have first pick and unfortunately I made it to the sale a half hour late. I also was shocked to learn that everything at the sale was an additional 50% off the ticketed price! They were practically giving away items! 

Check out my shopping haul below. I really wish I had found a pair of shoes in my size. I saw a pair of Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots that would have been $120 (I think the MSRP was $695). There was also a pair of Isabel Marant Rowi ankle boots on sale for $150 (MSRP $790). I'm hoping they do the 50% off sale at the next Gilt NYC sale (or even Brooklyn - I would trek over there for that!). I heard by Sunday, everything was 60% off the ticketed price!

Rebecca Taylor 
MSRP: $295
Sale Price: $29.50

Free People Ruffle Pintuck Blouse
MSRP: $118
Sale Price: $19.50

Superfine Abstract Tank Dress
MSRP: $115
Sale Price: $9.50

Splendid Faux Leather Panel Legging
MSRP: $99.00
Sale Price: $9.50

- Kim Weling

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Marc Jacobs Sample Sale - 11/15 - 11/19/17

Marc Jacobs Sample Sale
Up to 85% off men's and women's RTW & accessories, plus Little Marc and special items

Wed-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: 10am-5pm

260 Sample Sale
150 Greene Street, New York, NY 10012

Elie Tahari LA Sample Sale - 11/15 - 11/19/17

Elie Tahari LA Sample Sale
Up to 70% off women's apparel and accessories

Wed: 9am-8pm
Thur-Sat: 10am-8pm
Sun: 10am-8pm

260 Sample Sale
265 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90210

Armani Sample Sale - Last Day & Final Reductions - 11/15/17

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Nest Fragrances + Assouline Sample Sale - 11/14 - 11/18/17

Nest Fragrances & Assouline Sample Sale

About the Brand: Nest Fragrances
"Nest Fragrances is a leading lifestyle fragrances brand offering a variety of exceptional personal care, home fragrance and fine fragrance collections."

About the Brand: Assouline
"We created this company to be the first luxury brand on culture. We wanted to supply everything for a contemporary library; we started working with top perfumers for scented candles, with goyard for a book trunk, with chanel on a quilted leather slipcase, and so on. We are expanding the Assouline lifestyle brand in stores in the most important cities of the world."

260 Fifth Avenue
(​Btwn 28th & 29th Street)
NYC NY 10001
​W/R T​rain to 28th St.
6 T​rain to 28th St

November 14th - November 18th
Tuesday : 10am-8pm
Wednesday-Saturday : 10am-7pm

GANT Sample Sale - 11/14 - 11/22/17

Gant Sample Sale 
Men's & Women's clothing and accessories up to 75% off

151 Wooster Street
(​Btwn Houston & Prince Street)
NYC NY 10012
​W/R T​rain to Prince St.
C/E T​rain to Spring St
B/D/F/M T​rain to Broadway/Lafayette

 November 14th - November 22nd
Tuesday : 10am-8pm
Wednesday-Wednesday : 10am-7pm