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

NOVEMBER 15TH - NOVEMBER 19TH
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

NOVEMBER 15TH - NOVEMBER 19TH
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

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

SK-II and Cate Blanchett Launch the Facial Treatment Essence Change Destiny Limited Edition Series in NYC


On October 12th, SK-II Global Brand Ambassador Cate Blanchett hosted the launch of the Facial Treatment Essence Change Destiny Limited Edition Series at Industria in New York City. The new launch encourages all of us to make a unique statement of our own. The limited-edition all-white bottles feature three unique Change Destiny mantras - "Be the Person You DECIDE to be", "CHANGE is in All of Us" and "DESTINY is a Matter of Choice."

In the spirit of celebrating individual choices, SK-II encourages women to declare their statement with the bottle that best speaks to them, using the hashtag #YourStatementYourBottle on social media. 

Cate Blanchett comments "It was an honor to unveil what I believe is the most dramatic makeover yet, the new SK-II Change Destiny Limited Edition bottles dedicated to women who define their own destinies. The idea that each of us has the power to shape our own path is one that I have embraced personally and professionally."

The new SK-II Facial Treatment Essence - Change Destiny Limited Edition series is now available exclusively at Sephora and Sephora.com for $229. 









 I was so excited to meet with Cate! Cate plays Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, which just opened in theaters on Friday. I definitely recommend going to see it - she plays a great villain! The movie has a lot of laughs and action - everything you would expect from a Marvel blockbuster. 

Photos courtesy of SK-II

- Kim Weling

Paul Smith Sample Sale Extended through November 11th with Further Reductions


260 Sample Sale
Men's & Women's clothing, shoes, and accessories.
New and vintage books, homeware, gifts,
and collectables.

Paul Smith
“Paul Smith is a British fashion designer and businessman. His business
and reputation is founded upon his men’s fashion with a special focus on
tailoring.“

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 5 - November 11th
Tuesday : 9am-8pm
Wednesday-Saturday : 10am-8pm
Sunday : 10am-4pm



Bandier + S'well Sample Sale - 11/7 - 11/12/17



Bandier & S'well Sample Sale 

About the Brand: Bandier
"Bandier is the first luxury fashion, fitness, and music boutique. With meticulously curated collection of the most fashion forward luxury fitness designers in the world, brands represented include Koral, Nike, Varley, Beyond Yoga and more!"

About the Brand: S'well
"S'well envisions a world uncluttered by plastic bottles needlessly wasted, tossed away and polluting our planet. We envision a world where every human being has access to fresh drinking water."

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

November 7th - November 12th
Tuesday : 9am-8pm
Wednesday-Thursday : 10am-8pm
Friday-Saturday : 10am-7pm
Sunday : 10am-4pm


3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale - 11/7 - 11/12/17


3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale 
Women's and men's ready-to-wear, accessories and shoe collections at far below retail prices

About the Brand: 3.1 Phillip Lim
"3.1 Phillip Lim provides beautiful everyday classics accented with a touch of madness. The result - cool, easy, chic looks for men and women that embody youthful elegance and personal style."

150 Greene 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 7th - November 12th
Tuesday : 1pm-8pm
Wednesday-Saturday : 10am-7pm
Sunday : 11am-5pm




Wednesday, November 1, 2017

RSVP for the Nordstrom Garden State Plaza Beauty Trend Show - 11/4/17


The Fall Beauty Trend Event at Nordstrom Garden State Plaza is coming up on November 4th! Kick off your Saturday morning with the Beauty Trend Runway Show at 8am, featuring backstage tips and tricks and demos from top brands. 

You'll receive a custom Beauty tote with samples, all for free, when you attend. Plus, you'll get complimentary makeup and fragrance consultations with beauty experts after the show, and exclusive gifts with purchase. Tickets are $20 and redeemable toward your Nordstrom Beauty purchase.* Drop by or call your favorite beauty counter today to reserve your spot or sign up here

*Offer valid on event date on all purchases of $20 or more in Beauty.

Check the full listing of Nordstrom store events & dates for an upcoming Beauty Trend Week / Beauty Trend Show near you.