"Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing." - Albert Einstein

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Shopalicious attends LuckyShops in NYC!

Thanks to a friend (pictured at right checking out a great deal on a Botkier bag), I attended my first ever LuckyShops event! You might already know about it, but it's Lucky Magazine's huge sample sale-type shopping event. Last year over 10,000 shoppers from all over the US attended this event here in NYC. Despite the tanking economy, we, along with many other deal-hunting fashion lovers, managed to have a ball! With 70% off designer duds from hot labels like See by ChloƩ, Matthew Williamson, Theory, Rebecca Taylor, Twinkle, Jill Stuart, Nicholas K, Thread Social, MINT Jodi Arnold, Cynthia Rowley, Alice Ritter, Foley + Corinna, I was in fashion glee! I scored a few deals myself: a few $5.00 Twinkle by WenLan soft jersey shirts, velvet skinny pants for $125.00 by Alice +Olivia, a pair of super-comfy Dr. Maartens booties for $50.00, and finally, a pair of J Brand Love Story jeans for $100.00 (fitted and hemmed for free) at the Lycra Denim Bar! Every so often, someone over the loudspeaker would announce "50% off Foley + Corinna handbags!" and we'd flock to the booth to check out the deals. Lucky editors Kim France and Andrea Linnet were on hand signing copies of the Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style (middle picture), and when we'd exhausted ourselves shopping, we settled in to enjoy free cocktails at the bar. What a birthday treat -- thanks, Rachel!