WHAT: Tory Burch Black Friday Sale
WHY: Up to 60% off select full-price and sale items at the Tory Burch Black Friday Sale.
In store and online at ToryBurch.com Use code THANKS.
WHEN: 11/19 - 11/26; M-W, F-Sat (10-7), Th (10-8), Sun (11-6)
WHERE: 797 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Online - ToryBurch.com
Tory Burch is an lifestyle brand that mixes classic style with bohemian elegance and embraces the spirit of adventure with character, color and beauty. The collection includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, watches, home and beauty.
Posted by Bindra at 12:40 AM
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Few things can get me giddier than a good sample sale and Rent the Runway sample sale did just that. It also made me do some damage to my credit card, but I guess it is the hazard of the trade.
So, let’s recap what we’ve learned today:
- • You can’t beat the prices at this sample sale, even if you compare them to second hand prices for identical items. We actually made the comparison for several items.
- • It helps the search if you are familiar with Rent the Runway inventory
- • A huge selection and somehow overstocked racked makes it rather hard to browse
- • Majority of items are appropriate for weddings, cocktail parties, work events, few for daywear
- • Organization and customer service are premium, dressing space will probably get crowded
- • Designers are too many to count. Herve Leger, Opening Ceremony, Tory Burch, Diane Von Furstenberg, Nicole Miller, Temperley London are just few of them.
- • Don’t miss the yellow stickers, there are quite a few marked damaged items
- • This is not one of those sample sales that get their inventory replenished. Get there sooner rather than later.
WHEN: 9/11 – 9/16; Tue (11-8), W-F (10-8), Sat (10-7), Sun (10-5)
WHERE: 260 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Posted by Mirela Gluck at 05:15 AM
Sample Sale Reviews |
Rent The Runway, your favorite website to shop dresses is back at 260 Sample Sale LA! This sale will be taking place at 260 Sample Sale LA, 265 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, from Tuesday, March 20th– Sunday, March 25th. This sale will feature gently-used cocktail dresses, gowns, ready-to-wear, and accessories for 90% off the original retail value. All prices are as marked.
Finding the perfect dress is no longer a hard task thanks to Rent The Runway. All dresses and ready-to-wear are arranged from sizes extra small to extra-large. Styles of dresses of mini, midi, and maxi length in strapless, sleeveless, short sleeve, and long sleeve in colors and prints can be found.The vast selection of evening gowns and cocktail dresses in silk, chiffon, and beaded details have taken over this sale. Designer gowns from Badgley Mischka, Carmen Marc Volvo, Herve Leger, and many more! But if a casual dress is something you need you willfind plenty from brands such as Tory Burch, Elizabeth and James, and Derek Lam 10 Crosby, and just to name a few.
Rent The Runway makes sure you look your best before the sun goes down! Ready-to-wear items included in this sale are tops, bottoms, and outerwear. Top styles of knits, blouses, and sweaters can all be found in fabulous prints, solid colors, and embellished details. But over any day or night outfit a chic outerwear item is needed. Outerwear from leather bombers, to wool coats, and fur coats have all been spotted.
Accessories are key to making any outfit complete. The accessories table was filled withhandbags of clutches, crossbody bags, and totes from your favorite designers such as Milly, Kate Spade, and Jason Wu. In addition, a selection of jewelry is also included in the sale.
Why shop e-commerce when you can shop at 260 Sample Sale LA and have that instant shopper gratification!
Posted by Arielle M. at 11:48 AM
Los Angeles |
Stella McCartney made headlines this week when she stepped up on stage at the Victoria and Albert Museum to condemn her industry as being “incredibly wasteful and harmful to the environment.” She went on to demand significant changes in the way we produce and use clothes. Amen. It’s about time.
The designer joined forces with Dame Ellen MacArthur, a record-breaking sailor and environmentalist who became concerned with the rapidly depreciating state of the environment while sailing around the world. Upon returning home, she immediately set up the MacArthur Foundation in an effort to address this alarming issue.
The report published on Tuesday by the MacArthur Foundation revealed that this industry us shopping addicts love and support creates greenhouse emissions of 1.2bn tons per year, more than international flights and shipping combined. Ugh.
The solution offered by the foundation and endorsed by Stella McCartney has a four-point plan:
- phasing out substances of concern to the environment
- radically improving recycling
- using renewable resources with fewer damaging processes
- increasing the utilization of garments
While most of us are not industry insiders and can do little to change the way clothes are designed and produced, we can all become more conscious consumers by delivering on that final point: increasing the utilization of garments. I was personally shocked to read in the report that on average people wear an item only three times after purchase. Wait… what?! How is this even possible? Blame my frugal upbringing in a communist country, but I find this completely unacceptable and wildly upsetting. This is beyond wasteful for our environment and for our own wallets—it’s not in our world’s best interest or even our own selfish best interest!
As your Shopping Spirit Guide, I feel it is my duty to not only guide you through the myriad NYC sample sales, but also to help you become that shopping extraordinaire that makes only sensible purchases. Here is The Stylish City’s six-point plan to help you achieve that state of closet nirvana:
- Know your closet. I hate to admit it, but even I get surprised sometimes by the things that emerge (or perhaps, never emerge) from my closet. My resolutions for next year include a rigorous inventory of my closets. Yes, I have more than one. Don’t hate me—I am still learning to be a conscious consumer, too.
- Buy only good quality stuff. A good friend told me recently, “I am too poor to buy crap.” No matter your definition of “poor,” aren’t we all too poor to buy crap? Because what he’s really saying is: “I’m too poor to be wasteful.” And considering our current predicament, there’s honestly nothing anyone could ever do to afford to be wasteful.
- A bargain is a bargain only if you use it. I actually mentally perform ROIs on my purchases and I have concluded that despite being a bargain connoisseur, sometimes buying full priced items is cheaper in the long run… if the life of those items is longer and more productive than an item that was a “bargain.”
- Wait. And then wait more. I know sometimes it’s hard, but don’t make impulse purchases. Impulse buys are born from the part of your brain that screams, “Oooh! SHINY!” Not the part rooted in wisdom, logic, and intuition.
- There is no such thing as “retail therapy.” That’s just an intelligent marketing ploy they want you to invest in. Spending money on pretty things will never fix your unrelated problems. Chances are that next morning you’ll feel worst.
- Buy things that complement items you already have. If you buy one item that is “completely adorable” but doesn’t work with anything you have, you’ll end up spending a lot more to create a new look.
Now… where to test this new strategy? Next week’s sample sales, of course. There are so many of them, we stopped counting at 50. These extra temptations plus the holiday frenzy makes us feel entitled to spend money—kind of like when we go on vacation and feel like we’re spending Monopoly money… so be wary of that in honor of our six-point plan!
From $200 Italian coats at Cinzia Rocca Warehouse Sale to sterling silver jewelry with semi-precious gemstones and natural fiber textiles at below wholesale price (best place to buy a gift) at Paz Collective Holiday Sample Sale, or everything clothing or footwear at Tory Burch Sample Sale to socialite-worthy handbags at Nancy Gonzales Sample Sale, you can literally buy everything this week at one of these sample sales. But remember: with this much power comes great responsibility. Are you ready to venture into the belly of the beast (retail insanity) as a serious sensible shopper with love for your wallet and the environment?
We hope so.
We believe in you.
Posted by Staff Writer at 12:35 PM
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