Sunday- Yoox-Net A Porter F&F Sale and Gilt City Warehouse Sale
This was my first time attending both the Yoox-Net A Porter F&F sale and Gilt Warehouse sale. (Shoutout to fellow blogger L who let me know the dates for this year's Yoox sale) I notified my friend C, who is a big fan of Yoox that she gets carpal tunnel syndrome looking at the site! Gilt City warehouse was taking place next door so I decided we would kill two birds with one stone and attend both.
Our slot for the Yoox-Net A Porter sale was for 10:15. We came at 10 and a line had already been forming. Thankfully, it began moving and we didn't have to wait long. Since this was a private sale, security was very official. They scanned our tickets and gave us a red band and requested we put it on before entering the sale room.
Upon entering the room we were given a clear plastic garbage bag. People were schlepping the bag around the room to stuff their finds. Some bags were abandoned in the middle of the room and staff members gave a five second warning before putting it back on the racks.
To be honest all that was left was crappy, wrinkled damaged items as the sale was wiped out the first day. Since I'm Shomer Shabbos, I do not attend any sales on Saturday. There were some great designer footwear but they weren't my size. I bumped into another blogger friend Michelle of Lehoarder, who is also Shomer Shabbos but she came in the first group and managed to snag some great finds which I helped her edit.
I didn't expect it to be any better at the Gilt City Warehouse Sale. Boy was I right! They did have some great discounts. Like a pair of Nina Ricci shoes was discounted to $95 from $1288 and adorned with a pink tag claiming to be an additional 25% off. A Mary Katzrantzou dress that retails for $9540 was $2199, a Carolina Herrera dress was $899 from $5490. But C spotted a pair of shoes for $200 that were $75 at Yoox.
Gilt city warehouse had a mini bar and a jewelry pop up shop along with samples from Neutrogena. Many people including us left empty handed. I was fine not purchasing anything from either sale. Sample sale season is heating up this month so more money to splurge on other sales!
Monday-Elizabeth and James Sample Sale
I was excited for the e&j sample sale. Being one of my favorite brands, I eagerly await their biannual sample sale. Last year I got great sample finds and was kicking myself for not getting any fur samples. Since Oscar De La Renta was happening the same night, my blogger friends were deciding which one to hit first. I decided to go to E&J and as did my friends besides D.
This was a fun shopping night. Usually I randomly bump into my blogger friends at sales. This time we met before the doors opened, chatted while waiting on line, and shopped together. The sample selection was a disappointment compared to last sale but there were still good finds. This time jewelry and eye-wear made an appearance. Lots of times girl are competitive but I loved how we all helped each other shop and gave honest opinions! I decided to skip Oscar De La Renta and headed home.
Friday-Edie Parker Sample Sale
The Edie Parker sample sale was subtly announced. This was my first time attending this designer's sample sale. The sale was located in the Mariott hotel, but there were no signs indicating where the it was. I asked the receptionist and at first she didn't know what I was referring to, but she checked her booklet and pointed me downstairs.
The basement was empty with some staff members milling about. I was directed to turn the corner and saw a security guard and two women chatting, but still no sale room. I was searching around when the guard informed me that he and the two women were waiting for the sale as well. Apparently the sale was taking place behind the wooden oak door. We waited about 10 minutes and were allowed in. Read what I found inside here.