Friday, August 28, 2009

Where to shop this weekend!

I know, I know.... last season's clothes are so, uh, last season. But personal style is (obviously) not about wearing pieces of the moment from head to toe, always carrying the latest it bag or being a follower with a big checkbook, expensive taste but no imagination. Like what you like, know what looks good on you and make sure to stock up whenever your favorite staples happen to be in style and you can actually get them in stores!

This might just be one of my (lame) arguments as to why it's OK to invest in jumpsuits, crochet minis and overknee boots to the extent that your closet looks like the marriage between Studio 54 and the Missoni factory... but I think I do have a point?! Check out this weekend's sample sales and go knock yourself out! It's raining and we can all use a pick-me-up.


When: today through Monday, see for hours
Where: 203 Grand b/w Bedford & Driggs, Williamsburg

Definitely go there today if you can, so you don't have to deal with the weekend L! They're carrying clothing, shoes, jewelry, cards and other stuff by plenty of designers, so there's a little bit of everything for everyone. Below: a couple of finds at slashed prices from (clockwise starting with the black jumpsuit) 3.1 Philip Lim, Mina Perhonen, Rachel Comey, Epice, 3.1 Philip Lim and Loeffler Randall.

Built by Wendy
When: today through Monday, see for hours
Where: 46 N. 6th St b/w Kent & Wythe, Williamsburg

I love Wendy Mullins's designs and will never forget my first purchase from her boutique: a tee with a cute deer print that I wore to death! This year's spring collection did not disappoint either: expect a good amount of striped boatnecks, jumper dresses and cutesy shirts. And they're all heavily discounted, so you can allow yourself to cab it over the bridge instead of having to wait and wait and wait for the L on the way back home!

When: Today 9am-8pm, tomorrow 9am-6pm
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th b/w 6 & 7 Aves

These big warehouse sample sales are usually quite painful - as in big crowds, general hysteria, impossible to see the clothes since they are so tightly packed on the racks and there are so many crazy women in your way. Forget about actually trying something on... think grab and go. In other words, even though I love most of the designers Intermix carries (Elizabeth & James (pictured, left), Stella, Matthew Williamson just to name a few), I'm going to pass on this one... I'll just go to the boutique on Bleecker and check out the fall stuff instead. If you do however decide on going to the Met, I'd say wear flats and leave your boyfriend at home! ;)

Temperley London
When: Today and tomorrow 11am-7pm
Where: 453 Broome b/w Greene & Mercer, 2nd Fl.

Get ready for ruffles, embellishments and fringes. What's there not to love? All you grown-up princesses who still adore flowy, boho, angelic and ethereal should head down to SoHo ASAP and get yourselves some marked down Temperley. While you're at it, check out the fall collection too... the lookbook is fabulous and I can't wait to see the pieces in real life as well!



  1. I was going to narrow it down to just one, but that seems impossible. I think I'll need to do a little shopping at all of the above! :)

  2. Fabulous post! I must get to Bird one of these days!


  3. Erika: yes, definitely! I would love to get some Temperly stuff myself, but I'm so broke right now and (I think) their price tags are still on the hefty side despite the sale...

    Carrie: Thanks! And yes, I definitely recommend Bird! Too easy to go crazy in there. :)



Related Posts with Thumbnails