Sample Sale! Sample Sale! Sample Sale!
The best way to shop these days is on SALE!!! Sample Sales have become all the rave (see May issue of InStyle p. 290 "From Street to Web...)(Thanks, Jiggy for turning me on to the sample sales!) Sample sales offer popular, of the moment brands (i.e. Ella Moss, Dittos, Frankie B.) at a fraction of the cost ( up to 30% to 70% off). But the great deals don't stop there! Luxury brands like, DVF, D&G, and Zac Posen have also been spotted at these online treasure sites! Sites include: Hautelook.com(my fav), Gilt.com(luxury items), Ideeli.com(handbags and accessories); Regentsecret.com(trendy designers) and many more at http://www.samplesale.com/ .
If you are so lucky to live in a city that offers a sample sale weekly, you might find your hands on a steal of deal on a fab DVF dress(NYC) or Rachel Pally dress(LA) or Dolce Vita shoes (LA) and even DC offers a seasonal sample(early fall) sale featuring fashion's from some of the city's hottest boutiques. It may even be worth a trip to one of these cities! Most of the sample sales feature items of the season or just a season behind.
I mean, really, why pay full price, when you can get the latest trends at an affordable price!!!! Be a savvy, smart shopper!
Other spots to check out: in the DC metro area http://www.shoptreat.com/ Treat, located in Old Town, Virginia, is a sample sale boutique with some of the moments trends in clothing, handbags, and shoes. So many options, so little time! Try a Sample today!
Live Long and Sample Sale Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!
p.s. Online retailer Revolveclothing.com is making its way to the street. That's right LA girls, Revolve is opening a boutique in West Hollywood, this August. 8452 Melrose Avenue. Happy Shopping!
Oh, and one more goodie, Activeendeavors.com http://www.activeendeavors.com/ is offering 25% off all sale items already marked 70% off, now thru May 18th! Whew!