November 8, 2013

The Sale of Sales

After living in NYC for five years I became accustomed to going to seasonal designer sample sales, and getting amazing pieces at even more amazing prices.  There are many things I miss about Manhattan, but sample sales are definitely near the top of the list.  Luckily Gilt City brings the next best thing, their biannual Warehouse Sale.  I was lucky enough to go to the friends and family event for both the fall and spring sales last year.  This year's San Francisco fall sale is upon us, it kicks off on Friday November 22, and of course I am very excited!
For all you SF readers who don't have your tickets yet, there are still a few tickets left.  You can click HERE to snatch them up!  For those of you who already have tickets, the gals at Gilt City were nice enough to share some tricks and tips to help you succeed in scoring some major finds!  I have included these insider tips and some of the pretty pieces I have picked up at previous sales below.  I hope to see all of the SF readers there, and I wish you happy sale shopping!

Dress One: Badgley Mischka, last seen HERE also like this Kate Spade Rumer Dress with collar detail

Dress Two: Ali Ro, last seen HERE also like this Maison Scotch color block dress

Dress Three: Alexia Admor, least seen HERE also love her Zig Zag Sequin Dress

Dress Four: Corey Lynn Calter, last seen HERE also like her Rooftop Garden Party Dress

Insider Tips...
  • Arrive early:  Just as you would for any sample sale, arrive early!  No matter what session you come to, be sure to get there with ample time. This ensures a full shopping experience, and it's best to view the merchandise when it’s most organized.
  • Reduce your drag:  Come prepared to shop – we require coat check and large bag check, so bring a small purse or wallet that you can keep your credit cards and ID in. A small wallet or cross-body bag will leave your hands free to peruse the racks, or sip a cocktail! Also - if you dress in light layers, it will also allow you to try clothes on easily, and you may even decide to not wait for a fitting room!
  • Think Ahead: Don't be afraid to shop for future seasons.  You'll find that there are not-to-be-missed deals for every occasion.  It's a great chance to score designer ski-ware or that perfect glam dress for the holiday season. 
  • Have an open mind: The most exciting part of the Warehouse Sale is the element of surprise! While you may have certain items in mind that you’re really focused on purchasing, take your time, look through the racks and filter through the shoes and accessories with an open mind.  This is usually the time when the magic happens and you'll find yourself going home with some great steals that you might otherwise not have found! 
  • And Remember Plastic!  No cash, so bring your debit or credit cards!