July 24, 2012

Shoes, Sample Sales And Everything Relative

One of my favorite trends in accessories this season is the bold footwear, and thanks to a very easy access to the best of it - living in New York City and all - through various exclusive fashion events, shopping sites, sample sales and fashion newsletters like Gilt.com, ladies of New York get to have some of fashion’s most daring designers' shoes that marry cutting-edge and wearable design.

Shopping for shoes is for me like a therapy - a very expensive therapy, although. But then I figured, not only this is what makes me feel good, but it also seems to make feel good the other people. I thought that I'd rather buy a beautiful pair of shoes for $125-200 than pay the same amount of money to a shrink as many people do, who think that shrinks make them feel better. In reality, it might not be the case at all, but whatever works for each and one of you out there - is what you've got to choose yourself.

So, to make my summer even more joyful, I've been checking out Gilt.com, trying not to succumb to every designer deal they send my way on a daily basis. I opted to be wiser, if that could even be applied to 'shoes'. Yes, I do love my shoes, and I do pick them wisely... 

These are just a few pairs of my shoes that I'm loving this season... (and scroll down for the Sample Sales this week!)

Pour La Victoire Aurora Strappy Sandal
Pour La Victoire Mayah Oxford
Boutique 9 Orson Pump

Sample Sales (courtesy of DailyCandy.com): by the way, who said that only women are welcome to shop, how about you surprise us? And by 'you' - I mean, our dear 'significant' others...

Up to 60 percent off bras, panties, and loungewear.
July 24, 2012
11 a.m.-7 p.m.
220 Lafayette St., b/t Spring & Kenmare Sts.

Paige Novick 
Up to 70 percent off gold-plated art deco necklaces, metal and enamel cuffs, and crystal tassel earrings.
10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed. &Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 20 W. 22nd St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves., ste. 1602.

Luna by Josandra
Printed and brightly colored party frocks and separates from the designer’s spring and summer collections are up to 70 percent off.
July 24-26
noon-7 p.m.; Wed., noon-6 p.m.; Thurs., noon-5 p.m.
265 W. 37th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 3rd flr.

JF & Son 
The design duo unearths a treasure trove of old samples for the storefront’s final sale. All women’s clothing is $20-$100.
Today-Sat., noon-8 p.m.
56 University Pl., at 10th St.

Tess Giberson 
Take 70-85 percent off the designer’s minimalist dresses, leather leggings, knits, clean-cut jackets, skirts, and pants.
July 24-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
97 Crosby St., b/t Prince & Spring Sts.

Gary Graham 
Up to 90 percent off quirky-chic dresses and separates.
Today-Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., noon-5 p.m.
176 Franklin St., b/t Hudson & Greenwich Sts.

Zero + Maria Cornejo 
Color-block dresses ($278, reg. $695), leather jackets ($890, reg. $2,225), and printed tunics ($248, reg. $825), plus select women’s clothing and footwear up to 70 percent off.
July 24-31. Mon.-Sat.
11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
807 Greenwich St., at Jane St.

The shop knocks up to 90 percent off previous-season designer wares from Theory, Elie Tahari, Cynthia Vincent, and indie designers Margarita Saplala and Nombre.
Today-July 30. Sun.-Wed.
11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
246 Mott St., b/t Houston &a Prince Sts.

Kimberly Ovitz 
Up to 65 percent off the latest resort and spring collections, including tees for $45, dresses for $129, sweaters for $109, and bottoms for $99.
Wed.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., b/t 15th & 16th Sts.

Michael C. Fina 
Put a ring on up to 70 percent off engagement sparklers, wedding bands, and other fine jewels. When: Aug. 1 & 2. Wed. & Thurs.
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
545 Fifth Ave., at 45th St

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