Since we’re based in San Francisco, we weren’t able to make it to Lucky Shops* in New York this year. Lucky for our Trendsetter Julia Dinardo of Fashion Pulse Daily, she got to put our tickets to use! Here Julia fills us in on all the glorious details of the event, from free cocktails to $50 Manolos. Special thanks to our Trendsetter Laura of Lollie Shopping for letting us repost this inside peek into the experience.*
Although I’ve been in New York City for over 10 years, I’ve never gone to Lucky Shops before, and I can tell you this – I’ve definitely been missing out! Thanks to the gracious Laura/LollieShopping, I was able to attend the fourth annual Lucky Shops event this year, and I can tell you this — all of the coveted brands were there, from Rebecca Minkoff to Foley + Corinna, See by Chloe, Robert Rodriguez, Bing Bang, and more.
Free fruity drinks and tiny, adorable appetizers swirled around me and BFF Allison, trying to decide what booth to check out first. We got a lipstick color match at the Maybelline Color Sensational Booth (my perfect shade is Pink Peony, Allison’s is a shade of mauve), and then headed down the aisles for some serious shopping action. The aisles seemed to be largely grouped into categories, with most of the lingerie, shoes, accessories, clothes, and jewelry in their own respective area. We particularly loved the concept of the jeanius bar, that had a variety of popular jeans from JBrand, Paige, and more, with free hemming available on site.
We were glad to see a Shop for Success booth with the proceeds going toward charity, ooed and awed over the jewelry baubles, and cried over the beautiful handbags from our favorite designers. There were definitely bargains to be had, with a lot of items marked down around 50% off, and we even found a brand new pair of Manolos for $50 at Dress for Success. Overall, overwhelming thumbs up, and you better believe I will be back doing some intense shopping and martini sipping next year!