I know you know this already, but I do love a bargain. The two-day UN Women’s charity designer sale, which happens annually in association with Club 21, was on yesterday and is happening again today. Prices start from $10. Designers include Marni, Max Mara and miles more. Most clothes have been worn but some were brand spanking new, price tags still attached.
I caught the tail end of yesterday’s sale just before they closed and all I can say is it really IS worth moving heaven and earth to get there today. It starts at 10am, which is in exactly 10 minutes time.
They have a bunch of new stock coming on stream when they open and I was also told that they’ll replenish it all over again at lunchtime…so it’s actually worth two visits.
Devastatingly I can’t make it today but yesterday’s fleeting visit yielded some pretty good finds – and that was bearing in mind most of the good stuff had probably long since disappeared (I got there at 6pm).
I made off with two Marni tops which cost $40 and $60 each (colour coded tags denote the price; $40 is green, $60 is orange), a silk Marni dress (below) that I wore out to dinner last night, 10 minutes after buying it ($100, red tag),
…a Bottega Veneta number costing just $40. I also managed to find a Max Mara bustier dress in black, which is a sort of sophisticated take on a boob tube dress; it was scrunched up on a hanger, brand new and cost me $60.
Take someone along with you if you possibly can as it’s very easy to get carried away and to talk yourself in to all sorts of things that you don’t need and won’t wear. I speak from experience after going to last year’s sale alone.
There are no fitting rooms. I was in jeans and a shirt yesterday which I did deftly remove, but with some difficulty. Come in something you can try things over the top of.
Prices go up to $100 but start from $10. And absolutely all of it goes to charity.
You can’t go too far wrong.
The ‘Buy To Save’ Charity Sale 2013 takes place today, Sunday, at Forum #B1 from 10am-8pm