Gilt City Chicago Warehouse Sale. Our Advice – Don’t Miss The Next One!

October 30, 2012 • Chicago, Fashion Blog, Sales/Discounts, Shopping

Gilt City Warehouse Sale – What’s behind the curtain?

Taneisha and I have attended the Gilt City Chicago warehouse sale ever since it came to our town, and it never disappoints! I highly recommend this sale. The only problem is when you decide against a purchase and later kick yourself and wish you had it in your wardrobe! (Well, I did that last year.) But not this year! We were two of the first in line. Two hours gave us plenty of time to scour the racks, try on shoes, check out accessories and have a cocktail (or two) to help cloud our judegment! I even had time to check out the men’s, pets and baby clothes and enter and exit the dressing room a few times. But don’t dawdle, move swiftly, react calmly and pace yourself.

Racks and racks of designer apparel at the recent Gilt City Chicago Warehouse Sale

I saw lots of Emilio Pucci, Valentino, Red Valentino, Carolina Hererra and Marc Jacobs. We also spotted Narciso Rodriguez, Helmut Lang, Cynthia Rowley, Ports and Derek Lam. In the shoe department there were a lot of spring shoes but plenty of boots and fall pumps. The sale included Marni, Casadei, N.D.C. Made by Hand and Kate Spade.

Piles of shoes from every season at Gilt City Chicago Warehouse Sale

Cheers to good deals! This was after we made our final shopping decisions.

Taneisha scored this Helmut Lang stunner!

On the right is Taneisha’s Rachel Zoe jumpsuit. This wide-legged jumpsuit was long enough for her 5′ !0″ stature. (She heard that Rachel Zoe runs long!)

I scored this Narciso Rodriquez dress. I know I already have too much black, but I could not pass it up!

I know I have a lot of shoes, but I need more ladylike pumps – in leopard!

Taneisha found a sequin and black Helmut Lang dress (Original price: $1095, GILT price: $269) and a fabulous Rachel Zoe jumpsuit (Original price: $395, GILT price: $99). I could not resist a black Narciso Rodriguez silk and wool dress (Original price not marked, but I could guess: $1200, GILT price: $399) and leopard classic Kate Spade pumps (Original price: $350, GILT price: $89) Everything was at least 75% off.  See you at the next Gilt City Chicago Warehouse sale!

– Carol Calacci

Photos: Second City Style

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One Response to Gilt City Chicago Warehouse Sale. Our Advice – Don’t Miss The Next One!

  1. Liz says:

    I was only able to attend the last session as I had prior commitments during all the other ones but it wasn’t too bad. Pretty picked over and a lot of damaged items, unfortunately, but was able to get a pair of spanx, studded leather pumps, and a v-neck top. Next time I hope to go early!

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