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.
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.
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
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