The Rebecca Minkoff sample sale is currently on-going (location/time details below). I had been flip-flopping on whether or not to attend. On the one hand was financial solvency arguing that I had just come back from London and should probably give my plastic a respite but on the other was the lure of lovely bags, shoes, wallets and clutches from a designer that I love at full retail price and absolutely swoon over at 50% reductions. If these types of sales happened all the time, it would be easy to pass one up and postpone my indulgence until the next time when my bottom line is (hopefully) a little happier but it is the scarcity of these events that has me sprinting out of the office at closing time, desperate to beat the post-work rush.
Once in the door, the knowledge that these are all limited time offers means there is no room for uncertainty. There is no option of leaving the item for 30 minutes while you ponder your feelings for said article. In reality, you rarely even have 30 seconds. I had taken ownership of a lovely blue piped clutch that I had only placed down for a moment to get better purchase on the shoe box tucked under my arm before a vulture descended. I gave her my fiercest stink eye will pressing my hand to the bag to signal ownership. She slunk away. MWAH HA HA HA. (Later, this same bag inspired a woman to yell across the room to ensure I was taking it and it wasn’t up for grabs. This was a foolish move as if I had been even slightly undecided about it, the knowledge that someone else coveted it would have firmed my resolve).
Decisions must be made and they generally ere on the side of ‘YES! YES! YESSSSSSSS!’ as you calculate not the amount you will spend but how much you will save versus buying retail. This shifted focus will guarantee that you outspend whatever budget you set for yourself . Next up your standing in the checkout line strategizing that it will all be OK so long as you dine solely on ramen noodles for the next month (possibly two) or take up the Special K diet. All this will seem worth it when you finally leave the insanity with bags of AWESOME in each hand. I never knew I needed animal print heels but now that I have them, I cannot fathom life without them.
Raise your hand if you are waiting with bated breath for the next DANNIJO trunk sale?! Whoohooo!!Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale Note: I went last night and there was still an enormous amount of merchandise so it’s well worth checking out if you’re in the area: 260 Fifth Avenue (between 28th and 29th St), New York, NY Friday, May 11th: 10am – 8pm Saturday, May 12th: 10am – 8pm Sunday, May 13th: 10am – 4pm