Monday, October 15, 2012

Designer Charity Sale

Hi guys!! Happy Monday to you all. How was your weekend? Mine was FANTASTIC!!! I went to a designer warehouse sale aaaand saw Perks of Being a Wallflower with my friend Lindy. Both were so good. I really enjoyed the movie and want to see it again with Brian this week, haha. As for the warehouse sale...

Awesome - pretty much sums it up. You can purchase two bags - either their small bag for $20 or their large bag for $75. Once you purchase your bags you can fill them up with whatever designer goodies you want (they had a whole hall full to the brim with new and gently used designer goodies). All of the proceeds went to the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago. Anwyho...

I sat in the cold rain for 6 hours alone to make sure I got my hands on the goods. It was intense. I was supposed to go with a friend, but she ended up missing in action at 2 a.m.. Having come so far for the sale I decided to brave it alone. Thankfully, there were about 30 or so people already in line when I showed up at 3 a.m. so I wasn't too afraid. I also made good friends with those sitting next to me. We bonded over Dunkin Doughnuts while we took shifts to go in to DD's to use their hand dryers to warm up and dry off. Around 6 a.m. the sun rose and our spirits were all lifted. 7:30 was around the time when people started to get scary. People were calling out others for cutting the line and calling in security to kick them out - yikes. People also really started filling up the line around 7 - by 9 nearly 1,000 or so people were in line. They ended up opening the doors a half an hour late and I thought a riot might break out. Thankfully we were across the street from a police station. I was soooo glad I was so close to the front of the line. Once I got inside I went to town and filled up two large bags. 20 minutes later I made my way down the stairs so relieved it was all over. I knew I had found some good stuff, but was too tired to sift through everything until Sunday morning. Here is what I thrifted...

Bag one- aDSC_0138 aDSC_0104 aDSC_0106 aDSC_0110 aDSC_0112 aDSC_0124 Bag two- aDSC_0148 aDSC_0152 aDSC_0177 aDSC_0180 aDSC_0198 aDSC_0202 aDSC_0221 Manolo Blahnik Manolo Blahnik Manolo Blahnik

Yep - that's right - Manolo Blahnik's - and in my size!!! Made nearly losing a toe or two worth it all :] My life will basically resemble Sex in the City from here on out. I scooped up so many incredible brands - Manolo Blahnik, Betsey Johnson, Armani, Coach, Julie Haus, Philip Lim, Milly, Paul Smith, Barney's, N.D.C., Cordani, Brigids Bags... I really didn't think I was going to be able to carry it all by myself to the car, thankfully, I found the strenth...but my arms and legs are so sore. Haha. I need to start working out. Anywho...

BEST THRIFT HAUL - EVER! Hands down.

Next year I plan to be in the front of the line. Who's with me?

I was away from my computer all weekend, but plan to catch up on everything Tuesday night - my free night. Have a beautiful day my lovelies :]

21 comments:

  1. This is so amazing! Love that Milly top. You let me know when this happens next year and I will come up and wait in line with you! So worth it!

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    1. I love the back of that top. I definitely will!! :]

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  2. "BEST THRIFT HAUL - EVER!" Can't agree with you more! I'm a big shoes person and I actually did a little squeal when i saw that Manolo Blahnik pair. lucky you! so worth everything! :)

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    1. Tehehe. I did luck out for sure. I still can't believe the manolo's.

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  3. Sooo many amazing things! I never find anything that good when I go shop! I need to shop with you ;)
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  4. Oh man. I so want in on this and would be in line SO early!

    www.itsybittythings.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha. I think I need to be there for midnight next year. Who needs to sleep?

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  5. Wow that sounds immense - although the queuing and the people pushing in not so much! Looks like you got some great pieces - the lining to that green jacket is divine in itself!

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    1. No one was too pushy, minus the people yelling at people cutting the lines - yikes. I love the inside of that coat so much :]

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  6. Where was this at again? Amazing! I'm not so concerned with the labels as with the actual products themselves- like I adore the style of the shoes and those vintage coats and purses! So lucky! The day I find all that stuff in one haul, I'd be struck by lightning! -Jessica L

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    1. It was in Chicago at Plumber's Hall this year. Haha. It was a lucky haul. I am the same way. I definitely was looking for items I thought were cute first - and then looked at the labels afterward.

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  7. That's so awesome. Anytime you can fill a bag of stuff up for a set price is a lot of fun!

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  8. I am so thoroughly jealous right now. I totally would have sat out there with you for this sale! AMAZING haul!

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  9. This is amazing, you found so many incredible things. I've always heard of these sort of events but never been to one. If I lived anywhere near you I'd love to attend, it sounds like fun.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  10. Wow what an amazing thrift trip! I swear you always find the best stuff!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  11. I totally just made a post about Perks!

    Also this thrift trip looks intense. I'm jealous of all the things you managed to get your hands on, but you definitely deserved them.

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  12. You are soooooooooooo lucky!!! And I am SUPER jealous!!! What an awesome haul :) I hope the next time I get to hit up the shops I can be as lucky as you :)

    Xo,
    Eeka

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