Fashionmomix is coming back from a crisis of conscious! It’s been so long since my last post and here’s the main reason why. The video I shared about the Bangladesh factory disaster really made me question what I was doing. I don’t want to encourage people to buy fast fashion that endangers workers’ lives. So I did some soul-searching and some research. And I’ve decided to change the blog a bit. I am going to do my best to post only about fashion brands that follow ethical factory practices and/or are on the Bangladesh Safety Accord list. Fortunately companies like H&M and Zara are a part of the accord, so fashion CAN be forward-thinking! And I am going to focus more on buying secondhand clothing, because that emphasizes reusing items instead of just throwing them away. So welcome to a hopefully Happy New Year of fashion, thrifting, and parenting fun that is ethical AND better for the planet! Oh and the site has gotten a bit of a facelift too to look better for mobile. Feel free to share what you think!
My friend Keren and I were very happy when we saw this sign.
It’s for the Eugenia Kim sample sale at 347 West 36th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, #501. You want hats?
They have hats.
The one Keren is wearing in the first photo was originally $300+, but she got it for 50% off. The cute winter hat I bought also originally cost $300+, but I got it for almost 90% off! Take a look…
Yes I look a little like Jason Mraz in this photo. But the hat looks much cooler in person. There are still plenty of great hats at the sale, which runs until 7pm today. And everything is priced at an additional 15% off, so you may score even bigger than I did!
The weather outside may be starting to become frightful, but the DKNY sample sale is delightful. It’s where I bought the gold sequin dress I blogged about here, along with another cute LBD that I got tons of compliments on at a cocktail gathering last night. So brave the elements to check out the current sale at 260 Fifth Avenue, between 28th and 29th Streets. It’s going on now through this Saturday. Hours are 10am-8pm today and Thursday, 10am-7pm Friday, and 10am-2pm Saturday. I’ve waited until Saturday to shop there and still scored deals. So don’t give up on DKNY, even if you can’t make it there until the weekend!
Holiday season has got me, REALLY got me. It’s hard to keep my head above water, there’s so much I have to do. So sorry I haven’t been posting lately. But I’m trying to come back with a bang. The Rachel Comey sample sale starts Wednesday and only lasts for two days. It’s at 268 Mulberry Street at Jersey Street, from 10a to 8pm Wednesday, and 10am to 6pm Thursday. I’m desperate to make it to this along with the DVF sale. See you there?!!!!!!!
I’ve loved J.Crew for a long time, waaaaaaay before Michelle Obama made it popular. This is one brand in which the sizes run big, so I can still wear a size 6! If you can brave the bad weather, check out the J.Crew sample sale at 260 Fifth Avenue between 28th and 29th Streets. It runs through Sunday, so if you can’t get there today, there are still more opportunities to score deals on their stylish, fun clothes. Hours are Tues.-Sat. 10am to 8pm, and Sun. 12pm-6pm, with markdowns on clothes for women, men and kids.
100 stores are holding sales this weekend in the Lower East Side, the East Village, and Nolita as part of the Capsule Network Neighborhood event. You can find a list of participating boutiques here. Restaurants and bars in the area are also offering discounts and special happy hours. A lot of these businesses were hurt because of damage and/or power outages due to Hurricane Sandy, so they could use your bucks. And all stores are accepting cash donations for the Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief. This is a good way to kick off holiday shopping season and help those in need.
I love Thakoon’s groovy clothes. And I love even more that he’s having a sample sale with prices as low as $50! And I love the most that he’s donating part of the proceeds to victims of Hurricane Sandy! Shoppers at the sale are also encouraged to bring items like diapers, toiletries and flashlights to donate. The sale is going on now through Saturday, November 17, from 8:30am to 6:30pm, at 270 Lafayette Street, Suite 1005, at Prince Street. Bargainistas, you can shop, save, AND help someone!
Rent The Runway is having a sample sale with designer dresses marked down by as much as 95%! The sale runs October 1st through 6th at 260 Fifth Avenue, between 28th and 29th Streets. More info can be found here. No you won’t find stuff to wear at the playground, but every mom needs a fun break from chasing after her child. I haven’t been able to get down there yet, so let me know if there’s good stuff left.
It’s another golden day here at Fashionmomix. I don’t go to sample sales much, and whenever I do, I wish I went to more. I hit the DKNY sample sale and scored this gold sequin dress for just 50 dollars! And the sequins actually help hide the post baby pouch that I still haven’t gotten rid of. I would show you a photo of myself in it, but my husband got food poisoning the night I was supposed to wear it. I hope the dress isn’t cursed. So this will have to do.
I got it at this great shop that has sample sales from all kinds of designers. It’s at 225 Fifth Avenue near Madison Square Park. Take a look next time you’re on your way to Shake Shack.