We got a sneak peek of the goods at Lucky Shops -- a massive two-day sale running Friday and Saturday downtown -- at last night's VIP shopping party. Our advice to today's shoppers: make a bee-line for Rachel Comey, Vena Cava, and the vintage section.
In the vintage section especially, we spotted two girls who'd snapped up two Oscar de la Renta dresses for under $200, so there are incredible deals to be had there for those who have the patience to rummage while also being surrounded by booths packed with spectacular names.
Editors and insiders, however, clustered around a few key booths: Rachel Comey and Vena Cava were the obvious indie favorites, with Comey's shoes being a serious hit among shoppers (especially the booties, which were a steal at $125). Vena Cava's section boasted several fall highlights (a lovely surprise when one was fearing to find only spring/summer 2009 apparel), including gray fur vests and an ethereal green-and-blue print rendered on several shirts. One could even spot a few last pairs of the designers' shoe collaboration with Via Spiga that we'd feared was completely sold out -- studded clog-like platforms in gray and black.
The Pour La Victoire station was practically mobbed as shoppers clamored to grab tall buckled boots, towering zipper booties, and other manner of sexy footwear at over 50 percent off, and up the aisle, Rebecca Minkoff's studded satchels were also a serious steal.
First Dibs Friday: Friday, 10AM-7PM ($35)
Saturday Shop-a-Thon: Saturday, 10AM-5PM ($20)