The Barney’s New York Warehouse Sale

Barney's New York Warehouse Sale

It was an exciting afternoon on 19th Street in New York City, between 6th and 7th Avenue. Today, I attended the Barney’s New York Warehouse Sale.

You don’t even have to get all the way inside to see the beauty that awaits. Top design houses such as Lanvin, Balenciaga, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, and Derek Lam fill the racks, as does the Barney’s New York house label. It is truly something to experience, for men, women, and kids.

Barney's New York Warehouse Sale

My splurges

I was debating on whether or not I wanted to say splurges or loot, and it’s more accurate to call out that the Barney’s New York Warehouse Sale is not giving away top designs. The ivory Lanvin dress that I personally loved was ticketed at $1,895.00, and the furry wedge booties were still $579.00. Having said that, when compared to the full price tag in the Barney’s department store, you are getting a deal for sure. I love what I landed, all for a little under $100.00 per piece.

Olive J Brand “Scuba” pants

We may recall the purchase I crowd sourced last month – the Signal Pink J Brand Neoprene jacket with white enamel buttons. Yes, I did end up getting it and wore it in John Basedow’s and my review of Satisfaction.

John Basedow and I review Satisfaction

Well, I bought the olive colored J Brand neoprene pants today at the Barney’s New York Warehouse Sale. Normally priced out at $297.00 and consistently sold out across the board, I squeezed into a pair of my own today for $99.00.

J Brand Neoprene pants

Barney’s New York Label Navy/Rose Gold cashmere and sequins sweater

Love the snug, soft fit on this one. This piece is pretty. Normally $275.00, I pulled it on for $89.00.

Barney's New York Sweater

Marni Lamb Leather Pumps

Ok, I saved the best for last. These are so me, and were such a buy. Normally $775.00, I slipped into them for $109.00.

Marni Pumps

Proud to add it to the Fall collection

As demonstrated in Day 4, Year 3: New Fall Fashion post, I’m trying to build out a new Fall wardrobe piece by piece. So far so good! I’m planning an online sale of my former fashion favorites, so stay tuned on that. I have a ton of high end items that need new homes.

Barney's New York Warehouse Sale

Rebecca Minkoff influences my new workout regime

Rebecca Minkoff Almond and Black Travel Tote

Lucky Duck buys a Rebecca Minkoff tote for the gym.

I’ve been a Chelsea Equinox member for over a year, and today, I upped the ante – I signed up for the Passport membership! There were a couple of solid reasons for the extra $43/month spend:

  1. This means that I can go to any Equinox location in the world. Chances are, I’ll only be hitting up New York, but it gives me a better chance to get in a workout and hit the hamster wheel, even if I have dinner out on the town with friends. It’s also a solid basecamp for Springtime runs in Central Park.
  2. And now, I have numerous spots to use the restroom in New York City, a huge plus.

Gearing up for the Passport

When you live in Manhattan, you’re on foot and carry everything everywhere. If I want to be enthused to carry my gym bag from Chelsea to Columbus Circle, the Lucky Duck Duffle would have to go. It not only looks a bit goofy, but it’s awkward and doesn’t hold nearly enough. See the huge difference between the Rebecca Minkoff tote that I bought on bluefly.com and this:

Lucky Duck Gym Bag

At the slightest pain in my foot the other day, I ordered new running shoes to prevent injury. Mizuno stopped making the Wave Alchemy, but the Mizuno Wave Paradox is supposed to be a solid replacement. I should get them this week, and I can review more then, but I will say that I’m thrilled that they don’t come in Easter egg pastel colors. I can’t stand when they do that to Women’s Running shoes.

Mizuno Wave Paradox

I even filled up my toiletries bag with fresh, high quality travel sized products from Sephora, including a Clarisonic Mia. I didn’t need to pack shampoo; Equinox provides Kiehl’s.

One last nod to Rebecca Minkoff

Last year, I sat front row at Rebecca Minkoff’s runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, in the blizzard. I had on Sperry snow boots and a Mackage winter jacket.

My shots from front row Rebecca Minkoff

Now it’s time to lace up those sneakers!

You can have the membership and the bag, but if you don’t go, it’s pointless. So keep me honest! My goal is to hit it up four times a week and go from there.

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GLITTERRINGS dazzles on 5th Avenue in NYC

GLITTERRINGS pieces in NYC

Lucky Duck gets a close look at the newest collections in the GLITTERRINGS showroom.

And as always, GLITTERRINGS doesn’t disappoint. I own two GORGEOUS GLITTERRINGS pieces and tonight, I picked up my third — the beautiful, featured ring from the Jet and Rhodium Collection.

GLITTERRINGS Jet and Rhodium Collection

A premium, high quality product

You don’t have to get up close and personal to notice that a GLITTERRINGS piece is high quality. You can see the spectacular-ness coming from a mile away. Made with materials such as brass, real Austrian crystals, and cubic zirconia, it’s not your average piece of costume jewelry. Having said that, GLITTERRINGS are incredibly affordable because you’re buying directly from the source. See the website for yourself.

In this video, you can see firsthand what it’s like inside the GLITTERRINGS showroom and hear my opinion on why I love this product so much.

I’m living every girl’s dream right now. I’m  literally in the GLITTERRINGS showroom, which is a human, life-sized jewelry box, and I can’t get enough…” – Shannon Truax

Consider gifting GLITTERRINGS this holiday

As I mentioned in the video, a GLITTERRRINGS piece makes a fantastic Christmas present, and it’s also a nice gift for yourself to rock at your holiday parties this year.

This is a statement piece that will stand out. – Shannon Truax

Here’s the site: https://www.glitterrings.com/

GLITTERRINGS Showroom in NYC

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About GLITTERRINGS

GLITTERRINGS a leading manufacturer of fine fashion jewelry, specializing in fashion rings. Known for its outstanding design, quality, and workmanship, GLITTERRINGS has become the brand of choice for the discriminating woman who desires “faux real” jewelry that is not only fashionable but beautifully designed and affordable. GLITTERRINGS brands include the GLITTERRINGS Collection available online at www. glitterrings.com. The Jill Zarin Jewelry Collection available at www.jillzarinjewelry.com, Debbie Merle Designs available at www.debbiemerledesigns.com, the ARIELLA Collection available exclusively at Nordstrom, the Michela Durrone Collection available exclusively at Lord & Taylor, and the Carolina Amato Jewelry Collection available at Lord & Taylor and online at www.carolinaamatojewelry.com. GLITTERRINGS also develops and manufactures a host of private label collections for leading brands and HSN.

Jacqueline Laurita’s Lasio event as John Basedow’s +1

Shannon Truax on John Basedow's website

Lucky Duck is John Basedow’s date at the Lasio red carpet event in New York City.

I’ve covered this many times over, but it never gets old – John Basedow rocks. 5th Avenue was rockin last night between 29th and 30th, and I was a lucky guest at the fabulous event thrown by Jacqueline Laurita and Tene Nicole PR, @tenenicolepr.

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You know her from The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Jacqueline is more beautiful in person than on TV, and she was absolutely lovely on the inside too. I was so happy to be a guest of such a gracious host.

John Basedow Jacqueline Laurita Shannon Truax

John and I grab a glamour Voque shot at the step and repeat.

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I get a shot on the runway after the fashion show. I wore my fringy Calypso St. Barth piece with Alexis Bittar earrings, a Badgley Mischka bracelet, Joan & David heels, and a Moyna clutch; however, the awesome gift bag could potentially be my favorite accessory.

Shannon Truax at the Lasio event

Although you can’t beat the new John Basedow memes

As John and I were kicking it at the party, one of my favorite people spun up a couple of memes, ready to rival that of Nyan Cat and Scumbag Steve. I think we might have a new internet sensation on our hands…

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United Colors of Fashion Gala in New York City

Shannon Truax and Saunak Shah

Lucky Duck walks the red carpet at the New York City Gala.

Saunak Shah, of Saunak Shah Photography, can rock a tux. Aside from the hunky James Bond thing he has going on, he’s an incredible artist who I like and respect very much. He’s at the top of the creative world in NYC, is currently the featured photographer on Land Rover USA’s Tumblr blog (while yours truly is the driver), and is the Director of Marketing who put on the United Colors of Fashion gala in New York this week. Saunak did it along with the Branding for UCOF with the help of his awesome Marketing Team. To check out more of his work, visit www.saunakshah.com.

Range Rover Evoque Saunak tag

Before the doors open

The boys choir was impressive as we all waited to get inside. They reminded me of the Charlie Brown Christmas special…

Models of the 80’s make an entrance

Models of the 80's at UCOF

The gala started with some very special guests. Let me start with this line of beautiful supermodels.

Pat Cleveland, who stands with the mic center stage in a tangerine orange floor length gown, received a lifetime achievement award.

Fern Mallis, creator of New York City Fashion Week, helped MC the event.

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From my vantage point

Row two, at the top of the runway, next to all of the photographers was awesome!

Male models at UCOF

Carmen Marc Valvo dazzles

It was such a treat to see the gorgeous Carmen Marc Valvo collection. My sister actually wore Carmen Marc Valvo in my wedding.

Carmen Marc Valvo at UCOF

Ron and Ron

UCOF

About UCOF

United Colors of Fashion (UCOF) is a New York City-based non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with a passion to locally mentor under-resourced youth in New York City about the fashion industry through hands-on training in fashion education; and offer provisions of financial assistance, food, and clothing to youth in South Africa who are living with HIV/AIDS, sickle cell anemia and paralysis. The core mission of our organization is to Empower Youth Through Fashion. Learn more online.

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Burberry, Alexis Bittar, a handmade belt: A blog about fashion

Lucky Duck is dressing super fly.

Based on Fireside Chat #28, I got some amazing deals at Nordstrom Rack today:

  • $1,000 Burberry wedges for $104.00.
  • The original box comes with the wedges, thanks to Kendall!
  • Two pairs of Alexis Bittar earrings, normally almost $300 a piece for 40-60 bucks.
  • A handmade belt, after examining 400 fabric in the Garment District in NYC.
  • A tour of the high fashion on that bar behind me in my fireside chats.
  • A look into my fancy shoe closet.

Thank you Kendall and Lala

While I’d love to thank my Fairy God Shopper for the beautiful items, I really have Kendall and Lala to thank!

Thank you, Kendall Thank you, Lala

Blast from Fairy God Shopper’s past

As I said in the Chat, this is not the first time that my Fairy God Shopper hooked me up. Here are a few blog posts that I think you’ll love, in terms of scoring a Sale of the Century.

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A sneak peek at the new collections from GLITTERRINGS and Jill Zarin

GLITTERRINGS and Jill Zarin

Lucky Duck enjoys a private viewing of the beautiful new collection from GLITTERRINGS.

During Fashion Week in February, I got introduced to GLITTERRINGS and Jill Zarin, and I was impressed right away. The jewelry is beautiful, and I love that you get such a high quality piece at such a reasonable price.

Inside the GLITTERRINGS showroom

This week, I received a very special invitation to the GLITTERRINGS showroom on 5th Avenue in New York City. Karen Webster, GLITTERRINGS President and Co-Founder, personally gave me a tour of the stunning new collections, which are sure to fly off display racks this Summer, Fall, and Holiday Season.

A bright light on Jill Zarin’s new collections

As I walked into the gorgeous and sparkly showroom, I was taken aback by the beauty of everything on the table to my left. I was greeted with such kindness and was offered a Bellini and a Baked By Melissa cupcake. Karen walked me through each new collection out on display.

Jill Zarin The Hamptons Collection

The Hamptons Collection

The Hamptons Collection, available Summer 2013, represents the beachy summer months. You’ll find summery pinks, creams, and grays built out in shimmery resin stone, sand opal crystals, and white opal crystals. Prices range from $30.00-$135.00.

Jill Zarin The Moroccan Collection

The Moroccan Collection

The Moroccan Collection, available Summer 2013, was inspired by Jill’s trip to Morocco. You’ll find that the colors, textures, and architecture in the line represent Moroccan craftsmanship and marketplaces. The collection has a worn metal look and uses metallic jet hematite stone accents with pops of turquois blues and deep reds. Prices range from $18.00-$88.00.

Jill Zarin The Baroque Collection

The Baroque Collection

The Baroque Collection, available August 1st, includes a parade of brocade, combined with enamel and intricate metal detailing. The rich, luxe look and feel can be found in pendants, chokers, button and chandelier earrings. Prices range from $25.00-$50.00.

Jill Zarin The Holiday Collection

The Holiday Collection

The Holiday Collection, available October 1st, is a chic, vintage inspired collection of black and white crystals. The shimmery designs will give you the elegance to impress at your holiday parties. Prices range from $18.00-$175.00.

More from GLITTERRINGS

I was excited to see the beautiful Heather Rock Envy snake print ring that I was gifted at Fashion Week on the table! Of course I was wearing Heather to the showroom with my matching snake print Vince Camuto Allia shoes that my mom bought me for my birthday!

Vince Camuto Allia Heather Ring

Shannon Truax in the GLITTERRINGS showroom

Here is a look at the dazzling GLITTERRINGS family. You can get it right away!

GLITTERRINGS COLLECTIONS

Blue: Rock Envy

Red: Great Gatsby

Green: Inspirational

Purple: Tribal

It’s impossible to pick just one thing

This time, I picked Ashley from the Rock Envy Collection. In fact, I wore this stunning piece to The CLIO Awards this week! I’ve gotten a ton of compliments on it, just as I do my Heather ring.

Buy Ashley from the Rock Envy Collection

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About GLITTERRINGS

GLITTERRINGS a leading manufacturer of fine fashion jewelry, specializing in fashion rings. Known for its outstanding design, quality, and workmanship, GLITTERRINGS has become the brand of choice for the discriminating woman who desires “faux real” jewelry that is not only fashionable but beautifully designed and affordable. GLITTERRINGS brands include the GLITTERRINGS Collection available online at www. glitterrings.com. The Jill Zarin Jewelry Collection available at www.jillzarinjewelry.com, Debbie Merle Designs available at www.debbiemerledesigns.com, the ARIELLA Collection available exclusively at Nordstrom, the Michela Durrone Collection available exclusively at Lord & Taylor, and the Carolina Amato Jewelry Collection available at Lord & Taylor and online at www.carolinaamatojewelry.com. GLITTERRINGS also develops and manufactures a host of private label collections for leading brands and HSN.