For the seventh straight year, Lucky Magazine is turning NYC's Metropolitan Pavilion into a discount shopping paradise and we got the scoop on this year’s deets. More than just a glorified warehouse sale, Lucky Shops 2010 will include cool extras like music, refreshments and giveaways. It will all kick off with a "VIP Shopping Party" hosted by Hilary Duff to celebrate Lucky's 10th Anniversary and the mag's new E-I-C Brandon Holley.
The catch? You have to buy tickets, and while it might seem silly to pay to go shopping, it could be worth it if you’re willing to make the commitment. The tickets are reasonable, depending on what kind of access you want. Plus, the list of participating designers--which you’ll find after the jump--is really good, especially at up to 70% off. Clothing Alice + Olivia ALICE by Temperley Autumn Cashmere Charlotte Ronson Clu Diane von Furstenberg Foley + Corinna Geren Ford Jodi Arnold Kenneth Cole LP by Linea Pelle Mara Hoffman Milly Miss Me Nicholas K Rebecca Taylor Shareen Vintage Shoshanna Steven Alan Thread Social Tommy Hilfiger Tracy Reese Trina Turk Tucker Twinkle by Wenlan Vena Cava Walter Yumi Kim
Jeans AG Jeans Citizens of Humanity DL1961 Premium Denim Goldsign Marc Allison Jeans MiH Jeans
Bags/Shoes/Scarves Botkier Hayden-Harnett Kooba Matt Bernson Nine West Vintage America Collection Pour la Victoire Rebecca Minkoff
Beauty Maybelline New York
Jewelry A Peace Treaty Alex Woo Amrita Singh Bing Bang by Anna Sheffield CC SKYE DANNIJO Erickson Beamon Helen Ficalora Lee Angel Melissa Joy Manning Miguel Ases SEQUIN Tina Tang
Lingerie Commando Cosabella Elle MacPherson Intimates Only Hearts
If this all just sounds like an ingenious ploy to get people to pay to get into an event where they’ll then feel obligated to spend money, know that the event also benefits Free Arts NYC, which “provides under-served children and families with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that help them to foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential.” 100% of proceeds at the Shopping from the HeART boutique will be donated. The boutique will feature pieces from Donna Karan, Doo.ri, Erin Fetherston and Tibi, as well as clothing, shoes and accessories from stylist Mary Alice Stephenson’s personal closet.
Events and Prices:
10th Anniversary VIP Shopping Party Hosted by Hilary Duff, Thursday, November 4, 6PM - 9PM: $185
Friday Preview Pass, November 5, 11AM-8PM: $40
Friday General Admission: November 5, 12PM - 8PM: $35 Saturday Shop-a-thon: November 6, 11am-5pm: $30
2-Day Pass: $60
**American Express ZYNC cardmembers are allowed early access beginning at 10AM and have the opportunity to purchase tickets at 15% off.
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), NYC
I've never been to a Lucky Shops event, but it sounds pretty amazing if lines and overcrowding aren't too much of an issue. We also hear last year's kick-off party was a blast with many celebs and designers in attendance. Purchase tickets here. Happy shopping!