It goes without saying that, as fashion editors, we need to buy at least a couple new pieces for New York Fashion Week. And usually it ends up being more than a couple.
Leah was after the perfect black dress for a party we're co-hosting for Timo Weiland, and Lauren needed a pair of perfect wool trousers. (Even though, let's be real: She might be a bit uncomfortable in the 85 degree heat. Anything for fashion, right?)
Luckily, we had the good fortune to be outfitted for Fashion Week by the team behind Shop It To Me, an incredible website that sends you alerts when pieces by your favorite designers go on sale.
Lauren found a long, black crepe skirt from Vanessa Bruno as well as a pair of gray felt wool Michael Kors trousers--both via The Outnet--a Vena Cava dress from Barneys New York, and a swingy tank top by Opening Ceremony. Oh, and a silk blazer from J.Crew. The discounts were deep: 66% off at J.Crew, 70% off Michael Kors at The Outnet, 61% off Vena Cava at Barneys.
Leah scooped up a body-con Vena Cava dress marked down by 30%, a beautiful J.Crew cashmere sweater and a pair of ballet flats, an Alex Wang tee, a 66% discount on Madison Harding lace-up wedges, and a gorgeous, sparkly Loeffler Randall blouse at 70% off the original price.
We had both used Shop It To Me in the past, but this time around, we really got to experience the breadth of their knowledge and vendors. The site narrows down your search by size and brand so that you don't have to sift through hundreds of items you don't want. And that made our search for the right items a whole lot easier.
And to celebrate fashion week, Shop It To Me has created an area of the site where members can see all of the New York designers in one place.
The nicest part of it all? There are over 700 designer brands to pick from, and over 100 participating retailers--including Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Saks, Net-a-Porter--so you know you're shopping the best of the best. Seriously, sign-up. It's worth it.