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Welcome to the Neighborhood: 2nd STREET Opens Chelsea Location

Welcome to the Neighborhood: 2nd STREET Opens Chelsea Location

New York City, the fashion capital of the world, has a new addition to love. 2nd STREET, a luxury, vintage, second-hand store that has more than 600 locations in Japan, opened its second NYC location in the very cool Chelsea neighborhood. With its massive success in Japan and the NoHo location, it’s no surprise that more locations were on the horizon; stay tuned for their SoHo location to open next. Much to the delight of vintage fashion, luxury designer lovers, and trendsetters, 2nd STREET promises and delivers a fashion mecca where anyone is sure to find unique pieces.

Welcome to the Neighborhood: 2nd STREET Opens Chelsea Location

On our venture to the new Chelsea location, we found ourselves surrounded by multiple racks of highly desirable designer labels; all handpicked by 2nd STREET’s international team of talented stylists. We promise once you walk into this second-hand store, you will enjoy a shopping experience like never before. First, the store was impeccable, and I mean impeccable.  The store is basically a dream for someone with OCD; everything is perfectly in place, even after shoppers have rifled through the racks in search of treasures. This is all due to their exceptional customer service which is inspired by “Omotenashi,” the unique Japanese approach to hospitality, in a clean, organized environment.

Welcome to the Neighborhood: 2nd STREET Opens Chelsea Location Welcome to the Neighborhood: 2nd STREET Opens Chelsea Location

You’ll be amazed by the long list of high-end labels that are readily available. We saw Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garcon, Vivienne Westwood, Celine, Y-3, Supreme, Rick Owens, Burberry, Tory Burch, and much more. It also boasts a large selection of handbags and accessories from luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Gucci. While we saw a few items that had two, sometimes three, 99% of the store features one-of-a-kind finds. The nearly 3,000 sq. ft. store boasts over 10,000 pieces. You are sure to find unique vintage and second-hand pieces without the hefty price tag of buying brand new.

Although it took some time going through the multiple rows, we found great pieces from Vivienne Westwood and Max Mara. You can check out our full shopping experience on our Instastory.

For those who feel uneasy about shopping in person, although 2nd STREET is adhering to the strictest health and safety guidelines set by the state and the CDC, you can shop 2nd STREET’s largest selection of inventory via their online store.

“What’s most fun about shopping at 2nd STREET, besides the attractive price tag, is finding items that really speak to you and also knowing that you’re not going to run into anyone else who is rocking your unique style,” continued Mr. Kikuchi.

In addition to helping reduce global landfill waste by buying and selling gently used clothing, 2nd STREET’s Hand2Hand Project ensures all garments that arrive in their stores are reused in some way. Any items they cannot sell are donated to a partner company that will recycle the clothing to clean up oil spills. Other items are sent to third world countries to create job opportunities and provide clothing to those in need. The 2nd STREET Chelsea store is located at 142 W. 26th Street.

Shopping NYC | Tracy Reese Sample Sale

Designer fashion and bargain lovers, behold the Tracy Reese Sample Sale. If you love her Fashion Week runway looks, get ready to add a bit of it to your own closet at a fraction of the retail cost. Her dresses are uber-flattering, her collection always feminine and her shoes…..divine. This is one of my favorite sample sales because I have never walked out empty-handed (believe me I’ve tried lol). See all the deets below:

Take advantage of these awesome prices, trust me, you will make yourself a very happy girl.

Shopping NYC | Rent the Runway Sample Sale

Gird your loins!!! It’s time for the Rent the Runway Sample Sale and they are known to have amazing deals which means it’s every girl for herself. Expect a large selection of gently used dresses and accessories from designers such as: Badgley Mischka, Rebecca Taylor, Catherine Malandrino, David Meister, Nicole Miller, etc. with savings up to 95% off retail prices.

See details below if you can’t see above flyer:

OCTOBER 1st – 6th

MON – FRI 10am – 7pm

SAT 10am – 5pm

ADDRESS: 260 Fifth Avenue, (between 28th and 29th), 212.725.5400

N/R/6 Trains to 28th Street

* ALL FORMS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED*

Win Two Tickets to Lucky Shops New York’s VIP Night

Lucky Magazine’s ultimate shopping event, Lucky Shops NYC, is celebrating its eighth annual ultimate shopping event this November. The remarkable must attend three-day shopping event, held from Nov. 4th – 6th, offers 5,000 passionate shoppers deals up to 70% off current season merchandise. If you’re like me, then you have tagged the pages of your Lucky Mag issues to the point they look like college textbooks. Or maybe people refer to you by the following words – trendsetter, chic, shopaholic……

Shop amazing brands such as Rebecca Minkoff, Botkier, Chan Luu, Rebecca Taylor, Tracy Reese, Cosabella, Trina Turk, Elizabeth & James, HSN, Shoshanna, etc. This year, Lucky Shops will be in a new exciting location – the Highline Stages. For those who want to attend this great shopping event, enjoy 15% off ticket prices by entering the code guestlistblog. Just click on http://luckyshopsny.eventbrite.com/ to purchase tickets.

And if saving up to 70% wasn’t enough, Lucky Shops is offering extra “Lucky You” Rewards: the more you spend, the more rewards you earn – Earn points and receive special gifts from select designers. Enjoy close to 100 deeply discounted Lucky Breaks items in one location, Flash Sales – Select brands will offer limited-time discounts on featured items plus music, cocktails, giveaways and much more!

With that said, I am giving one winner the chance to win two tickets to the Lucky Shops New York VIP Night (valued at $150), Thursday, Nov. 4th from 6pm-9pm – the most coveted shopping night.

To enter, you must do the following:

Leave a comment stating what brands you’re looking forward to seeing.

1. Tweet this Contest – tag @guestlistblog
2. Follow @LuckyShopsNY on Twitter
3. Like on Lucky Magazine on Facebook
4. Follow Lucky Mag Shops on Tumblr – luckymag.tumblr.com

Extra Bonus if you:

5. Share/Like this contest on Facebook
6. Be a Fan of My Life on and off the Guest List on Facebook
7. Share on Digg, Stumbleupon, etc

LUCKY SHOPS NY VIP TICKETS GIVEAWAY

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be legal U.S. resident, 18 yrs or older to enter. Sweepstakes to commence on October 20th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and end on October 21st, 2011 at 11:59:59 pm. ET. My Life on and off the Guest List will determine (1) one winner to win two (2) VIP Lucky Shops NY Tickets. Limit one prize per household. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries. Approx estimated retail value of prize is $150.00. Winner will be notified by email. Offer valid while supplies last. Giveaway sponsored by My Life on and off the Guest List; Prize provided by Lucky Shops NY.http://luckyshopsny.eventbrite.com/

Dina Manzo To Appear at Annie Sez Grand Opening

Former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” and current host of her own show, “Dina’s Party” on HGTV, Dina Manzo will be hosting the Grand Opening on the NEW Annie Sez located at 597 Route 18 South in East Brunswick, New Jersey on behalf of her charity, Project Ladybug.

The New Annie Sez carries current fashions and accessories from today’s must-have designers at amazingly discounted prices. What designers do you ask? How about Prada, Michael Kors, Missoni (the real Missoni, not Missoni for Target), Betsey Johnson, Elie Tahari, Robert Rodriguez, Badgley Mischka, L.A.M.B, etc. This Saturday, all customers get 25% off their purchases, a special gift to the first 100 people and the chance to win some great stuff from Annie Sez – what more could a fashionista ask for.

The 11,000-square-foot store, designed by Tricarico Architecture and Design, will offer a fresh, modern retail experience. Interiors feature both dark and light woods, providing a neutral backdrop for vivid accent colors of elderberry, fuchsia, olive green and plum. Drum-shaped light fixtures with fabric shades complement the modern space. Generously-sized dressing rooms are done in warm champagne hues, with lighting designed to flatter all skin tones. Whimsical flower chandeliers and wall sconces enhance the fitting room area. The shoe department offers luxurious seating to provide comfort when trying on the season’s hottest footwear.

Did I happen to mention that Annie Sez carries Prada bags! Missonni Scarves! Those chic Badgley Mischka shoes pictured above!

The new Annie Sez is certainly not like what you may remember from your younger days – if you are a lover of designer labels, die for fashion and love saving money, then Annie Sez is for you – hmmm, I think that makes you a Designeressionista (or some cooler combination of these words). Whatever the terminology, I can declare that I am one too – I got this very chic $345.00 Robert Rodriguez dress (pictured below)for a whopping $89.00

This makes Annie Sez my new fav store; no more travelling to the city to go to Loehmann’s or Century 21. Check out a few more images from this new Annie Sez below