Event Coverage, Photos, & Write-Up by Jared Gruendi @jaredformayor
Scoring deals and sipping cocktails was the atmosphere at this weekend’s GILT City Warehouse Sale hosted by gilt.com. While browsing through the two rooms at the Regency in San Francisco we found brands like Prada, Balenciaga, Bryan Atwood, Jimmy Choo and Ben Sherman all marked down to a minimum, yes minimum, of 90%. This relatively underground event allowed shoppers to find upcoming summer items marked down significantly as well as items from these past seasons. The biannual event is hosted across the US in cities like Chicago, Miami, New York and LA. We attended the San Francisco sale, which featured the online jewelry heaven of Chloe & Isabel as a special in-house retailer. Free cocktails provided by Dark Horse and New Amsterdam Vodka kept us coming back for more.
We spoke with shoppers at the event trying to uncover all the deals they were grabbing. One self-described gilt.com fanatic showed us her Kate Spade blue/teal chevron print over coat marked down a whopping 95% of retail. A friend nearby revealed her killer Bryan Atwood red/graphite sparkle pumps at 90% off retail. On her break, a rep from Chloe & Isabel found a simple black on black lace Prada dress for $150. On the men’s wear side we found a French Connection black militaristic over coat marked down to $60 from the original $300. We also discovered a pair of soft brown leather wing tip Walk-Over’s for $50 (originally $300). We highly recommend this event to any shopper who is determined to snag fashion wonders at ridiculously low prices. Let’s be honest, what clear minded shopper would by pass this opportunity up?
May 31st, 2014