don't know if any of you are in the NYC area, but zachary's smile (a vintage store in the city that also has it's own line of restyled clothing made from vintage materials) and i heart (my favorite boutique in NYC, which is located in nolita and features designers like eley kishimoto, jessica ogden, sonia rykiel, united bamboo, cacharel, and more) are both having summer sales! among a decently sized pile of choice items, i scored the crochet-trimmed knit top @ i heart, and the faux-patchwork print skirt at zachary's smile (belt and necklace are thrifted).
according to the emails i received and first-hand observation yesterday, i heart has some select merchandise at 70% off, and zachary's smile has tons of vintage and ZS original styles at a pretty steep discount. to quote zachary's smile's email:
"- Spring and Fall fashions for Men & Women - Tons of ZS originals at unheard of prices! - Vintage clothing: Tops $5 - $20 (originally $35 - 75) Dresses $10 - 35 (originally $95 - 125) Skirts $10 - 20 (originally $45 - 85) Blazers $10 - 20 (originally $55 - 85) Coats $20 - 50 (originally $165 - 245) Bags $10 - 20 (originally $45 - 85)"
i love this time of year, simply for the huge pre-fall sales, when all the great local stores offload their spring merchandise at cheaper, more palatable prices! even if we have to risk heat stroke to get to them...hah.