Recessionista: noun - a frugal follower of fashion who scouts around for bargains to save money, but still manages to dress fabulously.
The economy may be in the red, but don’t expect New York stylistas to make fashion sacrifices anytime soon.
New Yorkers love their sample sales. Lines regularly wind around the corner and down the block at big-name designer sales. Shoppers become animalistic, frantically trying on armfuls of designer duds while crammed into makeshift dressing rooms, in full view of their peers. Women eye the dress in the hands of the person next to them, secretly hoping it won’t fit so they can steal it away.
But alas, not all sample sales need to be so uncivilized. For the fashionistas who insist on only the best, tomorrow Tina Tang (see sample design in photo) – known for her handmade silver and gold accessories – is hosting a sample sale that benefits more than her bottom line. Every purchase plants a tree through a partnership with American Forests and all designs are under $100.
Forget to buy your sister a graduation gift or stuck on what to get for Mom’s birthday? This is your shot.
Tina Tang designs will be featured as part of Gen Art’s SHOP NYC, which showcases more than 60 of New York’s top emerging lines. Shoppers can choose directly from designers highlighted in Gen Art runway shows.
The event, held tomorrow at 7 West 34th Street, runs from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Gen Art members get in for free. All others must pay $15 admission, which gets you access to the designer previews as well as complimentary wine and beer and hair and makeup makeovers.