Weekend Shopping: Impulses & Obsessions

March 22, 2020 by Lila Delilah

I’m frequently asked about my favorite fashion find. Even with all my shopping, the story hasn’t changed in 20-years. My favorite find will always be my Christian Dior wedding gown because it’s a love story with a fairytale-like happy ending.

I was shopping at Kleinfeld, in Brooklyn and hated almost every gown I was shown. I didn’t want sparkles. I didn’t want puffs of tulle and I certainly didn’t want sequins. After viewing several dresses, I went on the hunt myself. I immediately spotted the most perfect and elegant Christian Dior gown. It was the only dress I tried on that day but it was $1,800, which was a lot 20 years ago.

I put the dress completely out of my mind and avoided dress shopping. A few months later, I casually walked into a small bridal salon in Belmar, NJ. There it was on the sale rack. The store was discontinuing the Christian Dior line and I bought my dream for $350. I think that it’s very telling that I love this gown as much as I did the day I first saw it.

As a social isolation activity, on Friday, I decided to give the old gown a twirl. We snapped a few pictures and danced a few TikToks, which all were inadvertently deleted. It was fun to get dressed up after so many days not wearing anything more formal than a tee-shirt and jeans.

For a Saturday night activity, I’m kicking it up with a glass of wine and breaking down some of the best promotions. It was, for sure, a busy week. Most notably, Nordstrom started a promotion where nearly all merchandise is 25% off. Designer items are excluded but there is still a lot from which to choose.

If you haven’t given the site a browse I suggest you do so right away as the discounts will end at 3am EST Sunday. I snagged a few Aviator Nation pieces because I rarely find them discounted. These Goodlife tees, for men, are also really nice. Here are also some really cute Comme Des Garcon pieces for men, women, and kids that are included in the sale.

Ssense is also hosting a sitewide sale. The code SHOP20 will afford you 20% off nearly everything on the site. The main exclusions are Gucci and Golden Goose. An aqua Bottega Pouch comes to about $1900 from $2700 US retail and a Saint Laurent medium Envelops bag is $1750 from $2190.

Bergdorf Goodman is offering an extra 25% off sale items and some new collections. are 15% to 25% off.  Croc-embossed Aquazzura heels are $225 from $750 and La Mer and Dr. Strum creams are 25% off– along with lots of other beauty products. Neiman Marcus is offering 25% off too but beauty was removed from the promotion.

It’s not often you stumble upon a Bonboint sale but the Webster is discounting the fancy French kid’s brand 60% off. That’s the same savings as the sample sale. It was worth a mention.

We’ll continue to update the post as the weekend continues and sales break. Feel free to drop a question or comment below. I am also always available by email: lila@madisonavenuespy.com. Be strong, be safe, stay home! Xx

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