Saturday’s sale was a slammin’ success! Thank you to everyone who visited the fantastic loft space for a showcase of some of New York’s most cool, down-to-earth vintage dealers — including brick & mortars Marmalade Vintage & Sweet Virginia Vintage, along with online-sellers-extraordinaire In Your Closet NYC.
I met some amazing new SDV customers [leave a comment if you are a new customer and visiting this blog!] and found myself running into some old pals, too! Shout outs to Sierra, Renita, Ariel and Ariana for visiting the sale — you put a huge smile on my face with your guest appearance.
The best part about what I do is the fact that I am always throwing parties. I don’t really think of my sales as “sales.” They are social and they are Sammy — and Sammy likes to gather all of her friends, old and new, in one solid place. Not only to see them all at once, but so that they can network and meet other cool, chill, fab [plus stylishly strong!] ladies.
Oh geez. There’s a lot of exclamation points in this blog post — I’ll cut it short and let you scroll on down for some Shop & Bop eye candy. Special thanks to Stephanie & Olivia for coordinating — let’s do it again, ladies! We hit a 5th story loft this time around … can we go higher for a summer sensational Shop & Bop vol. 2?
The lighting was perfect — two racks & two tables full!
If you follow my facebook fan page, you’ll know that I was going gaga over these belt buckles I found in my — get this — stepmother’s stepmother’s mom’s closet. She lived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland along with some time in Florida, therefore her entire wardrobe was Lily Pulitizer friendly and nautical inspired. How COOL!
The creme darling sold to my friend Sierra — see our shot farther below!
Let the shopping begin …
I have so many hats for summer! [thank you, Maryland closet find!] I had so many hats at the sale that I didn’t know what to do with them display wise. Until the loft apartment owner suggested I use his vintage Schwinn bike. OMG, how perfect! The display was a hit, although I didn’t sell a single hat! But then again, it’s still not summer yet … ah, counting down the days!
She was my first customer of the day! Check out her amazing Chanel inspired red quilted and cross strap chain purse! Only $30!
NYWICI sister and NEXT writer Kayla swung by to grab this pic — I’ll be featured in the communications organization’s newsletter for summer!
There she is — my girl Sierra! We were both interns at Conde Nast in 2007. Wow, how time flies …
And Renita, a fellow Temple journalism alumna, ’08. Girls got it made working at Black Enterprise. So good seeing you, Renita!
The always lovely Meredith of Cubicle Chic wears a no-no for work [I begged her to try it on, knowing it would fit her tall, lean frame] Look how amazing this vintage 60s dress is on her! If only she didn’t work at a law firm …
I only WISH I could do a full vertical of what the lovely Pamela Castillo, founder of Market Publique, is WEARING! She wins the award for SDV find of the day. Her blog post is coming up soon … I’ll link you all on twitter when she posts the look!
Another NYWICI sister, Miss Katie Corrado, nails the piece of the day: This gorgeous all-silk tunic with some sequin sparkle. Guess where it is from? ABU DHABI!
For those of you who don’t know already … I’m going on a cross country road trip [web site and more deets to come SOON!]. So um, how could I NOT buy this for myself from another vendor? I don’t know what to call it — patriotic wear-it-all? Cause you can really “wear it all,” in anyway … skirt, shirt, cape, top …
Stephanie [right], one of the co-organizers of Shop & Bop and founder of In Your Closet NYC. Check out her beautiful leg tattoo. Loves it!