I was lucky to be one of a handful of bloggers invited to a private event at Loehmann’s in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, where we checked out select designer looks, got fashion advice and tips from Felix Mercado – style expert who also pens shutupandwearit.com,and got to shop the store, courtesy of Loehmann’s! I’ve been coming to this exact Loehmann’s since I was a junior at New York University; it’s perfecet for the stylish guy or gal on a budget! The merchandise is so neatly laid out that it doesn’t feel like I’m shopping anywhere else but at a high-end specialty store, and the brands offered support that vibe — all at discounted prices, of course. On this particular trip, I indulged in a pair of earrings, a top by French Connection, and a few pieces by Vivienne Tam. If you’re in the NYC area, put Loehmann’s on your shopping list; you can also schedule an appointment with a personal shopper; a gratis service provided by the store.
Check out the video of us blogger gals shopping the store, and see below for pics of me shopping, chatting with Felix, and meeting the best surprise of the night – style icon Iris Apfel, who is an avid Loehmann’s shopper and currently has a line of fabulous jewelry and accessories at HSN, as well as an upcoming makeup collection for winter 2011 with MAC Cosmetics.