Visiting Eva Lorenzotti's house was obviously amazing. When I go on home visits like this I get to live out my fantasies that I am a princess and get to buy absolutely everything that my heart desires. It's not often, however, that you get to visit someone who has the ability to buy everything and also has amazing taste. Everything I touched was luxurious, custom-made, special edition, one of a kind. . . It really gave me a high and combined with the champagne, I'm surprised that I was able to do any negotiations at all. I might have been throwing out some numbers without doing my research, which I almost never do. But at the end of the day it's a lot of fun, and it got the items into my store, which is always my front and center objective. It is also a reminder of how many expensive, amazing items there are sitting in closets all over the city –- and the world -– hardly ever being worn. It inspires me to want to hit up all the closets, all over the world.
I hope you all enjoyed the first episode, but really it's just the tip of the iceberg. Once the episodes start rolling in, so do Chanel bags, Brian Atwood shoes, and Stella McCartney off the rack. . .
This is a show made especially for people who love to indulge themselves from time to time. It's only a half an hour, though so you don't have to feel too bad! The coolest part about it is that it's seen through the eyes of regular New Yorkers who, through our job, just happen to get a front row seat to all of the amazing fashion being shuttled around from runway to showroom to the sales floor to someone's amazing apartment to our store and then into your closet. Come visit one of our stores and find an amazing, just like new piece you thought you could never own!
I have to say I really enjoyed the first episode! I just commented on Tara's blog that you girls have my dream job! And you seem to be extremely knowledgeable when it comes to quality, labels, craftsmanship, value, pricing, etc. as well as maintaining the credibility and integrity of the store and the consignment business. That's very admirable. I can only afford to buy designer items at greatly reduced prices so I spend a lot of time scouring thrift shops, secondhand stores and even eBay. I've picked up some beautiful garments over the years and I treasure them even more than if I had bought them new because it takes TIME and WORK to find them! I also feel that they hold more of a story when they are secondhand (case in point - the Thierry Mugler dress worn by Jennifer Lopez). It is great fun knowing that another woman before me got all dressed up, went to a fabulous event, danced, mingled, laughed, maybe even fell in love....all while wearing the garment that I now own. It gives each piece a unique energy. So I really appreciate what you do and I am SO looking forward to the rest of the season! Great first show!! :-)