Friday, July 5, 2013

Diane von Furstenberg Sample Sale, Friday June 28, 2013

My third DvF sample sale, and I knew the drill. At 9:30 AM there was no line, the early-birds already having entered. I checked my bag, wearing a dress with a pocket for my phone & a credit card. I started scouring the size 10 racks. It wasn't the bonanza of wrap dresses as in NYC June '12, but I spotted on the size 8 some wraps. And a wide array of dresses going back up to four seasons. Some legitimate samples, including a Kivel in a pattern I'd never seen, still labeled from the shop.

I ended up getting (all $100)

New Jeanne Two Stone Leopard Red - retail price $365
New Jeanne Two Leopard Nude - retail price $365
Ingrid - retail price $365
Hayley - broken zipper - retail price $565

I was hoping I'd get a discount given the broken zipper on the Hayley, but they said it was "as-is". Not that I would pay full price usually, but this would have been $1,660 + tax = $1,809.4 at retail. The nice thing about Sample Sale is tax is included. So $400 (total), or four dresses for the price of one!

I found one Kivel in Tiger Eye Teal, but only in Large which hung off of me. I wish I'd gotten there sooner, but better late than never.

I'm wearing my Stone Leopard Red today and have already gotten a compliment.

Is the DvF sample sale worth it? Depends on how much you're a DvF addict. But that's the title of my blog, after all. 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

DvF Sample Sale, June 2013 - prologue

This was the Diane von Furstenberg sample sale that almost wasn't. Usually like clockwork, the June DvF sample sale is the first two weeks of June. Late May rolled around, then early June...where was the announcement? Then came the blog posts that the sale was CANCELED. Oh no...I'd been waiting and plotting.

Coincidentally, I was in NYC for work the third week of June. On my pilgramage to the DvF SoHo store, the store manager told me it was back on, for the LAST week of June 25 -28! YES! But how to make it work? I ended up taking the red-eye. My flight was delayed two hours, and I landed at 9 AM instead of 7 AM. I hopped into a taxi and arrived...ready to sample!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Diane von Furstenberg Kivel Dress

I have a new favorite Diane von Furstenberg dress, the Kivel Sweater Dress. I bought my first Kivel dress, in "Floral Medley" at the DvF sample sale in NYC. It's a nice weight for a transitional season sweater dress, in a 80% cotton 20% silk blend. I reach for it on the days where I just can't even wrap dresses seem like too much work.

I recently purchased from eBay the Kivel Dress in Tiger Eye Red. I had my eye on the Teal Tiger Eye Kivel that Sarah Jessica Parker wore. However, I was waiting for it to go on sale, and it never dropped in price low enough to snage it. The Tiger Eye Red Kivel has, in the words of my friend, a "Dragon Lady Chinese New Year" feel. I'm loving it! The fabric is a bit more cozy feeling than the Floral Medley, though it's also marked as "80% Cotton 20% Silk"

For sizing, the Floral Medley is in M and a bit loose on me, and the Tiger Eye is a bit snug on me. I'm hoping the Tiger Eye stretches a little. Right now the Tiger Eye definetly NOT work appropriate like the looser Floral Medley.

Two thumbs up, and I'm happy Kivel is back for the 2013 season. I'm eyeing the short sleeved Kivel version in a bold pattern.