Today was the first day Lucky Shops was opened to the masses, so I battled the elements and headed over to the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)) with tickets in hand.
Overall I had a pretty good shopping experience, there was no line to get into the Metropolitan Pavilion as I walked up shortly after the doors had opened. I made my first stop at Love Recycled, a booth that was utter chaos last year, and was happy that the folks had dedicated more space to the booth, had more SHOES, but was sad that they had raised the prices. Everything was no longer priced at $50, some items were $75 & $100 (although, admittedly that still isn’t a deal breaker). Most of the stuff was either gently worn or never worn. I tried on a pair of Miu Miu flats that had never been worn, purchased a pair of Sigerson Morrison flats that had never been worn as well as a pair of Gucci sling backs that had been gently worn probably a hand full of times.
Marc Jacobs, Sigerson Morrison, Botkier, Kooba, Foley+Corinna, Mint by Jodi Arnold, Rebecca Taylor, & Jill Stuart were the busy booths. I was tempted to by so many things, Jill Stuart had great party dresses and jeweled shoes, Mint had cozy sweaters, Rebecca Taylor was an endless wish list for me, the Anna Corinna bags were beautiful, and the prices at Sigerson Morrison, Botkier, Kooba, & Marc Jacobs were more than fair.
The Marc Jacobs booth had leather bags for $200…they had the star leather bag, a smaller quilted patent leather bag in two colors, brown & green, and they had a larger miss marc bag. I purchased an adorable rose pink wallet there (that was the only color available).
Botkier was a madhouse, and the black bags were going fast. I saw one girl snatch up an armload of bags. It was a bit sad because she got a couple I would have liked. The last 3 purses I have purchased have fallen in the brown category so when Anna Corrinna didn’t have a black bag that captured my heart I headed over to Botkier and found a winner (that nearly was grabbed out of my hands!). I then headed over to pay for my items only to be told the servers were down. Luckily, they fixed the problem and I was able to check out and pick up my items. When I walked back by the registers I saw the line had quadrupled in size, so I picked up my stuff, my (not so great) gift bag and went on my merry little way.
If you are in NYC this weekend, I think it is definitely worth checking out, there is plenty of merchandise to go around! Purchase tickets, or shop online right here!