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Designer Dress Days – My, Can’t Miss, Annual Pilgrimage

Mark your calendars – TWO WEEKS from today, to attend Designer Dress Days – it’s totally worth a trip!

If you’re in the CLE area, like anywhere in the area, Shaker, Solon, Hudson, Bay, Akron, Mentor, Mansfield (you get the idea) you NEED to stop by the 47th annual Designer Dress Days event, in Beachwood, October 23-27. It’s my can’t miss, annual pilgrimage, and each year I find something (and sometimes two or three things) that I beyond adore and at a HUGE savings.

I just got a sneak peek of their OVERFLOWING warehouse and it is Ah-Maz-Ing! Furs, Designer Bags, Name Brand Dresses, Jackets, Suits, Vintage Finds and did I mention Fur?? And, the prices? Not. To. Be. Believed! Think St. John suits for @$100, Armani blazers for $75, a Louis Vuitton Speedy for $150 and delicious furs for hundreds NOT thousands of dollars. (Sorry PETA, but, I totally love me a fur coat!)

Last year, at DDD, I became the proud owner of a Judith Leiber clutch and found a NWT (new with tags) Tracy Reese dress that I wore to death all winter long and, my total bill was less than $200!

This is how it works… All year long, NCJW (National Council of Jewish Women) receives clothing donations from women, very WELL DRESSED women, from all around the Greater Cleveland area. And, all year long, the DDD folks sift thru the donations and SAVE the BEST OF THE BEST for this annual event (All the other good, but not as fabulous pieces go to their thrift store Thriftique).

So, shopping at this event, is like going to a high end consignment or second hand store THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN EDITED FOR YOU, WITH ONLY THE VERY BEST OFFERINGS FOR YOU TO SEE! Half the work is already done for you! And, the monies raised from the event go to help those in need in NE Ohio – so it is really a win/win all the way around!

I will be there on the preview day, Friday, October 23, volunteering, doing some on the spot styling and, of course, shopping for myself:) Make sure to come and say hi if you’re there AND post what you find – it’s like the best treasure hunt ever!

Below are some of the pieces I hope to snag this year… and, this my friends, is just the tip of the iceberg. Make sure not to miss this – it’s a goodie!.

Happy Designer Dress Days Shopping (and saving)!



NWT 2014 Rag & Bone dress for $55, run, don't walk!
NWT 2014 Rag & Bone dress for $55,  not  my size, ugh!
Classic and Armani and under $100!
Classic  AND Armani AND under $100!
Soft like butter, Marni leather jacket - ummm, yes!
Soft like butter, Marni leather jacket – ummm, yes!
A LV Speedy, with the lock intact for $150?!? Awesome and crazy all at once!
A LV Speedy, with the lock intact for $150?!? Awesome and crazy all at once!
Nothing's hotter than a Fur vest!
Nothing’s hotter than a Fur vest! Check out my post about the trend here.
A Fur Lined Jean Jacket – How Cool and Cozy?!

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