Travelling to New York for christmas shopping started at the airport for me. I used this opportunity to grab some of my make up must havs at greatly discounted prices.
I picked up a Benefit They’re Real mascara for just £16.95 and a new Brow Beater from Urban Decay for just £12.50. With a saving of just over £6. I also noticed that there where some amazing prices on the Clarins skincare range and gift sets so don’t pass by without looking next time you’re in the airport. It’s definitely worth taking advantage of Duty Free, especially if you are stocking up on more expensive items.
I had such a great time in NYC over the weekend and an even better time shopping there! I didn’t quite believe that the shopping was as good as people made out, but it really is!
Firstly there’s the obvious fact that they have shops that we don’t have over in the UK. Secondly, I’m not sure if this is always the case but so many of the stores had 40% discounts on EVERYTHING, even on sale items! Even the big department stores like Bloomingdales and Macy’s had 40-65% off! I didn’t go too nuts but I have to admit it was very hard not to. Matt on the other hand was very hard to control…lol
I wanted to share some of the bits I picked up with you guys.
The style over in the US is a little bit different to Europe but there were still plenty of options and some great little pieces available.
Ann Taylor was a great store that I hadn’t heard of before. It is somewhere in between Zara and Karen Millen in appearance and price but they also had the 40% off sale so I found some great bargains.
I managed to find two great knitted pieces from Ann Taylor one of which only cost me $20! Also got a great new knitted beanie style hat with a bejewelled front….literally in love with this item!
Luckily Ann Taylor ship internationally! YAY!!
Banana Republic was also participating in the 40% off sale and I will now be buying from there way more often. The jewellery and accessories in this store were super cute and bang on trend, I picked a gorgeous dog tag style necklace and a jumper with a contrast back, made from a shell suit type material. This is definitely going to be one of my key pieces this winter.
As I said, there was so much more I could have bought but you have to stop somewhere I suppose!?!
What was your latest purchase?
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