I still remember shopping at the BEST discounted department store, Century 21 when I lived in New York at Downtown location at 22 Cortland Street. Now, they have a new location at Lincoln Center (1972 Broadway), the place for fashion week so you know it's good! It was the first place I went to when I visited and I made it a weekly stop while I lived there. When I left I was so sad because there is NOTHING like this store anywhere else. I still have a pair of authentic Dolce & Gabbana fabulous heels that I will never replace that I got for less than $100! This store is like shopping a thrift store, you get the surge of the search but instead of finding vintage pieces you are finding designer items at a fraction of the price, around 65% off retail! It's amazing the deals and labels you can find. And like I said, I made it a weekly adventure to go to Century 21 because they change their merchandise so much you never want to miss out on a deal. Weekends were crazy, so I'd recommend checking it out during the week. Get in good with the sales reps and find out what times and days are the best to try. Plus, it's not just women's clothes and shoes. The store also has a fabulous men's and home department. So, everyone in your life can have amazing items at great prices. The perfect place to go for holiday gifts!
Now, here is something new and exciting I've found out since moving from New York City 6 years ago. You can find the same great deals for Century 21 online now! I'm super excited to find out about this. The site is www.C21stores.com and you can find all of the great deals I was sharing above even if you can't get to their iconic store in New York. I recommend signing up for weekly emails so you are in the know of all of the sales and promos. I also followed Century 21 on Facebook and twitter just in case:)
Plus, check out George Kotsiopoulos, celeb stylist and co-host of my fave show, Fashion Police is a fashion expert for Century 21! Check out his picks here. Here are my top favorite finds from the site:
Missoni flats, $133
Classics at a great price, ONLY $19.99
The scarf section used to be one of the go-to places for us to shop when my mom came to visit. This is ONLY $16 and I love that the brand is my nickname, Tasha;)
I'm not one to really plug celebs who shop places...but, I did find it cool that one of my fave fashionista's, Olivia Palermo shops at C21...which I would have guessed anyway since she is a true blue NY fashionista:)
To make this all even more fun for the holidays. Century 21 is offering a giveaway with Empire Hotel sweepstakes. Visit the Century 21 Facebook page and the Empire Hotel Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 C21 wardrobe makeover and a two-night stay at the iconic Empire Hotel in NYC. Sounds like a fashion lovers dream come true to me:) I've already entered!