We were disappointed to learn that a certain friends and family sale is going to be open to public forcing us greedy hording editors to contend with hoi polloi. Yes we are selfish and prefer to scramble at sales with a smaller crowd. Can you really blame us for living for this singular perk of the job? As more and more of the secrets of the industry get out to the public finding a quiet shopping haven of discounted designer goods has become nearly impossible. Yes, yes please feel bad for us, its horrible we know!
This crowding issue is why we love Gabay's. The still relatively unknown East Village designer surplus shop is know for its impressive collection of unsold shoe inventory from a well known luxury department store. The place is a jumble of hidden treasures for those with the patience to root around looking for a gem. If you prefer a curated easy shopping experience though guess what you still get what you pay for so head to your nearest full price personal shopper. Otherwise, if you are in New York head to Gabay's for a little recession era fun. We know we are craving a little retail therapy.
225 1st Ave Apt 1 (between 13th St & 14th St) New York, NY 10003 (212) 254-3180