Ready, set, shop! It’s that time of the year again. Billion Dollar Babes, the high-end quarterly sample sale, will be offering up the fashionable wares of Cynthia Rowley, Diane Von Furstenberg as well as various premium denim designers at up to 80% off to the invited masses on Saturday, June 24 at Sony Pictures Studios.
I know, that means a “sale item” will really be $100 instead of $500. Personally, as much as I love a good bargain, I’m not crazy about these sample sales. I don’t like having to rummage around in picked-through piles and duke it out with clothes-horse competitors for a “good deal,” especially when said “good deal” costs a Benjamin. But hey, as I’ve said many times before, I’m lazy AND cheap.
Another thing that turns me off about such sales: the dressing rooms are usually just tents where large groups of women just bust out with their nakedity as they quick change from one item to the other all while standing amid piles of clothes. Expert shoppers know to wear leotards under their outfits so they can just throw things on without having to flash strangers. (For more expert advice on how to navigate the chaos, click
Fortunately, BDB has other things going for it than the fashion feeding frenzy on the sales floor. At this upcoming event, to soothe shopping stress, they’ve got a hosted bar with cabana boys, Sephora beauty consultants who will offer tips and makeovers, as well as free mini massages from ultra-posh Bliss Spa.
You have to be a registered BDB user to RSVP but that just entails signing up to get their invites. Once you RSVP, print out your confirmation email and remember to bring that along with your photo ID so you can get in. *RSVPs close at 7pm tonight.*
There’s no entrance fee and only Visa, Mastercard and cash are accepted. ****
EVENT: Saturday, June 24 from 8am-6pm
Sony Pictures Plaza
10000 W. Washington Blvd. (Enter via Madison)
Culver City, California 90232