Midtown Changeovers:

Little "a" abercrombie
Pushes Hickey-Freeman Off 5th

New Additions:

J.Crew's Men's Showplace
Opens In SoHo

Benefit Event Of The Week:

The Lighthouse Kicks Off
Its Annual POSH Sale This Thursday

The Sample Sale schedule looks a little light this week, but it's probably just as well since a POSH weekend in midtown is coming up.
Lighthouse International's 37th Annual POSH Sale has been a mainstay benefit for 37 years, and it promises to be as big as ever when it opens to the public on Thursday. The Shophound got a special preview of some of the choice offerings last week and being the scavengers that we are, we could have spent hours diving through the racks perusing the couture castoffs donated for the event.
PoshSHOESFor starters, there were piles of Chanel, (pictured above) for a few hundred dollars (as opposed to a few thousand), and pieces available from nearly every major designer  you can think of. Most item are gently worn with the exception of a size run of golden jackets from Christian Lacroix with their tags still attached provided directly from the designer, as well as other unworn donations.
There are celebrity contributions including  boxes from Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis full of clothes and accessories, many worn on "Sex And The City". Singer Ciara and a bunch of Real Housewives have also added to the bounty all of which amounts to the vast high-end thrift store hard core vintage shoppers dream of. Most of the items ore of relatively recent origin, but the truly persistent will discover museum worthy gems like the aqua beaded and fringed jacket from Halston (the real Halston) dating from somewhere around the late 1970s.
PoshHALSTON Lighthouse volunteers were quick to let me know that aside from the trove of couture, there will be lots of more casual, less expensive items for much lower prices available at the sale, so don't be scared off if you can't really fit a Chanel suit or a sparkling evening jacket into your lifestyle.
After a benefit preview dinner on Tuesday evening and benefit shopping hours on Wednesday, the sale will open to the public at 11 AM on Thursday, and run through Sunday at the Lighthouse Headquarters in midtown. Look for the long line.
Lighthouse International's 37th Annual POSH Sale May 14th through 17th,  Thursday - Saturday: 11 AM - 7 PM, Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM
110 East 60th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues
Daily Tickets: $10
Four-Day Pass: $30
May 13th Sneak Preview and Cocktail Party: $250 & $200, more info at Poshsale.org


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