Award-winning shopping and style magazine Lucky is currently hosting its ninth New York ultimate shopping event, Lucky Shops 2012. Lucky Shops has become the benchmark for all shopping events, bringing the pages of the magazine to life with a unique mix of established and up-and-coming designer brands at a variety of price points. Lucky’s team of experts have selected their favorite fashions, shoes, jewelry and more with items selling up to 70 percent off retail.
A portion of Lucky Shops 2012′s proceeds will go to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. The fund will help those affected by Hurricane Sandy, and will also be donated to Jennifer Hudson’s personal charity, the Julian D. King Gift Foundation.
Lucky Shops 2012 kicked off on Thursday night with a VIP charity event, hosted by Hudson. The Grammy Award-winner was joined by ‘Smash’ star Megan Hilty, ‘Blue Bloods’ actress Amy Carlson, ‘Grimm’s Claire Coffee and ‘Detachment‘ star Sami Gayle, among others who shopped and walked the red carpet.
Such events featured at Lucky Shops 2012 include American Express: Enjoy $25 off a purchase of $100 or more when you “Sync Before You Shop” with any eligible American Express Card.
Maybelline New York Color Studio: Stop by the Maybelline New York Color Studio for a complimentary mini-makeover with the season’s hottest shades and have your picture snapped for our on-site interactive media wall.
Sole Society: Visit the Sole Society shoe lounge and shop the season’s hottest footwear and enter to win our hourly giveaway.
Lucky Shops 2012 will feature items from such designers as: Fashion, 10 Crosby Derek Lam, Autumn Cashmere, Charlotte Ronson, Christopher Fischer, Commando, Cosabella, Foley + Corinna, Gryphon, Hunter Dixon, Jill Stuart, Joie, Kain, Kelly Wearstler, Mackage, Marlene Wetherell Vintage Apparel, Nicholas K, Organic by John Patrick, PocketBook, Rachel Roy, Rebecca Minkoff, Rebecca Taylor, Shoshanna, Steven Alan, The Outnet, Trina Turk, Yumi Kim and Zimmerman.
Lucky Shops 2012 will also feature jewelry and accessories from such designers as: Ariel Gordon, Chloe & Isabel, Dita Eyewear, Erickson Beamon, Ettika, GlamHouse (Low Luv, Belle Noel and House of Harlow), Happy Socks, Helen Ficalora, Julie Collection, Kora, Lauren Wimmer, Lulu Frost, Jane Basch, Stephanie Johnson and The Outnet.
Handbag and shoe designers featured at Lucky Shops 2012 include: Clare Vivier Foley + Corinna, Kelsi Dagger, Rebecca Minkoff (handbags and shoes), Sigerson Morrison and Sole Society.
Tickets for today’s events include the Super Shopper Saturday pass, between 10AM and 5PM EST, which cost $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Today’s General Admissions, between 12PM and 5PM, are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit Lucky Shop’s website. Lucky Shops 2012 is being held at 82Mercer at 82 Mercer Street between Spring and Broome Streets in New York City.
Written by: Karen Benardello