The Holiday shopping season is officially underway….Thanksgiving is behind us, Black Friday sales began earlier than ever (many retailers held pre-Thanksgiving Day sales on Wednesday,) online sales on Black Friday topped the $1 Billion mark for the first time ever and the busiest shopping weekend of the season was capped by Cyber Monday specials. Did you score any exceptional steals? How do you navigate through the sea of sales? Do you stick with your favorite retailers or did you venture outside of your comfort zone? Personally, I avoid shopping on Black Friday. I’m famous for waiting til the last minute… Oftentimes shopping on Christmas Eve! How many of you shop for yourselves this time of year? Or do you stick to your Christmas list with a fierce determination to stay within your budget? Most importantly… How many of you purchased lingerie this past weekend???
When is lingerie an appropriate gift? I recently helped a friend shop for a Bachelorette Party gift…. I took her to La Petite Coquette on University Place, NYC. Rather than simply purchasing one piece, we put together a “basket” of assorted items including the Hanky Panky Signature Lace Keyhole Teddy in black, Booty Parlor’s Good Girl Bad Girl Feather Whipper, a sexy sleep mask among other things. What fun we had! And I was told that this gift was the highlight of the Bachelorette Party.
Here are the Upcoming Intimate Affairs to celebrate the Season:
On December 4, 2012, The Underfashion Club is hosting its annual Holiday Party at The National Arts Club on Gramercy Park South from 5:30-9:00pm. The Intimate Affair will feature dinner, dancing and a whimsical bra & bottoms design contest. In addition, gifts of clothing and toys will be collected for the New York Foundling Children. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door.
The Paris Region Economic Development Agency (PREDA) is hosting a trend presentation on Thursday, December 6th at the Consulate General of France in NYC. The presentation is a fresh insight into the latest fashion and home trends by the trend forecasting agency NellyRodi. It will be followed by a panel discussion between Paris-based trade shows and American trend experts.
Bra La Mode presents a Festive Affair Holiday Trunk Show on Saturday, December 8th featuring Dirty Dolls Lingerie, Love & Dream Sleepwear and Loungewear and introducing – for the first time ever – luxury lingerie line Rouge Séduire. As an added bonus, Stella and Dot jewelry and accessories will be sold too! Wrap up your holiday shopping in one stop. The Intimate Affair will be held at Spa 34 on 34th Street in NYC from 10am-3pm and will feature Spa Specials including a Mani/Pedi for only $22 (reg. $34.) and a ½ Hour Full Body Massage for only $30 (reg. $40.) Come in from the cold and shop for Holiday Gifts up to 50% off and indulge yourself with a Spa treatment! Be sure to RSVP at www.festivetrunkshow1.eventbrite.com. Guests can expect refreshments and gifts with purchase.
The Intimate Apparel Square Club’s Holiday Party is being held on December 13, 2012. This year, Santa will be visiting the “Rusk Kids” one-on-one in their rooms while the new RUSK facility is being built. But members and guests are welcome to join us for dinner at Trattoria Alba on 34th Street, NYC at 6pm. The Intimate Affair includes presentation of the prestigious Al Jaffin Award to Diane Paccione as well as presentation of the 2012 H.U.G. Award Gala proceeds to the administrators and doctors at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Rusk Rehabilitation Center and Tisch Hospital. Members and their families: $70; Guests: $80 (Dinner and Open Bar.)
On December 18, 2012, The Lingerie Alliance presents A Festive Affair Holiday Networking Social at Legends Loft Lounge, 6 West 33rd Street between 5th Ave & 6th Ave from 6:30-8:30pm. Two hours open bar, giveaways & gift bags, an Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest and more. The primary sponsor of the Festive Affair is LELO, the world’s leading designer brand for intimate lifestyle products. LELO is donating Prize Baskets for winners of the Ugly Sweater Contest with the Grand Prize Basket valued at $1000! This event costs $35/ per person and is limited to 60 people. RSVP and purchase your tickets before they sell out: www.festiveaffair1.eventbrite.com
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