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Talk about dedication (or obsession): the line for Saturday's Decadestwo shoe sale started at about 1am. A group of women who drove in from Temecula lined up at 4:30am. Ouch.
At least everyone was rewarded for their efforts: Well over 500 pairs of gorgeous, high-end, hardly-worn (or in some cases, never worn) shoes were waiting inside. In addition to steep discounts on everything in the store, including an amazing selection of purses (including an immaculate Chloe Paddington, Fendi, AMcQ, Prada, Gucci, Christian Dior) for 20% to 50% off. (How we're still kicking ourselves for passing up the still new-with-tags-attached brown suede Prada adorned with miniature rosette detailing—FOR $50, LESS 20%! Oh well, there's always next time?)
Overall, it was an amiable bunch of shoe devotees. There were a few allegations of line-cutting and a little crowding, but no blows were thrown, no blood was spilled, and even the people who arrived right at 9am found awesome shoes to purchase.
This was, of course, a charitable event ultimately benefiting Haitian earthquake relief. The day's fundraising surpassed expectations with more than $6,000 collected for Artists for Peace and Justice. Yay! to all the people who came out and bought shoes. And three exceptionally big cheers to Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, Christos Garkinos and everyone else at Decadestwo for putting it all together.
· All Decadestwo coverage [Racked]