What woman doesn't deserve some new bling, especially when it's Ippolita? When we heard that Ippolita was hosting it's first ever sample sale, we knew we needed our Madison Avenue mom to come along for the review.
Though there is a line to get in (Ippolita provides free water bottles), shopping at this sample sale is as civilized as shopping in a boutique, especially since each customer has their very own sales person. With prices at 65% to 70% off retail, there are plenty of great deals on Ippolita's beautiful, easy to wear jewelry.
The fashion jewelry is the least expensive with resin bangles at $50 per piece (normally $275) and resin rings at $30 a piece. There is also a case of specially priced gold worth checking out. We found an elegant and soft gold long necklace with gem stones for $1200.
There is a huge selection of sterling silver. There are current sterling silver rings with gemstones, which retail for $300 and up and are 65% to 70% off at the sale. These sterling silver bangles retail for $295 each and at 65% off you can buy them for $103.25 each. They also have the same bangles in 18k gold which retail for $1795 and are $628.25 at the sale. We considered the silver, but couldn't resist the shiny 18k gold and we walked out with four of them dancing.
Designer jewelry at these prices? Go treat yourself - you deserve it.
PS Mom is still there!
Ippolita Sample Sale
Lighthouse International, 111 E. 59th St., nr. Park Ave.;
F (10–6), S (10–8), Su (noon–5).