Sunday, April 21, 2013

Design on a Dime: Home Furnishing Deals

Every year Housing Works hosts a fundraising event called Design on a Dime. The event highlights the world's most celebrated interior designers who are asked to create room vignettes with new merchandise that is donated and then sold for 50% to 70% off retail.

The Opening Night Reception, which will take place on Thursday, April 25, is celebrated with hundreds of VIPs, designers and Housing Works supporters. A-list design enthusiasts mingle with top designers and attendees are encouraged to purchase the exhibited merchandise. You can buy Opening Night tickets here. Experts consider this one of the best bargain sales with the most stylish pieces.

As usual, you will want to attend the opening night to get the best pieces but those looking to design on a penny may want to wait until the very end of the event-- Saturday, April 27. Last year, the prices of all remaining merchandise was slashed to small fractions of their value.

Remember, all proceeds benefit Housing Works, which serves people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. So, shop early, shop late but shop and look great!

Design on a Dime
Friday, April 26 to Saturday, April 27
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th St, New York, NY


Sarah said...

Thanks for the info. I went today and thought the selection was only okay. But still, there are a few pricier items that I wouldn't mind taking home if the prices are lower. Do you remember when they start slashing prices last year? It's supposed to go on until 6pm on Saturday. I wonder if they would just start slashing price from the very beginning or just until like the last hour of the sale. TIA.

Lila Delilah said...

I would go in the afternoon. Last year, everything was 90% off as they were wrapping up! Good luck!

Sarah said...

Thanks for your reply. The only had 50% off home accessories this year, and furnitures were priced as marked, with selected items an extra 25% off. It was definitely not as enticing as 90% off! A group of ladies grabbed a WHOLE BUNCH of stuff and camped out in a corner in hope that they'll further slash prices towards the end of the day. Some staffer came over and told them there won't be any additional discounts, and basically told them to pick the stuff back if they aren't truly interested in them. But the ladies still wouldn't budge, citing that there were more markdowns last year towards the end. Overall, it was a decent sale. Thanks for posting this.

patrick (the other one) said...

Amazing that some did not seemed impressed with the bargains... maybe next year, spring for the tickets to the fundraising gala opening, when things are FLYING out of our booths!