Neiman Marcus Private Sale

**Exclusive Chanel Tour**

With an itch to leave the city but sans* plane ticket or private jet, I settled for a quick trip to the Jersey Gardens Mall outlet mall in Elizabeth New Jersey last weekend. While the shopping experience pales in comparison to Woodbury Commons or Foxtown, the recent close of the Chanel Outlet makes the Neiman Marcus Last Call located in this mall the closest place to get your hands on some deeply discounted Chanel pret-a-porter.

Once I arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to see how much inventory was last during the storewide 30% off promotion. I scored this Dolce & Gabanna dress for $250 and since I had a $100 gift card saved since January I only had to spend $150 – way cheaper than had I gone to last week’s sample sale!

Dolce Gabanna silk jeweled pink dress

Dolce Gabanna silk jeweled pink dress / Photo credit: Sbeulah (OnSugar)

But, the real treat from my visit was the exclusive tour of the private sale in the stock room. I was in heaven browsing the well organized racks sorted by designer, but then nearly lost it when I was led to the Chanel rack heavily guarded next to the manager’s private office. Had the 30% discount been applicable to the private sale, I would have broke the bank buying this black cotton motorcycle jacket. Instead, I’ll be on the lookout for the next sale – whether in New Jersey or Nice (where the Chanel logo was born!)

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