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[Image from last year's Lucky Shops via their website]
CHELSEA—Do you ever fall asleep in the middle of reading Lucky and have strange, soothing dreams in which helpful stylists encourage you to pick out the five best belted cardigans of the season? Because that's essentially what Lucky Shops is like, and it's happening this weekend at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Along with a boutique showcasing emerging designers and a brow waxing stand, you'll be able to shop racks stuffed with clothing by Eskell, Geren Ford, Jill Stuart, Vena Cava, Bing Bang, Earnest Sewn, Daryl K, Alice + Olivia, and J Brand, all at discounts of up to 70%. Regular hours are 10am to 5pm this Saturday if you pay $20 at the door, but $35 gets you into "First Dibs Friday" (10am to 7pm.) And big spenders can shell out $250 for a ticket to Thursday night's shopping party, with 50% of the proceeds go to the poverty-fighting Robin Hood Foundation. [Lucky Shops]
UPPER EAST SIDE—For designers who make things with their hands, Barneys is often a frustrating catch-22. You can make a lot of money selling your goods through them, but you have to produce in huge quantities, which can be daunting if you're knitting/whittling/tie-dying each article of clothing individually. This Saturday, Barneys offers a sort of solution with Artisan Day, a single afternoon (12pm to 5pm) showcasing hand-made home and menswear items. Drop by the store on 61st and Madison to see works by "Hat Makers, Jewelers, Knitters, Furniture Makers, Pen & Ink masters, Pillow Makers, Potters, Scarf Makers, Shirt Makers, Shoe Makers, Stationers, Tattoo Artists, T-shirt Makers, And Tie Makers." Wait. Tattoo Artists? [Racked Inbox]