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This weekend marks the return of Lucky Shops, the two-day retail extravaganza that's sort of like stepping into a real-life version of the shopping magazine—if everything inside was up to 70% off. Vendors include everyone from Vena Cava to Rebecca Minkoff to Mara Hoffman to Shareen Vintage, and since this year happens to be Lucky's tenth anniversary, the annual Thursday night VIP party is going to be even more festive than usual.
Want to attend? There are two ways in: You can either buy tickets online, or you can get access through our annual Lucky Shops giveaway.
To enter, email email@example.com with your best shopping secret, be it a boutique that has an awesome back room, a mailing list that posts secret sample sales, or an outlet store bursting with designer labels somewhere deep in Queens. The four people who submit the best secrets will each win Lucky Shops tickets for themselves and a friend. (Note: Two winners will receive tickets for Friday, two for Saturday; please let us know what you'd prefer in your email and we'll try to accommodate you.) And the person who sends in the single best secret will also receive a VIP gift bag.
Can't think of any good secrets? Not to worry: You can still get $5 off tickets if you type in the promocode "CURBED" at checkout.
· Lucky Shops [Ticketing]