The Life: CultureMap’s Fashion on Sale (+ a giveaway!)

by Rachel on January 11, 2012

After hearing about my plan for making friends, Houston’s own CultureMap reached out to me about their upcoming event Fashion on Sale. It seemed like a great friend date!

From CultureMap: “It’s  set  to  be  the  city’s  largest  collection  of  women’s  boutique  retailers  in   one  space  offering  end-­‐of-­‐season  clothing  and  accessories  at  can’t-­‐beat  prices.   Some  of  the  30+  presenting  retailers  to  date  include:  7  For  All  Mankind,  a  bientot,   Alexandra  Knight  Handbags,  Atrium,  Azur  West  Salon,  Carrie  Ann,  Ceron  Salon,   Cheeky  Vintage,  Coquette,  David  Peck  Collection,  Edward  Sanchez  Cosmetics,  Elaine   Turner,  Hello  Lucky,  J  Silver,  Korcula,  Lot  8,  Mary  Nichols  Handbags,  One  Green   Street,  Pomp  and  Circumstance,  Rent  the  Runway,  Squared  Away,  The  Blues  Jean   Bar,  The  Do  Bar,  Tootsies,  Vintage  Contessa  and  Woody’s  Furs.”

Uh, you had me at 7 for All Mankind.

There are also a bunch of events all weekend; I love me some beauty demonstrations, but I’m also really excited for the “cocktails and light bites.” I mean, I love lip gloss, but I really love party food. But apparently there will also be faux lashes for everyone, and that might actually excite me more than wine and micro-sliders.

It’s going on this weekend, January 13-15, and you can select your tickets based on how many events you’d like to attend: VIP tickets for $75, Early Entry for $40, or one day General Admission for $20. There’s also a “Man Cave” wrist band; for $12, you can drag a guy (or really any non-shopping enthusiast) along and then let him feast on beer and wings while you buy cute stuff. I’ll be there throughout the weekend, so if you do plan to attend, leave a comment or shoot me a Facebook message so we can be sure to say hello!

And if you’re interested in attending and haven’t bought tickets yet, I have two general admission tickets to give away. (So you can perhaps invite that girl you’ve had your eye on as a potential friend! See also: “Come up with good date ideas.”) To win the tickets, just leave a comment below telling me what you prefer: cocktails and party food, trying on beauty products, or trying on clothes?

I’ll pick a winner at random tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 12) at noon CST.

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rachel January 11, 2012 at 3:23 pm

This sounds awesome!! I’m all for trying on clothes especially while having a couple cocktails. I hope I see you there!


2 Gabriela Castillo January 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I would LOVE to go! My fingers are crossed! thanks for the give-a-way! xoxo


3 Gabriela Castillo January 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm

so excited forgot the question :) definetly cocktails and beauty products together is great!


4 Cathy Showan January 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Sign me up for the Culture Map Fashion on Sale ticket giveaway! A weekend of trying on clothes and makeup, while eating and drinking…yes, PLEASE!


5 Meghan January 11, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Why am I only picking one?!? I think I most like beauty products though. But I just envisioned myself with a martini, white face mask, and some Choos on.


6 Tiffany Puga January 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Very hard decision. I love great cocktails and bites as much as the next foodie; however I’m a girlie girl and fashion fanatic. I would have to choose trying on all of the fabulous clothes.


7 erin January 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm

for me it’s the make up! i feel like i get much more feedback when someone else goes with me!


8 erin January 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm

oh but don’t count me in the giveaway! i’m nowhere near you guys! but just wanted to put my input as to what I’d do!


9 Beth January 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm

I love cocktails…..and especially love cocktails when I’m shopping. So do the sales clerks. Because after a few cocktails I start thinking I MUST HAVE EVVVVERYTHING. This probably isn’t something I’d go to without winning free tickets, so if I win them, I’ll be going!!! (And my bank account will probably hate me for it)


10 Megan January 11, 2012 at 4:18 pm

I LOVE trying out beauty products. It is a great way to learn some new tricks and discover great products. I would love to check out this event, especially since I just returned to law school this week and could use some retail therapy!


11 Katelyn Block January 11, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Cocktails and party food. Leeee duh.


12 Jill January 11, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Can’t believe that I haven’t heard about this! I have to say after following my half marathon training, and losin a few lbs, trying on clothes sounds pretty enjoyable! Keeping my fingers crossed :)


13 Nicolette January 11, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Cocktails + trying on clothes should be a category of its own. Everything looks good on me when I’m a drink or 2…or 3…in! (The ceiling is at 3 though. Any more drinks and my dress is riding up, my bra is somehow showing, and everything is too tight. Courtney Love style.)


14 April January 11, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Cocktails + party food ftw. There hasn’t been a beverage or appetizer that I can’t get down with (which probably is why I don’t like trying on clothes ha!)


15 April January 11, 2012 at 7:49 pm

However might I add, I still LOVE purchasing certain clothes…and shoes & jewelry of course. Wow, almost wrote myself right on out of the contest with the “I don’t like trying on clothes” bit. Geez.


16 Carolyn January 11, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Sign me up! I wish I kept up more with these adventures. My plan is to eat healthy this month only to eat with my heart’s desire during Mardi Gras, but cocktails and party food would have been my first choice. Trying on clothes seems like a perfect wind-down from a stressful week at work!


17 Darcy Williams January 11, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Trying on clothes!!!! First look at all the beauty mags you can, read all the blogs you can, look to your friends, family & co-workers for inspiration….then try on everything! Especially what you normally wouldn’t, you’ll find that perfect outfit!


18 Lanie Dewitt January 11, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Trying on clothes…


19 Theresa January 12, 2012 at 3:06 am

Oooh! I love all those things, but for this, I am feeling the trying on beauty products!

P.S. – Found your blog from a friend on Facebook. It’s awesome! :)


20 Allison Teague January 12, 2012 at 7:11 am

Yes please! To all of the above…..sippin on some sizzurp (hope they can make it “skinny”) and snagging some rad deals with a new bestie. FAB-U-LOUS!


21 Angela January 12, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Hi Rachel, I came across your blog and love it! I JUST moved to Houston last week from SA. It’s huge and I get lost EVERYWHERE! HELLLP! I would love to go to this!


22 Jennifer January 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Loved your article about Texas, followed the link and heard about this event. Sounds perfect for me! Can’t wait to try on clothes:)


23 Gaby January 14, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I think I want the lash extensions the most!! but I do love trying on clothes. I’m a sucker for free food but usually those light bites mean a lot of cheese and meat :\


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