Shop for Opera

What:

Where: Industria Superstudio, Studio 10
                356 West 12th Street
                New York City

When: June 18
        VIP Preview Shopping
        5:00pm – 6:00pm

        Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, Shopping and Music
        6:00pm – 10:00pm
     

The Word: Shop from a collection of donated vintage and designer clothing, accessories, jewelry and home furnishings discounted up to 75% off, while eating hors d’oeuvres and drinking cocktails. Oh, and listen to opera. In your hottest, “diva” outfit. Fashion icons like John Bartlett, Phillip Bloch, Patricia Field, Michael Fink, Elsa Klensch, Lorry Newhouse, Rebecca Taylor , and Robert Verdi will be there, too. Mezzo soprano and New York City Opera singer Heather Johnson will perform. Purchase a regular ticket and receive a gift bag for $250 or become a VIP for the night and receive one worth $600. After you shop, dance all night to DJed music. Proceeds go towards the design and creation of costumes for the New York City Opera. Ticket prices range from $150-$500.

What We Say: The idea of spending money for a ticket that allows you to spend more money on clothes irks us a little, but if you employ your bargain-hunting abilities, you’ll find the best buys while enjoying a classy night at the opera. Score a Nanette Lepore dress for $225 instead of $370 or a Luca Luca clutch for $150 instead of $550. And hey, the gift bag filled with free goodies from Carolee, Clarins, Make Up For Ever and other brands should take care of any guilty feelings you have. Plus, all unsold items will be available the next day at the City Opera Thrift Shop on East 23rd Street, so you can continue your bargain hunting the next day.

Click here for more info and call 212-870-4018 to purchase tickets.