Tips to navigate Couturier 2022 for maximum success


Ellen Futterman, Editor-in-Chief

The hunt is on. This time of year, some people like to hunt elk, others turkey, still others, deer. Me? I like to hunt bargains. And I can think of few bargain-shopping experiences that get my adrenaline pumping more than the National Council of Jewish Women’s Couturier sale. It features racks upon racks of high-quality designer men’s and women’s clothing and accessories at discount prices. I get chills just thinking about it.

If you prefer first dibs of the merchandise, you can pay to attend the sale Wednesday, Oct. 19, before it officially opens to the public. The $50 VIP ticket that lets you in that day from 1-4 p.m. is already sold out, but a limited number of $10 tickets for 4-8 p.m. is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To secure a spot, I suggest lining up in front of the Resale Shop at 295 N. Lindbergh Blvd., by 2:30, 3 the latest. (I’ve learned from experience.)

Starting Thursday, Oct. 20, entry to the sale is free. It continues that day and Friday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 22, all leftover Couturier designer merchandise and anything else in the store is 25% off. 

The good news about Couturier is that in addition to some incredible buys, its proceeds go to fund all the great work NCJWSTL does to improve the lives of women, children and families in the St. Louis community. For more information, go to visit them online

And for my fashionista friends who need a fix before Couturier, consider attending one of two Diane von Furstenberg trunk shows that coincide with her visit here Oct. 11-12.

Unfortunately, a conversation with the style icon scheduled from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Washington University’s Graham Chapel is sold out, but trunk shows featuring her fall 2022 collection of signature wrap dresses, tops, accessories and more take place from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 11 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Contemporary Art Museum, 3750 Washington Avenue.

Both shows are free of charge; bear in mind, von Furstenberg won’t be in attendance, but the clothes she designed will (and can be purchased). Ten percent of the sales will benefit the St. Louis Fashion Fund. For more information visit them online.