Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Next Tag Sale will be Saturday October 24th in Costa Mesa!


CLICK HERE for more information about our Designer Tag Sale in Costa Mesa, CA Saturday October 24th From 10am-2pm! Our new blog is: DESIGNERTAGSALE-OC.BLOGSPOT.COM!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Press - The New York Times


Thank you Kimberly Stevens from the NY Times for mentioning our Designer Tag Sale in today's paper! Click here to read the full article.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Would you like another Designer Tag Sale?

Please leave us your comments...we would love to hear from you. Where should our next event be, other things we could add? Please let us know!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pictures from our Designer Tag Sale!











Above are some pics taken at our tag sale...more will be posted! Enjoy!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Did you see what Megan @ Beachbungalow8 bought?


Click here to see her pics! (photo by Megan @ Beachbungalow8)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Baiyina is a winner!


Check out Quirky Livings Blog...our winner of the Kreme Wallpaper!

Thank you!

A huge thank you to everyone who came to our tag sale! If you did make it out please let us know what you bought. Did you have a good time? What were your fav's? What did you miss out that you still might want? Please let us know, we would love to hear from you! (And if you have pics please send them!)

WOW, what an event!


We are so happy to have pulled off our first Designer Tag Sale! We had an amazing list of designers who came out to sell off their private inventory of goodies.

Thank you to the following list of designers Molly Luetkemeyer (Kate and Amy), Carla Lane, Stephanie Visser, Paul Smail, Kelly Van Patter, Michelle Workman, Krista Ewart, Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield, New Additions and Lindsey Dann Miller of Former Furniture. The list of consulting designers were, Baiyina Hughley, Erica Islas, Lynnea Schwieters, Jonona Decor and Jennifer Culp. (please view their websites in the participating vendor list to the right)

We had over 300 shoppers that attended our event Saturday and the first thirty shoppers received a gift bag filled with goodies from Bueller Designs, Fauna Pet, Henry Road, Blue Pool Road, the new September issue of C Magazine, New Berlin CD, deals for Nitespa, YAS, Patio Culture, Pampered Bella, a small gift from Adam Carr, not to mention the great bag its self from Yelp.

A big thank you goes out to our food and drinks provided by Sobe Lifewater, Hint Water, Yvonne's Gluten Free Goodies, and Elixr G margaritas.

Thank you to everyone who participated, came out and supported our event, to all my blogger buddies that helped pass the word about our sale, for those of you who twittered the event and of course a big thank you to the LA Times for listing the event!

This big thank you also goes out to the talented Tatiana Kogevinas, who was our amazing graphic designer and designed our logo and invite.

THANK YOU - Amy Swift for being so kind to let us use your beautiful home for our sale!

And the biggest thank you goes out to my partner Vanessa Kogevinas, who seriously kicked butt and helped me to produce a fabulous event!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Win a FREE night at The Farmers Daughter Hotel or a FREE dinner for two at Tart!


Just in...for one of our amazing raffle gifts...we are giving away a free night at the Farmers Daughter Hotel or a free dinner for two at Tart! So make sure you drop by our raffle table and enter your biz card for a chance to win! Thank you Ellen!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Thank you New Berlin (our DJ for the event)!


Thank you for posting the Designer Tag Sale on your Teleportdoor blog! Totally appreciate it and cant wait to hear those block rockin beats on Saturday!

Thank you Peggy Wong @ Blue Pool Road!


Thank you Peggy @ Blue Pool Road for posting our Designer Tag Sale on your blog. And to see what little goodie Peggy has made for our gift bags click here...but remember girls and boys only the first 30 attendees receives a gift bag!

Thank you Christian May @ Maison21!


Thank you for posting our "sale of the century" info and invite on your blog! We totally appreciate it!

Designer Tag Sale - Invite!


We are delighted to invite you to our premier designer tag sale, a HIGH-END DESIGNER SHOPPING EVENT!! Please feel free to forward this to your friends and contacts!!

The Designer Tag Sale is an interior designer yard sale/tag sale organized by interior designer Vanessa De Vargas and design editor Vanessa Kogevinas. Hosted by entrepreneur Amy Swift (SMARTY.), the sale will feature over ten top Los Angeles designers selling items from their personal inventories including small furniture such as side-tables, lamps, rugs, pillows, art, accessories and more at incredibly low prices! Nothing will be over $200 and prices will run as low as $5.

Designers include Molly Luetkemeyer, Ron Woodson, Jamie Rummerfield, Lindsey Dann Miller, Vanessa De Vargas, Paula Smail, Carla Lane, Jennifer Culp, Michelle Workman, Krista Ewart, Kelly Van Patter, Erica Islas, Jonamor D├ęcor, Stephanie Visser, Baiyina Hughley, Lynnea Schwieters and Cory Pernicano.


Confirmed vendors are Sobe Lifewater, Elixir G, New Editions, and Yelp who will be participating as a media sponsor.

Free gift bags will be offered to the first thirty attendees and will include items from Henry Road, Bueller Designs, Blue Pool Road, Yelp, Fauna Pet and C Magazine's newest issue!

There will also be a raffle with gifts from Apartment Therapy, Kreme wallpaper and Anney Friday Jewelry. Complimentary entertainment will include Elixir G Margaritas, Yvonne's Gluten-Free Cookies, light passed appetizers and beauty treatments. DJ New Berlin will be spinning.

Any non-purchased/left-over designer inventory will be donated to Biet T'Shuvah, a local West LA residential treatment, spiritual and education center.

The Designer Tag Sale will also feature free mini-consultations and appraisals by designers so we ask that you bring pictures of your home and furniture items if you wish to participate.

Entry fee is $10. Cash only please.

We look forward to your participation and support, and thank all of our participants, without whom this event would not be possible!


Designer Tag Sale logo and invitation designed by Tatiana Kogevinas.
All rights reserved.



Vanessa Kogevinas’s career in publishing and management has spanned over fifteen years, including positions at Architectural Digest and as a founding editor of Western Interiors and Design magazine. She has also held positions as Project Manager of Veranda's showhouse at Greystone and as a Project Manager at Kathryn M. Ireland design.

Vanessa De Vargas is an LA-based interior decorator and furniture designer who launched her Venice Beach design label and interior design firm Turquoise. She has been named an ‘up-and-coming designer to watch’ by Angeleno magazine, is a regular contributor to Apartmenttherapy.com and runs a successful E-Decorating business.

Thank you Victoria @ SFgirlbybay!


Thank you Victoria, for posting our invite on your blog SFgirlbybay! We totally appreciate it!

Thank you Gregory Han @ Apartmenttherapy!


A huge thank you to Gregory Han at Apartmenttherapy.com for posting our event!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Thank you Holy Becker @ Decor8!


Thank you Holly for posting our Designer Tag Sale event on your Blog!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Thank you Becky Harris @ Hatch (Design Public)!


Thank you Becky Harris for posting our Sale on the Hatch Blog! You can also find Becky at the Bubb Report (a hilarious blog)!

Thank you Lisa Boone @ LATimes!


Thank you Lisa from the LA Times for posting our Designer Tag Sale on the blog! Much appreciated!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thank you Mark and Carrie @ Fyndes!


Thank you Mark and Carrie @ Fyndes for posting the Designer Tag Sale on your blog!

Thank you Paisley Petunia!


Thank you Paisley Patunia for posting our Designer Tag Sale! Much appreciated!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Designer Tag Sale Invite...

is coming very soon...details will be posted momentarily.
Thanks!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunset Magazine Tag Sale


Still don't get the tag sale idea? Well maybe this will help... Last month Sunset Magazine hosted a tag sale called Secondhand Sunset, where the magazine took all the items from their photo shoots and DIY projects and sold them at unbelievable prices (see above). We hope that you will find some great finds at our sale and some fun items to take home!


And hold you're horses everyone we need one more day and then the invite will be up!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tag Sale Update!

Our invite will be posted here on Monday with all the detailed information. So please check back then. Thanks everyone!

Thank you Monica @ A Designed Life!


Thank you Monica at A Designed Life for posting our event!

Thank you Megan @ Beach Bungalow 8!


Thank you Megan for posting our event on your blog!

Tag Sale....in NY this weekend!


If you can't make it out to our tag sale but live in NY, you might want to check out this other Architect and Designer Tag Sale, to benefit The NY Stem Cell Foundation. Details here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tag sale you ask, what's that?


With the ever popular tag and pop up stores I thought what better way to get rid of my left over inventory then to have a tag sale! And guess what I wasn't the only one that was ready to do a major summer cleaning!

The Designer Tag Sale is a one day event that will host many talented designers who are selling their private inventory to the public. Each item will be tagged with prices (yeah you get it now) from $5-$200! I know, what a deal!

So I thought what better way to kick off our first few posts but to add some other tag sale information from previous events.

The pic above is from The NY Times and features a tag sale from Domino Magazine.

Save the Date! Designer Tag Sale!


Please join us August 8th from 10am -4pm in Venice Beach, for our first Designer Tag Sale! We are working on our invite so please stay tuned. We look forward to seeing you! More details will be posted soon!