TBT: DKNY, Donna Karan & Me + What to Buy at the DKNY Warehouse Sale

Me (center) and Donna Karan (right) at the 2011 American Image Awards.

[photo credit: Getty Images]

DKNY was one of my first favorite designer brands as a teenager.  I went to visit my sister in NYC during the summer and passed by Filene’s Basement in the World Trade Center. At the time I didn’t know what Filene’s Basement was. We didn’t have it in California, so you can imagine how excited I was to dig through the deeply discounted designer brands. I discovered a rack of DKNY and walked out with a hat, a blouse, and a black mini skirt that was one size too big. (I think I still have it somewhere at my parents house.)

Needless to say after 2 months in NYC, I came back with quite the sophisticated wardrobe for a teenager from a small central California country town. It was probably around this time that I knew I’d go into a fashion-related career.

My teenage fashion-inspired summer in NYC came full circle when I met and chatted with Donna Karan for Blackbook back in 2011 at the American Image Awards. I got the chance to tell her in person that she was my first favorite designer and how she influenced me as a teenager. (Total fan girl moment!) Donna is lovely and getting a chance to chat with her only reiterated why I’ve been such a big fan all these years. In fact, DKNY and Donna Karan were two of the first brands to sign on as advertisers here on Style Fox last summer when I launched the site. DKNY and Donna Karan will always be near and dear to my heart!

Having said that, DKNY is having a huge warehouse sale and because I love the brand and everything is ridiculously discounted (up to 80% off) I’m doing a breakdown on what to grab at the sale. It’s massive, so I’ve curated my favorite pieces to help inspire your shopping process.

Plus you get an extra 30% with promo code SAVE30 through Monday February 24th.


Bryant Park Gold Mesh Watch

Embellished Shirt

Pull-on Pant

Collarless Drop Waist Tunic

Jumpsuit with Origami Detail

Embellished Scoop Neck Pullover

Sleeveless Cami Dress

Colorblock Sleeve Crewneck Pullover

Woven Mix Jumpsuit

Short Sleeve Blouse

Florena Flat with Studs

Quilted Pull-on Skirt

Saffi Ankle Strap Heel

Ankle Skinny Pant with Back Leg Zippers

Pullover Top with Leather Sleeves



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Desiree Rabuse

Desiree Rabuse is a social entrepreneur and founder & CEO of StyleFox®. She's a devout bookworm, a fan of "Dad" jokes, and an apparent INTP. She loves snowboarding, philosophy, traveling, martial arts, coffee, and helping people lead healthy, happy, more efficient lives.

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