This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and Chelsea Collective. All opinions are my own.
When I heard the good word that I was going to have the opportunity to attend an invitation-only event before the opening of a brand new fitness and fashion store, I just about went nuts. I really did go nuts when I found out the new store was to be Chelsea Collective and it would be opening at Ross Park Mall in Pittsburgh. One, now that I moved closer to the city, I can go there all the time and two, Chelsea Collective?!! Whaaaa?
I checked them out and discovered they were a Dick’s Sporting Goods store that was targeting fitness and fashion minded women. That’s me! Also, the name Chelsea came from the fashion forward Chelsea neighborhood in New York City. I thought that was quite hip. There is only one other store and it’s in the DC area at Tysons Corner. I wasn’t going there anytime soon. But after hearing about them, a trip was going to have to happen the next time I was down there. But not so anymore–it’ll be practically in my own back yard!
Upon arrival, I lined up at the doors before they started letting guests inside. I peeked through the window and saw wait staff holding all kinds of delicious-looking trays of appetizers and cocktails. I’m pretty sure I saw that before the clothing, but this is me we’re talking about.
My eyes forgot all about the food + booze (at least temporarily) once I got inside.
So much color! So many clothes! And ooooh the shoes!
I looked around to check out all the different brands there; my usual faves like Nike were represented, but also brands like Lorna Jane, Spiritual Gangster, and Carrie Underwood’s Calia were there, too. Oh–and lots of accessories + body/make-up products as well!
After looking around in the store, I ventured to the back area.
Oh, and you know how much I love selfies, right? There was a selfie-taking station packed full of fun props to use. I of course chose a tiara and boa. Snapped one with my +1 too. He was thrilled, I’m sure. 🙂
After mingling, eating, drinking, and making mental notes of everything I wanted to buy, it was time to pack up my VIP gift bag! That’s right, this fantastic night ended with the opportunity to select from all kinds of goodies.
We were allowed to pick four items to stuff in this sleek Nike gym bag and I chose a white yoga mat, a foldable black mirror, and two Philosophy Lip Glosses (I picked Animal Cracker and Birthday Cake). There was already some fabulous stuff inside of it like a copy of Whirl Magazine, coupons, a Chelsea Collective hand towel + more! Also, as an early arriver, I picked up a $25 gift card, too! Yeah, I definitely left with my arms full and every intention to come back for more!
The store is open now, but the official Grand Opening is August 22 & 23. Get in there and get shopping!! Once you do, let me know what you picked up!
stalk find out more about Chelsea Collective online, take a look at their site and social media pages: