Jan 4, 2017

Thank you and Farewell...

After much thought and consideration, I have decided to write this farewell letter. Whether you recently discovered this website or have been following since the beginning, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for making this humble site a part of your daily read. What started out as a hobby on a whim because of my love for fashion and shopping turned into a great joy, passion, and labor of love for me. Without a doubt, it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. To keep our memories alive (oh, what fun we had!) and in case of any future possibilities, I will keep Mizhattan online indefinitely and my inbox will always be open to all of you.

Thank you so very much for sharing in seven of the most incredible years of my life. I will miss you dearly.

                                                          Sincerely,                    
                                                                 Mizhattan                



109 comments:

  1. double nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! :(

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  2. NOOOOOOO! I am in shell shock... Sample sales won't be complete without you, Miz! Could you pleaaaaaaaase reconsider?

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  3. This is really bad news....Why????????

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  4. Why? Why? Why? Pls don't leave.. you are my sample sale guru..will be lost without you.

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  5. LITERALLY IN SHOCK!!!!! PLEASE... PLEASE....PLEASE RECONSIDER!!! WE NEED YOU!!!!!! Even if you're not on daily.... perhaps a couple times a week!! There's no other site that compares!!

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  6. No, Miz! My day will not be the same without you. Please reconsider.. This is not the news I wanted to start out with in 2017. You are literally the best blog out there.. T.T

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  7. Wasn't all the bad stuff suppose to end last year???!! I'm in total shock!!!!

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  8. Whatever will we do without you?!

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  9. I agree with everyone above - you have, hands down, the BEST blog on fashion and nyc sample sales. THE. BEST. I hope you reconsider but if you don't, best of luck in the future!

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  10. This is such sad news, I check you daily.

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  11. WHAT?! But you're THE BEST. Wishing you all the best on your next adventure, but ohhh, you will be sorely mizzed :(

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  12. Thank you for the hard work you have done! I will miss you so much. :(

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  13. Thank you for so many years of great work. I have been blogging for over 10 years and have cut back, it is just toooo much of a commitment. You have kept us all so informed, thanks for the hard work and hours you put in!
    Best,
    Stylebeat Blog

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  14. Joining everyone else in saying thank you for all the hard work that you have done! If possible, please reconsider or at least comment if you need help.

    Best of luck in your future endeavors

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  15. Oh my god, NO! You will be terribly missed....you were the one site that I could always count on for great reviews and updates on sales. Thank you SO much for your dedication and passion, Miz--so sad to see you go.

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  16. Oh no! I know how labor intensive a blog can be but I'm so sad! Please say you'll at least keep up your twitter!!
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com/

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  17. Thank you for all you have done over the past years. Whatever your next adventure is, best wishes and thanks for making each day brighter.

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  18. You will be greatly missed, sending luck & love your way!

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  19. You will be sorely missed. Thank you for all the years of wonderful shopping advice, the beautiful outfits, the new upcoming designers that I never heard off that are sensational and thank you for sharing beautiful editorials. I also can only imagine how much time this beautiful blog took you. I wish you the best!

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  20. I am heart broken. I look forward to your emails everyday! To curb my shopping habits i unsubscribed to many other fashion newsletters except yours!!! I wish you the best in your next endeavor. We will miss you.

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  21. Thank you for all your great work! You will be sorely missed. Your site became my only go to for sample sales and shopping advice. I unsubscribed from pretty much everything else after I started receiving your posts. Best of life and Happy New Year!

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  22. I can't believe this is happening......honestly, I stopped reading most of the fashion blogs out there, except for yours. We'll truly miss you, not just for the sample sale reviews, but also for the other inspiration posts. Wishing you the best in your next endeavor. (Secretly I'm praying for you to pick this blog back up in the future). Take care!

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  23. Nooo! I relied on this site for all my sample sale insights! Best of luck in all that you do in the future!

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  24. I am completely gutted- I love your blog posts and during the time when I was living in Pennsylvania would eagerly read your blog and sigh about all the sample sales I had missed. After moving back to NYC your blog has been a daily part of my diet. Thank you so much for all your wonderful reporting- please do check in now and then and I wish you all the best.

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  25. Sincerely thank you so much Miz for all the years of hard work! You are The Best shopping blog out there and the only blog I follow. I'm so heart broken right now, but I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

    p.s. I feel like steve jobs died all over again... :***( A sad beginning of 2017.....

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  26. You will be missed !!! The only blog I follow for sample sales reviews and when they start. Where will we go now. Any suggestions ???

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  27. This is awful. I read you EVERY DAY. Even when I'm not interested in the story. To the person who feels like Steve Jobs died all over again, I agree. Is it burnout? Twitter and Instagram at least? Nobody has ever covered sample sales and style better than you. Nobody.

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  28. Stunned at the news. From the easy to follow sales calendar to the insightful reviews that helped me decide exactly which sales to splurge on and which to skip, this site has been my sample sale bible. I miss you already and will continue to do so. Thank you, and hope very much to see you in some form in the future.

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  29. Wow. Sad to see you leave, a huge empty space remains in the NYC shopping world.
    After Racked shut down their NY section I moved to reading here much more often.
    Now that you're done it'll be much harder to find out about the best sales

    Thank you for all your hard work

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  30. I have been on your blog for the last 2 years and it's like everyone said, so much better than anyone's blog regarding fashion and sample sale. I'm sad that you are done with it, hope you will reconsider, but if not, good luck with your new venture. I'm still speechless right now. :0

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  31. You will be missed.

    All of the good websites are going away. Any suggestion on where to get the latest sale information?

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  32. Your site and blog - the detail and effort you put in was so unique, and I always appreciated your availability to answer all my random questions on Instagram. You will be missed and you did an excellent job at this "hobby" that made you my go to for my obsession.

    Please enjoy luck and prosperity in whatever ventures you seek!

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  33. Miz,

    You will be sorely, sorely missed.

    Your blog has been a favourite of mine for a very long time, and I've always appreciated the time, effort, and detail that goes into your sample sale reporting.

    THANK YOU for all of your hard work, and best of luck on your next adventure!

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  34. OMG this is not good! Miz pleeeease reconsider. You are the best sample sale blogger out there. I visit others and they pale in comparison because they either do not put up much content as you or post glaringly inaccurate sale infos. You are always the one to break news on all the good sales and are soooo indispensable to us. And for sure no one has such great communication with readers as you do. You are always quick and thorough when replying to our questions. Pleeese reconsider.

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  35. With all the bad news in 2016 and now this.... I feel really depressed right now :( Literally have a small tear on the corner of my eye as I'm typing... Thank you so much Miz for your many years of hard work and time devoted to this blog, best of luck on your future ventures.

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  36. Miz,

    To me you will always be amazing. I cannot comprehend how you did all this... Going to sample sales in all kinds of weather, taking countless photos, writing an essay on each one, posting on social media, and then taking the time to answer questions and provide sale and line updates. Just wow.

    Most of all I will miss your smart titles. They always made me chuckle and it is a wonder how you came up with all of them. Thank you Miz for allowing me to live vicariously through you when I could not make it to a sale. Thank you for the times I did go because your advice helped me save so much. Take care - M

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  37. I'm not sure if my bank account closet or I will miss you the most. Thank you for helping keep me in style and not in the poorhouse. I wish you the best in the future and appreciate all your hard work. Happy New Year to you!

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  38. With everyone focusing on your sample sale reporting I thought I would say thank you for something else. Thank you Miz for your beautiful mood boards and wardrobe ideas. Thank you for your window display photos and for style inspirations. THANK YOU!

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  39. Say it isn't so! Cheers to all the great sale details and inspiration boards - you will be sorely missed. No other NYC fashion blog compares.

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  40. Miz - thank you so much for all the hard work you have delivered for us!! you will be missed!!

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  41. I am so devastated by this news! Yours is my very favorite blog--Mizzy's Weekly Wardrobe is one of the highlights of my week. Thanks so much for all of the inspiration!!!

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  42. Thanks for all the hard work you've put in. I thoroughly enjoyed every post that you made. You will be missed dearly. Good luck in your future endeavors.

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  43. I'm not sure what's prompting this farewell but I hope you're well and that if anything's wrong, you'll find your way to the other side of it soon. It's been a pleasure to read your posts and to correspond over the years. Speaking for myself, I will be here if you ever decide to start writing again in the future about sample sales or anything else.

    Good luck with all your future endeavors! :)

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  44. I miss you already!! Thanks for all the hard work and giving others insight and knowledge that we would otherwise never have! You are the only blog that I have followed religiously. Take care and hope to hear from you in the near future.

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  45. NOOOOOO!!!
    You've become a daily read from my fashion savvy friend. I wish you all the best in whatever and wherever your path takes you. Happy Everything!

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  46. SO SAD. Truly an end of an era. Where are blogs going now?!?!?!

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  47. MIIIIIIIZ!! Really?!?!?! I am really sad but I understand. I WISH YOU THE BEST.. YOU HAVE UPGRADED MY FASHION STYLE AND I AM GRATEFUL FOR IT!!

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  48. OH NOOOOO! First RackedNY and now you, too! How are we supposed to know which companies are having secret samples sales now lol (even though some were private it was nice to read about them and see thoes pictures)? Because of your blog, my mom and I have enjoyed some of the best samples sales this city has to offer. Mizhattan, you will be missed :'-( xoxo

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    1. I know this i horrible news.
      Does anyone know which blogs out there can possibly fill this void ???? It was bad enough when Racked disappeared.
      Someone needs to set up a good blog with a comment section where readers can write in with line updates and sale updates !!!!!

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    2. Ditto this -- I keep googling nyc shopping/style blogs and all I'm getting are lifestyle bloggers who don't post anything about actual sales. Is anyone interested in starting a google groups thing?

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    3. I agree, we need to start a smth together.

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    4. Sample Sally is good but not Miz level great. We need to set something up and carry the torch ourselves or convince Miz to reconsider.

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    5. I agree, no one is at Miz level...No one... I hope Miz will reconsider :(

      If anyone hear any news of the secret sales, please leave comment here! Thanks in advance.

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    6. Is there any way we can post happenings on here so we can keep each other updated? And forget Madison Avenue Spy.

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    7. Hi all - I wrote another comment earlier but I think it's stuck in moderation, so forgive any double posting, but I made a google groups so we can crowdsource sale info. It's primitive but it works. Also set up for private (for now) so please ask to join.
      go to groups.google dot com /d/ forum/ mizhattanites

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    8. Try newbies like https://practicallyhaute.blogspot.com and http://www.holyinmundane.com

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    9. To the person who put up the Mizhattanites forum link, is it up? Can you spell it out again?

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    10. To the person who put up the Mizhattanites forum link, I can't find the google group /forum ... Can you please put it up again.

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    11. Hi, I can't find the Mizhattanites forum link either. Can I join please?

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    12. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mizhattanites

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  49. Your coverage will be irreplaceable. It will be very hard to forget this blog. Hope to hear from you again in the near future.

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  50. NOOOOOOOOO!!! This is the only blog I visit daily,I can't believe it!

    Your coverage on the sale/sample sale scene is incomparable. You will be missed! <3 <3

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  51. Thank you for all your hard work! You were the best site about sample sales. You will be missed! Good luck in your future endeavors!

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  52. This is really sad news!! I've following your blog for all sample sales!! Whatever the reason is, wish you all the best!!

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  53. Aawww no I check your blogs all the time for sample sales. All the best to you and your future endeavors!!

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    1. You can visit thefashionsherlock.com under Events to keep up to date on future sales

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  54. Good luck and thank you for all your hard work :)

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  55. You will be missed, Miz! Comes from a fashion lover who is not even from US, but from small northern country called Finland. So sorry to hear this news. Thank for such a great blog and good luck!

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  56. Ohhh crap!! One of the saddest news of 2017…
    Living in Belgium I could not benefit from your great sales advice but I treasured so much your “Get her look” and “Mizzly weekly wardrobe”.
    I will miss you so much…will dig into your posts from time to time sigh sigh.
    Whatever you do, have fun! I wish you good luck in your future projects!
    Isabelle

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  57. Dear Miz,

    Thank you so much for your hard work and your love for fashion. Every morning I check your blog and read the content you are sharing for more than 5 years. I love how you do weekly wardrobe and get her look. They are beautifully created and I just simply adore your taste in fashion. Not mention how detailed and special your sample sale information and report are, they are THE BEST in fashion blog. You will be solely missed, I wish you best of luck! and wish that, some day, I and all of your readers will be able see you online again.

    Good Luck!

    A sincere reader.

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  58. NOOOO!

    I am so sad to hear this news. You are the top person to look for in the sample sale business! You will be missed and hopefully the twitter will continue to live on. You will be missed and thank you.

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  59. Hi Miz,

    I hope all is okay--rather, I hope all is great! You've been fantastic and I wish you the best in your next stage!

    Regards,
    One of your many followers

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  60. Hi Mizzhattan, Sorry to hear the news, always looked forward to your photographs of the window displays, Take Care and Good Luck, you will be missed. Regards Ton van der Veer, Auckland, New Zealand.

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  61. I'm so sad, but I know you're on to bigger and better things. Thanks for the years of great content and insight! You'll definitely be missed. Good luck with your future endeavors. -Deidra

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  62. Noooooooooooooooo, whyyyyy? Noooooooo Whyyyyy? this is not how i wanted to start my year... You broke my heart, our relationship is coming to an end so soon. What am i supposed to do with all this love i have for you :'(

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  63. You must have your own reasons, but they don't matter. Thank you for the blog.

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  64. I am so shocked to hear the news. I read your blog even though i no longer live in NYC. Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into the blog!!!! Hope you are well!

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  65. Thank you so much Miz for everything, we are lost in the sample sale world without you. :(

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  66. So sad to hear the news. You are truly the best shopping site out there by far. Your sale coverage is second to none and I've always enjoyed all your other content. You have built a community that will miss you dearly. Thank you for all your amazing coverage over the years. The sample sale scene will not be the same without you. Wishing you the best of luck in your next endeavor and here's hoping you'll come back when the time is right!

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  67. Thanks for everything Miz! I hope all is well, and we all wish you the best of luck in your next adventure!

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  68. Oh no! Can't believe the news!! Thank you for all sale reporting, best wishe, I hope there will be a future surprise and we'll hear from you again in some form even if not on this blog!

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  69. Has anyone been to any of the sales this month?!

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  70. This is terrible news :( Hope your decision to leave was not for legal reasons. I've seen a few good blogs go away because they were threaten by companies to stop sharing information. Hope that was not the case here.

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  71. Hi everyone - please come join us on google groups! We are trying to crowdsource sale info, so the more the merrier!

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mizhattanites

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    1. You can visit thefashionsherlock.com under Events to keep up to date on future sales

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  72. Thanks for years of service to the NYC community. Some of my most coveted pieces are from sales that you informed me about. Not quite sure how we'll get on without you but I wish you all of God's blessings in whatever you do next!

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  73. I really miss this blog. Samplesally is awful - sorry but true
    Now that's racked is gone ....

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    1. I agree. She means well & I read her blog daily, but Sally usually posts reviews after the sale is well under way - sometimes when it's practically over (& picked over). We need a blog that reviews in a timely fashion - the way racked used to do line updates and updates from within the sale on the first day !
      We especially could use a healthy comments section where readers can give each other their tips and updates in real time.
      Somebody quick set that up (please !!) Speaking for myself - I'd be willing to even pay a small fee for such a site.

      Until then, we have to make do with the only places left that list sample sales (I like thestylishcity. com & chicmi.com ). If anybody knows of any other place that lists NY sample sales - please share with us !!!

      Thanks Miz - you are sorely missed !!!!!

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    2. Lazar Media but that is weak too. Susan Lazar was the standard bearer nearly 30 years ago, but now she just lists because she moved out of NY. Madison Avenue Spy is weak now too. I didn't even know who Mizhattan was. I miss her so. Chicmi is pretty good, but I don't think anyone will do line updates anymore. After Miz's announcement I wrote to Racked (now owned by Vox) and told them that instead of doing these long form articles, they should get back to what drove traffic - i.e., sale updates and line updates. Heard nothing.

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    3. I hope they listen to your advice!

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  74. I will burn a Diptyque candle in your honor. Farewell

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  75. oh noooo, how will I find out about the diptyque sample sale ? :(

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  76. Thanks for everything and enjoy whatever come next. You will be terribly missed.

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  77. Oh no! I am just learning this now. My very best to you. I will miss you a great deal.

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  78. You really are gone Miz..

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    1. I also come here from time to time, just to see if Miz has resurfaced...

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  79. Mizhattan!!! I miss you so much!!
    Has anyone been to the Loveshackfancy sale???

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  80. she had connections to some really secret sales. I am guessing some one sued her for posting and that is why she left. this is probably why she is also not responding and still keeping this blog open. This is just a guess not really sure.

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    1. who cares why she left - bottom line is our baby's gone and we miss her !!!!!!

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    2. If you can read and see all the comments everyone is asking why she left. So I gave my comment.

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  81. Thank you! Good luck!

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