One issue that is beyond debate is that Downtown will always have a cooler edge. Perhaps that's why the owners of Luxury 9, designer discount stores, decided open a pop-up shop on the Bowery. The Downtown location, which just opened this week, has the same great designer items as midtown but the collection is edited an avant-garde eye.
Among the selection, we spotted Celine's pointy toe pumps that are priced at $245, Karl Lagerfeld x Fendi sweatshirts that are $1130 from $1750 and insane (in a good way) Guiseppe beaded heels that are just $427 from $1425. You can also find Gucci Ghost slippers, Gucci fur slides and Chanel flats nicely discounted. The store also has a lot of Margiela all priced at 60% off. (Some items are even from this season's collection.) You can check out pictures in the link here.
Among the bags, there is a selection from Fendi, Christian Louboutin and even Chanel. A gorgeous Buscemi backpack is $1787 from $2750. YSL Sac du Jours, Givenchy Antigona, Fendi 2Jours and Monsters are discounted from 20% to 40% off retail.
Don't let your attention for great shoes and accessories be stolen from the clothing. Among the racks are gorgeous pieces from Vionnet, Prada, Saint Laurent, Givenchy and Marni that's all priced up to 90% off retail. The most spectacular items are the Versace coats that range from $800 to $1500 but the retail prices were several times that much.
The store accepts phone orders and will ship purchases. They will even schedule personal shopping services. The hours of operation are irregular through the end of October. So we suggest you call before heading over.
Luxury 9 Bowery
352 Bowery (across from the Bowery Hotel)