Once again DecadesTwo, the renowned LA-based consignment company, has brought their finest to their popup shop in Soho. We got a sneak peek of the sale and were pleasantly surprised by the selection of accessories and the pricing.
If you’re like most of us mortals who have no hope of snagging an invite to the Louboutin sale, you might want to check out the vast variety of both new and used Louboutins. After all, most of the inventory is pretty close to sample sale prices. The famous red soled heels to run from $175 for basic pumps to about $450 for more embellished or exotic styles. Brand new Louboutins are priced significantly cheaper than department store sale prices – $270 for black Mary Janes to $390 for boots.
In addition to Louboutins, we spotted Chanel ballet flats, Chanel heels and fabulous pair of Yves Saint Laurent gray suede Palais booties, all priced at about $340. Other shoe brands include Alaia, Giuseppe Zannotti, Miu Miu, and various other high-end designers. One drawback is that there is only one size in each shoe and the best selection is size 37.
The handbag merchandise was even more impressive than the shoes. The prices, however, are a bit steeper. Mini Chanel flaps in brown suede and patent black leather were priced at $1900 and a small Chanel beige patent flap was $2350. A black lambskin Chanel clutch was $895. Other high-end designer bags include Nancy Gonzalez, Louis Vuittons, Versace, and Valentino. The best purse deals seemed to be for Lanvin ranging from $650 to $895. We also spotted a few Fendi baguette styles for about $400.
Looking for Chanel jewelry? You won’t be disappointed. A glass case replete with Chanel jewelry ranged from $345 for clip-on earrings to $3400 for intricate large necklaces. A classic black leather woven chain necklace is $895, while a thick chain-link bracelet is $1350 and cuffs were priced at about $1600.
Overall, the ready to wear section pricing was a bit steeper than we hoped, but then again the items are mostly rare. Courtesy of Decades, there was one rack of vintage dresses loaded with sequined and embellished contemporary dresses. A few highlights include, a white sequined Lanvin jacket and a to-die-for red Marchesa strapless dress (Neiman’s $2950 tag still attached) both for $1100. We also spotted a lone white Herve Leger bandage dress in the mix for $550. Emilio Pucci silks were priced around $450 for dresses, while a blouse was $180.
Since the selection is limited, we suggest shopping as early as possible. While they will be replenishing some stock on Saturday, all ready to wear and highly desirable items --think Chanel purses and Louboutins--will sell out quickly.
@ Kiki de Montparnasse
79 Greene Street (at Spring)