By: TJ Kennedy
Just because you haven’t nailed down a tropical summer vacation doesn’t mean you can’t reward yourself with a few exotic souvenirs. Luxury South American line, Imperio jp, is known for their fine Argentine leather products and eclectic home décor products and is hosting a massive showroom sale.
Many leather bags are over 50% off with cross body satchels down to $150 from $450 and several canvas totes that retail for $400 now only $60. Signature hobo style bags are marked down 25%, come in a variety of colors, and have interchangeable handle straps. The smaller, patent leather styles are only $50. Hamptons-worthy leather duffel bags are also 25% off and made to order.
All home décor items are half off with hand woven silk throw pillows in bold colors and prints are now $137 from $275. Larger floor pillows come in pairs and once retailed for $1,200 are marked down to $600. A great two-for-one deal-- if you’ve got the space in your apartment for floor pillows.
Clothing is 50% off but the selection was not our favorite part of the sale. Bright colored silk scarves, tops, skirts and jackets were plentiful, but not memorable. Button up blouses were $100 while Batik cotton dresses were $60 and one-of-a-kind silk jackets were marked down to $400. There was also swimwear and beaded jewelry included in the sale that are fun, affordable additions to any summer wardrobe. A $15 bikini? We’ll take two.
Word has certainly not gotten out yet about this sale and there is still plenty of merchandise; they are ready to get things moving so don’t be shy about making reasonable offers. We suggest sticking with the soft, durable leather bags, which seem to be their trademark. Save the rest for that exotic getaway you’ve been craving.
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