One of our spies has a keen eye for Daffy's and recently told us that the discounter had received a shipment of merchandise from Hirshleifers. The super luxury boutique is located at the Americna Manhasset mall on Long Island, and carries high-end brands like Chanel, Valentino, Roberto Cavalli and Missoni.
To confirm the information, we hit the Daffy's at East 57th Street. We searched the store with the determination of a Project Runway contestant. Right before we were ready to give up, we spotted the rack, which is located directly outside the lower level women's fitting room.
We were not disappointed. We found oriental theme print Chanel blouses for $430 from a suggested retail price of $1790, a Givenchy wool jacket for $580 from $2450, a Michael Kors full length skirt fit for a ball for $1200 from $6500 and a Rodarte sequined cocktail dress with navy illusion for $600 from $2530. The real show stopper, however, is a tweed coat that we are sure is Chanel. There is no tag and the buttons were removed but the lining and the tailoring are a dead giveaway. The price is $870 from a suggested retail of $3600.
Unfortunately, there are not many pieces of each item. We are told that the merchandise was spread throughout Manhattan stores and we imagine that sizes and assortments will vary. The merchandise is about three years old but most of these items are timeless in design. You can click here to see a full catalog of pictures from our Daffy's trip.