Just when you think the great deals of Filene's Basement are gone forever, DSW opens an experimental pop-up with some of the best deals we’ve found this year. Lux810, in the Meatpacking district, is stocked with fantastic designer clothing and accessories all priced at 80% off.
Since the store is only open to the end of the month, we couldn’t waste a moment. During our recent shopping trip we found a great assortment for men and women from Armani, Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Ralph Lauren Collection, Balenciaga, Chloe, Marni, Prada, and Valentino. There are some items from diffusion lines like Just Cavalli and See by Chloe in the mix, but the majority of the dresses and separates are past season designer collections in a great range of sizes.
Lets get down to prices. A basic Dolce silk blouse is now $146 from $728. A Valentino silk sheath dress is $522 from $2610 and a leather embellished Gucci cropped jacket was priced similarly. One of the most unique dresses we spotted was a sequined Balenciaga number for $1225 from $6125. There’s also a great rack of long evening gowns from Roberto Cavalli, Valentino and Gucci. Among the cocktail dresses we found a popular satin Dolce and Gabbana bustier dress for $428 from $2139. A small selection of outerwear is also available. Prada leather trenches are $845 and $2266 from $4221 and Chloe peacoats and Gucci trenches are about $454.
One thing you won’t really find? Shoes! There is a small selection of boots and heels, but there are only maybe a dozen pairs with one or two sizes each. The Luxe810 shoes can be found on the DSW website, but the discount is more like 50% as opposed to in the in store 80% discount. (There's also an additional discount that can be used only when shopping online.)
We did find some nice accessories including Yves Saint Laurent black leather gloves for about $200, Prada belt leathers, and some Bottega Veneta skinny intreciatto belts for around $150. In a glass case at the register are some outstanding deals on Swarovski Judith Leiber clutches. Our favorite was the $3995 lotus blossom pattern now a mere $799 from almost $4000 and plain bejeweled black miniaudiere for $339 from about $1700. There were also some past season Gucci handbags at the store, but we like the online Jimmy Choo purses better.
Since the popup will not be restocked you should shop the Meatpacking store well before the end of the month when it will close. We would also suggest coming back before the store closes, Filenes Basement was known for great markdowns and we wouldn’t be surprised if the store didn’t drop prices dramatically before the pop-up closes. If all goes well, hopefully, it will be come a more perminant discount destination.
DSW Lux810 Meatpacking Popup
408 West 14th Street
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 8pm