The future of troubled French fashion house Christian Lacroix my still be in question but there is no doubt that their current sample sale is a necessary fashion destination. All Lacroix clothing is discounted 75% off. (Not “up to 75% off” but really 75% off.)
We were told the collections were from last year but after sorting through hundreds of runway pictures we pinpointed the merchandise to spring ’07, fall ’06 and spring ’06. Almost vintage, huh? The photo sorting exercise proved that Lacroix never really goes out of style. There are just varying degrees of edgy.
So what will you find at the lower fifth avenue sample sale? Lots of skirt suits that should probably never be worn together. Each piece is extraordinary on its own and one should probably try to restrain from gilding the lily.
There isn’t a huge amount of inventory but there aren’t many shoppers either. We are going to take a quick run through again on Friday and keep our fingers crossed that there’s an additional markdown.
Don’t forget to check the back of the “store.” There’s still bins filled with La Perla bras from the last sale in the space. Prices are $25 and $30.
Christian Larcoix and Isaia Napoli
260 5TH Ave @ 29th st.
Wednesday, Nov. 18 to Saturday, Nov. 21
Wed.-Fri. 10am to 7pm, Sat. 10am to 2:30pm