Carlos Miele is closing his boutique in the Meatpacking District and is selling out his past inventory for 80% off retail. The Brazillian designer, who is best known for his striking red-carpet designs, has plans to open a new boutique on Madison Avenue but has not yet identified the ideal space.
The 14th Street boutique will remain open until all the merchandise is sold or the lease ends on June 1. Right now, is the ideal time to get your personal red carpet gown at a huge savings. Everything in the store is 80% off and there are hundreds of gorgeous gowns that are prime for picking.
Most of the designer’s full length dresses retail between $2000 and $5000 but can be had for a reduced price ranging from about $400 to $1000. Cocktail dresses mostly retail for under $1000 and after the discount, come out under $200.
Among the sale merchandise is this eye catching mini-rouched patterned blue gown from the resort 2013 collection. It’s price is about $800 after the discount. There is also a large assortment of gowns from the spring 2013 collection. This gown worn by June Ambrose to the American Ballet Spring gala is reduced to $1000 from $5000. The dress also comes in white and could be a perfect wedding gown (size 38).
Girls looking for the right prom dress, will also do very well at this sale. The quality is much better than most anything you would find in an average department store and the sale prices are comparable to a contemporary evening wear brand. One shopper, on Sunday, picked a red gown for a white tie wedding and another shopper was purchasing sheer bolaro tops for $50 to wear over tees.
You can click the jump link to see pictures of the available merchandise. Keep in mind that all sales are final and some dresses are as old as 2008. The good thing is that formal evening wear is pretty classic and there aren’t may items that look dated.