The Century 21 flagship is stepping up its game in a major way. The discount department store and downtown institution just completed a renovation that includes an incredible in-store boutique called C21 edition. The concept has been furnished with luxury bags and accessories by vintage retailer LXR&CO.
Within the luxury boutique there is a variety of pre-“loved” Hermes bags and accessories (not discounted), Louis Vuitton rare and not so vintage pieces discounted 30% to 70% and Prada 30% to 40% off. There’s also an assortments of other luxury designers ranging from Celine to Ferregamo to Belenciaga and Chloe. LXR&Co will be in the space until December and then another concept, still TBD, is moving in.
Afterwards we headed into our normal Century 21 shopping territory, starting in shoes– of course. Among the selection you will find a very good assortment of Givenchy, mostly priced in the $200 range from retail prices of $900 and up. A pair of Prada patent pumps don’t seam to be priced as attractivey but are still highly discounted at $389 from $600. Among the high-end shoes we found one lone pair of Christian Louboutin “So Kate” priced at $470.
Upstairs, within the European designer clothing, there is still a diverse selection of Prada clothing. You can click back here to see the details from our last C21 shopping trip. The puffers are all gone but much of the gingham merchandise and wool coats are still available. Mary Katrantzou dresses are an amazing deal at 80% off. One style was priced at $370 from $1570. There is also a small rack of Alaia clothing. One skirt is priced at $880 from $2245. (Click to see item detail pics.)
If you head to the back you can find dozens of designer brands discounted an additional 30% off. Among the additional discounts are eligible for Lanvin, where a breathtaking floral dress and a strapless red cocktail dress come to about $600 from almost $3000. An Antonio Berardi rack has dresses too at an additional 30% off. One such item rings out at about $500 from $2400. The same goes for Emilio Pucci, where you can walk home with a mink collar coat for under $800 from a retail price of $4000. Other extra markdowns can be applied to Jil Sander, Gaultier, Chalayah, MSGM and Acne. Pictures of all the aforementioned items and more can be found if you tap here.
We are still waiting for another Prada markdown but we were sufficiently satiated with the extra 30% off merchandise. That’s not to say we won’t go back again when the markdown hits 70%. Stay tuned…