When you’re shopping for discounted designer merchandise you’re almost always looking at items that are several seasons old. This is not the case at our favorite new mid-town discount store. Luxury 9 has this season’s most coveted and rare fashion items steeply reduced prices.
During a stop yesterday, we found a python green Phantom Celine bag that’s $3800 from $5950, an orange Micro Celine Luggage Tote is $2200 from $2700 and a gorgeous tri-color Celine Trapeze is $2300 from $2950. The craziest thing is that they are all this season’s bags. (You can see pictures of the bags right here.)
We also spotted this season’s Gucci Boston bag with the bird print for $1300 and a cherry blossom painted wallet for $499. A white Prada Saffiano Cuir Convertible Tote is $1807 from $2780 and a one-of-a-kind crocodile Rockstud Double Handle Shopper is $7000. (One can only imagine this bag’s retail price but we bet it’s more than some cars.)
If you can get past the bags you might not be able to pull yourself away from the Manolo Blahnik Hangisi shoes with gemstones or pearls. All are this season’s colors and are in perfect condition with the box and dust bag. Hangisi heels are $870 from $965 and the flats are $750 from $935. (There are pictures right this way.)
Luxury 9 is also packed with clothing that is priced up to 90% off retail. Most items are sticker coded and range from $25 to $150. Some standouts are a red Roland Mouret top, a McQueen skirt and a Chloe blouse that are all just $150.
Tucked away in the corner, we spotted Saint Laurent items like a leather skirt with heavy zippers for just $500 and an exquisite dress for just $300. You might want to grab these, as they might become collectables as Hedi Slimane gets comfortable designing for Chanel.
This store has so much merchandise that you might want block out a full hour so that you can fully appreciate the breadth of fashion that’s available. Also, don’t be shy to ask for a better price. You might get lucky on some items.
Luxury 9 accepts phone orders and will ship purchases. They will even schedule personal shopping services if you need help finding your way through the designer emporium. All we can say is– good luck!
375 Lexington Avenue @ 41st Street
Sunday to Thursday 11am to 8pm
Friday 11am to 6pm