Lanvin is wasting no time cleansing the company of Alber Elbaz’s legacy pieces. Right now, Century 21 is hosting a Lanvin sample sale where discounts top 90% off retail. The best part is that the inventory is plentiful and the designs are legendary.
Upon entering C21 Edition, you’ll find an assortment of bags, sunglasses and other accessories that are all priced at 80% off their original price. We spotted medium size Sugar bags in beige and silver for about $500 from $2200, medium tote bags (with no fringe) are under $300 from $1450 and Happy bags were just under $500 from about $2300. We also found various Nomad bags and Trilogy satchels that could be found in leather and exotics.
Upstairs is where the real magic happens. Woman’s shoes and clothing are both priced at 80% off. Lavin’s classic ballet flats that are famous for making your feet feel almost naked start at just $100 from about $500. Clunky platform sandals like these (without the studs) are about $260 from $1300 and platform wedge espadrilles like these but without the studs are $160 from $800.
Among the woman’s clothing are a variety of dresses, gowns, furs, blouses and even some exquisitely constructed basics. Collectors and admirers should always go for Lanvin’s red or black wool crepes. They are second to none. Dresses of lace, ribbons, raw edges and expert draping are also a classic staple of the famed French designer. Most of the selection is from last year’s Summer season, which is perfect for wear-now impulse purchases.
Be sure to take a look at the men’s clothing, shoes and accessories too. After all, Father’s Day is this Sunday. There is also a smaller assortment of girl’s clothing that is priced at 90% off retail. Shopping for little girls has no bounds. This is even more true with this type of discount.
There is no doubt that Lanvin fans should head downtown to this sale. We are told that there is still lots of stock to be put out. We wouldn’t be surprised if the sale were to be extended through the weekend and another markdown was taken.
This is a bitter sweet ending to a long love affair with Lanvin. Elbaz is an undisputed fashion legend and would be well suited to follow Lagerfeld to continue the Chanel heritage. Let’s hope.
Lanvin Sample Sale
Through Friday, June 17
Thurs 8am-9pm, Fri 8am-6pm
21 Dey St. (Btwn Church & Broadway)