New pop-up boutiques make news opening all the time but there is rarely a closing that is noteworthy. Luxury 9, which opened in a temporary space near Grand Central, last year, is closing and hosting an extreme merchandise clearance sale. Most designer items are priced over 90% off retail.
A vast majority of the inventory consists of clothing from top designers like Valentino, Versace, Preen, Rocksanda, Matthew Williamson, Aquazzura, Acne and so many more. All clothing is basically priced by category. Dresses are $75, pants are $25, tops are $50 and gowns are $150.
We found a Preen lace dress that originally sold for $2250 that was, yes, just $75. (You can see pictures from our shopping trip here.) A Roksanda coral and blue top is priced at $50 from $1175 and an MSGM crochet appliqué skirt was absolutely worth the $35 from $280.
Among the shoes we found lots of Jimmy Choo moto boots reduced to just $100 and Celine sunglasses are $130. There is also an assortment of Celine and Prada bags significantly discounted. We saw a Celine python skin Phantom for $2200 from a retail price of $6200.
The liquidation sale also includes Versace men’s suits that are priced at $199 and shirts are $60. Retail prices normally run at about $2500 for suits and $900 for shirts. If you don’t see the size you need, let a sales person know.
The store will officially close at the end of the month. There will be intermittent restocking. We suggest you go early and go often before this midtown gem is gone.
Luxury 9 Grand Central
375 Lexington Avenue @ 41st Street
Monday through Thursday 10am – 7pm
Friday 11am – 4pm
Sunday 11am – 7pm