Lanvin certainly isn’t the same without Albert Elbaz but that makes shopping past season’s fashion a little more fun. The Lanvin sale is still technically private but the cat is out of the bag and nobody is technically watching the door.
We always love this sale because the discounts are great and there is always some prize to take home. Dresses are reduced 90% off retail and all other items are discounted 80%. The other reason we love this sale is for of the amazing staff. The sale is very well organized and the salespeople are among the sweetest we’ve ever encountered. Going to the Lanvin sale is like attending a private bi-annual reunion.
To be totally truthful, the merchandise selection isn’t as amazing as some past sales. There are no bags, shoe sizes are limited and the jewelry selection is dwindling fast. That being said, we spotted %3500 gowns that are now just $350. We spotted an old Elbaz dress reduced to $240 from $2400. Ballet flats with jewels in smaller sizes are about $140 from $700. We agonized over one necklace that’s $240 from $1200. (You can click here to see pictures of what we found inside the sale.)
There is also a great assortment of merchandise for men. We suggest that everyone grab a few bow-ties, cummerbunds and lapel flowers. You can’t go wrong for $10 each.
The sale runs through Friday. We expect that some items will be marked down further on Thursday and Friday. As is, prices are pretty fantastic.
Lanvin Sample Sale
Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19
37 W 57th St, 9th floor