What is Lanvin without Albert Elbaz? It’s a lot of logo and fine fabrics but you can judge for yourself. This Lanvin sale is still technically private but there isn’t a list at the door.
We always love this sale because the discounts are great and there is always some prize to take home. (We even spotted some Elbaz items.) Dresses are reduced 90% off retail and all other items are discounted 80%. The other reason we appreciate this sale for the great selection for men.
As always, the sale is very well organized and the salespeople are among the nicest you’ll encounter at a sample sale. As a matter of fact, one woman left behind a diamond ring while trying on jewelry and the salesperson tracked her down to make sure her ring was returned.
The merchandise selection isn’t hasn’t been as amazing since the Elbaz years and it’s not getting better. There are a few styles of bags, shoe sizes are limited and the jewelry selection is nearly nonexistent.
That being said, we spotted bodysuit for $580 from over $5800. A gold lamé gown is $460 from $4590. We spotted an old Elbaz dress reduced to $240 from $2400. Blazers come to about $600 from $2900. We only found ballet flats and sneakers in size 35. Ballet flats and sneakers were both about $140 from $700. (You can click here to see pictures of what we found inside the sale.)
There is also a great assortment of merchandise for men. Bow-ties, cummerbunds and lapel flowers are $20 but we stocked up last year when they were priced at $10. We expect that some items will be marked down further on the final day of the sale –Wednesday.
Lanvin Sample Sale
Monday, April 8 through Wednesday, April 10
37 W 57th St, 9th floor