Normally this would be a very exciting week of fashion shows and parties. The Covid version of New York Fashion week is limited to a series of short films and interviews, which are as eventful as, well, standing at Penn Station and waiting for the next train. Yes, it’s that excruciating.
February 20, 2021
Weekend Shopping: Obsessions & Impulses
As I stare into my closet of unworn clothing I can’t help but wonder if fashion can exist without being seen. Is an unboxing of new Chanel shoes on Instagram Reels the same as sauntering into Indochine and air-kissing remote acquaintances? It certainly doesn’t feel nearly as validating as catching the eye of assorted street photographers as you wait for your Uber on a feezing coroner of Tribeca.
This week we witnessed the influencer activation of the new Louis Vuitton Coussin ($3550). It is a logo-embossed leather bag with a heavy chain and thick guitar strap. Seems like a hybrid between the Bottega Veneta Cassette bag with a heavy chain and the LV Multi Pouchette. It’s sure to hit the scene like garlic hitting a frying pan of overheated oil–hot for a moment and quickly overdone.
Speaking of overdone, that’s one way we can categorize sale season. The options are slim and far between. At the Italian boutique, Coltrori you can save 15% off sitewide with the code DEALMOON15. A purple padded Bottege Cassette bag comes to $2210 from $2990 US and this Saint Laurent canvas tote is $888 from $1250 US.
Elise Walker’s FWRD is taking final reductions. This Valentino studded crossbody bag is $814 from $1600 and Aquazzura sandals are $262 from $600. We also spotted a great deal at Gilt. which is hosting a flash sale where all Manolo Blahnik Hangisi shoes are $650. Most styles normally range from $995 to $1035.
If you’re looking towards new season items, Saks Fifth Avenue is hosting a gift card event up to $700. Use the code FEB21SF at checkout. Saturday is the last day. Designers like Amina Muaddi and Saint Laurent are promotion eligible. You can catch more details in our previous blog post here.
The designer discount website, HauteFind has some deals. Valentino nude patent leather pumps with bottom studs, which are $438 from $875 and this Anya sparkle clutch comes in three colors and is only $110 from $550. You can see lots more great Haute Finds here.
Ok kids. That’s all for now. Next week? Same time, same place?