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et tu, Balenciaga? Yikes... this is awful.http://www.mrporter.com/en-us/mens/balenciaga/canvas-and-leather-tote-bag/509475Definitely Linjer. Mismo is nice, but you won't get much in leather for $500 (just check out prices on Mr. Porter).Beyond those, that price range is a tough one for full retail. From the interaction I've had with Linjer, and now that they are getting ready to send out the first orders, I think it'd be a good bet. You might also look at Bill Amberg....
Guilty as charged! And Ferre was ALWAYS primarily a European brand (especially Italy and then France). He never did a particularly good job of creating a global brand (unlike his 1980's rivals Giorgio and Gianni), though the Beverly Hills and NYC stores were lovely. He was very singularly focused and uncompromising... and never had a good business team around him to show him how to do it. It's hard to believe now that once he was one of the "big three" G's of 1980's...
^I like the combo as well; I hadn't seen the new collection so thanks for posting. When LV "plays" with their history, it often works pretty well (I'm thinking of the original graffiti bags, for example). As you said, the prices are so extraordinary that I doubt I'll get anything... but still it's fun to see. I think we mentioned this before, but these days the only LV I'd really want are older seasonal/runway bags 2002-2008 that I could get aftermarket. re: Soana......
That's probably the smartest plan. All things being equal in the black suit world... you could certainly do worse than to have a Belvest-made Prada one in the back of your closet for the random occasion when you need one. And 250 pounds wasn't a fortune... so it's not going to kill you to keep it.
I've posted these before, but just in an effort to get us posting/chatting again... I thought I'd put a few of my favorite "all time" bags. Some of these I actually owned, others I just wanted. None of them are particularly PRACTICAL, but like a great fashion collection, sometimes you can love something that isn't functional. Feel free to add a few of your own: 1. LV S/S 2007 "Soana" Kangaroo bag, made from Kangaroo leather. 2. Gianfranco Ferre AW 2006 and Spring...
Good plan. I don't know the market in the UK/current pound conversion, but were the suit mine (and here in the USA), I'd probably start it fairly low ($99 maybe) and see what happened. You probably won't get back what you paid, but at least you didn't pay the $1800-2000 retail.As GBR hints above, Prada, Gucci, and the other 'big' brands these days are pretty much saturated for the staple items (black suits, for example); they've been putting these out every season for...
Probably best placed in the "ask a question/get an answer thread." Looks like a Belvest-made Prada that was sold at Mario's (which is a high-end department store in the Northwest USA). Assuming it's in great shape and hasn't been substantially altered... you might get a coupla hundred bucks. Definitely you won't get anything even remotely close to retail. Probably ebay is the best bet, and I'd do a search for COMPLETED listings for prada suits. I say "completed"...
All great points, DV. re: CK Collection, maybe the issue is the "VW Phaeton dilemma:" most people don't want to pay $75,000 for a VW, even a really fantastic one. Luxury buying (whether an expensive tote, fur sandals, or a premium car) is never a wholly rational experience; as you note, most customers want something for $2,000 that feels exclusive. It's not just about quality, durability, or design. Tom Ford has made himself a near-billionaire based on just this...
Are you serious, Gucci? Really? $3300 for this? And we wonder why everybody's mostly stopped looking. http://www.mrporter.com/en-us/mens/gucci/leather-bag/512065
Same! I was just thinking how ready I am for that navy portfolio. Soon it will be time to pull out the linen jackets... and my favorite one is a rumpled, frumpy, grouchy navy. Can't wait to pair it up with the portfolio.I'm sure the Linjer folk are operating on zero sleep as they finalize the logistics for everything... so we should come out in support of them and wish them the best. It's TOUGH to arrange everything... there is no "one stop shop" for production. You...
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