Call Melrose back and ask. The guy I spoke with there 2 weeks ago was super helpful and told me which items I asked about would be on sale, and gave me the date (December 3). He was right on the money.
I just got back from the SF store. Of the 7 things I had on my list, they had 2 and neither were on sale. I asked about a few things I saw in the store and they also were not on sale. So this private sale is still very limited it seems. Will try some other stores on Friday and see if any of the other items on my list made the cut.One thing the rep told me that I did not know is that if an item is selling very well, it may not get marked down even if it is in the collection...
Great write up, and thanks for the honest feedback about what you did not like as well as what you did like. The banded collar houndstooth plaid has a really nice fabric and great colors. I have trouble taking it off though since the armholes are cut a bit high and I'm not used to a half placket.The shawl collar cardigan looks great. I need to call Nepenthes to get the versions they made it in. I wish they made it in the Orange Blue knit but I doubt it.
This season has been really successful for EG. I don't remember them ever selling out of so many things right away. We are barely in September!Haven also got this shirt but sold out in all sizes except small. Nepenthes did not stock the flannel banded collars, but did get the other versions (I have the Khaki houndstooth and it's really nice). If you really are set on the rodeo blue, I would call Nepenthes and ask them to look out and email you if they come across one. It's...
Nepenthes has it in store now, sizes XS-M left as of Saturday. Price is $672.00. I was tempted with this one, but the number of pockets puts me off. I wish they had the cruiser jacket this season. It would be great in this fabric.
That would be nice, but the thing is, the plastic buttons are durable, easy to replace, and last forever. I don't think I have ever had one break. So we are back to the word "quality", and what that means. For me, it means a piece lasts a long time and gets a lot of wear. I recently retired 3 19th century bds from the S/S 2009 collection (one of the best seasons!). I wore the hell out of those shirts, but was still sad to see them go.
The Bureau Belfast has their NC up, and they describe the Donkey Jacket as follows:
900GM herringbone wool Donkey Jacket with 2 large front patch pockets, stitched down collar, 5 front buttons and a beautiful aged brown leather on the shoulders, back and sleeves.
That leather does look nice.