Originally Posted by LA Guy
I was never a huge fan of Duckie Brown, but some of the outerwear from this season is really nice in person - in particular, the waxed cotton twill peacoat. If someone wants to send me a late b-day present (size 38), I will not protest.
I am seriously contemplating getting that coat. It is quite substantial and feels like it could stop a bullet. I also really like their black wool pea-coat they have this season too. I think it might be the same (or very similar to the one) from last season. I would purchase that but I already have a black peacoat (shawl collar NDG from fw 07), so i dont really need two black coats.
Not sure if you were able to get to Barneys when you were in town, but they has some really nice DB stuff too. A very different buy than Odin (different customer base), and featured much more expensive items. The stuff there was great and classic, but super expensive (e.g. coats in balzers were in the 3k range - more expensive or about the same as Lanvin, which is imported).
Some of DB's stuff is out there ( much of te runway stuff is quite different than what store's actually buy), but the more classic items are great, and if you can stomach the price, worth it. It is a shame they arent carried by more retailers, maybe that will change though.