Actually Prada could never end up at a discount store. They burn all their last year's stuff that is not sold in the stores.
I think that you're mistaking the story for a similar one I've read about Yamamoto. I can tell you from personal experience that a substantial amount of Prada and Prada Sport stuff ends up in discount stores like Loehmann's. Just to make sure, I went to the one in West L.A., near Beverly Hills, and sure enough, I saw about half a dozen Prada suits and an assorted selection of other items.
I'd like to read a couple of 'em next time you need a thesis break. (I was there last summer, so I know the need will come on soon
Yes, it'll be nice to make people call me "Doctor", although "Master" has had a nice ring to it for the last several years. Some combinations though: 1. Sky Blue knit 3- button polo style wool shirt with lavender accents at collar and cuffs. Paul Smith or Etro woven cloth and leather (Peruvian style) belt. Tan suede Chelsea boots. Alternative Casual Friday? Only if you are in a very "creative environment". 2. Cream shirt with pale lavender windowpane. Midnight blue knit tie. Chestnut brown leather belt and laceups. (Relatively) conservative, but with a degree of panache. 3. Deep blue (a contrasting color such as royal with a touch of violet) shirt with a lavender tie with woven paisley pattern (I saw a great Zegna Napoli tie in the right pattern, but wrong color. Maybe Etro or Dolce Gabbana are your best bets). Go with black belt and shoes on this one, so as not to overwhelm the viewer. This one is actually pretty hard to pull off. You need to match the colors *very* carefully. Definitely a club look. Don't accesorize too much. There's a very thin line between Gieves and Hawkes and Richard James on a good day and Boateng, who is just too over the top for my tastes. 4. Go western. Wear a chocolate brown snap-front western shirt with suede belt and boots. Warning: you've got to be absolutely sure you're the type of guy who can pull this off to pull this off. 5. Of course, a Paul Smith Striped shirt will look great. A cream shirt with some Navy (and no black) in it will do just fine. Use a knit tie to tone it down a couple of notches. 6. A solid shirt with embroidery (such as those Paul Smith put out this season) will do fine as well. Casual and very cool. Wear with tan belt and shoes for a casual, funky look. Well, I'm sure that more combinations, including several more more conservative looks, will come to mind very soon. I'll post them as inspiration strikes.