Re: la shopping

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Aug 31, 2002.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Yesterday, I took a look see at many of the places I've recommended, and found that Maxfield Bleu is nearly completely cleared out, and that the sales at nearly every other place have likewise run their course, although Fred Segal, which holds its summer sale notoriously late, has yet to begin its.
     
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    I discovered that today.  I went to Maxfield Bleu and was wondering what the fuss was about.  Traffic and Politix were a bit adventurous for my tastes.  Lisa Kline Men was nice, but pricey and with a limited selection.  Of all the stores I visited, the one that I am most likely to patronize is . . . Bloomingdale's.  (I can see LA Guy shuddering now.)  The Bloomingdale's in Beverly Center is a world away from the Bloomingdale's stores in the DC area -- much bigger with a much higher proportion of designer to Bloomingdale's in-house stuff.  I was tempted to pick up some stuff by James Perse, but managed to restrain myself.

    Ahh, it's just as well that there's nowhere good to shop right now.  I'm stuck in the office all weekend working on an assignment I got Friday at 3 PM that's due on Monday.
     
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    Actually, I sort of like the Bloomingdales at the Bev - their selection of jeans has become exemplary, expanding to include Earl, PDC, Marc by Marc Jacobs and DDC Lab, in addition to full ranges by Lucky, Diesel, and whatever designer they happen to be carrying, ranging from D&G (crap, imo) to Versace (more crap). Yes, the James Perse stuff is quite good. I don't know if its as ubiquitous on the East Coast as it is in LA, but Maxfield has a terrific selection - not surprising since Tommy Perse, father of James, owns the store, and apparently, James spent his formative years working there. Lisa Kline is nice, but you're right, limited. Politix is sometimes a little too geared towards clubwear for my tastes, but Traffic is one of my favorite stores, although lately, I've bought a lot more of my gear at Maxfield and Maxfield Bleu. I guess that guys like us clear out all the good stock. Sorry again, Ambulance.. If you go to Maxfield tomorrow, you'll see the full Maxfield range, much of which will make an appearance at Bleu, probably in December (hopefully earlier.) I hope that you have more luck tomorrow. If you liked Lisa Kline men and the James Perse Stuff at Bloomingdales, you may enjoy American Rag and KBond quite a bit. I'll be interested in seeing how you fare.
     
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    Sadly, it appears that I will be chained to my desk today and tomorrow, with a short reprise to attend my friend's wedding in Pasadena.  I expect to be coming out to L.A. again in the near future, so I will definitely want to check out KBond and American Rag.

    Has the Barney's Warehouse Sale in Santa Monica already come and gone?
     

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