Where you should go shopping for Designer shoes womens
Loehmann’s In Boston
Burlington Village, 43 Middlesex Tpke. Burlington; (617) 272-1300
600 Worcester St (Rte.9), Natick; (508) 655-1750
Paradise Rd. Swampscott; (617) 599-7000
Loehmann’s means low prices on fancy women’s clothing and shoes, plain and simple. These folks practically invented the designer closeout store year ago in New York; suave Manhattanites still schlep out to Brooklyn for their famous deals.
Mr. C found a rayon pantsuit by Karen Miller, which retails for $190, selling here for just $90; and a Gillian wool coatdress, list price $270, here just $150. Two-ply cashmere sweaters were just $100, but get to the store early if these are advertised, because they sell out fast.
Don’t miss the better-name designer suits and eveningwear in the now-famous Back Room. Here, a Bill Blass silk plaid dress with pleated skirt was slashed from an original $390 to an amazing $60; and a Bob Mackie silk blouse was just $80, less than half-price. Calvin Klein fashions can usually be found here too, like a pure cashmere sweater listed at $750 but reduced to $400.
At the time of Mr. C’s visit, Loehmann’s was running a special sale, offering a selection of suits at a ridiculously low two for $199. These were originally valued at $225 to $300 each, made by designers like Kasper for A.S.L. and Oleg Cassini.
Note also that petites can do very well for themselves here with plenty of suits, dresses, and pants to choose from. A petite dress by De-peche was seen for $299, almost $400 off the retail price. Open from 8 a.m. to 8 P.M. Mondays through Fridays, from 9:30 a.m. to 7 P.M. on Saturday, and Sunday from 11 aju. to 6 P.M.
36 Waltham St, Lexington; (617) 863-MENS (6367)
The little green awning declares affordable excellence, and by importing most of its merchandise directly from Italy, Milan seems to achieve it. Neat and unassuming, the store lets wooden desks and a large trunk serve as tables. Yet these display some truly fine-looking men’s clothing.
Find a row of suits, from Zegna and Cerruti, for $299, $399, and $450 versus (according to the signs) $900 to $2,000 at an exclusive Boston men’s store. Infer what you will. In any case, handmade 100% silk ties start at $35, not the lowest price around, but certainly reasonable. Casual summer shirts, in bright, busy patterns, are $22-$29 (down from $60-$95), and dress slacks are slashed (try saying that three times fast) from $300 down to $79.
Milan also does custom embroidery, and while its posted hours are 10 a.m. to 5 P.M. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Mr. C has firsthand knowledge that those aren’t always to be trusted so call before you go.
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