It's been over a year since Dolce & Gabbana hosted a discount shopping spree. I had such a great time at last year's event that I hoped this year's sale would continue to live up to expectations. Unfortunately, it did not. Though merchandise at today's opening was abundant, I noticed prices were up (oh no!). While everything was marked down 60~90% in Sept '12, for Nov '13, merchandise was discounted 10% less. So, if you're willing to pay a little extra for Dolce & Gabbana's past collections, here are my findings.
I'll begin with women's ready-to-wear. Rows and rows of cocktail dresses, floor length gowns, jackets, trench coats, skirts, knits, lingerie, pants, jeans, and T-shirts were organize by category. While browsing the apparel section, I noticed there were tons of stylish cocktail party frocks to choose from. If you're in the market for a statement dress to wow everyone at upcoming holiday parties, this is the sale for you. Cozy separates to keep warm this winter, not so much.
As for prices, a leopard print-lined trench coat was $590 (originally $2,950), a sleeveless silk floral dress was $1,147.50 (originally $2,295 & 5th photo below), a black polka-dot dress was $498 (originally $1,245 & 4th photo below), a sequin evening dress was $1,270 (originally $6,350 & 1st photo below), a jeweled neckline dress was $1,168 (originally $2,925 & 2nd photo below), an embellished jacket was $870 (originally $4,350 & 10th photo below), a lace-print silk skirt was $223.50 (originally $740 & 9th photo below), a gray embellished jacket was $2,030 (originally $5,075 & photo above), and a brown tweed jacket was $418.50 (originally $1,395).
Women's shoes and handbags were situated in the back of the 4th floor showroom and the selection was less than impressive. I spotted only a few Sicily bags and mini Sicilys. They were available in patent nude ($947.50 & 16th photo below), embellished raffia ($1,330), and crochet. Other than the Sicilys, there were evening bags in feather ($1,438 & 18th photo below), oversized raffia totes, black leather fold-overs, garden totes, and canvas luggages. As for footwear, a pair of jeweled sandals were $378 (20th photo below), red polka-dot peep toes were $148.50 (21st photo below), black strappy sandals were $397.50 (22nd photo below), and very noticeably worn satin sandals were $202.50. Sizes were available from 35~40, but the majority were 39s.
Men's merchandise was bountiful. Male shoppers were greeted to a wide variety of button down shirts, blazers, suits, T-shirts, coats, and trousers. As for shoes, the racks were located in the back right and comprised of mostly dress shoes.
Finally, let me take a moment to write about accessories. Located near women's footwear, I saw 10 bins of leather and woven belts. Jewelry was displayed in glass cases placed near the checkout counters. When I took a glimpse, I found a healthy amount of eye-catching earrings, necklaces, pins, and bracelets.
This wraps up you're daily dose of Dolce. Remember, the sale ends this Thursday. Happy Shopping!