Being the brain behind Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon knows a thing or two about making a girl look sexy and glamorous. At today's F&F, I saw many of this burgeoning brand's va-va-voom merchandise at insanely low prices. Since sexy stilettos are Tamara's area of expertise, why don't we start from there?
The shoe section was situated on the left side of the venue and it was comprised of various sandals, pumps, booties, peep toes, and boots. My MizAdvice is for everyone to make a beeline toward this section as soon as you enter. With sandals and pumps priced as low as $50(!), this is where the good stuff is at. I expect fierce competition amongst shoe-loving shoppers tomorrow. To delve into details, and please try not to fall out of your seat, Tamara Mellon's leather legging boots were $150 (originally $1,995), thigh-high boots were $75 (originally $1,350), and booties were $55 (originally $750 & up). As for designs, I found Whisper sandals, Bad Girl sandals, Addiction pumps, Fatale sandals, French Kiss booties, Rebel booties, and more.
The RTW section was filled with Tamara Mellon's signature day-to-dark styles. There were lots of glamorous details like punky grommets, Western-inspired fringes, glittery lamés, and tons of leopard prints to drool over. Prices in the RTW section were as amazing as the shoes. Dresses were $50, tops were $50, bottoms were $40, coats & jackets were $100, furs were $250, and cashmeres were $75. The label may not be a mainstream brand yet but you have to admit these prices are simply too good to be true.
Finally, I checked out the handbag section on my way out and found a nice variety of totes, satchels, and clutches on display. TM Love totes were available in black studded leather, zebra print, maroon, and cream (21st & 22nd photo below). You should probably know that at Net-A-Porter these TM Love totes are currently selling at full price. At today's sale, the exact same designs were only $100! In addition to TM Love bags, I spotted a few different styles of clutches such as Attraction in silver and gold. They were $50 (online price $1,295).
If you're worried about inventory selling out too quickly because of these crazy prices, you'll be happy to know the merchandise will be replenished throughout the sale's duration. It's been quite some time since I've been to a really good sample sale and this week's Tamara Mellon event truly satisfied my shopping needs. It's comforting to know that there are still bargain opportunities like this around. Whether you like the brand or not, this sale is a definite not-to-be-missed event. Thanks to today's preview, I now have the perfect pair of sandals to wear to NYFW.
Sweaters (non-cashmere) $50
Tank tops $25
Legging boots $150
Booties/Sandal booties $55
Pumps/High heel sandals $50
Totes/Shoulder bags $100
Small cross-body bags $50