Helmed by Donatella Versace, the brand has a very distinctive flair for design and caters to patrons who like things bold and flashy. Though I can't say the brand makes my list of favorite labels, the markdowns at today's sale were very much worth noting.
The company's NYC headquarters located at 3 Columbus Circle was converted into a bargain basement sales floor when I stopped by today. With can't-be-beat prices, womenswear, menswear, evening dresses, shoes, handbags, swimsuits, belts, and a very limited selection of small leather goods were available for shoppers. All of the sale inventory was from past seasons and included items from their main line as well as Versus, Versace Jeans, and Gianni. Versace's atelier couture dresses, if you can believe it, were $500 while fur and leather jackets were $200~$300. In addition, coats were $200, jackets were $100, dresses were $150, sweaters were $75, pants & jeans were $50, shirts & skirts were $50, and t-shirts were $20.
Shoes, bags, and accessories were also heavily reduced. All handbags were going for $200, shoes were $50~$100, swimsuits were $40, and underwear was $20. As nice as these prices were, the selection of shoes were too outlandish for my taste and many of the bags had scratches and pen marks on them.
As far as the men's offerings, the twenty or so racks held outerwear for $200, 2-piece suits for $250, sport coats for $150, jackets for $100, sweaters for $75, pants & jeans for $50, shirts for $50, and t-shirts for $20.
Tomorrow (October 28th) is the last day of the Versace sample sale and the hours are from 9am to 6pm. If you want to get snatchy and grab some deals, you have one more day to do so. As all sales are final, just remember to double check for wear and tear before you make a purchase as no price point is great enough to justify a damaged item.
Atelier gowns $500
Leather jackets $200
Bathing suits $40
Shoes $50 & $100
Sport coats $150
2-Piece suits $250