Sunday, February 08, 2009

Fashion Buys

It's been pouring in Southern California so I've been wearing a Banana Republic peacoat I bought last month during another stormy spell. I love this coat's elegant detailing.
I wear it with the striped cap I bought from my dear Artycho.

But the major fashion thrill in the Los Angeles area right now is Barneys New York's humongous warehouse sale (details here). I bought a very simple James Perse black skirt I'll wear as soon as it stops raining.
It's made of Tencel®, a new, natural eco-friendly fabric that's super soft. And I bravely resisted a divine Yamamoto skirt - way marked down, but still a plump $400.

30 comments:

gracia said...

The thrill of a good sale or a lucky bargain others may have overlooked is hard to beat...

muralimanohar said...

NICE deal. Love the look of the details I can see. And LOVE Tencel. Though, not THAT new...one of my favorite pants ever, I bought 15 years ago, made from it. LOVE the stuff. :p

Nikella said...

Oh! I love great sales like that and I am a big fan of James Perse clothes. Lucky you!

J Elaine said...

I was a HUGE fan of Barneys in NY and especially the warehouse sale! Remember my Ann Demeulmeester black leather courier bag? Warehouse sale find!

In my opinion, James Perse makes the best T-shirts. The ones I have from over five years ago are still my favorites. Le Bon Marché has finally started to carry them in Paris, but the price here is ridiculous!

Think again about the Yamamoto skirt...

High Desert Diva said...

Sigh

No Barneys here.

I do love a good sale though.

Kai said...

I love the coat, it's gorgeous!!

kendalee said...

Stylish AND a bargain - great combination always!

Rachel said...

I resisted the temptation to visit the sale this year, because I really am trying to stick to my spending hiatus and I knew it wouldn't stick. Especially with tops like that available.

Mary-Laure said...

MURALIMANOHAR - wow, I had not idea Tencel had been around for so long! It was my first time seeing it. It seems to be a really nice fabric, so soft and beautiful.

NIKELLA - I just love your picture, the little Mermaid from Copenhaguen. It's so graceful!

J ELAINE - it's good to see you again on Aurea!
I'll go back to the sale some time before it closes as they slash the prices on the last days. Maybe the skirt will be more affordable, if it's still there...

RACHEL - good girl, stick to your resolutions.

Anonymous said...

lovely coat...i am sure it must look fabulous on you ;) i am not familiar with james perse, but the fabric sounds great...and what an amzing bargain...love when i happen upon sales as such..
nancyxx

Jaimee said...

Now, THAT's a deal!!!!

Solange said...

ah, shopping, sound good to me. I love bargains and sometimes they are my best pieces, last month in new york, I bought gorgeous trousers for 44 dollars! amazing...

and with all those sales...you just need to buy something, right ?

Solange :-)

Christina said...

Yay! I always love a good sale! : )

karina Manghi said...

I love tencel, I just have an old short of it and the touch of it is incredible.
Sales are great

Joyce said...

WOW- that is a great deal! Enjoy!
BTW I took the dog test and I'm a Bull dog- LOL...

bFlat said...

I love my BR pea coat! One of my best purchases.

Mary-Laure said...

SOLANGE - yes I really HAD to buy something; I'm glad you understand.

KARINA - I'm amazed several of you knew of Tencel. I had never come across it before. The touch is indeed great, soft and rich.

JOYCE - LOL... My mum's a chihuahua! She was upset about it.

bFLAT - I suspect mine too will be one of those items one keeps forever.

A World in a PAN said...

I love love love that peacoat!

Blood Roses said...

thats some good bargain shopping right there!

artycho said...

I right to treat yourself! thanks for mentioning me sweet Mary-Laure!

Electro Geisha said...

:( evil rain
if.. only, barneys would open a store here...

Eri said...

Thanks for the comment and visit.
I hope you have enjoyed the blog.
See you soon

sølvi said...

Love the coat. I got a nice one the other day as well. I'll be on a business trip for a couple of days but I post a photo when I get back.

Mary-Laure said...

ARTYCHO - I love your creations so it's always a pleasure to mention you on my blog.

SOLVI - I'll check your blog to see the pictures; have a good trip!

blue moss said...

love barneys! was in new york with friends during one of their warehouse sales and just couldn't get there....but people kept walking by carrying big barney's warehouse sale bags filled with their purchases...i felt like they were mocking me :)
thanks for visiting....so happy to find your beautiful blog
michelle

Tina said...

Barneys New York's warehouse sale sounds like heaven! so lucky you're nearby, great purchase btw, xx

iñaki said...

WOW, bargain James Perse. I love their basics but, truth to be told, I have never seen anything so ridiculously overpriced!

xx

sauvageblue said...

I have been to their sale ... the temptation.....

Mary-Laure said...

BLUE MOSS - LOL. You should have just asked them where the sale was, no?

INAKI - I so TOTALLY agree with you, their prices are just ridiculous. I mean, $80 for a plain tee-shirt? Please.

SAVAGE BLUE - did you buy anything?

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