The Montblanc Friends & Family sale is for those who take their writing instruments seriously. The pens at this sale will make the act of handwriting a pleasure.
Even with the markdown, items here will cost you a pretty penny. Displayed on a long table against a wall were different styles of pens. They included the Bohème Arabesque Azur fountain pen $465 (orig. $1,385) and a classic Bohème fountain pen for $225 (orig. $670). There were a few selection of the Meisterstück and StarWalker collection tagged at just under $500.
Down that table were other merchandise such as sunglasses for under $100 (orig. $300), rings starting at $90 and cuff links under $200.
Hanging on a rack were leather belts ($100-$400) and on a table were bags (a duffle bag was on sale for $276 (orig. $920).
A selection of watches were on a table in the middle of the space. The Timewalker Automatic stainless steel watch with black dial was going for $2,600 (orig. $3,600). More elaborate watches in a case were on sale for $12,000.
In the very back of the space were day planners or organizers, which I thought were outdated in these times where most of us have smartphones.
While Larry Label Whore thought the prices too steep at the last sale, I can understand why some would shell out hundreds of dollars to make writing an enjoyable undertaking.
Where/When: 260 Fifth Avenue (b/w 28th & 29Th Streets), NY, NY; Thru Mar 12; Tues (9am-5pm).