At Mina, celebrity stylist Irene Albright has taken out her collection of designer clothing from her showroom and put them on sale in her East Village gallery boutique.Â You’ll find Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Dior and more at 80% off retail.Â The selection includes ready-to-wear, eveningwear, plenty of shoes and a limited selection of handbags.Â
Mina, 32A Cooper Sq., nr. 6th St.; Through 6/13 (11â€“8)
I popped in Thursday night and was surprised by the sheer quantity of clothing all on racks – mostly size medium dresses.Â Although I did find a limited number of dresses by European designers (Alberta Ferretti, Chloe and Balenciaga) in size 36 or 38.Â Those dresses were on sale for between $150 to $225. I got excited to see the large selection of shoes (Monolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Marni, Marc Jacobs, Walter Steiger and more all for $100 or less) only to be disappointed that they were mostly size 8 or higher.
A friend of mine, Bianca, stopped by Friday night.Â She walked out of there empty handed because she couldn’t find anything she liked in her size.Â This sale goes on until Saturday June 13th 11-8p.
The Mina boutique is also a gallery.Â While you shop there, you can also see the photographs of NYC-based artists Sam Bassett and Bobby Grossman, whose works memorialize the constantly evolving cult of cool in New York City.