Saving on Last Year’s Season

September 7, 2008 • Magazine

Saving on Last Year's Season

Saving on Last Year's Season

Sun, 2008-09-07 12:00

Rachel Yeomans

Bryant Park is exploding with spring at this very moment, while I’m still debating on new pieces I need for fall. Fashion doesn’t necessarily follow the daylight savings time mantra we are all used to abiding by: Instead of “Spring forward, fall behind”, it’s more like, “Spring forward OR fall behind”. Why do we always feel the pressure of being ahead of the current trend, or being in the forefront of starting our own?

I admit I get sucked into what’s HOT right now just like the next fashion maven. However, I don’t look as far forward as I once did — in fact, this fall I’m trying to look backwards. Spring 2009 might be strutting down the runway, but I’m looking for deals from runways past.

Yes there are some trends that I feel are better left in last season; however there are many that I am seeing carry over. Ruffles, a lively color palette, belts, draping and classic fits are everywhere from what’s been displayed thus far — many similarities to what I see appearing on sales racks now. So why purchase a brand new item from a recycled look, when I can buy last season’s look at much a more frugal-forward price point?

1. Blugirl Spring 2008 RTW

2. Milly Spring 2008 RTW

3. TSE Spring 2009 RTW

4. Verrier Spring 2009 RTW

5. Philosophy di Albert Ferretti
Retail: $675 Sale: $405

6. Y-3 Ruched Running Tank
Retail: $225 Sale: $159

7. Donna Karan Bi-Color Halter Dress
Retail: $3,495 Sale: $2,621.25

8. Helmut Lang Silk Parachute Trench Coat
Retail: $725 Sale: $435

9. Cynthia Steffe Keyhole Dress
Retail: $230 Sale: $115

10. Moschino Cheap & Chic Flared Ruffle Dress
Retail: $735 Sale: $367.50

11. Juliana Jabour Collar Dress
Retail: $281 Sale: $140.50

To view coverage from our current coverage of Spring 2009 Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, log on to: Second City Style Blog

To compare to more of last year’s looks, check out: NY Fashion Week Spring ’08

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