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Above the Fray: Ludivine

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Some sales are terrific, while others are a complete waste of time. That's why we bring you reports from the frontlines of sales across the city. And now, a briefing on the discounts at Ludivine in the West Village.

Athough Ludivine isn't having an advertised sale, they've marked down a ton of stock to clear out their racks for soon-to-come fall offerings. A dedicated shopper stopped by the boutique to suss out the deals:

I went to Ludivine earlier today...and wish I could be writing a more enthusiastic review of the sale...
Nearly everything in the store was on sale - Ludivine carries a ton of beautiful blouses and dresses from designers like Tsumori Chisato, See by Chloe, and Vanessa Bruno. The boutique itself is not large, but feels airy and very French: an entire rack is dedicated to white and cream-colored pieces, and Phoenix was playing in the background.

The prices, though, were still pretty high: Vanessa Bruno blouses in the $200-300 range, See by Chloe dresses in the $350-450 range. If you're a woman who can get excited about laying down $1,000 for four tops, this sale is for you! I walked out empty handed, though, uncomfortably reminded that there are clothes that I still can't afford at 50% off.

Whether after reading this you consider a trip to Ludivine worth your time really depends on your financial standing. Based upon ours, we'll skip this sale.

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