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We have to say that the dismal weather helped us out this time around at the Project No. 8 womenswear sale. When we came by last summer, the place was like an oppressive sauna overpopulated with incredibly Euro-chic women, but today the space—while still peppered with exceedingly fashionable shoppers—was completely manageable.
The racks aren't exactly overflowing with items, but it's still worth a close look at every single piece on the rack, as there are one-offs. Plus, some of the more avant garde pieces require close study to truly appreciate the level of Man-Repelling potential.
Toward the left, we first noticed a trio of Christian Wijnants sleek and silky jumpsuits. The spaghetti strap ones (in black and rusty orange) are $98 and the peachy long-sleeve wrap number is $143. Definitely also check out the left middle rack for a selection of super soft mohair or mohair/alpaca blend vests and plush outerwear pieces by Fabrics Interseason ranging from $118 to $183.
Toward the left were some Stephan Schneider pieces, including a rakish two-toned and rough-edged wool coat ($240), a load of ruched-waist mini-skirts ($60 for the light gray and $56 for the red, white and blue striped) and knit-waist pleated trousers ($105).
The jackpot of Maison Martin Margiela pieces reside in the left hand corner. We loved a teal dolman sleeve and bubble-skirted wool knit-dress ($156), the silver strapless disco-jumpsuit ($100), a nubby black zip-shoulder fleece ($144), and basic gray jeans ($102). Around that corner is a rack full of VPL pieces, like gold granny panties ($46), the swirly-fringed Free Fall draped jacket ($156 from $495), the matching skirt ($100), and the wrap dress version ($237).
Also on the racks were Jean Colonna's sexy lingerie versions of long underwear (nude light tank dress $117), Anouschka Hoevener gunmetal pleated pants ($88) and an adorbs Tom Scott loopy knit chubby jacket ($296).
There were a bunch of styles of Maison Martin Margiela shoes, like almond toe pumps for $80 and an edgy cream shearling bootie ($306), but most were size 39 and up.
The sale has only one private dressing room, so we suggest hitting it early, before the weekend crowds descend. Also, this afternoon, the credit card machine was on the fritz, so bring enough cash, just in case. As we left, we noted that the Project No. 8 folks had very classily put up a handwritten sign pointing guests on over to the Gargyle sale.
· Dealfeed: Project No. 8 [Racked]
· Dealfeed: Gargyle [Racked]
· Project No. 8 [Official Site]