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Last month, costume designer Patricia Field announced that after 50 years on the New York City retail scene — many of them spent on Bowery — she would close her iconic boutique in the spring. "The timing is right," she told Racked at the time. The fashion visionary behind Andy Sachs' transformation in The Devil Wears Prada originally said she was pushing to close her store in April, but in a recent email to loyal clients, she wrote that the shutter could come as soon as the end of February.
The store is already in liquidation mode — everything is 50% off — and plenty of people have already come in not only to shop, but also to pay their respects. "The weekend was literally a wonderful mob scene," the email continued. "Actually, the most touching reaction from so many people, has been a mix of sadness, appreciation, and well wishes."
She continued, "The truly positive response gave me the idea of supporting my many designers by inviting them to participate in our sale with additional pieces, to keep the momentum of great prices going throughout the month." Stop by to check out pieces by the likes of These Pink Lips, This Is A Love Song, Fernando Garcia, and Pericles Kondylatos in the coming weeks, and stay tuned for news of further discounts.