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The Mahna Mahna Showroom Sale Has Really Low Prices on Really High-End Labels

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When we were first contacted about the Mahna Mahna sale, it sounded too good to be true. But a visit to the Japanese-based showroom that rents out high-end clothes and accessories to celebrities and stylists on Friday morning proved this sale to be just like advertised: Hundreds of pieces from the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Manolo Blahnik, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, and more, and much of it priced at $150 or less.

While the clothes have been worn at one time or another (but definitely don't show it), the shoes have never been worn, an employee confirmed. You'll find everything from classic names like Chanel, YSL, and Manolo Blahnik to contemporary like Sophia Webster, and typically just one pair of each style somewhere in a middling size — you likely won't see smaller than a 37 and larger than a 40. The selection is almost exclusively stilettos. See the gallery above for some of our favorites.

When it comes to the clothing pictured here, we skewed heavily toward the designer names we found, but huge labels like these still make up close to half of the merchandise available. A lot of smaller names are in the mix, especially on the left-hand side of the room as you enter, as is a lot of Matthew Williamson.

Most of the apparel we picked up were from seasons in 2013 and 2014, and in some cases, it definitely looked that way — silhouettes and patterns were often dated. That being said, they'd still make for some great collectors' items. Also, Marc Jacobs pieces were mainly from fall 2015.

The sale starts on Monday, June 20th and runs through June 30th [Update: This sale closed early on Monday, June 27th].


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