I have not been a fan of Prada recently. The 2008 spring/summer collection was all about sixties, early seventies, Art Nouveau-ish doodles. I almost cried reminiscing about the days when Prada was known for its masculine simplistic structural style. But I do have to say the Fall/Winter 2008 collection of lace dresses, handbags, shoes, accessories surprisingly did hit the right spot. I read that Miuccia Prada hated lace so much that she decided to create a whole collection with it. How fantastic!!! Miu Miu has been just under the radar these days as well. I did love the ADs featuring Kristen Dunst in ridiculously short puffy bloomers and harlequins decorated brocades baby doll dresses for the Spring/Summer 2008 collection. I would never wear it but looks pretty on her.
With that being said perhaps this friends and family sale will be mostly from previous collections but might be worth checking out. You never know...
Place: 609 W. 51 St. between 11th and 12 th Ave.
Date: Sat. Oct. 18th through Friday Oct. 24
Time: Oct. 18th-19th 9am-6pm Oct. 20th-24th 9am-8pm
Merchandise: Prada and Miu Miu Ready-to-wear and footwear Fall/ Winter 2007 and Spring/Summer 2008 and selects from other previous seasons
Payments: Credit/Debit cards only (no cash or checks)