Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Gazzarrini + CDP Makes Me a Happy Man

After a brief vacation, here's the rundown of what came in from the past week:

Some gorgeous Italian-made leather jackets from Gazzarrini (made in Italy)  and Compagnia Delle Pelli (made in Italy), which includes leathers from Alfie Bobo. While there are various styles available, the best are the shearlings, and some leather puffer-style jackets. Nothing I've seen was over $350. You will not find better leather jackets of this quality for a lower price, that is, unless you wait til they go on markdown, but chances are they'll be gone by then -- these things sell fast. Sadly, nothing in my size (46EU/36US) as of yet.

In terms of Gazzarrini, most of the stores also got in a small selection of outerwear, shirts, vests, knits, blazers, pants and some accessories (belts, ties and scarves). Philly got in an awesome cashmere-blend sweater which I picked up for myself -- the only thing I've seen in a size small thus far. None of the stores I've visited have gotten in suits, and maybe three blazers total amongst three stores. I expect that the suits are reserved for 34th St., 57th East Side, and Soho, as has been the norm the past few seasons.

More Patrizia Pepe came in as well, including some great outerwear and various sports coats. Huge variance by store. The Jersey Gardens location had a pair of high-tops from PP, but that's the only one I've seen.

Shoes from Bait (made in Italy) - these are more casual/streetwear shoes, but are made pretty well. I saw some blue slip-ons in Elizabeth (to the left), and some nice brown motorcycle-style boots in Jersey Gardens; Philly has yet to get anything. Marked between $69.99 and $79.99 if I recall properly.

And then the disappointment of the week - suits from Joseph Abboud. No one needs to go to Daffy's to pick up this stuff, especially not when they're priced at the same or higher prices than much better-made Italian suits. For $239.99, this can be yours, but you can also get the same thing at Burlington, Syms, Century 21, TJMaxx/Marshalls, etc... for the same or lower price.

(8/11) - UPDATE - Forgot to mention -- most stores also got in a small selection of shirts and blazers from John Barrit. These were actually nicely made and most were marked as Samples, so the prices were great as well.

1 comment:

  1. good amount of Gazzarrini in size 36 leather jackets at the herald square location in NYC