Famed L.A.-based secondhand go-to for coveted designer labels, Decadestwo is coming to town this week for three short days, and we’re already drooling. The shop, which you may have spotted when it was prominently featured on The Rachel Zoe Project last year, is known for carrying high-end designer finds plucked by co-owner Christos Garkinos from the closets of actresses, stylists and Hollywood glitterati. From there, pieces such as the ones shown here end up on the racks at the Melrose store for up to 80 percent off retail.
Part of a collaboration with with HauteLook, the Decadestwo pop-up shop means a chance to peruse great condition consignment apparel and accessories from labels such as Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga and others. And if we have a favorite way to obtain designer labels, it’s most definitely from a well-edited secondhand source. Of secondhand shopping’s charms, we’ll say this: it’s not only less expensive and more environmentally responsible than buying brand new merch, but it’s also a way to stock up on garments with a little bit of history.
The 72-hour sale begins Thursday night with an invite-only, VIP cocktail reception and preview co-hosted by Vanessa Getty and Splendora.com founder Gina Pell at the historic Firehouse in Fort Mason. On Friday and Saturday, the pop-up shop is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
**Want to be among the first to shop the Decadestwo pop-up shop? We’re giving away two pairs of passes to the private Thursday night event. Want ’em? We’ll announce the RSVP email address in tomorrow’s SF Indie Fashion newsletter. Sign up now to receive it. If you’re one of the first two people to respond, the passes are yours.**
Photos courtesy Decadestwo (from top, more after the jump): Chanel handbag, Chanel pink blazer, Christian Louboutin shoes, Gucci leather studded jacket, Givenchy dress.
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