Monday, April 18, 2011

Last Moda Standing - Part I

If you have a vintage shop or planning to make some quick cash by selling hard-to-find designer items on ebay, (here's a business opportunity for you!) you need to rush to Villa Moda Shuwaikh now.  Until recently, I was under the impression that Villa Moda has closed down with the rest of retail shops in the Free Trade Zone..  And the funny thing is that I replied to one of my readers who asked me about it saying that it's probably closed by now. But then the next day I received an SMS from Villa Moda announcing that they're having a grand sale on all items in-store! So obviously, I went there and the moment I came close to the giant building's entrance, my heart sank and I felt really sad to see such a legendary place that put Kuwait on the fashion map dying and deserted! There were very few staff around the place, the stairs at Prada Boutique and Ferrgamo were very dusty.  And lines and lines of crammed clothes replaced the neatly displayed merchandise. But hey, that didn't stop me from shopping! I rolled up my sleeves and got down to business. I was surprised to see some brands that were unfamiliar to VM-Kuwait branch such as Lanvin, Nina Ricci, Giambattista Valli, and more. But I guess they were part of VM-Bahrain's stock? Anyways, all items were up to 75% off except items from S/S 2010, they were marked 50% off.  Is that their final sale? Probably. For how long they'll be running the sale? I asked the sales guy and he didn't know.  By the way, they only accept cash so you can't use your K-net or credit cards. However, they did set-up an ATM machine just outside the building.  So, let's see the items that caught my fashion radars (I'll be introducing them in 3 posts)...

Bottega Veneta runway woven flower wedges sandals (forgot to check the price! Sorry!)
The timeless Charlotte Olympia ruffle heel platforms
These iconic leather wedge sandals by Terry De Havilland was KD 228 and now it's selling for KD 34 only! A Great piece to pair with white summer dresses and on-trend flared jeans and palazzo pants.

Mini folder/passport holder from Goyard
Pierre Hardy heels in this season's sought-after vibrant colors. The blue sandals were priced at KD 282 and now they retail for KD 70.5!!! Wooohoo!
Marni florescent wooden necklace was KD 150+ and now it's selling for KD 30+!!!!!!

Who needs Lanvin for H&M bag when you can get the real Lanvin shopping bags for KD 40 only?! Price was KD 163.

Anya Hindmarch studded mini bag
The colors of these Nicholas Kirkwood heels, above and below, are sooo on-trend (heart!) The purple snake skin heels were priced at KD 428 and now they're priced at KD 214. I know I know! Still pricey but they're Kirkwood!
Prada suede lace-up booties
Miu Miu bracelets

Love these boy-meets-girl Scalpers slippers. They were priced at KD 142 and now they retail for KD 35.5! A bargain!
Marni clutches
Lanvin Accessories... and more to come!



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

My heart is crying. VM was my no 1 shopping destination in Kuwait. How did it end up like this?:(

Confashion said...

Anonymous
Me too :( And I so miss Prada, Miu Miu, and the multi-brand section.

I miss Villa Moda and "I Love Souk" too.. they were both really great concepts..

may said...

The last time I was there was few months ago, and I was so depressed by just being there...
but I like what you picked in the pictures!

Anonymous said...

when the sale end?

Confashion said...

may
I know.. so so sad :( I remember when they had their official launch party! I was DYING to go! I actually was thiiis close to crash the party but came back to my senses :P

Anonymous
The VM Staff don't know so I'm assuming maybe it will be there for a month or so?

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