Luca Luca Samples Sale Review 3/15
The current Luca Luca sale is strongly recommended if you want to buy your grandma a present (and have money to burn) or if you enjoy the thrill of finding decent pieces in a vast sea of unattractiveness (a la thrift store shopping) and, again, have money to burn. If neither of those scenarios are the case, we’d recommend skipping it.
Everything at Luca Luca looks like it was designed for a not-terribly-hip grandma. This wouldn’t be so bad, except the prices are sky high for a sample sale. A cashmere/silk/merino blend sweater is soft and decently priced at $65 (or two for $100), but the rust color looks like something everyone’s Latin teacher wore every day. The same goes double for a shell of the same material that makes matters worse with a gold Lurex stripe at the neckband. A set of pastel skirt suits look like costuming for a nightmare 1980s ad for dentures. Worse, each suit costs almost $600: $200 for the skirt and $390 for the jacket. Why would you pay that much? At a sample sale? For ugly clothes?
That being said, there are some gems here if you can stomach the prices. A leather pencil skirt ($350) is beautifully cut and a graphic black and white A line skirt ($200) is very Michelle Obama. The shoes all look a little trashed, but the selection is solid: we’re particularly partial to a pair of 80s electric blue strappy heels with studs ($190) and black snakeskin flat sandals ($100). A peach floral lace-covered skirt ($200) is feminine and flirty and all those other f-words of spring. The sale’s showstopper, however, is a floor-length pleated plum chiffon gown. Sure, it’s $900, but if you’re still with us at this point, you probably have the money.
WHEN: 3/15 – 3/16, Tue-W (10-6)
WHERE: Luca Luca Showroom. 19 West 36th Street, 4th Floor
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