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RackedWire Dude Edition: Endovanera and Sharp Image Open, Gilt Groupe Launches Men's Sales

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ECHO PARK— Los Angeles Fashion Week Fall 2008 was not a stellar representation of what would be called serious fashion—what with the Pussycat Dolls, et al. As a result, the fellas got a lot more attention this season, with many marking menswear line Endovanera (pictured) as a clear stand-out. The label just opened Front St. in Echo Park, a "signless store cloaked in the dark shadow of a dingy overpass," per Urban Daddy. In the requisite minimalist, concrete-floored shop, find "well-cut basics a rock star might wear to a business meeting—grey vests, slim black pants, well-cut black-and-white button-downs and military-inspired coats." Or get something custom-made. [UrbanDaddy]

LA BREA AVENUE— We've been tipped off that Sharp Image has recently moved onto La Brea Avenue: "They are located across the street from American Rag on the North Side of the street. They sell high end men's fashion for ¼ of the price. High end vintage as well." [Racked Inbox]

ONLINE— Online sample sale site Gilt Groupe, which launched in November, announced today that it will now be having men's sales. From the release: "On April 16th, starting with John Varvatos, we will introduce two sales a week for the guys. We’ll be featuring some of the biggest labels in men’s fashion, including, Dolce & Gabbana, Hickey and Rag & Bone to name a few. Look out for everything from dress shirts to denim, coats to blazers and leather goods to ties." Expect designer sample sale prices, which are not bargain basement. [Racked Inbox]