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We admit it: we're addicted to sales, and we couldn't stay away from Fred Segal on Melrose. Saturday morning was the first big chop on shoes, with sale shoes originally $500 and up on sale for $125 for one pair, or $200 for two. Even then, the selection wasn't super great, but we did nab ourselves a pair of half d'orsay/half bootie Margielas, and went home satisfied. But obviously not that satisfied, since we were back again Wednesday.
The sale shoes are now $100 a pair, or two pairs for $150. (Or for the cheaper, originally under $400 shoes, they're one pair for $50 or two for $80.) Slim pickin's indeed: a few pairs of costumey Max Kibardin fringed pumps in gold and silver, and plenty of espadrilles from Spanish brand Castaner. Also, a few Jerome Rousseaus, and shoes so unattractive we could not be bothered to pick them up to examine the label. Sorry.
Now, on to the clothing. Unlike the Santa Monica sale, which requires you to buy 5 or more items to score the 75% off, the Melrose sale is 3 items or more. There is still a ton of Alexander Wang left. If you fancy a pair of skinny, cropped, bright red Current/Elliott jeans for $43, well, you're in luck! Otherwise, not so much. There's still a lot of oddbal stuff, like the Haider Ackermann kimonos that are gray silk on the inside, leopard print on the outside, for something like $3,000. Also, those gummy-feeling Proenza Schouler X J Brand jeans haven't gone anywhere. We overheard salespeople discussing the possibility of a parking lot sale this weekend, which is when they put the remaining merchandise out in the parking lot (duh), and blow it out at prices like four items for $100 or something. You've been warned.
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