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LA won't know what it's got 'til Kitson's gone—unless we all stock up on the trendy retailer's soon-to-be memorabilia, which we discovered is still quite plentiful at both the Melrose Avenue and Robertson Boulevard locations. As reported yesterday, the LA-based boutique chain is unleashing 30 to 60% off through the end of January as part of its liquidation sale.
Business was definitely buzzing when we hit up Melrose just after 5pm yesterday, while the scene was much calmer at the Robertson women's boutique. Discounts are the same at both locations: 30% off clothing, footwear, hats, gloves, sunnies, beauty and apothecary, bags, books, stationery, home goods, and novelty gifts; 40% off accessories, jewelry, and red-line sale items; and 50% off stationery.
Those looking for major deals towards the last days of the sale, be forewarned: a staff member tells us that given the blowout's success so far, they're not expecting any additional markdowns. That's all subject to change, but we suggest shopping for your most-wanted items sooner rather later. Staff also tells us beauty and apothecary products have also been going fast, so make your way to that department if skincare from Mario Badescu and Earth Tu Face are at the top of your list.
At both shops, expect to find a healthy mix of contemporary, cult-fave, and luxury labels, like activewear from Beyond Yoga and Electric & Rose, retro basics from Lauren Moshi, sweaters from Private Party and Eleven Paris, boho staples from Flynn Skye and Show Me Your Mumu, jackets by American Retro, outerwear from McQ by Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood, watches by Daniel Wellington, sunnies by Crap Eyewear and Spitfire, jewelry from The Giving Keys and Vanessa Mooney, and more. Highlights at Melrose include women's flannels by Rails, luxe leather pieces by Skingraft (which are an additional 40% off the sale price), and men's denim from Diesel (marked down to 40% off).
As far as merch, Robertson's women's shop generally has a better selection of inventory and merch was still organized neatly on the shelves and racks; we expect the same vibe at the standalone men's, kids, and Studio locations. We spotted more Rebecca Minkoff crossbodies (no M.A.C. or M.A.B.s) and Botkier backpacks (like the Warren in black, nude, and white; now $208.60) and carryalls in the bag section, which had most of the same styles as Melrose.
There's much, much more in store; scroll through the gallery above for more details, brands, and pricing, and feel free to share your hauls in the comments.