Presse Boutique is closing its doors in the next couple of weeks and that means their online business is closing down too. Just last month they worked with Rodarte to release seven exclusive items that never made it into production and despite their success with the sale--the economy has weakened their business to the point of no return. Presse Boutique, you will be missed!
We've been so caught up with Spring 09 happenings and elections and holidays that we nearly missed our chance to report on the Rodarte Archive Sale on Presse Boutique. If you remember, we reported that the online store was to release seven Rodarte items resurrected from previous seasons and, if you remember, that release date was this afternoon. So far (7:21pm EST), the studded gloves ($580) and mohair scarf ($375) have sold out but the rest are still up for grabs (granted, in limited sizes). We're not quite as blown away as we hoped we'd be--there's definitely some color missing, or some extraspecialwow-factor but, alas, Rodarte can do no wrong in our minds. Check out the gallery below for the seven archival pieces included in Presse Boutique's sale. They might not be available forever but you could call it another page in e-commerce history.
Calling all fashion addicts: PresseBoutique.com has recently made their cyber debut. More than just a shopping site, Press Boutique offers a world of behind the scenes action where you can check out videos and backstage footage on your favorite designer. Like its name, the site offers a boutique-like shopping experience with a module of popular and up and coming designers such as Nina Ricci, Rodarte, and Doo Ri. For those all about the shopping, select items are also on sale!