I'm sitting here on a Sunday night, there's not much on TV, so I figured I'd start a random thread about one of my favorite things in the world... LUXURY fashion! A place to discuss fashion, labels, the Luxury Department Stores/Malls, etc.
My favorite labels are pretty much primarily Italian... what can I say... yes I'm a label whore! In my closet is Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Prada, Versace and I think Armani? I live for Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci primarily, those are my two weaknesses.
Being that Alberta isn't exactly known as a fashion haven, especially in the city where I am. If ever I want to get my fix, I head to Holt Renfrew in downtown Calgary. It's absolutely stunning. Four floors of the best! I went there before I started my most recent job and spent $680 on a Burberry Polo, Dolce polo and wallet... but what can I say, it was a moment of weakness! Thank goodness mama was with me or I probably would have spent about double that! Holts in Calgary is my absolute kryptonite. I love the Holts in Calgary and Vancouver, the one in Edmonton is too small and not nearly enough space, but they did just recently start carrying Dolce and Gabbana so points for that!
I've also been lucky to shop and purchase Gucci at their Sloane Street Flagship location in London (the Dolce & Gabbana men's store near there rather disappointed me) as well as on the Champs-Élysées at Avenue Montaigne when I went to London and Paris in 2011. That was like a like a little slice of heaven on earth for me. I also picked up some D&G at their Rue du Rivoli boutique near the Louvre.
I've also been to Rodeo Drive twice in Beverly Hills (both times before I was an out gay man and knew what any of those stores were) and the Beverly Center, but it is nowhere near like it is today. Once I have some funds that allow for it again, I will definitely be going back in a few years hopefully.
Crystals at City Center in Vegas looks like it could do major damage to my VISA as well. Seattle has a great Gucci boutique as well as the Flagship Nordstrom which is all sorts of amazing. I bought my mom a Louis Vuitton purse when I was there as well (back in 2010) but she only brings it out for special occasions.
Of course, New York City is on my bucket list. Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman's... I can only imagine the kind of trouble i would get into there!
What about fellow FSUers? Do any of you have any weaknesses for fashion/labels/department stores? Any wild stories?