Suzanne O’ConnorSpecial to the MirrorAffordability and women’s fashions don’t always run hand in hand. Those of us who adore cutting edge designer duds are often left to sales rack leftovers when we don’t have the bank account to finance our fashion sense. Rejoice ladies, right here on the Westside is one of the best designer outlets in Southern California. Catering to women who know fashion, Last Chance Boutique in Culver City carries current women’s apparel at 40%-80% below retail everyday. No kidding. This boutique boasts top designer labels from L.A. and New York at prices that are often less than sample sale pricing.The inventory here speaks for itself with trendy tops, blouses, shoes, skirts, pants suits, coats, jackets and handbags housed in a sleek urban boutique atmosphere. The designer names on the racks should be familiar. Ella Moss, Tracy Reese, Plenty, Splendid, Theory, BCBG, Etro, Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti, Linea Pella, Christian Lacroix, Sergio Rossi, Marni, Costume National, Tulula, Beautiful People, Seven jeans, Miu Miu, Free People, Christina Cord, Catherine Malandrino and other hot designers. Owner and fashion insider Samira Arkel is no stranger to the fashion industry. She started as a design assistant and sales rep. Sensing that high end fashion wasn’t affordable to most women, Samira developed her bargain niche by buying remaining samples, overruns and overstock directly from designers as well as end of season overstock from local upscale boutiques.The pricing at Last Chance can lead to fits of giddiness. Hipsters will love the True Religion jeans at $119 that currently retail for $350. All ages will love an Elie Tahari white linen jacket for spring. Retail is $378, but here it’s $133…a 60% savings. A pair of Marc Jacobs crochet multi color pumps are priced at $199 instead of $499.Knowing where to shop to save money is half the battle. With the help of Last Chance, it’s easy to look great, hip and fashionable for a lot less. How cool is that!Last Chance8712 Washington Blvd.Culver City, CA 90232310.287.2333 For more bargain information, go to www.bargainsla.com
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