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Neiman Marcus 40% Sale On The Above And Beyond

Pamela Rowland Evening Gown


A Neiman Marcus sale may not be the right place for savvy bargains on classic basics.


But it sure as heck yields some over-the-top, special occasion splendors like this Pamela Rowland evening dress. All silk, even the lining. Reduced from $3990 to $1596. I swear I’d love to wear that to something. Someone might like Donna Karan’s hooded jersey tunic, and wear it to everything, as a signature. And anyone might want a good trench.

Yes, there’s a classic basic or two because, probably, someone Sturdy couldn’t help themselves.

What sold out is sometimes the most interesting part of the whole shebang.

19 Responses

  1. I like the Carolyn Herrera dress, the shoulder line is nice and I like the print, but I’m not sure about the skirt being white.

  2. Honestly,

    I look at this clothing and have to laugh. The prices are ridiculous. One could wear any of these items out in public and no one would even deem to connect the outlandish prices attached to them.

    Class and style have nothing to do with the price. It’s how you wear an item and how you put it together. Women can be real suckers….or they have no imagination.

    1. @Jen, I agree with this: “Class and style have nothing to do with the price. It’s how you wear an item and how you put it together,” except I might replace “nothing” with, “very little.” That said, these clothes most likely are constructed with far more handcrafting, and finer materials, than is apparent on the web. There is a difference, often, between mass market and luxury goods. It just might not be a difference someone’s willing to pay for.

  3. I like the dress! Red carpet ready!
    It will suit you on Oscars :-)
    I like fine natural materials and perfect cuts

  4. I’m not sure I agree with Jen. I think that sometimes the more expensive item is better. Not always, of course. But slip into a really well made blazer, with perfectly cut sleeves, and you’ll never go back to the Zara one that you had on an hour ago and which seemed “fine” until now. My sister recently bought an Escada dress for a wedding she has to attend. I have to say she looked like a million bucks in it…. but she was sooo happy that it was 40% off st the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

    1. @Sue Burpee, I agree – anything where fabric and craftsmanship really matter, like blazers, or fancy dresses, the price will generally play a real role.

  5. I adore your choices here. I’ve always thought virtual shopping to be so much fun, the whole fantasy aspect of it.

    As to the rest of the comments, I do think there are huge differences in quality between levels of goods. Fabric quality and dyes are part of it, as are construction technique and hand work. You can have style at any price point, but I wouldn’t negate quality and it saddens me that with the proliferation of cheap fashion we’re losing sight of what quality is and why it matters. You can’t make informed decisions if you don’t understand the choices.

    Or maybe I’m just becoming more and more of a fuddy-duddy.

    1. @Mardel, Thank you:). I love to virtual shop – the imagination set free is often way more satisfying than the bother and expense of an actual purchase.

  6. NeimanMarcus is a place to dream BIG…and pretty much only that for me. Love your choices!

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