A basement sale for the serious fashionista

January 19, 2011 8:35:08 PM PST
It is a sale for serious fashionistas. The prices may not seem "bargain basement", but the deals are tempting, especially when you look at the markdown.

Inside the basement of 1616 Walnut Street there are some of the greatest deals ever. It is the Joan Shepp Bi-annual Basement Sale.

"We have shoes, clothes, stockings and bags. This is bargain city down here," said Joan Shepp.

We do warn you - this isn't your typical Saving with 6abc, after all, this legendary Center City boutique features mainly cutting-edge, luxury labels at prices that make these coveted items inaccessible to many people.

But for a limited time, these designer fashions are marked down big time! In fact, the discounts are so deep; they're a little painful for Joan Shepp herself.

"It seriously hurts. When I look at those prices, I have to wait outside the door," said Shepp.

One jacket is more than 75% off. A ruffled pink dress is marked down from $1,484 to just $99.

And everything on one rack is $100 or less, and on another rack $50 or less. A shirt that used to be $78 is now $20.

You'll see Wolford leggings and bodysuits discounted to $47 from the original price of $190.

A Sonia Rykiel jacket and Charles Chang skirt both marked down from $100. And a gorgeous top from a cutting-edge French designer marked down from $680 down to $75.

The sale is continuing through Saturday, which means Thursday, Friday and Saturday, you can come to the basement from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

For more information: http://www.joanshepp.com/store/sale.html