Save Fashion is back!

I interrupt my fall shopping guide to bring you some excellent news: Refinery 29's beyond-awesome Save Fashion is returning for a limited one-week engagement! Last summer's pop-up shop, at Port Authority, featured a rotating cast of super-hot designers like Acne Jeans, Giles & Brother, Rachel Comey, and Rick Owens; the latest installment includes Vena Cava, Steven Alan, Rag & Bone, and Rogan, plus selections from Bird and Urban Outfitters' designer collaborations. Prices start at 50% off retail, with specifics such as Rag & Bone dresses for $55 and Vena Cava tops for $75. The big news is that instead of being at Port Authority, this installment of Save Fashion will be held at the awesome Inven.Tory in Soho. I will be attending the opening-night party tomorrow night, so I will provide a full report when I return (the sale opens to the public at 7 a.m. Friday morning). Save Fashion runs for 10 days only, so don't miss it! 11/13-11/22; 7-9 opening day, 10-9 thereafter, 10-5 closing day; Inven.Tory, 237 Lafayette (Prince & Spring Sts.).

UPDATE: I just got home from the Save Fashion opening night party, which was packed to the rafters with hipsters drinking Amstel Light, but I managed to squeeze around all of the unwashed hair and ironic eyeglasses to case the joint. I saw Slab by Rick Owens jackets for $69 (!), Steven Alan plaid shirts for $58, current-season silk Mara Hoffman maxi dresses for $178, supersoft Rag & Bone tanks for $32 and dresses for $55, and Vena Cava silk separates and dresses for $100-$250 (leather leggings were $325). There's also a lot of Flippa K, Thuy, Bruce II, some Rogan, Kimberly Ovitz, Wren, Sophomore, Sunshine & Shadow, Shelly Steffee, and a selection of designer collaborations from Urban Outfitters, which benefit Charity:Water. For guys, I spotted Gilded Age and more Rogan. Most items are about 50%-60% off retail, and while there aren't any fitting rooms, there are mirrors scattered throughout. It benefits a great cause, and it's definitely worth checking out, plus stock will reportedly be replenished on a daily basis, meaning frequent trips are definitely in order!

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