We went to the Mitsui Outlet Park for the first time, to find something to eat after the F1. Not expecting much, I was pleased to find DVF just as I entered the place.
The store was brightly lit, as the rest of the DVF stores. Colorful dresses were hung on all four corners. They were on 40% off.
I found a dress that I really liked, a black and white floral printed dress that E wore at our commencement day. Instead of trying it on, I checked out the other prints and I touched them. The prints, most I haven’t seen before. As for the fabric, it felt odd. It didn’t feel familiar.
I recalled B commenting on the inferior fabric of the DVF dresses that she saw at outlets. I told her that there’s a possibility that she encountered dresses made especially for outlets (instead of discounted off-season unsold inventory). A lot of designers supply made for outlets online e.g. Nordstrom Rack and offline e.g. outlets, DVF included. Read about it here.
Anyhow, instead of thinking too much about it, I bought the floral black and white dress because I liked the print. I was still curious, though, so after getting out of the store, I checked the labels on the dress and aha — while the DVF wrap dresses I have at home are 100% silk, this one’s 90% cotton and 10% silk, which explains why it felt less luxurious.
Oh well, still love the print.
But I’ll know better next time.