Fashionista is proud to present Deal or No Deal, in which a group of style insiders check out a discount fashion item and answer that pressing question - is it worth it? Marc by Marc Jacobs suede studded pumps, originally $380, now 53% off - or $179 - at Bluefly.com Tinsley Mortimer, socialite extraordinaire: "Buy those shoes! They were almost $400 so now it's a great deal. They've got a rounded toe, which makes them very good for the season. They're a great color, I mean, you could wear a very plain outfit and those shoes will just make it. Plus they have that little ankle strap, which is so great for shorter dresses. Get them!" Zaldy, L.A.M.B. designer and Scissor Sisters stylist: "Don't do it. The rounded toe is already a little tired and the studs make them less chic. Plus, $200 is still a lot of money, and suede is impossible to clean. That's not a bargain to me." Lydia Hearst, model/ heiress/ redhead: They're wonderful shoes but they're not incredibly cheap. To me, a bargain is $25 in a sample bin on the last day at Barney's! You know? Fashionista: Take another $100 off, and you've got a deal.
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Ideeli Ups Fashion Profile By Sponsoring Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Hosting 8 Days Worth of New York Designer Deals
Ideeli launched back in 2007, and this is the second season the flash sales site is officially sponsoring Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Along with a slew of guest contributors adding fashion-centric editorial content to the e-commerce platform, Ideeli will also host a "Design Dreams" giveaway on February 12. The package includes everything an aspiring designer needs to sew his or her first piece: sewing machine, sketch pads, sewing class, and more. But clearly it's the deals we're most excited about. In honor of the week, Ideeli is hosting eight sales featuring designers showing in the tents. (These aren't looks straight off the runway, but classics from previous collections.) Here's the schedule: